Making a Difference
Our Chamber, Our Community, Our Region
Photo Credit: Bridgette Mathews
Dear Friends,

With the commencement of Phase III of Reopening Massachusetts, we are delighted to see that several more Cape Ann Chamber members are reopening this week. For details, please check out the Member News section in today’s newsletter.
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] .
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.
Cape Ann Phase III Reopenings

With the commencement of Phase III of Reopening Massachusetts, several Cape Ann Chamber members are reopening this week.  The Fitness Zone and Allied Strength opened yesterday, Cape Ann YMCA and YMCA of the North Shore begin phased reopenings today. The Manchester Athletic Club reopens on this Thursday, June 9, while the MAC Fitness Centers are scheduled to reopen on July 20.  Rockport Art Association & Museum expanded its operations this week with the reopening of its Hibbard and Maddocks Galleries on Monday. For more detailed information about these and other Cape Ann businesses opening during Phase III, please contact the individual facility directly. 
The Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship committee is proud to announce that Scholarships totaling $12,000 were awarded in May 2020 to four college bound students for the academic year ahead. Danielle Crear, Jesse Feeney, Rachel Turner, and Lexi Zubricki, each received $3,000 to apply towards their education in the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry. 
Thursday Jul 16, 2020
9 - 10am
Happy Valley Grand Opening
& Ribbon Cutting
38 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester
July 18 & August 15th 2020
10am - 5pm
Cape Ann Artisans 2020 Summer Mini-Tour
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
  • Monthly Community Reiki Share at Manchester Community Center
  • Phase III Begins for Reopening Massachusetts. Effective this week, 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. On Saturday, the President signed legislation unanimously approved by the U.S. House and Senate to extend the Paycheck Protection Program to August 8. Small businesses now have five more weeks to apply for assistance.

  • New EIDL Loan and Grant Applications Still Being Accepted. For more information and to apply, please click here. Overall funds are limited, so it is important to apply as soon as possible.

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
Local Sales, Discounts & Promotions
This 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!
Cape Ann Youth Summer Jobs

Bartender - Full-Time - 1606 Restaurant & Bar
B eauport Hospitality Group
Lumber Yard Delivery Driver
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