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Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Offices
and Visitor Center Now Open
Join Us On Facebook Live For Our Virtual Grand Opening Event
On Friday, August 28

Starting at noon, please join us for a Facebook live walk-through of the new Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Cape Ann Community Foundation space on Harbor Loop!
This virtual community-wide celebration will feature
the ribbon-cutting ceremony and placement of a time capsule.

Sale By The Sea In Manchester On
Saturday, August 29

Sale By The Sea is a celebration of the things that are synonymous with Cape Ann in the summertime: our community! Show your support to Manchester's downtown retailers and restaurants by joining us on August 29.

Coffee & Connections Virtual Networking Event On Thursday, September 3

Our Zoom Informational Sharing Sessions are back! Occurring on the first Thursday of the month at 8:30am, the Cape Ann Chamber will be hosting Coffee & Connections. We have missed connecting with our members on a monthly basis and look forward to getting back together.

Tickets Are Now Available For The Virtual $25K Game On Saturday, October 15

Every October, The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce hosts the premiere giveaway night on Cape Ann: The $25,000 Game. A total of $25,000 is given away including one Grand Prize of $10,000.

Call or visit the Chamber to purchase your ticket!

Project Adventure Is Now Offering Meeting and Retreat Space

With breathtaking views and ample space, Project Adventure's Moraine Farm is the perfect location for meetings and retreats. The property sits on Wenham Lake and offers a mixture of covered terraces, formal gardens, and sweeping lawns. To learn more, schedule a viewing, or book your event, contact Project Adventure at [email protected].

Rockport Brewing Co. Is Now In Stores

Rockport Brewing Company is an independent family owned micro craft brewery located in Rockport. They are dedicated to using the best locally sourced farm ingredients to make their products shine.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Cove At Rockport

Yesterday we held a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Cove At Rockport, formerly the Peg Leg Inn. Nestled along the coast of the Atlantic, The Cove at Rockport offers the perfect blend of New England charm and modern amenities.

Congratulations Essex River Cruises & Charters On Being A Travelers’ Choice Winner

Tripadvisor recently awared Essex River Cruises & Charters with a 2020 Travelers' Choice award. Every year, Tripadvisor combs through reviews and ratings from travelers everywhere, and uses that information to award the very best. Essex River Cruises & Charters is in the top 10% of attractions worldwide!

Cape Ann Community Foundation Presents Grant to Rockport Exchange
On Saturday, August 22

Ruth Pino, President of the Cape Ann Community Foundation Board of Directors, presented a check for $2,500 to the Rockport Exchange Board of Directors, on Saturday, August 22 at the Rockport Farmers Market. The grant is one of six awarded this year by the Foundation, and will support Rockport Exchange’s programs to expand the availability of locally-grown food on Cape Ann. Rockport Exchange board president Darren Mason was joined by fellow board members Sharon Kishida, Elizibeth Knudson, Robyn Pregent and Sarah Kelly. At the event, Mr. Mason announced that Rockport Exchange will be extending the weekly Farmers Market, held every Saturday from 10am to 1pm in downtown Rockport, through the end of September. Cape Ann Community Foundation grants are funded and made possible through sales and renewals of the Cape Ann license plate.

Essex County Artist Webinars for
a Post-COVID World

Assets for Artists has redesigned its business and financial education programming to provide artists with new, crisis-focused, distance-learning opportunities that largely retain the intimate cohort-focused style of our in-person

Recurring Events:
Daily Museum Tours - Hammond Castle
Savour- Summer Daily Virtual Grand Wine Tasting - Savour Wine & Cheese
Candlelight and Spiritualism Tours - Hammond Castle Museum
Monthly Community Reiki Share - Manchester Community Center
Summer Dinner Cruise Series - Beauport Cruiselines
Outdoor Yoga at Various Locations - Treetop Yoga
Concert View Virtual Series - Rockport Music
Yoga Sessions - Missy Anzivino Yoga
Wake Up Spirit - Floating Lotus
Dashboard for August 24: The most recent daily Dashboard of Public Health Indicators continues to report encouraging trends. The positive test rate (7-day weighted average) has remained below 2% since early July and is now down to 1.1%, its lowest observed value since data collection began. The 3-day weighted average number of hospitalized patients has dropped to 313, its lowest observed value to date, with 308 reported hospitalized as of August 23.

Washington, DC, August 23 – FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Convalescent Plasma as Potential Promising COVID–19 Treatment. For information read Sunday’s press release here.

Blood Plasma Donations Sought to Aid COVID-19 Treatments. Those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 are being encouraged to consider donating blood plasma to help treated others who have tested positive. For more information, including how to donate, please click here.  

Information Resources:

For comprehensive COVID-19 information please visit the Chamber’s special Coronavirus page.

To view the most recent (August 20) weekly COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), please click here.

For the latest COVID-19 news and information for Massachusetts, please visit

For Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante’s most recent Legislative and COVID-19 newsletter please click here.
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