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Virtual Job Fair This Week
August 16 - 20 | 10 AM - 2 PM

If you are looking for work, a new place of employment, or a change in your career path, visit to register. The job fair covers a variety of fields and levels of employment. It is being held on Premier Virtual, an online platform that allows jobseekers to interact with employers through a visit to their virtual booth, instant message or video chat, view job openings and submit resumes.
Annual Businesswomen's Sunset Sail
Thursday, August 19 | 5 - 8:30 PM

Cape Ann's Businesswomen will be heading out to sea for the annual Businesswomen's Sunset Sail aboard the Schooner Adventure! This sail is an annual event so if you couldn't purchase tickets this year, stay tuned for event details in 2022. Thank you to Cape Ann Savings Bank for sponsoring this event.
40th Annual Gloucester
Waterfront Festival
August 21 & 22 | 9 AM - 6 PM
The historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will blossom into color, flavor and music for the 40th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival. The event will feature over 175 artisans. Bring the entire family for a day of food, live music, and fun! Thank you to our presenting sponsors: Engel & Volkers and NRG Home.
Cape Ann Regional Grant Presents: Marketing 101 for Small Businesses
Wednesday, August 25 | 9 - 10 AM

The Cape Ann Regional Grant Team announces a full-slate of training and support programs for Cape Ann’s small businesses running through September 2021. All offerings are provided at no cost to local businesses. Learn at your own pace with industry training leaders such as and or attend an in-person or zoom meeting on Cape Ann, with complimentary breakfast or lunch. See all the opportunities and sign up today. To register or learn more, please email Cape Ann Regional Grant manager Anne Williams at or call 978-283-1601.
Business After Hours at Hammond Castle
Wednesday, August 25 | 5 - 7 PM
Please join us for an evening of networking with Cape Ann business leaders. Catch up with friends and colleagues, and build your business relationships and contacts. All while enjoying scenic views of the Gloucester Harbor learning of the amazing history of the beautiful Hammond Castle Museum. 
Next Gen Young Professionals
Beach Party at Cape Ann Motor Inn
Thursday, September 9 | 5:30 - 8 PM

Network with other young professionals over drinks and light appetizers on a beautiful sandy beach in Gloucester. Cape Ann Motor Inn’s home on Long Beach is the perfect place to celebrate a successful summer and connect with old friends and new. And what would an evening be without a fun bonfire to gather around as the sun is setting.
The Cape Ann Chamber Has Multiple Volunteer Opportunities Available and a Paid Part-Time Rockport Visitor Booth Manager Position

The Rockport Visitor Booth is seeing more visitors than ever this year. To meet demand, the Cape Ann Chamber is looking for volunteers in addition to a part-time manager position of 30 hours a week. To learn more about these opportunities, please email Peter at
Don't Forget to 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.  
Governor Baker Visits Project Adventure

On August 3, Project Adventure welcomed Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker when their partners at For Kids Only (FKO) Afterschool hosted a tour to share the great work coming out of this year's collaboration. The Governor met with students, talked with educators, and took a walk on the Wildside - a portable version of a low adventure course element - with Project Adventure facilitators and participants.
1623 Studios is Looking for Sponsorship Opportunities from Local Businesses

1623 Studios is offering a multitude of sponsorship opportunities for businesses to advertise. There are several options and price points. It's a great way to collaborate with 1623 Studios, sustain the production and delivery of transparent content, and raise awareness of one's local business.
Generous Gardeners Nominates the City of Gloucester for Multiple Awards Related to Public City Gardens

Take a moment to watch a stunning video put together by the Generous Gardners for the 2021 America in Bloom. This short video highlights the incredible work done to beautify Gloucester's Stacy Boulevard. For the Outstanding Achievement category, Gloucester is entered for “Flowers,” and in the Special Award Nomination category for “What’s Old Is New Again – Best Adaptive Reuse Project,” Gloucester is entered for the renovation of the Elizabeth Gordon Smith Garden on Stacy Boulevard.
Cynthia Curtis Pottery Is Now Accepting
Registrations For Fall Classes

Cynthia Curtis Pottery is now accepting registrations for all levels of experience. This upcoming fall. Learn diverse pottery techniques such as wheel-throwing, hand-building, glazing, and more.
Support Commercial Fishing Communities and Buy Boston Red Sox Game Raffle Tickets

Enter for one of three chances to win 4 EMC/Dell Club Boston Red Sox Tickets at the iconic Fenway Park. Enjoy a September Boston Red Sox game while sitting in Billy Joel's premium seats and help seafood industry workers and their families! Donations will benefit the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association and Long Island Commercial Fishing Association, through the Fishing Partnership Resiliency Fund, to improve the health, safety, and economic security of commercial fishermen and their families.
The Greater Cape Ann Community Collaborative (GCACC) Still Offers Regular Vaccination Clinics Throughout Cape Ann and the Surrounding Communities
The GCACC serves the 4 Cape Ann communities plus Boxford, Ipswich, Hamilton, Middleton, Topsfield, and Wenham. Vaccines are free to all Massachusetts residents age 12 and above. Identification and health insurance is not required. Walk-ins will be accepted while supplies last at each clinic. To find a clinic near you, please click the link below (Essex, Ipswich and Rockport all offer free clinics).
Onsite COVID Vaccinations for Businesses and Employees Available for FREE at Conley's Drug Store - Ipswich

There is no cost to the business and no out of pocket cost to the recipient. Conley's Drug Store can offer either the Pfizer Vaccine (Ages 12+) or the Johnson&Johnson (Age 18+).
Hammond Castle Museum Announces Tarot Classes Beginning in September

Learn to read Tarot in the famous, mystically medieval Hammond Castle! During this 8-session class, professional tarot card reader and psychic, Annette Dion will lead you through the deck of cards. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certification to read tarot.
Gloucester Harbor History Sail aboard the Schooner Ardelle
Wednesday, August 18 | 6 - 8 PM

Join us aboard the Schooner Ardelle for an evening of sea stories and relaxation as we explore the history of Gloucester's iconic working waterfront with local historian and author Justin Demetri.
Cape Ann Summer Makers Market
Thursday, August 19 | 4 - 8 PM

The market event will feature many new Cape Ann Artisans, Crafters & Makers who were not at the previous July event. Overall, 30 local makers will be their offering nature and coastal inspired handmade art and crafts, including jewelry, metalsmithing, pottery, sculpture, painting, photography, woodworking, fiber arts, candles, hand harvested artisanal sea salts, specialty jams, natural body care and much more.
Misselwood Events Presents: Jazz by the Sea Featuring Horizon and the Horns
Thursday, August 19 | 6 - 8 PM

Enjoy live music from award-winning Boston cover band Horizon & the Horns and relax on Misselwood’s lawn overlooking the ocean. Bring your friends and listen to the best outside by the water.
Music Night with Daisy Nell & Captain Stan & the Crabgrass Band aboard the Schooner Ardelle
Thursday, August 19 | 6 - 8 PM

Enjoy a relaxing sunset sail aboard the Schooner Ardelle with music by Daisy Nell & Captain Stan & The Crabgrass Band! Daisy Nell & Captain Stan & the Crabgrass band specialize in traditional and contemporary songs of the sea and shore, with local Cape Ann flavor and lore.
Candlelight & Spiritualism Tours at Hammond Castle Museum
Thursday, August 19 | 6 - 9 PM

Guides will escort visitors through the castle’s many rooms, placing an emphasis on the Hammonds themselves and the time that they spent in their castle home. Visit and immerse yourself in the lost era of quiet luxury and candlelight.“Candlelight Tours” and "Spiritualism Tours" are offered Thursday evenings during the months of August and September. Advanced reservations are required.
Friday Music Series with Gloucester Meetinghouse Green Featuring
Ezekiel's Wheels
Concert to Benefit The Grace Center
Friday, August 20 | 6 - 8 PM

Boston’s Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band has been captivating audiences around the world with their passionate virtuosity and contagious energy. Klezmer music has the familiarity of chamber music and the force of rowdy dance band music. Ezekiel’s Wheels’ contemporary spin on Jewish music enthralls audiences from elementary school students to the judges at the International Jewish Music Festival, who described them as ‘a true musical democracy’.
Gloucester Rotary's Annual Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, August 21 | 7:30 - 11 AM

Join the Gloucester Rotary Club for their annual pancake breakfast at the Stage Fort Park Band Stand, 50 Hough Ave., Gloucester. Tickets for the event are $8, children 5 and under are $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Gloucester Rotarian or at the breakfast. Proceeds to benefit the North Shore Health Project, Rose Baker Senior Center, and the Cape Ann YMCA.
2nd Annual Rockport Celtic Festival At Shalin Lu Performance Center
August 20 - 22

After a spectacular inaugural festival in 2019, Brian O’Donovan and Maeve Gilchrist return for their 2nd Annual Rockport Celtic Festival, created in partnership with Rockport Music. The 2021 Festival will trace the connections between Celtic music and other musical cultures, as well as bring back the sea shanties, work songs, and nautical music and lore. The festival will take place over the course of three days with shows at varying times at the Shalin Lu Performance Center.
Jazz Concert Series Presented by the Manship Artists Residency + Studios: Tribute to Billie Holiday
Saturday, August 21 | 7 - 9:30 PM
Sunday, August 22 | 5:30 - 8 PM

Manship is thrilled to welcome singer, actress, and storyteller April Armstrong as she pays tribute to one of the greatest musical artists ever – Billie Holiday. Armstrong has previously performed as Lady Day with her accompanying pianist Matt Jenson. And for this special performance at Manship, they will be joined by bassist Jesse Crawford, a veteran of the stage at Carnegie Hall.

Cape Ann Museum: Sunset Sails
on the Schooner Lannon
Wednesday, August 25 | 6 - 8 PM
Art, ocean, and light combine during the Cape Ann Museum’s Sunset Sails on the Schooner “ Thomas E. Lannon.” The program includes a two-hour sail, light refreshments, a chance to watercolor paint, and sea-worthy content about the cultural history of Cape Ann. 
Rockport Music Presents: Paula Cole
Friday, August 27 | 5 & 8 PM

Always giving special concerts in her hometown of Rockport, Paula will perform songs from her latest album American Quilt, showcasing her ability to meld a variety of genres including jazz, folk and country. Enjoy her take on classics like “Black Mountain Blues” and “What a Wonderful Word,” as well as a new original “Hidden in Plain Sight.”, the acclaimed Revolution. She often shares such smash hits as “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?”
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Windward Grille in Essex is Hiring for Year-Round Positions

The Windward Grille is hiring servers and line cooks for year-round employment. Experience is preferred they're willing to train the right people. They offer night-time hours which are perfect for students. Please apply in-person Wednesday - Saturday at Windward Grille, 109 Eastern Ave,
Essex MA
Roy Moore's Fish Shack Restaurant in Rockport is Looking to Add to Their Team
Positions available include hosts, servers, and line cooks. Applicants must be friendly, motivated, reliable and willing to work in a team environment. Spring and Fall availability required.
Please apply by visiting the restaurant at 21 Dock Square, Rockport or by emailing Charlene at
Office Manager Position Available Immediately for The Gloucester Adventure
The Office Manager is responsible for the organization and coordination of office operations and procedures. This position supports the work of and reports to the Director of Development and Communications and the Board of Directors. Starting at 20 hours per week there is potential for growth to full-time with increased responsibility in tourism and retail management. 
Fisheries Molecular Biology/Genomics Position Available at Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute
GMGI has a full-time position for a Research Associate who will play an important role in contributing to our fisheries research programs. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in molecular biology/ecology applied to fisheries questions and knowledge of common molecular laboratory techniques and data analysis. 
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.
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