Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Making a Difference
Our Members. Our Community. Our Region.
It's Tulip Time on the Boulevard| Donna Ardizzoni
The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Ipswich Community Access Media (ICAM), is pleased to announce the launch of Greater Cape Ann Highlights, a video series focusing on member businesses.

Greater Cape Ann Highlights is a new monthly video interview series which will premiere in May. Hosted by Olivia Perez-O'Dess, Director of Community Relations, the series will focus 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. Stay tuned for more information on the airing date of the first episode.
The First Annual Wellfest
A Greater Cape Ann Community
Wellness Fair
Sunday, May 15 | 11 AM - 2 PM
Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA

This event will showcase the Cape Ann region's broad range of health and wellness services. From yoga and massage to general health screenings and resources, this event will provide something for people of all ages! The event will also include a Blood Drive with the Red Cross.

Thank you to our sponsors: Addison Gilbert Hospital, Beauport Hearing Care, Cape Ann Savings Bank, and Dependable Benefits Advising
Next Gen Spring Mixer
Thursday, May 12 | 6 - 8:30 PM
Short & Main 
36 Main Street, Gloucester 

Next Gen, Cape Ann's Young Professionals Group, is hosting a Spring Mixer at Short & Main with free admission to Lanes Coven Theater Co.'s production of Harold Pinter's "The Dumb Waiter."

Come for a night of connections, complimentary wine & cheese upstairs, and theater!
Cape Ann Works presents
Social Media & Marketing Trends with Kory of the Bridge Cape Ann
Monday, May 16 | 8:30 - 10 AM
Beauport Hotel, Gloucester

Kory Curcuru of Bridge Cape Ann shares social media & marketing trends to better connect your business to a hyperlocal audience. He will also advise on best marketing practices to save you time & money. 

The event is free and includes a delicious breakfast. 

Please register in advance if you plan to attend.
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.

Business After Hours events are a great way to to catch-up with business friends, expand your business connections and learn about their businesses. 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 in advance if you plan to attend.
Next Gen Fireside Mixer at Appleton Farms
Thursday, May 26 | 6 – 8 PM

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 and smores! 

Registration will open soon.
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! Award-winning True North Ale Company is hosting the next Businesswomen's Mixer the first Thursday in June. The owners and staff of True North Ale Company invite the Businesswomen of Cape Ann to enjoy a pint of their delicious brew and meet and network with other area businesswomen. Registration is open so please reserve your spot today! Seasonal hard seltzer will also be served.
Call for Volunteers at the Chamber Visitor Centers

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber is seeking weekday and weekend volunteers for both the Gloucester and Rockport visitor centers . If you or someone you know if looking to connect with and give back to the community, please get in touch with Becca Campbell at 978-283-1601 or becca@capeannchamber.com.
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:
Manship Artists Residency sponsors a retreat for business entrepreneurs on Cape Ann Accepting Applications for July 2022 Folly Cove Intensive

Manship Artists Residency and Folly Cove Studio LLC announce the launch of The Folly Cove Intensive, a novel program to support creative entrepreneurs and makers. The program will give small business owners an opportunity to problem-solve and create growth opportunities with the help of experienced professionals.
Books on Tap - Sawyer Free Library
Thursday, May 12 | 6 - 8 PM
Minglewood Harborside
25 Rogers St., Gloucester.

The Sawyer Free Library is kicking off a new author series, Books on Tap, a night of books, bites, and brew, with award-winning local writer Billy Baker on May 12 from 6 -8 PM at Minglewood Harborside in Gloucester.
This first of many fun and engaging evenings of conversations with local authors, sponsored by the Library, is free and open to the public. Appetizers will be provided for attendees, and drinks and food will be available for purchase.
An Evening with Sebastian Junger
Cruiseport Gloucester
Friday, May 13 | 6:30 - 8 PM

Join Gloucester 400+ for an enthralling presentation and dialogue with Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm.
2022 Seedling Sale
Sat. May 14 & May 21 | 10 AM - 2 PM
Sun. May 15 & May 22 | 9 - 11 AM
10 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich MA

This year we are back to shopping in-person outside our greenhouse. Flowers, veggies, & herb seedlings are all available. Sale is over two weekends: May 14-15 & May 21-22.

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.
Jayme Stone’s Folklife Project
Sunday, May 15 | 5 PM
Shalin Liu Performance Center

Jayme Stone’s Folklife treats old field recordings not as time capsules, but as heirloom seeds passed down from a bygone generation. Planting these sturdy seeds in modern soil, this versatile gathering of musicians has cultivated vibrant Sea Island spirituals, Creole calypsos, and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes for contemporary listeners. They’ll also play some of Stone’s entrancing originals and unexpected covers.

Jayme Stone, voice, banjo, guitar | Elizabeth Ziman, voice, keys | Hannah Read, voice, fiddle, guitar | Andrew Ryan, bass, voice
Girl Talk hosted by GeneSis 4GBS
Wednesday, May 19 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Manchester, MA

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 GeneSis for 2 hours of casual, fun conversation.
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.
Cape Ann Ongoing Events

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*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:
Seashore Comfort Solutions is seeking an experienced Heating & Air Conditioning Specialist
Line Cooks Wanted at Happy Humpback Cafe
needed at Essex County Greenbelt Association
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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