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Tuck's Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea| Photo Credit: Michelle Budrow
MultiChamber Networking Event
at Misselwood Events in Beverly
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, North Shore 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

Cape Ann's Young Professionals are invited to 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  
Endicott Entrepreneurial Training Series: Essentials of Succession Planning and Management Zoom Seminar
Wednesday, July 14 | 9 - 10 AM

This workshop is for you if you recognize that great talent is a strategic weapon that can ensure a top-performing organization. Succession planning is for all sizes of firms and is especially meaningful for family businesses so that the legacy can be passed on to the next generation. Whether you are a small family business or a large firm looking to create an inflection point, a thoughtful approach to your talent pipeline will make your business more competitive in a very competitive world.
Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting
at The Essex Room's NEW Tidewater Tent
Thursday, July 22 | 5 - 7 PM
Live and in-person networking is back! Join us under the beautiful, new Tidewater Tent at The Essex Room for some summer fun and networking with other local business leaders. Hear all about this brand new, wonderful outdoor event space and everything else that is happening at The Essex Room and Woodman's. We will celebrate this new venue addition with a Ribbon Cutting at 6 PM. 
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.  
In Need of Workers? Consider Filing a Petition for the H2-B Visa Program

Although the cap has been reached for the H-2B Visa Program, employers whose workers were not selected are encouraged to refile for workers from the Northern Triangle countries
(Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador) while visas for that allotment remain available.
Backyard Growers Announces New Location in Gloucester

Backyard Growers has relocated to 103R Maplewood Avenue! They are excited to have moved into a new space with plenty of room to host workshops, collaborate as a team and meet with their program participants.
Cape Ann Plein Air 2021 Online Gallery Sale is Now Live!
Cape Ann Plein Air(CAPA) is excited to be showcasing their artists in a Summer online gallery. Click the links below to learn more about the artists and to view and purchase their art. 
Gloucester's Culture Splash Kicks Off
This Thursday
July 8 - 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. 
July Movie Nights at Hammond Castle
Thursdays Starting July 8 | 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. 
Reggae Night Featuring Dis n' Dat at Misselwood Events
Thursday, July 8 | 6 - 9 PM
Come enjoy a beautiful, tropical night with Dis-N-Dat —New England's hottest reggae band featuring 'Sista Dee' and 4-time Grammy® nominated Black Uhuru drummer 'Rangotan.’ Bring your friends and listen to the best outside by the water. 
Community Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Launch of the Schooner Ardelle
Friday, July 9

Maritime Gloucester, Burnham Boat Building and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum are hosting a community celebration for the Schooner Ardelle. This day-long event will feature sailing trips between the hours of 1 PM and 5 PM and activities on the pier with Maritime Gloucester. A potluck, BYOB party with music from 6 PM-8PM for friends and members featuring discussions with many of the folks who chipped in and helped to build the vessel.
Shalin Liu Opening Night!
Friday, July 9 | 5 & 8 PM

Opening Night of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival with the Dover Quartet and George Li. Special Covid-19 measures for summer concerts include two 1-hour performances per artist (5 PM & 8 PM), distanced seating and virtual ticketing options.
Music on Meetinghouse Green with Guitarist John Baboian
Friday, July 9 | 6 - 8:30 PM

Guitarist John Baboian kicks off the sixth season of Music on Meetinghouse Green with a free concert of Jazz and Swing!
2021 Gloucester Garden Tour
Saturday, July 10 | 10 AM - 4 PM

Explore over a dozen gorgeous gardens located in the Mount Pleasant Avenue Neighborhood. Many of the gardens are designed, planted and maintained by the owners.
Windhover Center for the Performing Arts Hosts Valetango Company's
'Trust Me. Trust Me Not'
July 11 & July 13 | 7:30 PM

“Trust Me. Trust Me Not” centers on the importance and fragility of trust, incorporating the experience of distrust and the longing of profound togetherness.
Cape Ann Makers Summer Market
Thursday, July 15 | 4 - 8 PM

Cape Ann Makers Market is excited to announce two upcoming Summer Maker Markets at Ocean Alliance. Each market event will feature 25 Artisans, Crafters & Makers from Cape Ann offering nature and coastal inspired handmade Arts and Crafts, including jewelry, pottery, sculpture, painting, photography, woodworking, fiber arts, candles, and much more.
Farmers' Market Coupon Event for Seniors
Wednesday, July 21 | 10 AM - 11 AM
SeniorCare and the Gloucester Council on Aging will be distributing 2021 SNFMP Farmers’ Market Coupons to eligible seniors. Receive $25 in coupons to buy fresh produce at the Cape Ann Farmers Market. 
Coastal Celebration Virtual Auction Hosted by Seaside Sustainability Inc.
July 23 - 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. If you’re interested in donating an item or becoming a sponsor, contact for more details!
Olde Ipswich Days
July 23, 24 and 25 | 10 AM - 5 PM
Olde Ipswich Days has returned this year to mark its 50th year celebrating the arts and crafts after last year's cancellation due to the pandemic. Olde Ipswich Days is a local artisan craft fair with handmade items that will feature over 50 artisans from up and down the coast of Cape Ann and the North Shore area. The fair will take place at the South Village Green near the Whipple House
For a look at upcoming events year-round, visit our full online calendar. The full calendar also includes many recurring events:

  • July Movie Nights at Hammond Castle
  • Taste Gloucester Foodie Tours
  • Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays
  • Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House Evening Tours
  • Concerts at Rockport Music's Shalin Liu Performance Center
  • Cape Ann Farmers Market Thursdays on Harbor Loop 
  • Music on Meetinghouse Green - Fridays at Gloucester Meetinghouse 
  • Rockport Farmers Market Saturdays at Rockport Music Parking Lot
  • Themed Tours at Hammond Castle Museum 
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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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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.

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Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce