Making a Difference
Our Members. Our Community. Our Region.
Halibut Point State Park, Rockport | Photo Credit: Michelle Budrow
Cape Ann Chamber Visitor Center Is Now Open
Come By and Drop Off Your Rack Cards
Ken Riehl, Michael DeKoster, Ruth Pino, Pat Slade, Peter Webber
Cape Ann Community Foundation Presents Grant to Maritime Gloucester

The $2,500 grant will support the design and installation of permanent outdoor interactive learning stations along Maritime Gloucester's pier. These will provide a destination point in the community and continue their mission of education in maritime history, STEM science, and marine environmental literacy.

Save the Date Coffee & Connections Virtual Networking Event
Thursday, October 1, 8:30 am

We recently hosted our first Coffee & Connections event, formerly known as our Zoom Informational Sessions. We were joined by our valued members, community and municipal leaders, and the Chamber team. Now that Cape Ann has entered a new normal, we look forward to getting together again, hearing updates from our members, and working together to come out of the pandemic even stronger.

Tickets Now Available for the Virtual $25K Game on Thursday, October 15

Every October, The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce hosts the premiere giveaway night on Cape Ann: The $25,000 Game. A total of $25,000 is given away including one Grand Prize of $10,000.

Call or visit the Chamber to purchase your ticket!

Photo Credit: Jaime Campos
"Just Wear It. Masks Are For Everyone" Posters Available at the Chamber Office

We welcome all businesses and community members to stop by the Chamber Office and pick up a free poster. The Gloucester Youth Leadership Council started the poster campaign to encourage Gloucester residents to take the mask mandate seriously. The Cape Ann Chamber salutes the Gloucester Youth Leadership Council's initiative to protect our residents, business owners, and visitors.

Voting is Now Open For BankGloucester's Banking for the Community Program

BankGloucester has donated over $200,000 to local community organizations through this program alone. This year, the Bank will donate a total of $25,000 to 21 organizations. Recipients are determined by the number of votes cast, so vote now!

Please Show Your Support For Our Community and #ShopSmall
Make a single purchase of $10 or more
directly with an eligible U.S. small business
on the Shop Small Map by 9/20/20, and
get a $5 statement credit back.
Wayfair Professional Recently Spotlighted The Cove At Rockport's Renovation

Wayfair Professional writes, "Designer, Krysten Sjogren, used coastal colors and a refreshing design aesthetic to transform this historic bed and breakfast in Rockport, MA. They managed to transform the space, which hadn't been updated in over 100 years, while still maintaining its original charm."

Voting Has Begun for the Best of North Shore Wedding Awards

Don't forget to vote for your favorite wedding venues, attire, beauty services, catering, and more. Many of the busiesses nominated are Cape Ann Chamber members, so please show your support and vote! The last day to vote is October 15.

New Website for Local Artists
Capeann MADE is a new online site featuring New England Artists and Makers. It was created to help promote sales during this challenging time. Come visit, browse, shop, and support local art.
*Interested Artists and Makers go to the “participate” link on the website for details.
Attention Professional and Recreational Photographers
The Gloucester Rotary Club is now taking submissions for their 2021 Raffle Calendar. Three entries are allowed per person, and $50 will be paid for each winning entry, as well as photo credit.
Project Adventure Now Offering Meeting and Retreat Space

With breathtaking views and ample space, Project Adventure's Moraine Farm is the perfect location for meetings and retreats. The property sits on Wenham Lake and offers a mixture of covered terraces, formal gardens, and sweeping lawns. To learn more, schedule a viewing, or book your event, contact Project Adventure at [email protected].

Schedule a Private In-Store Digital Kiosk Tasting at Savour Wine & Cheese
Tuesday, September 8 to Saturday September 12, between noon and 5PM

Complementing their ongoing virtual online grand tastings, Savour Wine & Cheese is happy to provide their clients with the full sensory experience of the traditional, bi-annual Savour Grand Wine Tastings. To reserve your private tasting please call Kathleen & Courtney
at (978) 282- 1455.    

Sawyer Free Library Presents: A Cape Ann Conversation on Climate Change with Bill McKibben on September 22 

David Abel, Pulitzer-prize winning Boston Globe reporter, will interview Bill McKibben, environmental advocate, author and founder of, about lessons learned and future solutions concerning the climate crisis.
Care Dimensions Walk for Hospice
Virtual Celebration on September 27

Walk in memory of a loved one, when and where you feel comfortable by September 27 while raising awareness and funds for this important cause. Walk proceeds benefit the 2,000 patients Care Dimensions care for every day.

Backyard Growers 5th Annual Great Gloucester Growdown Virtual Fundraiser on September 29 

The 5th Annual Great Gloucester GrowDown has gone virtual. On September 29, support their school, community, and backyard garden programs while enjoying a delicious picnic-to-go from Short & Main and Backyard Growers movie premiere in the comfort of your own home.
Cape Ann Artisans 2020 Fall Open Studios, October 10 - 11
Appointments with each artisan are strongly encouraged, and will be given priority access.
Featured Artists: 

Recurring Events:
Daily Museum Tours - Hammond Castle
Monthly Community Reiki Share - Manchester Community Center
Summer Dinner Cruise Series - Beauport Cruiselines
Outdoor Yoga at Various Locations - Treetop Yoga
Monday Morning Yoga Sessions - Missy Anzivino Yoga
Wake Up Spirit - Floating Lotus
Dashboard for September 7: The most recent daily Dashboard of Public Health Indicators continues to report encouraging trends overall. The positive test rate (7-day weighted average) has remained below 2% since early July and is down to 0.9%, its lowest observed value since data collection began. The 3-day weighted average number of hospitalized patients is now at 320, 6% above its lowest observed value (302), with 322 patients reported hospitalized on September 7.

Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Launches ‘MyLocalMA’ Campaign. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) recently launched a campaign to promote shopping local to support small businesses across the Commonwealth. For additional information and tools visit

Information Resources:
For comprehensive COVID-19 information please visit the Chamber’s special Coronavirus page.
To view the most recent (September 3) weekly COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), please click here.

For the most recent legislative and COVID-19 update from the office of State Representative
Ann-Margaret Ferrante please click here.

For the latest COVID-19 news and information for Massachusetts, please visit
Help Slow the Spread

Apply to win $25,000 in the COVID-19 Health & Safety Challenge and accelerate your innovative solutions to help slow the spread of COVID-19.The Challenge is a five-week business accelerator to develop next-level innovations that support the health and safety of businesses, communities, and people across Massachusetts.   

Types of innovations sought include, but are not limited to: UV disinfecting technology |Air purification & ventilation technology |Sanitization tunnels/booths | Touchless payment technology | Touchless door openers, elevator panels, etc | Social distancing monitors |Any innovation that helps slow the spread of COVID-19

To Learn more and apply today, please click here. Application deadline September 18
Local Sales, Discounts & Promotions
This 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!
Lobster Trap Gifts - Extended Labor Day Sale

Lobster Trap Gifts is extending their sitewide sale for Cape Ann Chamber Members Only. From Tuesday September 8 and 9, save 20% off your entire purchase!! Use code: LOBSTER at checkout. Grab your favorite styles before they're gone!

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