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Aerial of Essex | Photo Credit: Essex River Cruises & Charters
Irish Sweepstakes Live Drawing
Thursday, March 18 |  5 PM
Will you win a pot of gold this Thursday? Join us LIVE to find out at 5pm. Don’t forget, there’s still time to get lucky in our 50/50 Raffle, visit us online to get your tickets today!

Cape Ann License Plate Auction
March 22-29

The Cape Ann Community Foundation will be hosting their coveted Low Number Cape Ann License Plate Auction on March 22-29. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to win a plate numbered 2-100. Already have one? 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! Join the Foundation for their virtual kickoff event on Monday, March 22!
Business After Hours
Wednesday, March 24| 4:30 PM
Grab a cocktail or beverage of choice and join us after a day of work to network and relax in an informal setting, virtually!
Two Weeks Remaining to Apply for the Carolyn M. O'Connor Scholarship

The deadline is approaching on March 31st. 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.

The Basics of Investing Seminar
Tuesday, April 6 | 9 - 10 AM

Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to investing? Many of the instincts which serve us well in most endeavors are counterproductive in investing. It can be easy to be a successful long-term investor, learn the basics for success from Founder of Cape Ann Capital, Dave Umstead, PhD, CFA. 

1623 Studios Presents: Cape Ann March Madness Bracket

1623 Studios is doing a Cape Ann take on March Madness brackets! Vote for your favorite local location all next week right on 1623 Studio's Facebook and Instagram stories or on Twitter. The winning spot will be featured for multiple nights at the studios’ Public Art Projection located at 11 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Voting begins on Monday, March 22.

Misselwood Events at Endicott College Introduces Atomic Outings

This summer Misselwood is thrilled to launch their new Atomic Outing Packages, specially designed for groups of 20-40 people. Summer fun at Misselwood is not just for big companies - our terrace and patio spaces are just the right size for smaller groups, and they have the best views!

Book your summer outing by the sea. Contact Delia Day at or 978-232-2280 to start planning your atomic outing today!

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.

Manchester Historical Museum Spring Art Show Open Now Through April 16
Tuesdays - Fridays | 10 AM - 3 PM

Featuring area artists, join Manchester Historical Museum for their Spring Art Show & Sale. The museum will be limiting the number of people in their exhibit hall which may mean a short wait in their lovely courtyard before entering.

Maritime Gloucester Winter Lecture Series: Racing for Their Lives: Gloucester Fishermen in the Last Days of Sail
Tuesday, March 16 | 7 - 9 PM

Join Maritime Gloucester and Professor Mike Santos as Santos provides insight into the International Fishermen's Races and what they meant to the men who participated in them and their community.

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.

Backyard Growers Virtual Fundraiser:
Cook-Along with Ken Duckworth
Thursday, March 25 | 6 - 7:30 PM

Join Backyard Growers for a LIVE virtual cook-along and fundraiser with renowned local chef and restaurateur, Ken Duckworth. In this interactive cooking class, Ken will demonstrate how to prepare fish cakes with remoulade sauce inspired by Gloucester’s seafood traditions and the freshest ingredients.

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!

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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
This Week's Takeout Today Featured Members: Charlie's Place and Dogtown Books

Just steps away from Good Harbor Beach in scenic and historic Gloucester, Massachusetts, Charlie’s Place is your stop for a delicious breakfast, seafood sandwiches, and more! On Tuesday, March 16 they are offering their fan favorite lobster roll for only $15.99! We recommend you stroll across town and visit Dogtown Books, located on Main Street. They are currently working with Cape Ann Auction to restore classic photographs printed by Fred Bodin of Gloucester from the early 1900s. Be sure to stop by and visit them in the coming weeks!     

#MyLocalMA Business of the Week -
Woman-Owned, Nelson's of Gloucester

Nelson's of Gloucester has been keeping Gloucester's fleet warm & dry since 1874. From foul weather gear to flip-flops, Nelson’s is a one-stop-shop for the experienced fisherman, the hardworking tradesman, and the adventurous vacationer. Nelson's offers online and in-store shopping 7 days a week. Nelson's is currently offering a buy one flannel get one flannel half off, and 20% off Columbia winter jackets. Visit Nelson's today and say hi to owner, Talitha Bihun!

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.  

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Easter Brunch on the Beauport Cruiselines

Set Sail on Easter Sunday! Come aboard to enjoy a decadent Easter brunch, cocktail service and ocean views as we sail along Gloucester Harbor and Cape Ann.

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 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!

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President Signs “American Rescue Plan” COVID-19 Relief Law

On March 11, President Biden enacted the latest COVID-19 relief package. In addition to direct payments for most Americans, funding for vaccine distribution, and assistance for state and local governments and schools, the $1.9 trillion package includes supplemental unemployment benefits and substantial relief for small businesses impacted by the pandemic. For a detailed summary of the new law’s business assistance programs being run through the Small Business Administration, please click here
Massachusetts Vaccination
Program Update

View the latest Massachusetts vaccine update here. View the March 11 weekly vaccination report here
Reopening Massachusetts Plan
Remains on Track

Effective next Monday, 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
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 11) please click here
Information Resources

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

To view the most recent (March 11) 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

To read the most recent (March 11) Legislative and COVID-19 update from State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, please click here

Chief Financial Officer Position at Cape Ann Savings Bank

Cape Ann Savings Bank, a $775 million Mutual Savings Bank located in Gloucester, MA is seeking a Chief Financial Officer. Responsibilities include investments, budgeting, taxes, accounting, and asset-liability management.

CleanPro is Hiring Cleaners

Experience preferred however CleanPro is willing to train the right hardworking and dedicated applicant. Compensation based upon experience.

Sales Associate Opportunity at
Hometown Ace Hardware

Join the ranks of our busy and growing hardware and building materials stores. You'll become part of the team that provides Ace's friendly and helpful customer service. This position requires a good attitude and a smile!

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.

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: 

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
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