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Tuck's Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea | Photo Credit: Vincent Mainetti
The 2021 Editions of the Cape Ann Chamber's Premier Publications Are Here! Now Available at the Chamber
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. 
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.
Annual Dinner Celebration
Friday, June 18 | 6 - 11 PM
Have you missed the opportunity to reserve your ticket to the Annual Celebration? We’re opening reservations for folks to join us for dancing during the celebration starting at 8 pm, tickets are only $25! Email to reserve your ticket.
Rockport Board of Selectmen
Candidate Forum
Thursday, June 17 | 10 - 11 AM

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Council and Rockport Division will host an in-person Rockport Board of Selectmen candidates forum at the Rockport Inn & Suites. The public is invited but due to limited seating capacity pre-registration is requested. To submit questions for consideration please email by Monday, June 14.
Windhover and Gloucester Stage
Ribbon Cutting
Friday, June 25 | 5 - 6 PM

Join us at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts in Rockport, for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating Windhover & Gloucester Stage's Summer 2021 collaboration and newly expanded outdoor stage. To RSVP, please email
Shop Local This Father's Day and Give the Father in Your Life the Gift of Cape Ann

A Cape Ann Gift Check is a wonderful addition to pair with a Father's Day gift. Over 250 businesses participate in our program including Maplewood Car Wash, Blackbear Barbershop, Essex Seafood, Manchester Athletic Club, Roy Moore's Fish Shack, and more! The Cape Ann Gift Check program encourages our community to shop locally and keeps our dollars on Cape Ann. Now, more than ever, it is important to support local businesses.
Support our Local Businesses by Voting for them in Northshore Magazine's BONS Best Home Awards of 2021

Voting for Northshore Magazine’s BONS Best Home Awards is now open. Voting ends August 1, 2021. Good luck to all of our members that are nominated!
Backyard Growers Kicks Off Community Collaboration on “agriCulture,” a New Arts-Inspired Food-Growing and Gathering Space
The Chamber recently joined Backyard Growers, the Gloucester Housing Authority and over 50 residents of Willowood Gardens in envisioning a new arts-inspired food-growing and gathering space called agriCulture that will celebrate the power of food and food traditions. The new space will build on four years of community connection among residents growing their own food at the Willowood Community Garden that Backyard Growers created there in 2017.

agriCulture is funded in part by the Essex County Community Foundation’s Creative County Initiative (CCI). CCI is designed – through a variety of programs – to elevate arts, culture and the creative economy in Essex County.
Mayflower II's Fuller Shallop Visits Maritime Gloucester

Maritime Gloucester is proud to welcome Mayflower II’s Fuller Shallop to its docks as its first port on its journey home to Plymouth Harbor where both vessels are under the stewardship of Plimoth Patuxet Museums. After a recent restoration by Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, the shallop makes her first stop on the Maritime Gloucester pier for two days of public viewing and demonstrations on June 11 and 12.
The Cape Ann Farmers Market Is Now Open at Their New Location on Harbor Loop

The Cape Ann Farmers Market will take place on Thursdays, now through October 14 from 3 - 6:30 pm. The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market provides consumers with fresh, nutrient-rich food produced with environmentally benign methods and delivered with a smaller carbon footprint. Buying from local producers keeps food dollars in the local economy.
Gloucester Bio is Offering a Special Discount on Sanitizer & Wipes for Cape Ann Chamber Members

This Summer 6/1 - 8/31, Gloucester Bio is offering Chamber members 50% off hand sanitizer and wipes. To apply your discount simply enter the coupon code: capeann. Gloucester Bio is also offering 10% off their station 10 dispensers, including their LifeSaferTM Smart Sanitizer Station which is the only High-Capacity Dispenser available in US!
Give the Father in Your Life a Gloucester 400 Commemorative Medal

Specially priced at $40 and $150, you can purchase a limited edition, high-relief antique bronze commemorative medal in Gloucester at The Brass Money and Harbor Loop Gifts located at the Bulding Center. These medals make the perfect gift for Father's Day!
#MyLocalMA Business of the Week - Frayed Knot Sailing & Charters

This week’s #MyLocalMA business spotlight is Frayed Knot Sailing & Carters. Moored in Manchester-by-the-Sea, a beautiful picturesque harbor located on the historic North Shore, Frayed Knot is a family run business offering sail charters or lessons for all levels of experience and ages. It can be a hands-on experience or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery. It will truly be an experience you won’t forget! 2021 will be the final charter season for Frayed Knot Sailing Charters, but it will continue to be available for boat deliveries and lessons
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. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2021.
Action Inc. Has a Few Openings Left in Their Free CDL Training Program
This exciting new program will cover classroom training hours, as well as hands-on road training & testing for a Class B CDL. Graduates of the program will be able to drive several types of large box trucks, garbage & recycling trucks and other commercial vehicles
Anyone interested can contact Jill Bonaiuto: for more information. 
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.
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, June 10-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.
How You Can be an Ally for Social Change
Presented by The Cabot
Thursday, June 10 | 4 PM
The Cabot is pleased to announce the first session of their new Community Conversations series: How You Can Be An Ally for Social Change.
This event is for anyone who wants to learn more about what changes they can make to promote more equity and justice in their workplace and community.
Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum Present Frame Up to Fit Out - Sylvina W. Beal Restoration
Thursday, June 10 | 7 - 8 PM
Join Katherine Dench, Mass Cultural Council’s granted apprentice to master shipwright Harold Burnham, as she chronicles her experience in taking part in the restoration process of the historic Sylvina W. Beal and wooden boat building - from sketch to launch. 
Gloucester Stage Presents:
Tiny Beautiful Things
Friday, June 11 | 7:30 - 9 PM
A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, this funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience is based on Cheryl Strayed’s (Wild) journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for “Dear Sugar.” The performance is located outdoors at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, 257R Granite Street, Rockport. 
Rally Against Elder Abuse
June 15 | Noon - 3 PM
Decorate your car with signs, bring your noise makers, and meet at 224 Washington Street in Gloucester, to show your support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Road rally participants will be escorted through the city by the Gloucester Police Department. 
Essex Heritage Continues Their
Redefining Heritage Series with Interwoven Interactions
Wednesday, June 16 | 5 PM

The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage) is proud to continue their “Redefining Heritage” series with the next installment, Interwoven Interactions. This talk will explore the complexities of the relationships and ways of knowing that Indigenous peoples of the northeast bring to our interactions with each other and the world, from both a historical and contemporary context.
North Shore Teen Mental Health Day
Saturday, June 19 | Noon - 3 PM
This event is open to any high school-aged youth from Ipswich, Beverly, Danvers, Rockport, Gloucester, Essex and Manchester-by-the-Sea. There will be free swag, raffle prizes, plate smashing, photo booths, free food and more
Cape Ann Botanicals and Cape Ann Cannabis Host the Riverside Romp
Sunday, June 20 | Noon - 4 PM
Celebrate their business anniversary by joining Cape Ann Botanicals and Cannabis at the Riverside Romp event in Ipswich. Enjoy Live Music with Deep Blue and Labor In Vain. Food by Riverview Pizza and Beer from True North Ales. Ipswich River Watershed Association will be there to teach about rain barrels and give everyone a chance to build fish puppets. 
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The Cape Ann YMCA is Looking to Hire a
Local Membership Sales & Service Advisor

Are you driven by results and have proven experience meeting sales goals? Do you want to translate this experience into helping the YMCA engage more members? This may be the job for you!
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.
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.
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.
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Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce