Making a Difference
Our Chamber, Our Community, Our Region
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Promotional Opportunity: Sponsor Our Education and Scholarship Golf Tournament
We have maxed-out our players for this year’s Education Fundraiser at Bass Rocks, but still have sponsorships available. Sponsoring is a terrific way to promote your business and support our work with Cape Ann Schools. Please contact Ken if you would like more information:  [email protected] .
Cape Ann was recently featured in two travel articles.  
Yankee Magazine  recently spotlighted Cape Ann for a weekend getaway, calling Rockport and Gloucester “summertime treasures”. Read the full story  here . And  TravelAwaits! , a travel blog  “dedicated to the 50+ traveler who’s ready to cross a few items off their bucket list”, showcased Cape Ann in their recent post “ A Trip Up The Coastline Of Massachusetts: Boston To Gloucester.
Shop, Stroll & Dine - Gloucester
Saturday, July 18 | Main Street Gloucester

Block Party update! Now called "Shop, Stroll and Dine", the July 18th event is ON! Focusing on shopping and dining along Main Street, shops and restaurants will be open and selling wares along Main Street from 5 to 9pm. There will be no entertainment at all, including music or other street performers. The street will be closed from Pleasant Street through the West End. Masks will be required inside and outside of businesses! Come and enjoy a low-key evening in Gloucester.

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Share Your Love of CAPE ANN - Volunteer

If you love Cape Ann and enjoy meeting interesting visitors from around the country and the globe, we have a fun and exciting opportunity for you. The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit business and community organization, runs a new year-round visitor center in Gloucester and a seasonal information booth in Rockport, and we are looking for volunteers to help us welcome and guide visitors. 

Don’t delay, contact us today, and join our Chamber team. Days and hours are flexible, and all COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place and strictly followed at both locations. If you are interested or would like more information, please call Karen Carone at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, 978-283-1601.
In Memoriam ~ a Tribute to John Fleming

With our sincere condolences to his entire family and his many friends throughout Cape Ann, we share the news of the recent passing of John Fleming, a great advocate for Gloucester
and Cape Ann and a valued Chamber member, past board member and dedicated volunteer. 

As noted in his obituary in the Gloucester Daily Times, “John was well known and respected within the Cape Ann business community, spending 46 years in banking, from bank teller to senior Vice President at the same bank, now Santander.”  He was an active member of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and a well-respected former board member and in the words of past Chamber President Mike Luster “one of our best recruiters” for Chamber member drives.  

The Fleming family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in John's name to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451 or online at . For online condolences, please visit .
Cape Ann Phase III Reopenings

With the commencement of Phase III of Reopening Massachusetts, several Cape Ann Chamber members are reopening this week.  Manchester Historical Museum  has officially reopened today, and would like to invite you to view the current art exhibit and sale, “Cape Ann through Artists’ Eyes.” Hammond Castle Museum   is delighted to open the museum for their 45 th  season on Thursday, July 16th. We would also like to welcome back  Yella on the Water , who opened on July 5th. They are offering take-out, indoor, and al fresco dining options Wednesday-Monday starting at 11:30am. For more detailed information about these and other Cape Ann businesses opening during Phase III, please contact the individual business directly, or call the Chamber, at 978 283-1601 we are happy to help.
Beauport Hearing Care Recognized
for Holistic Services

The International Hearing Society’s current issue of The Hearing Professional published an interview with Beauport Hearing’s Judi Hodge-Bergeron, BC-HIS, CDP.

Read the full press release here .

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Thursday July 16, 2020 | 9:30 - 10am
Happy Valley Grand Opening
& Ribbon Cutting
38 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester
July 18 & August 15 2020 | 10am - 5pm
Cape Ann Artisans 2020 Summer Mini-Tour
  GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESTIVAL 2020 CANCELLED  - Treasured Annual Festival Yields to Pandemic 
The 36th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee has cancelled the annual Labor Day festival for 2020. 

and for more information
Recurring Events:

For a look at upcoming events year round, visit our full online calendar. The full calendar also includes many recurring events:

  • Concert Window with Rockport Music
  • Wake Up Spirit at Floating Lotus
  • Yoga Sessions with Missy Anzivino Yoga
  • Yoga in the Park & Yoga on Plum Cove Beach with Treetop Yoga
  • Monthly Community Reiki Share at Manchester Community Center
  • Summer Dinner Cruise Series with Beauport Cruiselines
  • Phase III Continues for Reopening Massachusetts. Fitness Centers & Health Clubs, Museums, Cultural & Historic Facilities and Guided Tours are reopening in Cape Ann and throughout the Commonwealth. See the Member News section for information about specific Cape Ann businesses.

  • PPP Deadline Extended to August 8. Small businesses now have four more weeks to apply for assistance. For more information please click here.

  • SBA Ends EIDL Advance Program; EIDL Loan Applications Still Being Accepted. The loan portion of the EIDL program continues to have funds available at very affordable terms, including a 3.75% interest rate for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profit organizations, a 30-year maturity, and an automatic deferment of one year before monthly payments begin. For more information and to apply, please click here.

  • Dashboard for July 13: The state’s most recent daily Dashboard of Public Health Indicators continues to trend favorably in Massachusetts. The positive test rate has dropped to 1.7% and the number of hospitalized patients has fallen to 570.
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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We at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce 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