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Tuck's Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea | Photo Credit: Vincent Mainetti
50/50 Tickets Still Available
Irish Sweepstakes Live Drawing
Thursday, March 18 | 5 PM
We are SOLD OUT of tickets but we still have 50/50 tickets available so call the Chamber today if you want to play! Visit the event page of our website to learn more about your chance at a pot of gold and don’t forget to join us at 5 PM on March 18 for the LIVE drawing!

Cape Ann License Plate Auction
March 22-29

Did you know the Cape Ann Community Foundation has granted over $50,000 to our local non-profits right here on Cape Ann since 2017? We invite you to participate in all the good they do by joining the Cape Ann License Plate Auction later this month. Already have a plate? You can still make a difference by making a donation on their website, All donations of $25 or more will receive a limited edition “I Love Cape Ann” Koozie! 

Businesswomen's Committee Scholarship Application Deadline Approaches

The Carolyn M. O’Connor Scholarship application deadline is March 31. One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded in early May to a woman who is returning to the workforce or is considering a career change, in an effort to better their life situation.
This Week's Takeout Today Featured Members: Antique Table and Style Snoop

Head out for a culinary tour of Italian food and culture when visiting Antique Table in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Their menu features favorites from across Italy and are cooked entirely from scratch. Whether you’re craving di Mare or carbonara they promise you’ll love your meal. Visit them online to view their hours, takeout, and in-dining options. 

Before dinner, we recommend you visit Style Snoop just down the street from Antique Table. This fashionable boutique has the latest styles at fabulous prices. If you’re feeling anxious for spring or a getaway, they’ve got you covered! Style Snoop just launched their resort shop, fully stocked with spring and summer apparel. Go check out Style Snoop this week and mention the Cape Ann Chamber to receive 20% off your purchase (one per customer), now through March 31! 

#MyLocalMA Business of the Week -
Lula's Pantry

Currently open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM to 5 PM and Sundays 12 PM - 5 PM, Lula's Pantry in Rockport offers a selection of gourmet foods, distinctive housewares, kitchen items, and more. Stop by the shop to find the unique item you've been looking for!

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Voting is Now Open for Northshore Magazine's BONS 2021 Readers' Choice Awards

Select your favorite places on the North Shore of Boston to dine, renew, shop, and play. We are proud to share there are chamber members nominated in almost every category. Good luck!
Voting is open now through May 1.  

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day & Local Businesses with a Cape Ann Gift Check
The Cape Ann Gift Check program encourages our community to shop local and keeps our dollars on Cape Ann. Now, more than ever, it is important to support local businesses. If you would like your business to be added to the list of current participants, please contact [email protected].
Happy 12th Anniversary to Seaport Grille

The Chamber wishes Seaport Grille a very happy anniversary as they celebrate 12 years of business! In honor of this pivotal milestone, Seaport Grille is offering $12 throwback and new menu specials, drink flights, giveaways and more! This promotion is from March 9 - March 11.

Professional Head Shots by Sharon's Studio of Gloucester - Member Discount for a Limited Time Only!

Present to the world your best self with a 20% off discount for professional headshots. Offering affordable pricing with photoshopping included, contact [email protected] to learn more and to book your appointment today!

March is Mystery Discount Month
at Design of Mine
Draw a lucky discount from 30% - 50% off
your Entire Purchase. Great Deals All Month Long!
Posting a Shop Our Member deal is a great way to gain exposure for your business by highlighting your special promotions. Take advantage of this FREE member benefit and list yours today by logging into your account!

*Contact Olivia at [email protected] if you need assistance
Help save Tiny Planet Computer!

For almost 15 years Tiny Planet Computer has been providing Cape Ann residents quality repairs for their Apple and Windows computers as well as fixing iPhone screens. Like many small businesses, they have been greatly impacted by COVID-19. Tiny Planet makes this fundraising request with a heavy heart, as they have always prided themselves on being a self-reliant company. If they reach their goal, it will allow them to remain in business and continue to offer their services to Cape Ann.

The Gloucester Community Preservation Committee Announces Eligibility Forms for the 2021 Round of CPA Funding are Now Available

These funds are available for Open Space, Historic Resources, Recreational Land and Community Housing. Eligibility forms must be submitted by March 12, with full applications due May 7.

Join Project Adventure for their 2021
SEL Symposium March 23 - 27

Please join Project Adventure for their 3rd annual SEL Symposium on March 23-27. This virtual event will provide workshops, keynote & playnote sessions, Friday family movie night, self-care Saturday, and more. Project Adventure looks forward to sharing their insights about adventure in the virtual space, as well as inviting leaders in the field to share their perspectives and experience.

American Legion Post 3 Will Again
be Proudly Delivering Free Easter
Holiday Ham Dinners
Deliveries will be made on Easter Sunday between 11 AM - 1 PM. Recipients MUST BE HOME to receive their meals. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Post will NOT BE ABLE TO serve free dinners at the Legion or Open Door on Easter Sunday. To learn how to volunteer or to place an older, click the link below.
Collaborative Public Art Projects to Reinvigorate Gloucester in 2021 Thanks to Funding from Essex County Community Foundation

The Gloucester community will come to life through new public art projects that seek to promote hope, connection, and diversity.
Projects include Agri-Culture, led by Gloucester-based food access and urban agriculture nonprofit Backyard Growers.

Gloucester400’s Organizational Partner Program Launches with Far-Reaching Support Throughout Cape Ann

Gloucester400 has unveiled a new program designed to strengthen connections with the community, heighten awareness of the city’s 400th anniversary, and encourage involvement among a broad range of organizations including non-profits, corporations, and local businesses.

Maritime Gloucester Winter Lecture Series "Of Ships (and Men) Out of Gloucester: Pictures and Stories from Here and There"
Tuesday, March 9 | 7 - 9 PM
Join local historian and photographer Charlie Seavey as he takes us through a presentation of the maritime history of Gloucester and Cape Ann, based largely on photography from various sources, including some public domain.
Backyard Growers Virtual Training: How to Start Seeds Indoors
Thursday, March 11 | 7 - 8 PM
In this workshop, you'll discover the benefits of starting your own seeds indoors, the tools you'll need to be successful, and how to nurture your seedlings from seed to garden (and eventually to plate!). Come with your questions for the interactive Q&A following a demonstration.
Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum Presents: Frame Up to Fit Out - Sylvina W. Beal Restoration
Thursday, March 11 | 7 - 8 PM
Join Katherine Dench, Mass Cultural Council’s granted apprentice to master shipwright Harold Burnham, as she chronicles her experience in taking part in the restoration process of the historic Sylvina W. Beal and wooden boat building from sketch to launch.
Rockport Music Presents:
A Virtual St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
Friday, March 12| 7:30 - 9 PM
Brian O’Donovan will be the host and will be introducing the artists, chatting about their lives, reciting some of his favorite poetry, and inviting you to raise your voices in a few special and virtual sing-alongs.
The Kay Ellis Scholarship Fund Presents Irish Folk Singer Seamus Walker
Saturday, March 13 | 7 - 8 PM
Grab your favorite Irish beverage and join the Kay Ellis Scholarship Fund on Facebook Live for an evening of Folk music. The show is FREE!! Donations via Venmo will be accepted throughout the show. All funds raised go to benefit the Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship
Rocky Neck Now 2021: Part One
Now – March 21
Stop/Look #1 is the 6th annual Rocky Neck Now members show from the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC). Reflecting the lives of RNAC artists over the last year, Stop/Look is online only but it’s so big in spirit it’s actually two shows. Stop/Look #2 launches March 21.
Essex Room Open House
Every Wednesday | 4-7 PM

The Essex Room has dates for any celebration and is offering great packages that will work for any guest count. The Essex Room is excited to announce that they will have both indoor and outdoor event venues with their new addition of the Tidewater Tent.

Posting an event on our community calendar is a great way to gain exposure and promote your business's upcoming events. Take advantage of this FREE member benefit and post yours today by logging into your account!

*Contact Olivia at [email protected] if you need assistance
Final Approval Nears for New COVID-19 Relief Bill

According to multiple published reports, Congress is expected to give final approval this week for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The legislation as passed by the US Senate on Saturday would extend a $300 per week federal supplement to unemployment benefits through September 6, and would provide direct payments of $1,400 to individuals earning up to $80,000. The Senate-passed bill also provides direct assistance to state and local governments and funds for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and testing. 
CDC Issues New Guidance for Those Who Have Been Fully Vaccinated

On Monday, March 8 the CDC issued new guidelines saying that those who have been fully vaccinated may gather indoors safely without masks. To read the full guidance please click here
Massachusetts Vaccination
Program Update

View the latest Massachusetts vaccine update here. View the March 4 weekly vaccination report here
Reopening Massachusetts
Remains on Track

Effective March 22, all communities in Massachusetts will move into Step 1 of Phase IV of the state’s reopening plan. For the latest sector-specific reopening information and guidance please click here
Equitable PPP Access Initiative Continues

The Equitable PPP Initiative offers multilingual technical assistance and lender matching for underbanked and historically underserved businesses, including businesses owned by women and people of color, seeking a PPP loan. To learn more about the Equitable PPP Initiative coalition please click here. To inquire about support, volunteer your time or skills, or simply learn more, email [email protected]
State’s Interactive COVID-19 Daily Dashboard

The Massachusetts COVID-19 Daily Dashboard is now available in an interactive format. To view the most recent Massachusetts COVID-19 daily dashboard please click here. For the most recent weekly public health report (March 4) please click here
Information Resources

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

To view the most recent (March 4) 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 To view the latest nationwide case information published daily by the CDC please click here
Top Dog of Rockport is Hiring a General Manager

The general manager will work to manage the daily operations of the restaurant, will assign responsibility to the team, deal with vendors, approve staff schedules, and more. Offering generous salary and bonus based on experience.

Wellspring House is Looking for a Career & Education Advisor
The Career & Education Advisor will work with Youth & Young Adults on Cape Ann, specifically at Gloucester High School.  Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, education, or related field or equivalent experience required.
Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) is Seeking an Associate Director of Research & Assistant Laboratory Manager

GMGI is currently looking for qualified candidates to fill two positions within their organization. To view the job description, qualifications and responsibilities, click the links below.

Scott Energy Co., Inc. is Hiring a Front Desk Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

This is a full time position, $19-$21 per hour. Contact Bill Scott to apply. [email protected]

Beauport Hospitality Group is Hiring
Seaport Grille, the Beauport Hotel, and 1606 Restaurant & Bar are looking to hire various positions: line cook, part-time gift shop attendant, and assistant restaurant manager.
Sonolite Plastics is Seeking a Part-Time Administrative Assistant
3-4 days per week, $25/hour. Hours are flexible. If interested, please contact Jon at: [email protected] 

Cazeault Solar & Home is Hiring a Field Installation Coordinator

Cazeault Solar & Home is looking for another key person to assist their team and clients with the best customer experience.

Local Colors Artists' Cooperative is Looking For Artists
Exhibit your work in the gallery and enjoy being among artists where you'll find a positive, creative, and collaborative environment.
Cape Ann Youth Friendly Jobs & Internships

Click here to view available opportunities
We would like to extend a big thank you to our supporting sponsors.

If you are interested in promoting with the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and sponsoring this newsletter, please contact Ken Riehl at [email protected]
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce