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Greater Cape Ann Small Business Weeks Sponsorship Opportunities
Greater Cape Ann Small Business Weeks Persons of the Year are currently being selected. Small business is the life-blood of the greater Cape Ann region, and to show your support, several sponsorship options are available from which to choose.
With 5 Community Receptions and the Winner's Luncheon, this is a great chance to support greater Cape Ann businesses and promote your business to all five communities during the weeks of June 6 through June 17.
Download the Sponsorship details below, email michelle@capeannchamber.com, or call us at 978-283-1601 to learn more.
Greater Cape Ann Highlights Premiers on the ICAM Channel and YouTube.

Greater Cape Ann Highlights is a new monthly video interview series focusing on two greater Cape Ann businesses each month. The first episode features interviews with Spencer Kalker of Cape Ann Botanicals / Cape Ann Cannabis and Gary Rogers of True North Ale Company.

The show will air on ICAM Public Channels Comcast 9 and Verizon 33 on Mondays at noon and 7:30 PM and Thursdays at 7:30 AM.

The program will also be accessible on icamipswich.com under Video on Demand, on the ICAM YouTube channel, and the Chamber Blog.
Business After Hours
Wednesday, May 18 | 5 - 7 PM
The Emerson Inn, Rockport

The Chamber and The Emerson Inn invite you join for our May Business After Hours. Stay for the whole two hours or just stop by for a quick visit visit – either way you will have a fun time!

Business After Hours events are a great way to to catch up with colleagues, expand your business connections and learn about more about what makes our region so amazing. Guests are always welcome so please feel free to bring non-chamber members to show them what the Greater Cape Ann Chamber is all about!

Please register if you plan to attend.
Next Gen Fireside Mixer
Thursday, May 26 | 6 – 8 PM
Appleton Farms, Ipswich
Cost: $5

Join the Greater Cape Ann Chamber's Next Gen Young Professionals for a fireside gathering at beautiful and historic Appleton Farms. Catch up with other young professionals while enjoying the warmth of a fire, pizza, and s'mores!

The event is BYOB. Pizza and S'mores will be provided but feel free to bring your own food too.
True North Mixer Presented by the Businesswomen's Committee
Thursday, June 2 | 5 - 7 PM
True North Ale Company, Ipswich
$15 non-members | $10 members

Attention beer and ale lovers! True North Ale Company is hosting the next mixer presented by the Businesswomen's Committee on the first Thursday in June. Join us for an evening of networking and award-winning craft beer. Seasonal hard seltzer will also be served.

Registration is open so please reserve your spot today!
Capital Campaign for Gloucester's New Public Library Goes Public

Sawyer Free 2025 (visit sawyerfree2025.org), a philanthropic capital campaign to fund a comprehensive renovation and modernization of Gloucester’s public library building, is officially a thing. The planned project will preserve the original exterior and also double the size of the existing library’s footprint with a 15,000-square foot addition.
Neighbors to Tables

As the impact of COVID-19 continues, many people in Ipswich and the surrounding communities are facing significant challenges around food insecurity. To help address this issue, The Ipswich Family YMCA is partnering once again with the Ipswich Business Roundtable (IBR), The Open Door, Acord Food Pantry, and the local elementary schools for the second annual “Neighbors To Tables” event, a community wide program to support those in need of food assistance, as well as raise awareness, at a time of year when food assistance can be scarce.

• Make a $10 or more donation to participating local businesses or the Ipswich Family YMCA
• Provide a family in need with a grocery gift card
• Receive a discount at all participating Ipswich Business Roundtable businesses:
Girl Talk hosted by GenaSis 4GBS
Thursday, May 19 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Do you wish there was a safe space where you could discuss your sex life and get your questions answered? Want to hear details about other’s joys and challenges to know that you are not alone? Join GenaSis for 2 hours of casual, fun conversation.
The Gil Gutierrez Trio
Friday, May 20 | 8 PM
Shalin Liu, Rockport

Oaxacan-born guitarist and composer Gil Gutiérrez has been wowing audiences with his virtuosity for decades, most recently alongside the great Doc Severinsen. His music and playing have attracted attention across the globe, from North and South America to Europe through his many recordings, film scores, and concert appearances.
2022 Seedling Sale
Sat. May 21 | 10 AM - 2 PM
Sun. May 22 | 9 - 11 AM
10 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich

This year we are back to shopping in-person outside our greenhouse. Flowers, veggies, & herb seedlings are all available.

About our growing methods: we use certified organic potting soil and fertilizers, and only use non-treated and non-GMO seed. All plants are started and raised with love in our greenhouse! Thanks for your support and we can’t wait to see you at the farm.
Siobhan McDonald Book Discussion
Saturday, May 21 | 2 - 3 PM
Sawyer Free Library
2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester

Sawyer Free Library to host author Siobhan McDonald to discuss her her picture book Hilda's Story: New Bedford, Massachusetts an interactive read-aloud designed for entertainment, understanding, comfort, and connection with people living with dementia.
Orchestral Music of J.S. Bach
Saturday, May 21 | 8 PM
Gloucester Meetinghouse

Rounding out its 2022 Spring Concert Series, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation will present a concert by the Appleton Consort of
orchestral works by J.S. Bach on period instruments. The concert is subtitled “An Evening at the Kaffeehaus,” referring to the Zimmerman coffee house in Leipzig where many of Bach’s great secular works were performed. The ensemble is comprised of violin, viola, cello, bass fiddle, flute, oboe, bassoon and harpsichord.
Industrial Ipswich Walking Tour
Sunday, May 22 | 2 - 3 PM
Ipswich Museum

The last of the Ipswich Museum's Spring walking tours focuses on the historical industries of Ipswich. From lace and stockings to lumber, isinglass and rum, Ipswich’s mills and factories have produced it all, often while weathering the ravages of war, fire, economic depression, and labor strikes. Join Scott Jewel on a fascinating journey through the history of industry and trade on the banks of the Ipswich River.
Rx Outreach: Making Medications Affordable Webinar
Wednesday, May 25 | 1 - 2 PM
Virtual Event

Learn how to access medication at affordable prices. Rx Outreach, the country's largest non-profit online pharmacy, has free shipping, no membership fees, and no coupons. Whether you're insured, uninsured, or under-insured, this fully accredited mail order pharmacy can help. Register now as space is limited!
The Seagull & The Captain
Saturday, June 4 | 10"30 AM - 12 PM
Schooner Lannon, Gloucester

Join Author Sy Montgomery, Captain Heath, and Crew aboard the Lannon on June 4th for a book reading public sail from 10:30 to Noon. All ages welcome.

"From New York Times bestselling author, Sy Montgomery, comes the beautifully illustrated true story of our very own seagull friend, "Polly", and our captain, Heath, who became friends over the course of the last seven years."
Cape Ann Ongoing Events

Continuing Hot Deals:
Local Sales, Discounts & Promotions
Posting a Shop Our Member deal 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 by logging into your account!

*Contact Sam at sam@capeannchamber.com if you need assistance
Please check the Business Resources Category in Chamber Blog for Business Resources available to the Cape Ann region!
Business Resources:
Schooner Lannon is looking for Office Staff
Seashore Comfort Solutions is seeking an experienced Heating & Air Conditioning Specialist
Gloucester Housing Authority is seeking a Maintenance Working Supervisor
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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