Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Making a Difference
Our Members. Our Community. Our Region.
Tip Top Tulip Farm in Ipswich | ©Olivia Perez-O'Dess
The 33rd Annual Business Education and Scholarship Golf Tournament is in the Books!

We will provide a full recap of our golf outing in the June Monthly Soundings, but we just wanted to thank all the Golfers and Sponsors who participated in this important, annual fundraiser.

Presenting Sponsor:
Engel and Volkers
Platinum Sponsors:
Applied Materials, Bank Gloucester, Beauport Hospitality Group, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Happy Valley
Gold Sponsors:
Beauport Ambulance Service, Beauport Financial Services, Building Center, Costello Construction, Energy Source LLC, Harvey & Martin CPA, Institution for Savings, Johnson & O'Connor.

Also thanks to the Tee & Green and Golf Cart Sponsors, plus Cape Ann Coffees, Surfside Subs, and Causeway Restaurant for providing nourishment to our golfers. And, finally, thank you to Bass Rocks Golf Club for another great outing on your fabulous golf course!
Community Receptions 

The individual Winner Receptions for each community are currently being planned.

We will email details and post to our events pages when event dates and locations have been finalized. All receptions will be held from 5 to 7 PM in the winner's town at a venue of their choice.

Registration to attend the individual community reception is not required. Please feel free to drop in to congratulate the winners!
The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2022 Small Business Persons of the Year Winners 

Essex: Arlene Taliadoros, Arlene Taliadoros Photography
Gloucester: Cory Grammas, Lobsta Land Restaurant
Ipswich: Chris Bevilacqua, Ipswich Family YMCA
Manchester-by-the Sea: James Brown, Coldwell Banker Realty
Rockport: Marc Brackett & Ross Brackett, Brother's Brew Café
Celebratory Luncheon 

The Small Business Persons of the Year Celebratory Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, June 17 at Castle Manor Inn from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Cost is $40 per person. Tables of ten are available for $350. Advance registration is required. Tickets typically sell out quickly so act now to reserve your seat.
Gold Sponsor: Cape Ann Savings Bank
Supporting Sponsors: Applied Materials, Computer Doctor
The Publications are in The House!

The Chamber is thrilled to present the 2022/2023 Greater Cape Ann Guide & Directory, Greater Cape Ann Map and Rockport Map.

Please stop by the Chamber Office between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, to pick up copies today. Or contact us at 978-283-1601 or info@capeannchamber.com and let us know how many copies you would like and we will arrange to get them to you.
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.
Coffee & Connections
Virtual Networking Event
Thursday, June 2 | 9 – 10 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 you may join us from anywhere. Meet new people, expand your business connections and stay in touch with friends and colleagues.
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!
Windhover Center for Performing Arts Ribbon Cutting
Monday, June 7 | 2 - 3 PM

Join the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and local officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating Windhover Center for the Performing Arts permanent outdoor tent. This tent will allow for performances to occur regardless of the weather. We invite you to join us in celebrating the cultural and artistic significance of Windhover's tent.
Googans Galley Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, June 8 | 3 - 3:30 PM
1 Martin Street, Essex

Join the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at the grand opening of Googans Galley, a new café serving up a variety of quality breakfast and lunch offerings, coffee, desserts, pantry items plus other merchandise and services year-round.
Business After Hours 
Wednesday, June 22 | 5 - 7 PM 
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich

The Chamber and Castle Hill on the Crane Estate are excited to present Business After Hours at Castle Hill on June 22.

Please register in advance if you plan to attend.
The Sargent House Museum Among Six Institutions to Receive Works by Emily Sargent

The Sargent House Museum announced acquisition of 15 watercolor paintings by Emily Sargent, a late 19th-early 20th century American artist and sister of famed portrait painter John Singer Sargent. The Sargent House Museum is one of six institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at Oxford University, to receive the artworks in a distribution by the Sargent family.
Schooner Lannon Honors Veterans with Free Sails over Memorial Day Weekend

America without her soldiers is like a schooner without her sails 🇺🇸 This Memorial Day weekend we honor each and every veteran lost, and all of our veterans here with us today. From Friday May 27 through Monday May 30, veterans sail free aboard the Schooner Lannon with the purchase of an Adult ticket. Make sure to use code Veteran22 at checkout on www.schooner.org! 
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
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!
Pleasure Break
Wednesday, May 25 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
GenaSis 4 GBS

Feeling burnt out? Too busy thus neglecting to take time for yourself? It has been proven that we are more productive and more energized when we take a bit of time to refill our own cups before continuing to pour energy to others.
Talk with William R. Cross, author of Winslow Homer: American Passage
Thursday, May 26 | 6 - 8 PM
Sawyer Free Library

The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library is pleased to welcome curator and local author William R. Cross for a discussion of his book Winslow Homer: American Passages. Cross’ newly published book Winslow Homer: American Passage is a definitive biography of the painter. It studies Homer in the context of how his life as an artist was shaped by the turbulent, dramatic political times he lived through, from the Panic of 1837 to the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Rockport Music Presents Karla Bonoff
Saturday, May 28 | 8 - 10 PM
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

Karla Bonoff got her start as a songwriter, writing hits for Linda Ronstadt, Wynonna Judd and Bonnie Raitt before venturing out on her own. She had a modest solo career in the late 70’s until scoring a Top 20 hit with 1982’s “Personally” off her album Wild Heart of the Young. Bonoff also enjoyed success with movie soundtracks, landing songs in Footloose, About Last Night and others. She has continued to record her own material, including 2019’s Carry Me Home.
History of Medieval Arms & Armor
Monday, May 30 | 11 AM & - 1 PM
Hammond Castle Museum, Gloucester

Join Curatorial Director John Leysath for “Arms and Armor,” a presentation on the history and engineering of medieval European armaments. On display will be a number of helmets and other armor pieces, as well as weaponry from the medieval to the Renaissance periods.
Performances from June 3 to 26
Champagne Opening: Sunday, June 5
Gloucester Stage Company

When crisis explodes during a seemingly ordinary day at the Manhattan publishing office, ambition trumps compassion as a group of editorial assistants turn catastrophe into personal gain. The stakes for who gets to tell their own story are higher than ever. Gloria will delight you with it’s biting wit even in its most cynical moments of darkness and shocking truth. The critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize finalist play, Gloria was written by the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and is directed by Bryn Boice.
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."
The 39th Annual Cape Ann Artisans Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday | June 4 - 5 
Gloucester and Rockport
It’s the 39th year of the Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour and 16 artists spread across 15 studios are looking forward to welcoming art lovers from near and far.

The tour is “self-guided” with 15 individual stops to visit with 16 artisans. The CAA encourages visitors to do some advance planning to maximize their visit by using the Brochure with the map which is now available at all the tourism outlets and online.
Cape Ann Ongoing Events

  • Appleton Farms: Check out all events, from Farmhouse Culinary Workshops to Fire Pit Picnics to Hikes for Beer!
  • Hammond Castle: Gloucester Gratis Days every Tuesday. Self-guided tours daily.
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
Gloucester Parking Kiosks Going Online with Flowbird Parking App on Friday, May 27

Visitors to Gloucester have the option to pay at any one of the 79 solar powered parking kiosks or on the Flowbird mobile app. The system is setup for Pay by Plate parking where parking enforcement is managed by the driver’s license plate number. All transactions made at the pay stations, and on the Flowbird app, are sent in real-time to the City’s enforcement system.

Gloucester has utilized Flowbird parking kiosks in off-street parking lots for almost 10 years. This new implementation expands the use of parking kiosks to on-street locations, replacing the City’s single space parking meters. Drivers now have the convenience of paying with their credit card at the kiosks, or on the Flowbird app, which is available for iPhone or Android or at www.flowbirdapp.com. The convenience of the Flowbird app helps drivers avoid citations by offering text notifications when time is about to expire and the app also provides time extension functionality. 

Business Resources:
Please check the Business Resources Category in Chamber Blog for Business Resources available to the Cape Ann region!
Needy Meds needs an Inbound Helpline Counselor

Communications Manager needed at WellSpring
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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