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We Wish You and Your Family a Safe and Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year

It has been our privilege to serve you during this unprecedented challenging year. So many stories of hardship, sorrow, resilience, and inspiration. Together, we have truly stood and supported one another and know that we will emerge in 2021 a stronger Cape Ann to create the future of this incredible region.

Chamber Holiday Hours:
December 24 | 9am - noon
December 25 | Closed
December 31 | 9am - noon
January 1| Closed
2021 Advertising Deadline Is Approaching! Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Promote Your Business in Our Premier Publications
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.

Rusty & Ingrid Creative Co. on Bearskin Neck
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 - Purchase 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. And recently added, now for sale at Cape Ann Savings Bank in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

MyLocalMA Business of the Week -
Mark Adrian Shoes

Mark Adrian Shoes was founded in 1975 by Mark Adrian Farber. His son, Adam Farber, is a fifth-generation shoe retailer whose family legacy began over 100 years ago. Located on Main Street in Gloucester, the shoe store carries many popular brands including Ugg, Teva, Dr. Martens, Birkenstock, Clarks, Sperry, and so much more.

Shop goodlinens studio! 20% Off All Linen for the Month of December

goodlinens studio is offering three ways to shop. You can schedule a private in-store shopping on the 1/2 hour by calling (978) 241-7666; you can shop online on their new website for curbside pick up, shipping, and purchase electronic gift certificates; you can also shop their window for orders filled curbside.

Give the Gift of Savour Wine & Cheese

Stop by Savour Wine & Cheese on Prospect Street in Gloucester for Holiday Packaged Wine Gifts of $20, $30 & $40 each with two wines. You can also ease your stress in picking the perfect wine and give the gift of Savour Gift Certificates and select, imported, artisan-crafted woven products.

Sharon's Studio of Gloucester is Offering a Holiday Portrait Special

The studio is offering a special deal of $100 for tons of photos taken in a 20-minute session. Hurry and book your appointment today! Available 7 days a week, now through the end of December.

Today is the Last Day to Shop Backyard Growers Holiday Pop-Up
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.
Shop Maritime Gloucester's Gift Shop

Please come down and support the amazing creative spirit of Maritime Gloucester's artists and photographers.

Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Post No. 3 Proudly Supports These Veteran Owned Businesses, Now More Than Ever During This Covid-19 Crisis

It is especially critical during this holiday season to support these veteran retail businesses. At least buy a gift certificate! They served their country and you, it's time you serve them!

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
Winter Lights on Cape Ann
Continues Through January 1
Take a drive through Cape Ann and view beautiful winter light displays. Over 150 local businesses throughout Cape Ann are getting into the festive spirit by decorating their establishments with twinkling lights and/or creative window displays.
Holidays in Rockport
Continues 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. 
Rockport Music Presents Concert View: Guy Fishman & Ian Watson
January 1

Tune into the virtual concert on Rockport Music's website, Youtube, or Facebook page at 7pm on Friday, January 1. The concert will feature Guy Fishman on cello, and Ian Watson on harpsichord.

Pledge Your Support for the Sawyer Free Library's 2020 Annual Appeal

Past gifts to the library's annual appeal have enabled them to offer a wide range of new collections and resources, state of the art technology, and innovative programming for all ages. Watch their appeal video to learn more and we hope you will consider making a donation.

SCORE Local Small Business Webinars

  • Start Your Own Business | Thursday, Jan 7 | 12:00 pm
  • Digital Transformation | Friday, Jan 8 | 9:30 am
  • Cybersecurity | Tuesday, Jan 12 | 9:00 am
  • More Clients Less Marketing | Tuesday, Jan 12 | 12pm
  • Pictures Speak Louder Than Words: The Power of Visuals In Your Marketing | Wednesday | Jan 13, 12 pm
  • Business Planning - The Simpler Way | Thursday, Jan 14 | 12 pm
  • Planificación Empresarial – Simplificada | Jueves, 14 de enero | 12 pm
  • And many more

Captain Lester S. Wass Post No. 3 is Offering a Christmas Holiday Ham Dinner to Those in Need on Christmas

American Legion, Post 3, will again be proudly delivering free Christmas Holiday Ham Dinners to the elderly, shut-ins, veterans, and needy in the Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Ipswich & Essex areas on CHRISTMAS DAY. The deadline to request a meal is 6 pm on Tuesday, December 22 and the deadline to volunteer is 4 pm on Monday, December 21.

Congress Approves COVID Relief Package

Late yesterday with strong bipartisan majorities the US House and Senate passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package with aid for small businesses totaling $325 billion, including about $280 for a renewed and extended PPP loan program. The package also includes unemployment benefit extensions, stimulus checks of up to $600 per individual and tax breaks aimed at helping restaurants. The bill is now at the White House, where President Trump is expected to sign it into law later today. For a detailed account from the Wall Street Journal, please click here.
Moderna Vaccine Approved;
Distribution Begins

Following FDA and CDC approvals late last week, Massachusetts-based Moderna, Inc. began distribution of its COVID-19 vaccine Sunday. The first doses were administered yesterday. Moderna’s is the second COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for emergency use in the US, following authorization of the Pfizer vaccine a week earlier. For a detailed account in the Wall Street Journal, please click here.
CDC Offers Updated Holiday
Season Guidance

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information and holiday season guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention please click here. 
Massachusett's Daily Dashboard

To view the most recent daily dashboard please click here: Dashboard for December 21, 2020.
Information Resources

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

To view the most recent (December 17) 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.
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
Visit the Website
Cape Ann Youth Friendly Jobs & Internships

Click here to view available opportunities
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