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Thank You and Farewell to Rockport Inn & Suites' Matt and Missy Anzivino

The time has come for Cape Ann to bid a fond farewell to Matt and Missy Anzivino as they prepare to begin the next chapter in their life story in Florida. Over the years, Matt and Missy and their team at Rockport Inn & Suites brought energy and spirit to Christmas in Rockport and the community Easter egg hunt, while hosting countless Rockport Division meetings and Chamber events at the inn.
Last Call! Cape Ann Community Foundation Grant Deadline June 1

The June 1 deadline for local non-profit organizations and schools to apply for grants from the Cape Ann Community Foundation is now just six days away. Grant guidelines and application forms are now available online at For further information call the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at (978) 283-1601 or email Peter Webber at
The 2021 Editions of the Cape Ann Chamber's Premier Publications Are Here!

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. We are delighted to announce that we have just received our 2021 editions and they look fantastic! We are now distributing them, and they are also available at the Chamber for pick-up. We hope you enjoy this year’s publications as much as we enjoyed making them. It is our honor 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.
Business After Hours
Wednesday, May 26 | 4:30 PM
It is not too late to join us for our last virtual Business After Hours – then we are back in-person in June – YES! This event allows you to uniquely connect with fellow members in the community to form new connections, strengthen relationships, and expand your business while supporting fellow members of the Cape Ann community.
This month’s host is the Seafarer Inn
Coffee & Connections
Virtual Networking Event
Thursday, June 3 | 9 AM
Start the month off right and join us for a morning of coffee and connections! 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.
Protecting Your Business and Your Customers: Creating a Fair
Playing Field for All
Virtual Webinar
Tuesday, June 8 | 11 AM

Join us for a panel discussion hosted by the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce Government, with whom we have partnered and the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau in collaboration with the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.
Endicott Entrepreneurial Training Series: Design Your Work Life by Katie Kilty
Wednesday, June 9| 9 - 10 AM
Design thinking can transform our present job and our experience of work by utilizing the designer mindsets of curiosity, reframing, radical collaboration, innovation and forward movement. With competition fierce for top talent, being mindful of how the past year has changed the workplace forever can help firms establish that competitive edge. For employees, learning the language of design thinking can help you visualize and then articulate a positive work life with the end goal of being a better and more productive contributor to your workplace.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Annual Dinner Celebration
Friday, June 18 | 6 - 11 PM
We’ll be safely gathering at the beautiful seaside location of Maritime Gloucester for great food, lively music, and even better company. Join us as we celebrate our 2021 Board President, Susan Gould Coviello of the North Shore Health Project and honor outgoing President, Tony Sapienza of Blue Shutters Beachside Inn. Place your name on our waitlist to reserve a ticket today! It is also not too late to sponsor this event, as a terrific way to promote your business and to support the Chamber's Mission. 
Amanda Armstrong Earns Highest Award Distinction Within the Engel & Völkers Americas Network

Engel & Völkers Americas recently announced that Amanda Armstrong has been recognized as a Chairman’s Circle advisor in the global company’s 2020 Elite Club, the company’s highest award-level distinction. The Chairman’s Circle includes Engel & Völkers Americas advisors who achieved a minimum of $1 million in closed gross commission income or a minimum of 60 closed sides for the calendar year 2020.
Sawyer Free Library Launches New Resources for Job Seekers

Targeted to the needs of today's job hunter, the Job Seekers Resource Program supports people as they discover new career paths, gain new job skills, find job opportunities, and more.  The program features expert-led virtual workshops, one-on-one resume sessions at the library, and a new dedicated webpage, available in over 100 world languages, with extensive resources specially curated by Library staff.   All resources are free and accessible to those in the Gloucester community and beyond.
The Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship Just Announced its Winners for 2021-2022

Rachel Turner and Lexie Zubricki are the scholarship recipients for the Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship which is a fund to benefit local students of the tourism & hospitality industry set up in memory of Kay Ellis.
Learn a Trade and Elevate Your Career with Action Inc.'s Trades
Gateway Program

Action Inc.'s new Trades Gateway Program is designed to connect people to FREE trainings in the trades like plumbing, construction, welding and more! The program also offers career services to help obtain a job once trained. These exciting new training opportunities are free for eligible residents of Cape Ann.
The Chairish Small Business Award is Accepting Applications for Design-Related Businesses of Diverse Backgrounds

Chairish, an online vintage furniture, art and home accessories store is offering an award to support small business owners from diverse backgrounds whose businesses are in a design-related field. Chairish will grant one $2,500 award to one deserving business.
Wellness Wednesday: Plant-Based Community Cooking Class
With Common Crow
Wednesday, May 26 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Common Crow will be hosting a virtual cooking class with friend and collaborator Becca Gutstadt of Good Stuff Nutrition! Learn how to make light & crispy, baked falafel with a creamy tahini sauce and cucumber, tomato salad - a tasty make-ahead meal that is perfect for beach days or on-the-go!
Rockport Music Concert View:
Castle of Our Skins
Thursday, May 27 | 7 - 8 PM

Celebrate Black artistry through music and learn about important stories and figures in Black history in a special collaboration between Castle of Our Skins, Winsor Music, and Project STEP. The program also features the underrepresented British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and his clarinet quintet.
Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Virtual Open House
Thursday, May 27 | 7:15 - 8:15 PM

Interested in learning more about the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy?! Join the academy via Zoom to learn more about their innovative, hands-on training program. You will also hear from Academy instructors and learn about program details. All you have to do is tune in!
Memorial Day Weekend Sunset Summer Cruise with Beauport Cruiselines
Sunday, May 30 | 6 - 9 PM

There are still tickets available for Beauport Cruiselines Memorial Day Weekend Sunset Dinner Cruise! Enjoy their Traditional Lobster Bake Dinner, a full bar, and DJ, all while enjoying the ocean breeze and views of Gloucester Harbor and Cape Ann!
Images as Objects of the Imaginary
Antony Ohman Exhibit
Now - May 30 at Jane Deering Gallery

Images As Objects of the Imaginary presents a series of photographs by the artist Antony Ohman. The works observe, abstract and inquire into environments seemingly familiar to us and ask if there might be another further uninhabited world within them. Gallery hours are Friday 6-8 PM, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM-5 PM.
2021 Misselwood Touring Series Part 1
Sunday, June 6 | 9 AM - Noon

The event is open to any classic car or motorcycle, pre-registration is required as space is limited. We will journey through the scenic towns of Essex County with a stop around the midway point. It's $50 per person, not per car, so please buy tickets for all guests.
Sawyer Free Library Workshop:
A Guide to Interviewing for Graduating Students and Their Families
Tuesday, June 8 | 7 - 8:30 PM

The first free Sawyer Free Library's Job Seeker’s Workshop is geared toward high school students embarking on college interviews and college graduates facing employment interviews. Employment specialist and career coach, Gary Gekow, will share a variety of strategies to help students navigate through this challenging experience
The Savvy Caregiver 6-Week Free Workshop With SeniorCare Inc.
Thursdays, May 20-June 24|10 AM-Noon

The Savvy Caregiver Training is a free six-week program for family and friends who are active caregivers, caring for those living with Alzheimer's or related dementias. Become an expert in caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementias.
Posting an event on our community calendar is a great way to gain exposure and promote your business's upcoming events. Take advantage of this FREE member benefit and post yours today by logging into your account!

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#MyLocalMA Business of the Week - The Lantana House

The Lantana House is an intimate, welcoming bed and breakfast open year round in the heart of historic Rockport. Innkeepers Richard and Tracey welcome their guests with open arms and delicious food and ensure their guests take in all that Rockport has to offer. After a long day out and about, what better way to wind down than on the front porch and deck, listening to the sweet sounds of Rockport. Book your stay today!
Shop Our Member Special of the Week:
Atomic Outings at Misselwood Events

It’s time to plan a fun, summer outdoor celebration for your employees—to acknowledge their hard work during such a difficult year. Their 4,500 square foot tent and surrounding oceanfront property is the perfect place to bring people together this summer. Book your summer outing by the sea today!
Our Final Takeout Today Featured Member: Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar  

This week marks our final week of Takeout Today and we encourage you to visit Mile Marker One at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort in Gloucester. With locally caught seafood, grass-fed beef, and a selection of cocktails, there’s something for everyone. Visit them after Wednesday this week when their Bridge Deck opens. You can dine with them inside or outside at the water’s edge, you can even dock and dine by boat! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks are also available to-go for curbside, dockside or delivery. Follow Mile Marker One on social media to stay up to date with all their activities.
Promote Your Participation in the
Cape Ann Gift Check Program
Are you a current participant in our Cape Ann Gift Check Program? If you are, we encourage you to promote that your business accepts our gift checks by sharing the promotional image featured on the left. Simply save the file and add the image to your website or share it on social media. Our program encourages our community to shop locally and spend their dollars on Cape Ann. If you are interested in participating in this program, please email
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!

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State Lifting All Remaining
COVID-19 Restrictions May 29

Effective Saturday, May 29, all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted, and the state of emergency will end on June 15. The state’s current face covering order will also be rescinded on May 29, to be replaced by a new face covering advisory consistent with the latest Centers for Disease Control guidance. Read the full press release and related information here
Read the City of Gloucester Memo Regarding Summer Events and Reopening Information

Last week the City of Gloucester issued a memo on topics including beach parking, the Stage Fort Park trolley, summer events, reopening information, face covering guidance, and more. To read the memo please click here
Rockport's Town Offices Will Reopen to Full Service Walk-Ins Starting June 2

The Board of Health has voted to lift local COVID restrictions and fully align with the Commonwealth’s restriction and advisory timeline. Starting Wednesday, June 2, Town Offices will transition from by appointment to regular full service walk-in during normal business hours. The Public Library will also transition from its back porch pickup service to normal walk in service the same day. Learn more here
Over 3.4 Million Fully Vaccinated in Mass

According to the May 23 report from the Department of Public Health 3,438,241 people have been fully vaccinated in Massachusetts against COVID-19. More than 4 million have received at least one dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Everyone age 12 and above who lives, works or studies in Massachusetts is now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. To learn more and to make an appointment please click here. View the latest Massachusetts vaccine data and updates here. View the May 20 weekly vaccination report here
State’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 1%

The state’s 7-day weighted average positivity rate continued to fall over the past week, reaching 0.93% on May 22. Other key indicators, including hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID are also continuing to show encouraging downward trends. To view the most recent Massachusetts COVID-19 daily dashboard please click here. For the May 20 weekly public health report please click here
SBA Accepting Applications for Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business. Applications are now being accepted. For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, please click here
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Application Portal is Open 

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal is now open. For additional information and to review applicant resources, visit click here
Information Resources

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

To view the most recent (May 20) 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
The Patio Company is Looking for a Summer Accounting Intern

This is a paid opportunity, job duties include customer deposits, recording customer payments, handling daily mail and more. Hours are Monday through Friday, 20-30 hours a week.
SeniorCare is Looking for a Full-Time Protective Service Caseworker and a Full-Time Care Manager

SeniorCare offers ongoing training, supportive supervision, great team relations and a sense of challenging, worthwhile work within the local communities they serve.
Carroll K. Steele Insurance Agency, Inc. is Hiring an Insurance Account Manager (Personal Lines)

Leading North Shore insurance agency seeking full time experienced Personal Lines Account Manager. P&C licensed preferred with minimum of at least 1 year experience.
Yella on the Water is Hiring Multiple Positions

Yella is a globally inspired, locally created modern eatery offering elevated Mediterranean cuisine that remains true to the hearty traditions of regional cooking. Apply to work on the water today!
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.
Top Dog of Rockport is Looking for Restaurant Help

Top Dog is paying top dollar for full/part time positions. Experienced or will train, help is needed immediately. Contact (302) 943 8984.
Action Inc. is Looking to Hire a Building Performance Specialist and a Heating Specialist

To learn more about these job opportunities, please click the links below.
Cape Ann's Marina Resort, Mile Marker One & Cape Ann Marine Sales & Service are Looking to Hire Multiple Positions
The resort, marina, and restaurant are currently looking to hire various positions including: hotel maintenance associate, server, bartender, kitchen expeditor, front desk associate and more. 
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.
Atlantis Oceanfront Inn Is Looking to Hire a Hotel Maintenance Person

The position will be 2-4 days a week at a seasonal 40 room property located on the beautiful Back Shore.
Beauport Hospitality Group is Hiring Multiple Positions
Seaport Grille, the Beauport Hotel, Cruiseport Gloucester, Cruiselines, and 1606 Restaurant & Bar are looking to hire restaurant supervisors, event sales manager and a general maintenance/ engineering assistant, and deckhand.
Atlantic Vacation Homes Has Many Opportunities Available
Atlantic Vacation Homes is seeking a full-time office coordinator, seasonal maintenance technicians, and seasonal property inspectors. Click the link below to learn more about these job opportunities.
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Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce