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Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester| Photo Credit: Charlene Delaney
Act NOW! Take Advantage of Cape Ann's Premier Advertising Opportunities for Businesses of All Industries 
The Cape Ann Guide & Directory, Cape Ann Map and Rockport Map are THE preeminent publications for the region and offer incredible promotional opportunities. Contact for more information.

Host a Seminar in 2021

Is your business or organization interested in hosting a Zoom seminar? Are you looking to promote your business? Look no further, we are now scheduling seminars for 2021. This is a terrific opportunity and an exclusive member benefit. Past Chamber seminars have ranged from finance, health care, human resoures, to marketing and beyond.

Please contact for more information and to schedule your seminar today!
Shop Local This Holiday Season! There Are So Many Fantastic Options and You Will be Supporting Our Community

For a list of businesses to support, please view our member directory here. If you prefer to show your support from the comfort of your home, Click Here to view a list of member online retailers. Many Shop Local events are also happening in all four Cape Ann communities!
A Great Way to Support Local Businesses is by Purchasing a Cape Ann Gift Check This Holiday Season

These can be purchased at the Chamber Office, both Shaw's locations, and Tuck's Candy & Gifts in Rockport. Now for sale at Cape Ann Savings Bank in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

MyLocalMA Business of the Week -
4 BEACH Gift & Goodies

4 Beach is a family run shop in downtown Manchester by-the Sea. They carry a great mix of fun toys, apparel, housewares, stationary, MBTS swag, local artists creations and so much more!

Shop Maritime Gloucester's Gift Shop This Holiday Season

Please come down and support the amazing creative spirit of Maritime Gloucester's artists and photographers. As you do your holiday shopping, they still have some Christmas Trees available so you can get your shopping and decorating needs done in one stop!

Buy Your Gloucester 400 Commemorative Medal Before They Sell Out 

Give the gift of Gloucester this holiday season, with Gloucester's official 400th commemorative medal. These limited edition, high-relief 1.5" Antique Bronze medals are issued by the Gloucester Celebration Corporation, official organizers of Gloucester 400.

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!

*Contact Olivia, at if you need assistance
Join Senator Bruce Tarr LIVE on 104.9 for Their Annual Rockport Holiday Toy Drive Segment Airing Today at Noon

North Shore 104.9’s Holiday Toy Drive with Senator Bruce Tarr will be going virtual this year. The Toy Drive's Rockport Segment will air live today from noon to 2pm on 104.9 FM, and on Friday, December 11 Cape Ann Savings Bank will host the live on-air segment from noon to 2pm.

Take a Drive Through Cape Ann and View Beautiful Winter Light Displays
Now Through January 1
Local businesses throughout Cape Ann are getting into the festive spirit by decorating their establishments with twinkling lights and/or creative window displays.
Christmas-By-The-Sea: A Wonderful Holiday Tradition In Manchester
December 4 - December 13
Manchester-by-the-Sea has many fun and safe Holiday events this month! Click the link below to learn more.
Christmas in Gloucester
Shop Local • Shop Downtown
Now Through December 17

There are many fun and safe events happening this holiday season. Click the link below to view the extended flyer and schedule of "Christmas in Gloucester" events.

Holidays in Rockport
Now Through January 1
Rockport's creative community has taken a few of their festivals and made them month-long experiences maintaining the traditions and adding some new ones for you and yours to have a safe and wonderful holiday season. 
Manchester Historical Museum Presents Holiday Open House
Now Through December 11

Enjoy a special holiday exhibit and vintage toys from the museum's collection this week from 10am - 3pm.

Deck The Halls Returns to Hammond Castle and Santa Makes Two Special Visits
December 11 and 12

From noon to 4pm each child will be presented with a new wrapped gift and a signed photo of Santa. Children may also have their photo taken with Santa.  

Larkin Cottage Virtual Gala
December 18
The gala, presented by Essex North Shore Agricultual & Technical School, will benefit the Larkin Memorial Cottage project.

Backyard Growers Holiday Pop-Up Shop is Open Through December 22
The online shop is chock full of unique garden and nature themed gifts that will bring festive fun to family and friends all year round.
Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund is Still Accepting Donations From Now Until December 10

Donations to the Fund will allow Action Inc., Wellspring House and Pathways for Children to provide gift cards for hundreds of families in need. 

Give Now to Cape Ann Kids
Savour Wine and Cheese: News Update

Savour has increased their safety measures and continues to offer curbside pickup service. Please read the full press release below for more information, including updated hours and new holiday packaged wine specials.

Watch Windhover's Uplifting QUARRY DANCE lX Film 

Windhover Center for the Performing Arts has made their performance, Quarry Dance IX available to their viewers.

Click here to watch
Take Senior Care's Assessment Survey By December 14

The results are used for planning and advocacy. It is very important for SeniorCare Inc. to hear directly from those who live in the communities they serve.

Click here to take the survey
Take Cape Ann Mass In Motion’s Bike Friendly Community Survey

Whether you drive, walk, or bike, your participation in this survey will help to better inform community leaders on Active Transportation opportunities.

The Gloucester Female Charitable Association is now accepting Grant Proposals for the 2020-2021 Grant Cycle

Grant proposals must support the mission of the Gloucester Female Charitable Association. All completed applications are due by December 11, 2020.

Promote Your Business by Adopting the Gloucester Police Department's New Community Resource Dog 
Please contact Lieutenant Nicastro of the Community Impact Unit at (978) 325-5471 for more information.
Massachusetts Submits Initial
Vaccine Order

In anticipation of FDA approval for emergency use authorizations the Baker-Polito administration submitted the state’s initial vaccine order to the CDC on Friday. The federal government allocated Massachusetts 59,475 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for this first shipment, which is part of 300,000 doses that the CDC is expected to send to Massachusetts by the end of December. Read the December 4 press release here. Later this week, the administration will provide further details about vaccine prioritization and distribution.

FDA Advisory Committee to Meet December 17 on Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will meet on December 17 to discuss the request for emergency use authorization (EUA) of a COVID-19 vaccine from Massachusetts-based Moderna. Inc. See the FDA’s November 30 press release here
Mass Cultural Council Grants Available For Cape Ann Cultural Organizations

The Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Grant Program offers grants to support Massachusetts nonprofit cultural organizations negatively impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to apply please click hereApplication deadline is this Friday, December 11, 2020. 

CDC Offers Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Parents and Caregivers

For the most up-to-date guidance from the Centers for Disease Prevention please click here
Massachusett's Daily Dashboard
To view the most recent daily dashboard please click here: Dashboard for December 7, 2020.
Information Resources

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

To view the most recent (December 3) 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 newsletter from the office of State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante please click here.

Local Colors Artists' Cooperative is Looking For Artists
Exhibit your work in the gallery and enjoy being among artists where you'll find a positive, creative, and collaborative environment.
Forklift Operator Position Available at Americold Logistics is Hiring for a Forklift Operator Position

Click Here to Read the Job Description
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Cape Ann Youth Friendly Jobs & Internships

Click here to view available opportunities
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Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce