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Honoring America's Veterans

As much as hotly contested elections can divide us, rarely are we more united as Americans than when we honor our nation’s veterans. Like today’s servicemen and women they stepped up on our behalf to defend and preserve our United States of America. On this Veterans Day may we all come together and thank America’s veterans for their service and sacrifice.
Auction Countdown Begins - Six More Days Until We Go Live

With less than a week to go our largest fundraiser, the Love Cape Ann Fundraising Auction kicks off on Monday, November 16. Keep your eye out for our email informing you how to register. You won’t want to miss it! Your fellow neighbors have come out to support and donate fantastic items to this year’s efforts. We have great overnight stays, home renovation packages, family fun items, schooner sails and so much more. You can pick something out for the whole family this holiday season. You can feel good about it too, as a portion of this year’s proceeds will be given to local businesses who have been most impacted by the pandemic. 
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Save the Date! Coffee & Connections
Thursday, December 3, 10 AM

Our monthly networking event is a fantastic opportunity to get connected with other members, give an update about your business, and learn how other businesses are navigating through this phase 3 normal. We hope to see you in December at our new time, 10 AM.

Act NOW! Early Bird Special for Cape Ann's Best Advertising Opportunities Ends November 30
The Cape Ann Guide & Directory, Cape Ann Map and Rockport Map are THE preeminent publications for the region and offer incredible promotional opportunity with over 250,000 pieces printed. They are distributed throughout the North Shore, and beyond, as well as online. Take advantage of early bird 10% discounts by signing up to advertise now. Online advertising options are also available.
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A Cape Ann Gift Certificate This Holiday Season Every Season
Cape Ann Gift Certificates are the perfect gift to give this holiday season and are THE BEST way to support local business, as they can only be redeemed at more than 200 participating local businesses. We sell more than $70,000 GCs a year, and have put over $1,000,000 back into the local economy over the life of the program. These can be purchased at the Chamber Office, both Shaw's locations, and Tuck's Candy & Gifts in Rockport. 

MyLocalMA Business of the Week - Tuck's Candy & Gifts

Since 1929 Tuck’s Homemade Candy has been made in Rockport. Over the years Tuck's Candy & Gifts has increased its merchandise to include cards, gifts, jewelry & more. Stop by and say hello to owner Laurie Tuck the next time you're in Rockport. You can also purchase a Cape Ann Gift Certificate while you're there!

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Get Ready for Small Business Saturday
The Chamber team will be out and about on Small Business Saturday, November 28. We look forward to shopping local, taking pictures, and documenting this special day. We are also a Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion again this year! We are still waiting to receive our merchandise but when we do, you can stop by our office to pick up tote bags, posters, and more.
Esmeralda Jewelry, Accessories & Gifts in Rockport is Offering the Service of Gift Boxes for Businesses

As we approach the Holiday season, many businesses will want to say "Thank You" to their hard working employees. Esmeralda Jewelry offers a variety of gift box options so you can find a gift for everyone. The gift boxes can be customized to whatever products you like, and are available directly in store or online. Esmeralda will work with your needs and budget!

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Woodman's of Essex Holiday Gift Card Sale

Our friends at Woodman's of Essex are starting their holiday gift card sale early this year. Now through December 31 get a $20 FREE gift card when you buy $100 in Restaurant Gift Cards.

The Businesses on Lexington Avenue Are Offering Special Fall Savings

This Fall season don't forget to stop by Lexington Avenue in Magnolia. Participating businesses are offering special discounts on CBD, home decor, gift items, and more! Magnolia is a must see this Fall season. Use the hashtag #meetmeinmagnolia to share your pictures of Lexington Avenue.

Local Sales, Discounts & Promotions
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!
Take Cape Ann Mass In Motion’s Bike Friendly Survey

The goal of this survey is to acquire important feedback on making Cape Ann roads safer for all. Whether you drive, walk, or bike, your participation in this survey will help to better inform community leaders on Active Transportation opportunities.

Arts Abound Launches New E-Commerce Website Just in Time for the Holidays

After several months in the works, Arts Abound is pleased to announce that they now have an e-commerce site. It is now easier than ever to support local artists and your favorite small business.

Support the Robicheau Family, A Local Family in Need

A local family needs our help with the costs of their beloved husband and father, David Robicheau's medical expenses. David has faced medical challenges which have severely impacted him and his young family. Click the link below to learn more about the family and how you can help.

Awesome Gloucester Partners with Persistent Productions to Honor Those Who Have Made a Living Working “On Fish”

In June, Awesome Gloucester commissioned Studio Fresh to create original public art to honor the legions of people in Gloucester who have made a living working “on fish” in “on land” jobs. The mural includes images of women processing fish, a lumper, and a fish cutter. The film will debut on November 12 at 6 PM on their Facebook page.

Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospital Announce Guidelines for Grant Program that Benefits Non-Profits

This year, Addison Gilbert Hospital and Beverly Hospital are seeking proposals that focus on addressing social determinants of health including access to technology. Through this grant process, up to $100,000 will be awarded to non-profit organizations. The Deadline to be considered is December 4, 2020

North Shore 104.9 FM Turns on the Christmas Lights Early This Year
North Shore 104.9 FM WBOQ, Gloucester, Boston will play all holiday music from November 2 until the end of 2020 because this year we all need a little Christmas!
Donate NOW to the Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund: A Collaboration Between Action Inc., Pathways for Children & Wellspring House, Inc.

This year, Action Inc., Pathways for Children and Wellspring House have come together to form the  Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund . The non-profits think that raising cash donations to purchase and distribute gift cards will be the best and safest way to help families through the holidays. 
Happy Valley Launches Food Collection Site to Help The Open Door
Happy Valley is gearing up to help The Open Door by safely organizing a food collection site to benefit people right here in our community. The site will be open from November 1 through November 23. Happy Valley will be offering 10% off any accessory for every 5 food items brought to the Happy Valley collection site.

Wheelhouse Cowork to Open Their Second Location This Month
The Gloucester Daily Times recently published an article announcing Wheelhouse Cowork's new location. This marks a milestone for the business and its founder, Nate Cahill. The new location will offer ocean views and special amenities. 

YMCA's Back Fathers Fiesta Virtual 5K and 5M Road Race, November 14 - 21
Support the YMCA's work in the community as you run virtually on the backshore. You choose, run the 5 Mile Course or the 5K course. Each takes you through Gloucester’s picturesque Back Shore. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Twin Lights and watch the waves crash onto the rocky shoreline.
Rockport Music Presents Concert View Virtual Series: Concert View: Tim Gearan
November 20, 7 PM

Rockport Music's Concert View virtual music series presents beloved Boston area fixture Tim Gearan. The performance starts at 7pm and is free to watch. Go to their website, Youtube Channel or Facebook Page to watch.

First Annual Winter Lights November 27 - January 1
Over 150 businesses will be lit up throughout Cape Ann to help us all celebrate the joys of the season. A Drive- Map will be produced, highlighting Rockport, Gloucester, Essex and Manchester's participating businesses and offered to all for an enchanting exhibit. 
Backyard Growers is Seeking a Full-Time Program Coordinator

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Forklift Operator Position Available at Americold Logistics is Hiring for a Forklift Operator Position

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Cazeault Solar & Home is Looking for a Key Part-Time Team Member

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Updated Mask and Public Gatherings Orders Now in Effect. The new guidelines and protocols took effect on November 6. The full list of sector-specific protocols is available on the Reopening Massachusetts website. Updated sports guidance has also been posted and took effect on November 7. 

State’s Daily Dashboard Revised. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is now posting a revised COVID-19 daily dashboard. A key new data point presented in the dashboard is “Case Growth by Age Group,” which will help show the impact of COVID on different age ranges over time. The Commonwealth is currently seeing a larger proportion of cases in younger people compared to earlier in the pandemic.  To view the most recent daily dashboard please click here: Dashboard for November 9.

Governor Grants Insurance Waivers for Closed Restaurants. The Baker Administration recently issued an executive order waiving the requirements for liquor liability and workmen’s compensation insurance for restaurants needing to renew their liquor licenses while closed due to COVID-19. View the executive order here for more details.  

Small Business Grant Deadline Nears.  The plan announced recently includes $50.8 million in direct grants to help small businesses that have been most severely impacted by the pandemic. The deadline for applying for these grants is Thursday, November 12 at Noon. For more information about Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation’s COVID-19 Grants for Massachusetts Small Business and to apply please click here. To read the full announcement please click here

Information Resources:

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

To view the most recent (November 5) 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.

For the most recent Legislative and COVID-19 update from the office of State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante please click here.
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If you are interested in promoting with the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and sponsoring this newsletter, please contact Ken Riehl at [email protected]
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