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The Cape Ann and Ipswich Chambers Merge to Create the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

We are pleased to share with you the exciting news that the boards of directors of the Cape Ann and Ipswich Chambers of Commerce have completed the merger of our respective organizations to create the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. This is an exciting and important step forward. Now as the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, we will be able to extend and improve the work we do promoting the region, strengthening businesses, and supporting our communities. Your support for this merger is important, and we invite you to share your feedback with us. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.
Cape Ann Regional Grant Presents: Marketing 101 for Small Businesses
Wednesday, August 25 | 9 - 10 AM

The Cape Ann Regional Grant team invites Cape Ann businesses to join us on Wednesday, August 25 from 9-10am for a workshop on enhancing your marketing strategy while enjoying a complimentary breakfast at the Castle Manor Inn, 141 Essex Ave., Gloucester. PR and marketing expert Noelle Guerin, owner of Cru of Two PR, will lead this workshop. Please RSVP no later than 3pm on Tuesday, August 24. Register by emailing Anne Williams, regional grant manager 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 Greater 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. 
The Cape Ann Regional Grant Presents: Visual Merchandising for Your Small Business
Wednesday, September 1 | 11 - 12:30 AM

The Cape Ann Regional Grant team invites Cape Ann businesses to join us for a visual merchandising workshop and complimentary lunch at the Castle Manor Inn, Gloucester. 
Essex native Jenna Aiello, a visual and brand merchandising expert will lead this workshop and attendees can also sign up for a limited number of visual audits with Ms. Aiello. Will be held in person and on zoom. 
Preregistration is required by contacting Anne Williams, Grant Manager at or 978-283-1601.
Coffee & Connections Virtual
Networking Event
Thursday, September 2 | 9 - 10 AM

Occurring on the first Thursday of the month at 9am, the Greater Cape Ann Chamber hosts Coffee & Connections, a virtual networking event! 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.
Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Welcome Reception
Thursday, September 2 | 5 - 7 PM
As the Greater Cape Ann Chamber, we invite our current and prospective members to attend a welcome reception, announcing the official merger of the Cape Ann and Ipswich Chambers of Commerce.This is an exciting and important step forward for the four communities of Cape Ann and Ipswich. As the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, we will be able to extend and improve the work we do promoting the region, strengthening businesses and supporting our communities. We hope to see you there!
Gloucester Block Party
Main Street
Friday, September 3 | 6 - 10 PM

Downtown Gloucester comes alive when the Street is closed off and we have live music, street performers, al fresco dining, non-profits, food vendors and more! Thank you to our presenting sponsors: Rockport Mortgage CorporationandBeth Israel Lahey Health / Addison Gilbert Hospital.
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.
Don't Forget to Stop by the Chamber and Pick Up the 2021 Editions of our
Premier Publications
Every year the Greater 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 Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.  
Father and Son become Cazeault Solar & Home's 399th and 400th Solar clients on Cape Ann

Well know Local businessmen, Roy Spittle, Founder of Roy Spittle Electric, and his Son, Tom Spittle of Roy Spittle Electric and Taormina Electric had Cazeault Solar & Home not only install solar but reroof their homes! They were Cazeault's 400th solar installation on Cape Ann, marking an incredible achievement for the local business. Congratulations to Cazeault Solar!
SeniorCare Inc. Celebrates 49 Years Serving Older Community 

SeniorCare Inc. will host its 49th Anniversary Celebration Breakfast on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at The Tupper Manor, located at 295 Hale Street in Beverly, MA. The breakfast will feature a delicious buffet breakfast and awards to community leaders. The Gala is presented by ABC Home Healthcare Professionals. Tickets to the breakfast are $50 each and sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Tracy Arabian at 978-281-1750 or or go to
Essex River Cruises are Running Daily Until October

The summer is winding down, but Essex River Cruises are not going anywhere. Their scenic cruises and private charters both continue through October. In addition, their fall foliage cruises that take place in October are not to be missed. Guests from near and far have loved these fall cruises that feature fresh apple cider.
1623 Studios is Looking for Sponsorship Opportunities from Local Businesses

Looking to advertise your business locally while supporting a community-driven nonprofit? Sponsor 1623 Studio’s most popular original series for an exclusive opportunity to target Cape Ann’s residents through television and social media. YOU have the local business, WE have the local audience. Every sponsorship level provides an exclusive opportunity to target a local audience that we’ve already curated without having to do any of the work yourself, at price points lower than what these social platforms would charge you directly. Find out more about our offers in the attached flyer.
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.
Savour Wine & Cheese Digital Wine Machine Tasting
Tuesday, August 24 - 28 | 12 - 6 PM

Can’t make Savour's Saturday Wine Tastings or none scheduled…Join them to enjoy a “tech” tasting experience exclusive on the North Shore. Try the digital wine machine tasting experience at each visit. Our wine machine offers tastings of 20 wines, all the time. Using this digital wiz couldn’t be easier …and it's complimentary.
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. 
Music at the Parlor Bar at Emerson Inn
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
August 25, 27,29 | 6 - 8 PM

Join the Emerson Inn this week for their music series "Music at the Parlor Bar". Their lineup this week consists of Kenny Selcer, Bob Allison, and The Jantelles. Enjoy drinks, light fare, and live music at the Emerson Inn. For reservations call: 978-546-6321
Culture Splash
Thursday Nights in Gloucester
Thursday, 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.
Candlelight & Spiritualism Tours at Hammond Castle Museum
Thursday, August 26 | 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.
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 World,” 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?”
Gloucester Meetinghouse Green with Willie Alexander's Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Concert to Benefit The Gloucester Education Foundation
Friday, August 27 | 6 - 8 PM

From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.
Cape Ann Museum Free Screening of Captains Courageous at the CAM Green
Saturday, August 28 | 7 PM

This August, the Cape Ann Museum is partnering with Cape Ann Community Cinema to take art outside with a free screening of Gloucester-based classic Captains Courageous (1937) at the Cape Ann Museum Green. The film will start at 7:45 pm on Saturday, August 28 and all will conclude by 9:45 pm. Attendees are invited to be on-site as early as 7:00 pm to reserve their spots. Local food truck Meat + Sweet will be selling food on-site but guests are also welcome to bring their own picnics.
Windhover Presents Michael Trusnovec & Company in Legacy: Looking Forward & Glancing Backward 
August 27 & 28 | 7:30 PM

Join Windhover for this can't miss performance conceived by Michael Trusnovec, former soloist with Paul Taylor Dance Company and hailed by the New York Times as “one of the world’s most luminous dancers.” Trusnovec is joined by Xin Ying, current star of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Annmaria Mazzini of Mazzini Dance Collective, Bradley Beakes of Doug Varone and Dancers, and dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Thryn Saxon. Additional live music is provided by virtuoso guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan.
Gloucester Stage Presents: A Rockport New Year's Ever Summer Sampler at Windhover Performance Center
Sunday, August 29 | 2 PM

See a preview of this year's upcoming New Year's Eve celebration! Rockport New Year’s Eve (RNYE) is a family-friendly year-end celebration of the arts held in downtown Rockport, Massachusetts annually since 1997. Halls, churches, town offices, and some streets are taken over by happy revelers celebrating the New Year. This special performance will showcase two performers that will appear at Rockport New Year’s Eve 2021.
Rockport Legion Band Performs at the Back Beach Bandstand
Sunday, August 29 | 7 - 8:30 PM

Come enjoy the music of the Rockport Legion Band during their 87th summer concert series. This week's performance is titled "Music With the Animals". Children 12 & under who bring a stuffed animal will receive a free box of popcorn. While there are a few benches near the bandstand, bringing your own chairs or blankets is recommended.
Hammond Castle Museum Announces Tarot Classes on Wednesdays
September 1 - October 27 | 5 - 7 PM

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.
37th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival
September 3 - 6

With two dozen schooners, Gloucester Harbor comes alive this Labor Day Weekend for an event the whole family can enjoy. A race with a 100-year lineage, dory exhibition races, schooner sails and dockside tours, once-in-a-lifetime exhibits, and an active working waterfront for Maritime Heritage Day. Plan your trip today!
Cynthia Curtis Pottery Classes
September 6 - October 29

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.
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Rockport Music is Hiring for an Assistant Box Office Manager

Rockport Music, home of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, is seeking an Assistant Box Office Manager. Working with the Ticketing Operations Manager, as well as other administrative and operations staff, the Assistant Box Office Manager will help build concerts and events in Tessitura, provide a high level of courteous and informed service to all customers, manage that all policies and concert details are accurate and current for the box office, and work the concerts and events. The Assistant Box Office Manager is also responsible for troubleshooting Tessitura issues, exploring best practices for ticketing operations, as well as organizing many of the box office activities in preparation for concert events.
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.
We would like to extend a big thank you to our supporting sponsors.

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