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Our Chamber, Our Community, Our Region
Celebrating Independence Day on Cape Ann
Dear Friends,

As we look ahead to this weekend’s 254 th  anniversary of America’s independence, let’s also pause to reflect upon and give thanks for the strength and resilience of our Cape Ann community. The people of Cape Ann have come together in remarkable and inspirational ways to help one another through the darkest days of the Coronavirus pandemic. While difficult and challenging days still lie ahead as we work to overcome the virus, there is also reason to celebrate the progress that we have made so far together.

With many of our traditional 4th of July events cancelled this year, what better way to show our Cape Ann community pride than to visit and patronize local businesses? For a list of Main Street shops and eateries that will be open in Gloucester, please  click this link . Many businesses in all Cape Ann communities will be open this weekend, so don’t forget to visit Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea as well. From our Chamber Team to you and your family, we wish you a wonderful 4th of July!
Our 2020 Publications are Here!
Over 200,000 pieces of the Cape Ann Guide & Directory, Cape Ann Map and Rockport Map are being widely distributed around Cape Ann, the North Shore, into Boston and north to the Maria Miles Visitor Center and as far South as Delaware on the Amtrack line.   We will also be making the delivery rounds to our advertisers, and invite you to pick-up as many as you would like at our new Chamber office on Harbor Loop opening in mid-July – stay tuned for the Grand Opening Announcement!
Local Promotions from Chamber Members
Chamber Members can now list your sales and promotions on our websites. We have a new "Shop Our Members" page that appears on all three of our major websites.

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!
Shop Local This 4th of July
Remember to shop local this 4th of July weekend. For a list of main street shops and eateries that will be open in Gloucester please click here
  • Governor Announces New Travel Guidelines. On Tuesday Governor Baker announced that travelers from New England, New York or New Jersey are exempt from the state’s 14-day quarantine directive for travelers to Massachusetts. For the full guidelines please click here. For national travel information please visit

  • Senate Votes to Extend PPP. On Tuesday, the Senate voted to extend the Paycheck Protection Program to August 8. If approved by the House and signed by the President, small businesses will have five more weeks to apply for assistance.

  • New EIDL Loan and Grant Applications Still Being Accepted. For more information and to apply, please click here. Overall funds are limited, so it is important to apply as soon as possible.

  • Dashboard for June 30: The state’s most recent daily Dashboard of Public Health Indicators continues to trend favorably in Massachusetts. On June 30, for the first time since March, the Department of Public Health reported 0 Coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours.
Information Resources:

  • For comprehensive COVID-19 information please visit the Chamber’s special Coronavirus page.

  • For the latest COVID-19 news and information for Massachusetts, please visit
Tuesday Jul 7, 2020
8 - 9am
Sawyer Free Library City Wide
Read and Discussion
Thursday Jul 16, 2020
9 - 10am
Happy Valley Grand Opening
& Ribbon Cutting
38 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester
July 18 & August 15th 2020
10am - 5pm
Cape Ann Artisans 2020 Summer Mini-Tour
Recurring Events:

For a look at upcoming events year round, visit our full online calendar. The full calendar also includes many recurring events:

  • Concert Window with Rockport Music
  • Wake Up Spirit at Floating Lotus
  • Yoga Sessions with Missy Anzivino Yoga
  • Monthly Community Reiki Share at Manchester Community Center
Job Postings Welcome.  We encourage Chamber members to use us as a resource to post job openings. All CACC members have an online account where they can post a job listing. View current job listings  here . For assistance in posting job openings for your business, please contact Olivia Perez-O’Dess at .
Cape Ann Youth Summer Jobs

Line Cook - Full Time - 1606 Restaurant & Bar
B eauport Hospitality Group
Gorton's 3rd Shift Production Position
We at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce 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