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The Cape Ann Chamber is Hiring a Part-Time Rockport Visitor Booth Manager!

This is a part-time position of 30 hours a week. To learn more about the opportunity, please email Peter at
Cybersecurity Seminar with Slingshot Information Systems
Tuesday, August 3 | 9 -10 AM

Join us for a hybrid seminar (in-person at the Chamber and via Zoom) on cybersecurity with Stan Patey of Slingshot Information Systems Inc. In-person registration is limited to 10 registrants, the remaining registrants will be on Zoom.

Stan will explain the history and evolution of malware and cyber threats, best practices for protecting yourself using multi-layered security services and applications. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how social engineering makes us all vulnerable, how we can identify threats and navigate safely through the challenges of the state of our information systems environment. You do NOT want to miss this Seminar! Reg
Agile Small Business Operations
Free Business Workshop
August 4 | 8 - 9:30 AM

The Cape Ann Regional Grant Program presents the second in a series of free workshops tailored to meet the needs of Cape Ann’s small businesses. All Cape Ann business owners and their staff are invited to attend Agile Small Business Operations. The workshop will be offered in-person at the Cape Ann Chamber’s conference room, or via zoom. In-person attendance is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please visit Cape Ann Regional Grant program webpage or contact the Cape Ann Regional Grant Manager at or call 978-283-1601.
Coffee & Connections
Virtual Networking Event
Thursday, August 5 | 9 -10 AM

Start the month off right and join us for a morning of coffee and connections! We will continue holding these via zoom so that anyone may join us from anywhere. Meet new people, expand your business connections and stay in touch with friends and colleagues.  
Festival by the Sea
Downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea
Saturday, August 7 | 10 AM - 6 PM

Festival by the Sea is a celebration of the things that are synonymous with Cape Ann in the summertime: Art, Music & Food! Booths will be spread throughout downtown Manchester. Your senses will be inspired by the beautiful art, extraordinary live music and the aromas of delicious, local foods. Thank you to our presenting sponsors: Applied Materials and Kelly Auto.
Gloucester Block Party
Main Street
Saturday, August 14 | 6 - 10 PM

Downtown Gloucester comes alive when the Street is closed off and we have live music, street performers, al fresco dining, non-profits, food vendors and more! Thank you to our presenting sponsors: Rockport Mortgage Corporation and Beth Israel Lahey Health / Addison Gilbert Hospital.
Purchase Your Ticket Before We Sell Out
Annual Businesswomen's Sunset Sail
Thursday, August 19 | 5 - 8:30 PM

Join us for our Annual Businesswomen's Sunset Sail aboard the Schooner Adventure!
Enjoy a fun evening with area Businesswomen- network, light dinner, and bring your own beverage. Thank you to Cape Ann Savings Bank for sponsoring this event.
Stop by the Chamber and Pick Up the 2021 Editions of Our Premier Publications
Every year the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce publishes three premier publications. The Cape Ann Guide & Directory and the Rockport and Cape Ann Visitor Maps. Our 2021 editions are our best yet! Please stop by the Chamber to pick up more, or we are happy to deliver. It is an essential element of our mission to promote you as our members and to promote our Cape Ann community through these three pieces, and every day at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.  
Onsite COVID Vaccinations for Businesses and Employees Available for FREE at Conley's Drug Store - Ipswich

There is no cost to the business and no out of pocket cost to the recipient. Conley's Drug Store can offer either the Pfizer Vaccine (Ages 12+) or the Johnson&Johnson (Age 18+). Conley's has informational forms in multiple languages and can have translation service when needed. They are flexible and can arrange a visit any-time that is convenient to the business or employee whether that is early morning, during the day or late at night. Conley's Drug Store in Ipswich also takes walk-ins for COVID vaccinations with no appointment Monday-Friday 10 AM-5:30 PM. Masks and PPE are also available, and Conley's can give a special discount to Cape Ann Chamber members.

Please reach out to for more information or to schedule a business visit.
Children's Friend and Family Services is Offering Free Groups This Summer! Including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mental Health Support

In recognition of the needs of our community members, Children's Friend and Family Services have put together a series of weekly sessions on relevant behavioral health and wellness topics. All sessions are FREE and open to all community members.
Lindsey Egan, Founder of Egan Law Center Was Featured Last Week on the Wealthy Woman Lawyer Podcast

Lindsey Egan runs Egan Law Center, a boutique client-centered family law and estate planning law office in beautiful Manchester-by-the-Sea.
In this episode, Lindsey sits down with the Wealthy Woman Lawyer Podcast to tell the story of her transition from her first great love to family law, the rare and life-threatening obstacle she surmounted to get to where she is today, the 5 keys to her marketing success, her advice to other female attorneys and more.
Communications, Ink Wins 2021 NYX Marcom Award

Communications, Ink is delighted to have been selected as a 2021 NYX Marcom Award winner for their non-profit branding work on behalf of the Termeer Foundation. Communications, Ink is a women-run, award-winning, strategic marketing firm that builds brands that bring people together.
Voting is Almost Over for BONS Best Home Awards

To vote for your favorite companies on the North shore of Boston for all things hearth and home, click the link below. Voting closes on August 1. Good luck to ALL of our members that are nominated this year.
Photo courtesy of BoSoma Dance Company
Windhover Presents Three Dance Companies and Five Outdoor Performances This Week

Windhover Center for the Performing Arts kicks off a full week of contemporary dance on its beautiful outdoor stage this week. The three dance companies include Continuum Contemporary Ballet, Robyn Goulette and Saving Grace Dance Ensemble, which features 8 local dance companies, and BoSoma Dance Company. Purchase your tickets for this week's performances before they sell out.
The Annisquam Village Players Announce Their New Outdoor Stage and August Performance: Nothing to Hyde

This summer the Annisquam Village Players (AVP) stage will be transformed into an outside medical laboratory in the schoolyard adjacent to the Village Hall. The AVP will be producing a musical comedy which was written by their beloved co-director Mary Curtis, in 1979, and produced twice with great critical acclaim in Dover, MA where Mary formerly lived and was director of their community theater.
Don't Forget to #ShopSmall and Celebrate Cape Ann's Independent Retailers This July for Independent Retailer Month

For the month of July, we encourage our community to #shopsmall and to pay tribute to our independent retailers. To show your support this month and throughout the year, use the hashtags #indieretail, #shopcapeann, and #capeannstrong when you make a local purchase. And don't forget you can also purchase a Cape Ann Gift Check which is redeemable at over 250 local member businesses.
City of Gloucester Open Space and Recreation Plan Update

The City of Gloucester is updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) and is seeking your input in the Parks and Open Space Community Survey! Your survey answers will help the City identify opportunities for significant, long-term preservation and improvements that provide the greatest benefit to people who live, work and play in Gloucester.
Taste Gloucester Foodie Tour
Tuesdays | 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Book a Tuesday tour with Cape Ann Foodie Tours! Guests will make their way on foot through downtown Gloucester, sampling food from family-owned establishments. Along the way, your dynamic tour guide will provide the backdrop to this 400-year-old city with great stories and interesting facts about the oldest working seaport in America. Enjoy tales of the arts and artists, the city's fabric and its people, and anecdotes enmeshed with the sea surrounding our remarkable island community.
Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays 
Presents Bottles & Cans
Tuesday, July 27 | 7:30 - 9 PM

On Tuesday nights during the months of July and August, a different musician or band will show up for music and dancing under the stars on the Riverwalk. The event will begin at 7:30 PM and end at 9 PM. 
Cape Ann Museum: Sunset Sails
on the Schooner Lannon
Wednesday, July 28 | 6 - 8 PM

Art, ocean, and light combine during the Cape Ann Museum’s Sunset Sails on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon. The program includes a two-hour sail, light refreshments, a chance to watercolor paint, and sea-worthy content about the cultural history of Cape Ann.
Joey DeFrancesco at Shalin Liu
Performance Center
Thursday, July 29| 5 PM & 8 PM

Known for almost singlehandedly bringing the Hammond B3 back to prominence in the late 70s and 80s, the acclaimed organ giant makes his Rockport debut.
Final Movie of July: Young Frankenstein
July Movie Nights at Hammond Castle
Thursday, July 29 | 6 - 10 PM
Come have a unique summer experience with a big screen movie on the oceanside lawn of the Hammond Castle Museum! Bring a picnic dinner, chairs or a blanket, and come early to spend time on the back lawn or stroll around the Castle.  
Coastal Celebration Virtual Auction Hosted by Seaside Sustainability Inc.
Now - July 31
Seaside Sustainability Inc. is hosting a virtual auction at the end of July and they would love our community's support! This past year has been difficult for many businesses and this auction is a great opportunity for self-promotion while simultaneously benefiting an important environmental cause.
Michael Stoffa Retrospective Exhibit at the North Shore Arts Association
Now - July 31
A retrospective of works by Michael Stoffa that will be on display until Saturday, July 31. The exhibition is FREE to the public! The exhibition hours are Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM -5 PM and Sunday Noon - 5PM.  
Cape Ann Farmers Market
At Harbor Loop
Thursdays | 3 - 6:30 PM
The Cape Ann Farmers Market will take place on Thursdays until October 14. The Cape Ann Farmers Market provides consumers with fresh, nutrient-rich food produced with environmentally benign methods and delivered with a smaller carbon footprint. Buying from local producers keeps food dollars in the local economy. 
Culture Splash
Thursday Nights in Gloucester
Now - August 26 | 4 - 8 PM
Rocky Neck Cultural District and Harbortown Cultural District are co-hosting Gloucester's Culture Splash featuring art exhibitions, live musical performances, store extended hours, cultural events and more! CATA will be providing free trolley rides allowing folks to hop off and hop on throughout the route at specific locations. Harbor Tours is providing a water shuttle from one cultural district to the other.  
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House Thursday Evening Tours in July and August

Celebrate Culture Splash in Gloucester with an early evening tour of Beauport. Visit the summer home of Henry Sleeper, one of America’s first professional interior designers. The tours are held at 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm. 
Friday Music Series with Gloucester Meetinghouse Green Featuring
The Goddesses
Concert to Benefit The Open Door
Friday, July 30 | 6 - 8 PM

The Goddesses play mainly songs from the 50’s and songs from the 70’s that sound like they are from the 50’s.
Folly Cove Fine Art Past Masters Show
Saturday, July 31 - Friday, August 27

Folly Cove Fine Art is proud to present a collection of the past masters of the Cape Ann School. Works by Harrison Cady, Anthony Thieme, Gifford Beal, Gordon Hope Grant, Emile Gruppe, Aldro Hibbard, William Lester Stevens, and Frederick Mulhaupt will be available for purchase, along with many more. These works will be exhibited for sale in our main gallery at 41 Main Street through the month of August.
Hook-A-Cure Fishing Tournament
How Do We Cure Cancer? Together!
Sunday, August 1 & Monday, August 2

The Hook-A-Cure event held in Gloucester is a fun, family friendly, fishing tournament and fundraising event hosted by the Scrawney-Morgan Foundation, which was started to help raise funds to combat cancer in memory of Russell "Scrawney" Morris, a lifelong Gloucester resident and avid fisherman.
Folly Cove Fine Art Showcase:
John Traynor
Sunday, August 1 |Noon - 7 PM

Folly Cove Fine Art is pleased to welcome John C. Traynor for a solo show and reception. Traynor is a skillful painter of every genre: landscape, still life and portraiture. His unique blend of realism and atmospheric impressionism set his work apart. Many people can recognize a “Traynor painting” by its brush strokes and unique feeling. John has won numerous awards and his work can be found in galleries and private collections around the world.
Bubbles and Books
at Hammond Castle Museum
Monday, August 2 |10 - 11:30 AM

Join Hammond Castle each Monday morning at Hammond Castle Museum in July and August for story time, followed by a bubble party on the back lawn.
Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar
Thursday August 5 - Saturday, August 7

The annual Sidewalk Bazaar takes place on Main Street in downtown Gloucester. Vendors, street food, live music, and children’s activities. Artists, Crafters, Food Vendors, Non-Profits, Kids Activities & Entertainers from near and far join Gloucester merchants and restaurants on the street for a fun and festive three days. The Sidewalk Bazaar is a Gloucester tradition that shouldn’t be missed.
Country Night Featuring Scarlett Drive
at Misselwood Events
Thursday, August 5 | 6 - 9 PM

Country Night featuring Scarlett Drive will make you get up out of your lawn chair and dance with the best of them. Celebrate the final weeks of summer with Scarlett Drive —2018’s New England Music Awards Country Act of the Year! Live music, ocean views, and cold drinks make for a perfect summer evening. Bring your friends and listen to the best outside by the water.
Rendering of the Memorial by Pamela Hersch of Hersch Visuals
with LuminArtz
20th Anniversary Celebration of the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial 
Thursday, August 5 | 7:30 PM

The evening celebration includes Attorney General Maura Healey, Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association President Angela Sanfilippo, Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, and LuminArtz Executive Director Lyn Burke, whose Gloucester-based non-profit is producing this event. After the celebration and speakers, the Memorial lighting art installation will be fully visible, and a soundscape featuring stories of the fishermen's wives will create an immersive experience. Additionally, an animated light art projection will illuminate a portion of the Cape Ann Museum's downtown campus.
Fireworks Sail with the Thomas E. Lannon
From Gloucester Harbor to Salem
Friday, August 6 | 6:30 PM

Sail from Gloucester Harbor to Salem for The Heritage Days Festival Fireworks. Book online at The sail will be approximately 5 hours so be sure to bring a snack, sandwich, or stop by a local restaurant for some take-out. Beverages will be available for sale throughout the sail.
Friday Music Series with Gloucester Meetinghouse Green Featuring
What Time is it, Mr. Fox?
Concert to Benefit the North Shore
Health Project
Friday, August 6 | 6 - 8 PM

Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe.
Eric Lu, Piano at Shalin Liu
Performance Center
Limited Seating Available
Friday, August 6 | 5 & 8 PM

A recent recipient of a coveted Avery Fisher Grant, pianist Eric Lu became the first American to win the Leeds International Piano Competition since Murray Perahia in 1972. A Massachusetts native, he performs Chopin’s Nocturne in C minor and one of Schubert’s last piano sonatas.  
Blackburn Challenge
Saturday, August 7

A 20+ mile open water circumnavigation of Cape Ann, open to all seaworthy oar or paddle-powered craft.
Young Legends Street Hockey
Summer Shoot-Out
Saturday, August 7 | 9 AM - 5 PM

The tournament is open for individuals aged 18+ and will be held at the O’Maley Rink in Gloucester. Teams are guaranteed 3 round robin games and play-offs. The tournament is a one day event and team entry fee is $240.00. All proceeds will be going towards the rink development project at Stage Fort Park.
Rockport Farmers Market
Saturdays | 10 AM - 1 PM

The Rockport Farmers Market will take place Saturdays until October 16. The market provides fresh surprises with its roster of vendors offering small-batch, locally-produced food at each week’s outdoor market, taking place in the heart of downtown Rockport. Produce and locally-grown and farm-made products can be purchased on-site. Just stop by, follow their protocols, and buy fresh food directly from farmers and food producers.
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Mile Marker One & Cape Ann's Marina Resort are Looking to Hire Multiple Positions
The restaurant and resort are currently looking to hire various positions including restaurant shift leader/assistant manager, hotel maintenance assistant, hotel housekeeping attendant, and more. 
Gloucester Housing Authority Maintenance Custodian
Full-Time Position Available

The Maintenance Custodian performs a wide range of cleaning and custodial activities of all interior common areas and office areas and some custodial exterior work at assigned GHA properties in accordance with established cleaning schedules, protocols and work orders.
Join the Savour Wine & Cheese Team and Become a Wine Associate
The perfect summer long opportunity for a student to learn and contribute to an award winning wine, gourmet foods and accessories retail business in Gloucester. This opportunity could extend throughout 2021. 
ABC Home Healthcare Has Immediate Openings for Senior Caregivers
Full and part-time positions available. Offering flexible schedules, excellent pay, medical & dental insurance and more. 
Payne|Bouchier Fine Builders is Seeking Skilled Carpenter

High end residential contractor seeking skilled carpenter for work in Boston and surrounding suburbs. Ability to lead and motivate others. Interact professionally with project manager, colleagues and clients.
Artists Wanted at Local Colors Artists' Cooperative
Exhibit your work in the gallery and enjoy being among artists where you'll find a positive, creative, and collaborative environment.
Yella on the Water is Hiring Multiple Positions

Yella is a globally inspired, locally created modern eatery offering elevated Mediterranean cuisine that remains true to the hearty traditions of regional cooking. Apply to work on the water today!
Beauport Hospitality Group is Hiring Multiple Positions
Seaport Grille, the Beauport Hotel, Cruiseport Gloucester, Cruiselines, and 1606 Restaurant & Bar are looking to hire restaurant supervisors, event sales manager and a general maintenance/ engineering assistant, and deckhand.
We would like to extend a big thank you to our supporting sponsors.

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Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce