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Singing Beach in Spring, Manchester-by-the-Sea | Photo Credit: @new_englander_ via Instagram
Website Advertising is Available on the Chamber's Three Powerful Websites

The Cape Ann Chamber is excited to offer members the opportunity to advertise in one, two, or all three of our powerful websites as a way to promote member businesses. Together these websites generate over 400,000 views annually, from around the world.

Is Your Business Hiring? Post Job Listings to the Chamber's Job Board

Cape Ann is hiring! Share your job opportunities with the Cape Ann community by posting to the Chamber's job board on our website. Job listings are also included in our weekly newsletter. To get started, log in to your online account. Need help? Contact Olivia at or refer to a step by step tutorial here
Business After Hours
Wednesday, April 28 | 4:30 PM
Mix your favorite drink or pour yourself a refreshing seltzer and join us as we network and relax in an informal setting, virtually! This after-hours event is a fun way to catch up with business colleagues and expand your connections. This month's hosts are Gloucester Stage Company and Windhover Performing Arts Center.

Endicott Entrepreneurial Training Seminar Series
May 12 | June 9 | July 14
In conjunction with Endicott College, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is launching a three-part seminar series focused on Entrepreneurial Training during the months of May, June, and July. Topics range from digital marketing, to work life design, and succession planning.
Interested sponsoring the Series? Contact for more information.

Register for May 12
Business Education and Scholarship
Golf Tournament
Monday, May 24, 2021

The net proceeds of this event fund the Chamber’s extensive work with the three Cape Ann schools and Essex Tech and education non-profits. The programming includes: monthly collaboration with all schools and education non-profits, DECA support, intern and mentorships, annual Cape Ann Career & College Fair and several scholarships.

My Local MA Campaign Invites
Business Stories on Surviving the Pandemic

Businesses are being encouraged to submit their personal stories to the My Local MA website about how they have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a new feature to the Massachusets Office of Travel & Tourism and the Chamber encourages our members in the restaurant, retail, dining and experience industries to submit their stories. It has also been announced that the My Local MA campaign is partnering with the Boston Red Sox, and will be adding a special focus on helping restaurants this summer.  

Download Manchester Historical Museum's New Mobile Tour of Manchester-by-the-Sea

The Manchester Historical Museum is now offering a free mobile tour of Manchester-by-the Sea to use on your mobile device or computer. Learn about the history of the town from its colonial farms and fishing times to the furniture making era and on to the Gilded Age.

Rockport Has Been Nominated for TravelAwaits' Best of Travel Awards!

Rockport has been nominated under the Small Town category but is also eligible for the firendliest small town, most Hallmark Movie-esque Small Town, Pet Friendly Small Town, Most Accessible Small Town and Best Place to Retire. Voting continues through Sunday, May 2 and individuals can vote once per day per category. 

"Celebrate Older Americans" with the Council on Aging and Rose Baker Senior Center

May is Older Americans Month and once again the Council on Aging and Rose Baker Senior Center will be celebrating older Americans all month with special events and activities. The main event, honoring seniors, will take place on Wednesday, May 26 with a "Celebrate Older Americans" drive through gift bag distribution in the parking lot of the Senior Center. Please contact Gloucester's Director of Elder Services, Elise Sinagra at 978-325-5815 or at if you would like to provide an item to be included in the gift bags.

FREE SCORE Small Business Webinars

April 15 | Noon - How to Write a Low-Cost Digital Marketing Plan

April 14 | 10 AM - Google Analytics, Getting Started

April 20 | 9 AM - Marketing - It's More Than Advertising

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.

Spend April Vacation Week at
Cape Ann Museum
Events Begin April 16 - April 25

Follow the museum's family friendly guide, Cassie the Sea Serpent through the galleries of Cape Ann Museum. Starting with a four day scavenger hunt followed by a live painting of Cassie the Sea Serpent in the Central Gallery on April 16 and a virtual lecture series with Mike Grimaldi on April 17.

Upcoming Events at Hammond Castle During April School Vacation Week
April 20 - 22

Hammond Castle will be hosting three events during school vacation week. Starting on April 20 with a Knights and Ladies Day: The History of Heraldry. Followed by History of Medieval Arms and Armor: The Knight on April 21 and Cape Ann Kids' Free Day on April 22.

MassHire North Shore Career Center
Gloucester & Cape Ann Virtual
Hiring Event via PREMIERE virtual
April 28 | 10 - 11:30 AM

If you would like to participate and virtually recruit Cape Ann's finest workforce, you may register for a PREMIERE training that will include assistance in creating your virtual booth.

A Line in the Sand
Paintings and Jewelry by Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco & Leslie Heffron
April 2 - 30 | 1 - 6 PM
Working on Cape Ann, Ganim-DeFalco and Heffron have drawn their own lines in the sand through keen observation and commitment. The exhibition presents interpretations of the seaside through Heffron’s paintings and Ganim-DeFalco’s Wearable Art. The exhibition will be on display at the Jane Deering Gallery for the month of April.
"Pint for a Pint" Blood Drive for Dana-Farber and the Robert Kraft Blood Donation Center
Friday April 30 - Saturday May 1

The Scrawner Morgan Foundation is going to be accepting blood donations to support cancer research through Dana-Farber/Brigham & Woman's Hospital, which is a vitally important pillar in the fight for a cure and treatment. Make your appointment to donate blood on Friday, April 30th or Saturday, May 1st!

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 if you need assistance
Shop Our Member Special of the Week:
Get Your House Inspected With Another Level Home Inspection

Attnention home buyers! Another Level Home Inspection Inspection has the solution for your inspection woes. Don’t leave picking an inspector entirely up to your realtor. You have the right to a thorough and complete inspection and to know before you commit to buy! Another Level Home Inspection owner, Jameson, will leave you with a complete report that will have you feeling confident in what your next steps will be.

Brochure created by member: GL Design, Contact Lauren for your brand marketing and design needs.

This Week's Takeout Today Featured Members: Topside Grill & Mermaid Tales of Glosta

Are you in the mood for lobster or prime rib? Well, you’re in luck because Topside Grill in Gloucester offers both! With fresh shellfish and daily specials, including prime rib on Saturdays, your palate will be satisfied with a visit to Gloucester. You’ll also find fun “mermagical” gifts at Mermaid Tales of Glosta. Located downtown, you’ll have a unique shopping experience full of household and apparel items to enjoy. 
Support Local Businesses By Purchasing 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
#MyLocalMA Business of the Week -
Rockport Fudgery

The Rockport Fudgery has been whipping fudge by hand on Cape Ann in Rockport since 1987! Located at 4 Tuna Wharf on Bearskin Neck, the fudgery hand whips their fudge for a smooth, creamy fudge that can’t be beat. Try their famous elephant ears and other delectable treats! You can watch as fudge masters create country kettle fudge using only the freshest cream, finest chocolate and purest sugar. Rockport Fudgery is currently open on weekends from 11am-5pm but will soon be open 7 days a week, starting next week!

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 if you need assistance
EIDL Maximum Loan Amounts Increased

The SBA announced last week that businesses may now apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) covering up to 24 months of working capital, up to a total of $500,000. Loans can cover working capital and normal operating expenses. To learn more about the EIDL increase, PPP deadline extension and other SBA business relief programs, please click here
PPP Application Deadline Extended
to May 31

President Biden last week signed legislation which extends the application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through May 31. The bill received strong bipartisan support in both branches of Congress. To learn more about PPP and other SBA business relief programs, please click here
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Portal Opening Delayed 

Due to technical difficulties with the application portal, the launch of the SVOG program has been delayed. Prospective applicants are reminded that in order to be eligible to receive funding through the SVOG program, they must begin their registration process for doing business with the federal government at For detailed information about this SBA grant program for performance centers and other event and entertainment venues, and to register for program updates, please click here
Massachusetts Vaccination
Program Expands

All Massachusetts residents age 55 and over or with one certain medical condition are now eligible to receive vaccinations, and by April 19 all residents 16 and over will be eligible. All who live, work or study in Massachusetts may pre-register for an appointment at a mass vaccination location here. View the latest Massachusetts vaccine update here. View the April 8 weekly vaccination report here
State’s Interactive COVID-19
Daily Dashboard
The Massachusetts COVID-19 Daily Dashboard is now available in interactive format. To view the most recent Massachusetts COVID-19 daily dashboard please click here. For the most recent weekly public health report (April 8) please click here
Information Resources
For comprehensive COVID-19 information please visit the Chamber’s special Coronavirus page.

To view the most recent (April 8) 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
Common Crow Natural Market Is Hiring

Many positions are available, including Produce Team Member, Kitchen Assistant, Cafe Lead Barista, and more!

Visit the Chamber's Job Board or Common Crow's website to learn more
Backyard Growers is seeking a Full-Time Garden Educator

The Garden Education will serve as the lead school program staff person responsible for the implementation and execution of all Backyard Growers’ School Program activities.

Beauport Hospitality Group is Hiring Multiple Positions
Seaport Grille, the Beauport Hotel, Cruiseport Gloucester, and 1606 Restaurant & Bar are looking to hire restaurant supervisors, event sales manager and a general maintenance/ engineering assistant.
Atlantic Vacation Homes is Seeking a Full Time Property Manager
Atlantic Vacation Homes is seeking a full-time Property Manager to assist in growing the Property Services division of the company, driving initiatives that contribute to operational excellence and profitability.
Care Dimensions Invites Applications for the September 2021 Hospice Nurse Residency Program
Nursing graduates and experienced nurses interested in hospice and palliative care are invited to apply for the 2021 Hospice Nurse Residency Program, which introduces the vocation of and trains nurses in hospice and palliative care
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.

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.

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
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce