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Manchester-by-the-Sea | Photo Credit: Joe Codrington
Opening of New Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Cape Ann Community Foundation Offices and Visitor Center a Milestone Event for Cape Ann and Region’s Businesses

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Placement of Time Capsule, and Virtual Community-Wide Celebration Set for August 28

Cape Ann, MA --- August 18, 2020 --- The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and its affiliated Cape Ann Community Foundation today announced the opening of its new office and visitor center at 24 Harbor Loop in Gloucester, marking a major milestone for both organizations, the Chamber’s members, and the entire Cape Ann community.

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Introducing Our New Member Savings Program

The Chamber has partnered with TableBoost, the leading Facilities Management app for small, independent restaurants. TableBoost automates the process of managing all of your equipment and systems. TableBoost is free and Chamber members will also receive implementation support at no charge. TableBoost is offering up to $200 in credits for new customers!

Coffee and Connections Virtual Networking Event on Thursday, September 3

We are happy to announce that our Zoom Informational Sharing Sessions are back! Occurring on the first Thursday of the month at 8:30am, the Cape Ann Chamber will be hosting the new informational sharing session “Coffee and Connections.” We have missed connecting with our members on a monthly basis and look forward to getting “virtually” back together

Stay Tuned for More Information and Details
Sale By The Sea in Manchester on
Saturday, August 29

Sale By The Sea is a celebration of the things that are synonymous with Cape Ann in the summertime: our community! Show your support to our downtown retailers and restaurants by joining us on August 29

Save the Date! Virtual $25K Game on Saturday, October 15

Every October, The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce hosts the premiere giveaway night on Cape Ann: The $25,000 Game. A total of $25,000 is given away including- one Grand Prize of $10,000

This year we are moving to a virtual event but it will still be a night of fun! Call or visit the Chamber to purchase your ticket

Beach Cleanup with Seaside Sustainability Senior Volunteer Corps

Seaside Sustainability, a nonprofit North Shore environmental organization committed to protecting the oceans and marine life, is launching a Senior Corps of Volunteers with monthly coastal cleanups at different beaches in the area. Masks and social distance guidelines will be expected

The Cornerstone Creative is Now Open

Yesterday The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce performed a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Cornerstone Creative. The Cornerstone Creative is a non-profit mentorship program utilizing woodworking and craftsmanship to help shape the futures of the young men and women in Gloucester

Savour-Summer Daily Virtual Grand Wine Tasting

The Savour-Summer Virtual Grand Wine Tasting lives on the Savour Wine and Cheese website. For the 2-week event visitors have access to the tasting information on 45 select, curated wines available for purchase 24/7

Windhover Announces The 60 Second Trailer For Quarry Dance IX Now

The 30-minute film is still being edited, and original music is being composed for the film now by Russ Gershon. The Quarry Dances were born from a vision of Ina Hahn, Windhover’s founding Director, whose goal was to marry the art of dance with the pristine granite landscapes of the magical quarries of Cape Ann. 

Misselwood Rally Series Part II – Sunday, August 23 

 Part II of the Misselwood Rally Series will take participants along the historic roads of the North Shore, it’s basically a rolling parade of classic cars. There will be around 25 to 30 cars participating

Essex County Artist Webinars for
a Post-COVID World

Assets for Artists has redesigned its business and financial education programming to provide artists with new, crisis-focused, distance-learning opportunities that largely retain the intimate cohort-focused style of our in-person workshops

These workshops are only open to artists who currently reside in Essex County, Massachusetts

Recurring Events:
Daily Museum Tours with Hammond Castle
Candlelight and Spiritualism Tours with Hammond Castle Museum
Monthly Community Reiki Share at Manchester Community Center
Summer Dinner Cruise Series with Beauport Cruiselines
Wake Up Spirit at Floating Lotus
Yoga Sessions with Missy Anzivino Yoga
Outdoor Yoga (Various Locations) with Treetop Yoga
Virtual View Concerts with Rockport Music
Dashboard for August 17: The most recent daily Dashboard of Public Health Indicators continues to report encouraging trends. The positive test rate (7-day weighted average) has remained below 2% since early July and is now down to 1.4%, its lowest observed value since data collection began. The 3-day weighted average number of hospitalized patients has stayed below 400 since July 24, with 367 reported hospitalized as of August 16.

New Travel Order Remains in Effect. As of August 1, with certain exemptions, visitors to Massachusetts and Massachusetts residents returning from states other than Hawaii, New York and the other New England states (with the exception of Rhode Island) are now required to self-quarantine for 14 days unless they have had a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arriving. For details, please click here. For a one-page printable flyer on the travel order, please click here.

SBA Provides Answers to PPP Loan Forgiveness Questions. Last week the Small Business Administration issued guidance on the loan forgiveness process for businesses that have received PPP loans. For the full FAQ document please click here.

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

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Mortgage Network, Inc. - Ray D'Amico (MA,ME & NH) is Offering a $500 Closing Cost Credit 

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce members can now enjoy a $500 Closing Cost Credit with loan officer, Ray D’Amico. Members can use this on their next purchase or Refinance!

CNAs, CHHAs, and Nursing Students - Aberdeen Home Care, Inc.
Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager - Beauport Hotel Gloucester
Housekeeping Supervisor - Beauport Hotel Gloucester
Multiple Positions - 1606 Restaurant & Bar at Beauport
Communications Manager - Pathways for Children
Multiple Positions - Seaport Grille
We 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 [email protected]
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce