Making a Difference
Our Members. Our Community. Our Region.
Choate Island, Essex | Photo Credit: Andrew Haley
Meet the Chamber's New Team Member! Frederick Campbell Bowen IV

Chamber Events Director Sara Bowen gave Cape Ann the ultimate gift on Friday, June 18 at 5:59 pm…just in time for our Annual Celebration. Frederick Campbell Bowen IV is 7 lbs, 12 oz, 19” long. We wish Sara, her husband Rick, and her new bundle of joy the very best as they embark on their new family-life adventure.
The Cape Ann Regional Grant
Needs Your Input

Thanks to a state grant, the Chamber and the four communities of Cape Ann are offering free business assistance, support and training to help Cape Ann’s small businesses recover from the impacts of the pandemic. To better support local businesses, we’re asking each business owner to complete a very short needs assessment questionnaire by June 30th.
Windhover and Gloucester Stage
Ribbon Cutting
Friday, June 25 | 5 - 6:30 PM

Join us at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts in Rockport, for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating Windhover & Gloucester Stage's Summer 2021 collaboration and newly expanded outdoor stage. The ribbon cutting will take place at 5:45 PM. To RSVP, please email
Business After Hours at Rockport Music
Shalin Liu Performance Art Center
Wednesday, June 30 | 5 - 7 PM

The return of our in-person Business After Hours events are back! Our first in-person networking event will be in beautiful downtown Rockport, at Rockport Music's Shalin Liu Performance Art Center. Join us for a fun night of networking, and to learn about Rockport Music's reopening plans, their upcoming programming and events, and more!
Coffee & Connections
Virtual Networking Event
Thursday, July 1 | 9 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.  
MultiChamber Networking Event
Wednesday, July 7 | 5 - 7 PM

Join us ocean-side at historic Misselwood estate in Beverly, for an evening of networking by the sea with local area chamber staff and members from the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce, Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Salem Chamber of Commerce. This FREE event is limited to 200, register now!
Next Gen: Cape Ann Young Professionals
In-Person Networking Event
Thursday, July 8 | 5:30 - 7 PM

Join us at Gloucester Stage Company's new outdoor wine & beer garden at Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport. This is our first networking opportunity post-COVID and we're gathering to reconnect and explore this new outdoor venue in Rockport together. Gloucester Stage is also offering a special $25 discount ticket to see Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery after the networking event. Use Offer Code: NEXTGEN21
Advertising Opportunity with Gloucester Bio and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is partnering with member Gloucester Bio, regarding a new advertising opportunity on their Smart Hand Sanitizer Station. The Smart Sanitizer Station is currently featured in the Chamber Office and Visitor Center, which sees thousands of visitors a year. The station can be custom wrapped with your business logo or advertisement. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Participation is limited to 4 businesses, $200 each.
The 2021 Editions of the Cape Ann Chamber's Premier Publications Are Beautiful and Here for Your Use! Available at the Chamber
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 and are our best yet! We are in full distribution mode - 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. 
#MyLocalMA Business of the Week - Cape Ann Creative

Based in Magnolia, Cape Ann Creative is available for all of your graphic design and promotional needs with fresh and insightful approaches to make your business pop! Owner Laurinda Butcher is an experienced art director and photographer who also manages the popular Facebook group, Cape Ann Photographers Club. Be sure to check out Laurinda’s “WaterWorks” Photo Show at the FLOAT Gallery Rocky Neck through June 27!
Celebrate PRIDE Month at the Beauport Hotel and 1606 Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy a special rate at the Beauport Hotel that includes breakfast for two at 1606 Restaurant & Bar, with dining available on the oceanfront deck or hotel lounge. A portion of booking proceeds will go to Gloucester High School SAGA - Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Group
Design of Mine's Annual Fashion Show
Thursday, June 24 | 6 PM

Come join Design of Mine at Castaways Vintage Cafe for a night of festive fashion, giveaways and refreshments. This is a FREE event, just bring Good Vibes. There is limited space so please rsvp
by calling (978) 491-7495 or emailing
Yoga at Hammond Castle
Wednesdays June 23 - July 28 | 8 - 9 AM

Is there a better way to start a summer morning than yoga by a castle on the ocean? Hammond Castle Museum is hosting Tree Top Yoga for a six class series from June 23 to July 28. The cost for the six week series is $120. Space is limited, so be sure to register directly at
Gloucester Stage Presents:
Tiny Beautiful Things
Now - June 27 | 7:30 - 9 PM
A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, this funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience is based on Cheryl Strayed’s (Wild) journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for “Dear Sugar.” The performance is located outdoors at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, 257R Granite Street, Rockport.
Jim Murphy Solo Show
at the North Shore Arts Association
June 24 - July 11 | 10 AM - 5 PM

A show of works by North Shore Arts Associations' Artist Member, Jim Murphy. The works will be presented in the Hallway Gallery of NSAA. Sunday hours are Noon - 4PM.
Cape Ann Museum Presents:
Reading Frederick Douglass Together
Saturday, June 26 | 10 AM

The Cape Ann Museum invites the public to participate in reading abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech What to the Slave is the Fourth of July. Organized under the auspices of Mass Humanities, the event is designed to bring people from all walks of life together to read Douglass’ work and reflect on how themes addressed in the speech still resonate with Americans more than 150 years after they were written.
Michael Stoffa Retrospective Exhibit Opening Reception at the North Shore Arts Association
Sunday, June 27 | 1 - 3 PM

A retrospective of works by Michael Stoffa that will be on display June 27 -July 31. Both the exhibition and reception are open and free to the public! The exhibition hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday noon-5pm.
RED, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, July 3 | 7:30 to 11 AM

The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club is excited to announce that their annual red, white and blue pancake breakfast will take place this year at Tuck's Point! Our State Senator, Bruce Tarr, and State Representative, Brad Hill, will be on hand flipping pancakes. There will be pony rides from 9 to 11 AM, face painting, corn hole, live music - and Sylvie  Oldeman will be singing the national anthem.
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Schooner Adventure is Hiring Deckhands

The National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure is seeking a few more Deckhands for the 2021 season. This is a 18+, full-time liveaboard position, good pay, room and board included.
Development Associate Position Available at Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute

The Development Associate will assist in all areas of GMGI’s development program including prospect research, donor cultivation, and stewardship activities as well as database management and special project logistics.
The Cape Ann YMCA is Looking to Hire a
Local Membership Sales & Service Advisor

Are you driven by results and have proven experience meeting sales goals? Do you want to translate this experience into helping the YMCA engage more members? This may be the job for you!
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.
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.
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 host, server, shift lead & manager, hotel maintenance, hotel housekeeping, and more. 
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.

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