Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Making a Difference
Our Members. Our Community. Our Region.
Mill Road Bridge, Ipswich | Photo 16241238 © Paula Stephens | Dreamstime.com
Business After Hours 
Wednesday, June 22 | 5 - 7 PM 
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber and the Trustees of Reservations invite you to experience the grandeur of a seaside estate, its marvelously landscaped grounds, restored Grand Allée, gardens, and Casino complex. It will be a spectacular evening to mingle with your fellow greater Cape Ann business colleagues, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and take in the majestic views.

Please register in advance if you plan to attend.
4th of July Parades
Sunday, July 3 | 6 PM Gloucester
Monday, July 4 | 10 AM Manchester
Monday, July 4 | 6 PM Rockport

In honor of our 100th Anniversary, the Chamber will be joining in Independence Day parades in Gloucester, Rockport and Manchester-by-the-Sea with 2 custom floats.

Gloucester: Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 6 PM from Gloucester High School. Fishtown Horribles Parade article with Parade Route

Manchester-by-the-Sea: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 10 AM from Lincoln St between Elementary and High School. Fourth of July Parade Route

Rockport: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 6 PM from Rockport High School. 

We look forward to seeing you along the route.
Downtown Tuesdays Ipswich
Every Tuesday in July & August
Beginning July 5 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Take Out Terrace Stage
Ipswich Riverwalk

The Chamber is thrilled to be partnering with Ipswich ReCreation on Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays - the 2022 outdoor, summer, music & dance series. Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays includes great dining, live music on the brand new Take Out Terrace stage, dancing on the Riverwalk & extended store hours for shopping! Each week will feature live entertainment on the Riverwalk, making for a fun evening out for the whole family! This year, there will be a brief intermission during the music set featuring poetry readings or a comedy act.

The first act is local favorite, the Orville Giddings Band, on Tuesday, July 5 - a great way to cap of the 4th of July weekend!
Coffee & Connections
Virtual Networking Event 
Thursday, July 7 | 9 AM 

Occurring on the first Thursday of the month at 9am, the Greater Cape Ann Chamber hosts Coffee & Connections, a virtual networking event. We will continue holding these via zoom so that anyone may join us from anywhere. Meet new people, expand your business connections and stay in touch with friends and colleagues.
Cape Ann YMCA Announces New Executive Director, Erina McWilliam-Lopez

"I’m excited to announce that we have completed our four-month-long Executive Search process. We were thrilled with the caliber of applicants we interviewed from our local area as well as across the country. It is my great pleasure to share with you that Erina McWilliam-Lopez has accepted the role of Executive Director of the Cape Ann YMCA, beginning July 11, 2022."
Chris Fritz-Grice Acoustic Night
Wednesday, June 22 | 6 - 8 PM
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Gloucester

Acoustic Music nights are back! Schooner Lannon invites you aboard to welcome Chris Fritz-Grice for his second season of Acoustic Music. Join us for two hours of reggae, R&B, and upbeat acoustic music.
Seaside Vintage Market by Second Glance
June 22 - 25 | 9 AM - 5 PM
2 Pond Road, Gloucester

Shop for 50's, 60's, 70's, & 80's VINTAGE clothing, accessories, home décor, kitchenware, furniture, art, & more! To DONATE your vintage goods and support hunger-relief programs of The Open Door, make a donation appointment at FOODPANTRY.org/booknow. Same-day appointments available. Revenue at Second Glance directly supports hunger-relief programs of The Open Door.
Reggae Night featuring Soul Rebel Project
Thursday, June 23 | 6 - 9 PM
Misselwood Events at Endicott College

Forget all your troubles and escape for an evening of smooth and rhythmic reggae and rock music, performed by Boston’s own top-rated Soul Rebel Project! Bring your friends and listen to the best. Delicious eats will be provided by food trucks. Cash bar will include a selection of beer, wine, and signature drinks. Doors open at 5 PM.
St. Peter's Fiesta 5K Road Race
Thursday, June 23 | 6:30 - 8 PM
Start is on Hough Ave (Stage Fort Park)
Finish is at St. Peter's Square

The St. Peter's Fiesta 5K Road Race is back! Join the fun and run this historic 5K road race. This course is family friendly and runs right into the heart of Fiesta.
Falconry and the Medieval World: A Live Bird Presentation
Friday, June 24 | 11 AM & 1 PM Sessions
Hammond Castle

Falconry is the sport of hunting with a trained bird of prey. It is also the demanding art of training a predatory bird that is by nature wary of people to hunt cooperatively with a human partner. While the sport has a 4,000 - year history, its glory days were indisputably the medieval period. While this presentation centers around live birds used in falconry, it is not a flight demonstration but a history-rich look at an ancient sport. Focusing on the medieval period, it explains the characteristics of the birds of prey used, how the sport reflected the lifestyle of the time, and the historical reasons behind falconry's rise and fall.
41st Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Shalin Liu Performance Center

Thursday, June 23 | 7:30 PM
Clarinetist Yoonah Kim

Thursday, June 23 | 9:45 PM
Mireille Asselin, Soprano | Jonathan Crow, Violin | Max Levinson, Piano

Friday, June 24 | 7:30 PM
Piers Lane, Piano

Saturday, June 25 | 5 PM
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano & Viano Quartet
Opening Reception
New Don Gorvett Woodcuts and Drawings
Saturday , June 25 | 5 - 7 PM
Don Gorvett Studio and Gallery
112 East Main St., Gloucester

The Don Gorvett Studio and Gallery at the historic Beacon Marine Basin in East Gloucester, MA., is showing the most recent work of Don Gorvett since his return to Gloucester after 30 years. The exhibit will be on view until Aug 1, 2022.
Summer Solstice Cocktail Party
Saturday , June 25 | 6 - 8 PM
Appleton Farms, Ipswich

Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Appleton Farms at a special evening event complete with cocktails and live music. This event is intended for adults who are age 21 and over, but we understand that sometimes it’s difficult to get away without the kids, so there is a kids’ ticket price for anyone between the ages of 4 and 20. Ages 3 and under would be free.
Lux Aeterna – Light In Times Of Struggle
Saturday , June 25 | 7 - 9 PM
Chorus North Shore
Our Lady of Hope Church, Ipswich

Choral concert featuring Gabriel Faure's Requiem, Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, and Johannes Braham's How Lovely is thy Dwelling Place. For information and tickets please visit online at chorusnorthshore.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination will be required.
Workshop: Sensory Gardening for Kids & Families
Monday, June 27 | 5 - 7 PM
Plum Cove Elementary School, Gloucester

Design a garden for all five senses. Join Backyard Growers' Garden Educator Hailey in our first Sensory Gardening for Kids & Families workshop, this time at the Plum Cove Elementary School sensory garden, where she'll be highlighting the plants and flowers that can make up a sensory garden that provides healing and restoration.
Edith Wharton: Between the Sheets (and the Pages)
Thursday, June 30 | 6 - 8 PM
Sawyer Free Library

The Sawyer Free Library in collaboration with the Gloucester Stage Company, is hosting this special event. The evening will explore some lesser-known aspects of the life of celebrated novelist Edith Wharton’s (House of Mirth, The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome), including her passionate affair with Morton Fullerton in Paris.
Saturday Morning Sketch Walk
Saturday, July 2 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Meet at Rusty & Ingrid Art and Supply 
18 Bearskin Neck, Rockport 

Join artist Rusty Kinnunen for a weekly Saturday morning stroll around Bearskin Neck to sketch, paint and draw together! This is a free event, and no registration is necessary.

Bring your watercolors, pencils, pens, and paper, or pick them up at our shop in advance.
Cape Ann Ongoing Events

  • Appleton Farms: Check out all events, from Farm Dinners to Farmhouse Wood-fired Pizza to Hikes for Beer!
  • Hammond Castle: Gloucester Gratis Days every Tuesday. Self-guided tours daily.
  • Schooner Adventure: Weekend public sailings with free sails for children
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MASSHIRE – Career Center on the Go
June 23 | 10 AM - 2 PM
Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester

Join MASSHIRE for one-on-one meetings. No appointment needed - walk-ins welcome. Their goal is to bring their services directly to the hands of the residents and diminish the 9% unemployment rate on the North Shore by providing Job Seeking services.  Career Center on the Go will be offering: Career Coach Advising, Job Search Assistance, Youth Career Center, Veterans Service, and Business Engagements.
Business Resources:
Please check the Business Resources Category in Chamber Blog for Business Resources available to the Cape Ann region!
Two job openings at Windhover Performing Arts Center: Production Crew and Box Office Manager 
Public Housing Manager sought by Gloucester Housing Authority
Hefring Engineering is seeking a part-time Office Administrator
We extend a big thank you to our supporting sponsors.

If you are interested in promoting with the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and sponsoring this newsletter, please contact Ken Riehl at ken@capeannchamber.com
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