Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Making a Difference
Our Members. Our Community. Our Region.
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Gold Sponsor: Cape Ann Savings Bank
Supporting Sponsors: Applied Materials, Computer Doctor, Seaside Law & Mediation, LLC
2022 Small Business Persons of the Year Upcoming Receptions | 5 - 7 PM

(Please note that there is no reception today. The Manchester-by-the-Sea reception is scheduled for next Monday, June 13.)

Gloucester, Wednesday, June 8: Corey Grammas, Lobsta Land Restaurant
Essex, Thrusday, June 9: Arlene Taliadoros, Windward Grille
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Monday June 13: James Brown, The American Legion
Ipswich, Tuesday June 14: Chris Bevilacqua, Foxcreek Tavern
Small Business Weeks Celebratory Luncheon 
Friday, June 17 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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.
Retail Signage Improvement Grant Program & Pop Up Program
Virtual Information Session
Wednesday, June 8 | 10 AM

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber is holding a virtual informational session for all Gloucester businesses about the City of Gloucester's Retail Signage Improvement Grant & Pop Up Program.
The Retail Signage Grant Program is intended to assist commercial property owners or tenants in eligible buildings improve their storefront signage, awning, and/or sign related lighting. The purpose of the program is to improve the visual quality of the city’s retail business districts and to enhance the districts as a place to visit, shop and work. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply no later than Friday, June 17, 2022.
Join Us for Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Windhover Center for Performing Arts
Tuesday, June 7 | 2 - 3 PM
257 rear Granite St., Rockport

Googans Galley
Wednesday, June 8 | 3 - 3:30 PM
1 Martin Street, Essex

Cape Ann Motor Inn 50th Anniversary
Friday, June 10 | 4:30 PM

Advisors Living
Tuesday, June 14 | 3 - 3:30 PM
208 Main St., Gloucester
Multi-Chamber Networking Event
Wednesday, June 15 | 5 - 7 PM 
Misselwood Events at Endicott College
407 Hale Street, Beverly 
Join us for the largest business networking event of the season with five chambers participating and up to 300 business people. 
Greater Cape Ann Chamber 
Greater Beverly Chamber 
Greater Lynn Area Chamber 
Merrimack Valley Chamber 
Salem Chamber 
Amesbury Chamber  
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.
Gloucester Rotary to Honor Tony Corrao

The Gloucester Rotary has named Tony Corrao as a Paul Harris Fellow, the prestigious award named after the Chicago lawyer who founded Rotary in 1905. Corrao was selected by a committee of previous recipients of the award, and will be honored at a special dinner on Monday, June 27, 2022, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square in downtown Gloucester. The social hour will begin at 5:30pm, followed by dinner at 6:30pm.

The Chamber congratulates member Tony Carrao, owner of Precision Roofing, on this prestigious award.
The Windward Grille Expands Hours

Tim Kennefick of the Windward Grill has announced expanded hours of operation on Fridays and Saturdays. Opening hours are as follows:
Wednesday & Thursday: 4 PM
Friday & Saturday: 12 PM
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.
Greenbelt's 33rd Art in the Barn
Friday, June 10 | 10 - 3 PM, 5:30 - 8 PM
Saturday. June 11 | 10 AM - 5 PM
Cox Reservation
82 Eastern Ave., Essex

Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust’s 33rd annual Art in the Barn event returns in-person. One of the North Shore’s premier, juried art shows, Art in the Barn showcases the work of more than 130 local artists. Throughout the Cox Reservation, the barns are filled with paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures and more. A silent auction will feature select pieces by Daphne Borden and Donald MacLachlan. Friday evening will feature music, Butter UR Biscuit food truck, and True North Ales. This festive evening is open to the public! Admission and parking are free.
Cape Ann Motor Inn 50th Anniversary Beach party
Friday, June 10 | 4:30 - 9 PM

All are invited to help Cape Ann Motor Inn celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Festivities include a Ribbon Cutting, bon fire, food, gifts and music.
Remember to bring your own beach chair.
Free parking is available. 
Schooner Adventure Public Sailings
Saturday, June 11 | 11 AM - 1:30 PM
Maritime Gloucester

New this season, kids sail for free! (under age 18 when accompanied by a paying adult) Under the leadership of new Executive Director Stuart Siegel, the Schooner Adventure begins sailing in service to the community earlier this season than in previous years. Public Sails commence Memorial Day weekend with two sails daily on most weekends this summer through the third week in September.
Rockport Chamber Music Festival Opening Night Celebration
Saturday, June 11 | 5 - 8 PM
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

With extraordinary artistry and virtuosity, the Festival Chamber Orchestra brings together an exceptional group of chamber soloists and artists from the string quartet world with members of the Rolston, Verona, Orford, Ulysses and Miró quartets. This conductorless ensemble launches our festival season with a renewed sense of hope and joy.
Cape Ann Makers Market
Moonrise Markets
Tuesday, June 14 | 6 - 9 PM
The Emerson Inn, Rockport

Cape Ann Makers Market (CAMM) excited to announce the first of its monthly summer Moonrise Markets, in partnership with the Emerson Inn, beginning Tuesday June 14th, at 1 Cathedral Avenue, Rockport from 6 pm to 9 pm.
The market event will feature over a dozen Cape Ann Artisans, Crafters & Makers offering nature and coastal inspired handmade art and crafts, including jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, photography, fiber arts, candles, hand harvested artisanal sea salts, natural body care and much more.
Discussion with Nicholas Sullivan
Author of The Blue Revolution
Wednesday, June 15 | 6 - 7:30 PM
Sawyer Free Library

Sawyer Free Library invites you to join them and moderator Jack Clarke for a discussion with author Nicholas Sullivan on his book The Blue Revolution. Nicholas Sullivan is a Senior Reseacrh Fellow at the Maritime Studies Program and a Senior Fellow at the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises, both in the Fletcher School at Tufts University. The Blue Revolution is his fourth book.
Exploring Your Erotic Blueprint
GenaSis 4 GBS
Thursday, June 16 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

There are five Erotic Blueprints™, each with its own turn-ons, Superpowers and Shadows, which are the foundation to sexual understanding and therefore greater sexual satisfaction. Knowing these gives you a language for communicating about needs and desires. Explore the five Erotic Blueprints with GenaSis.
The Annual Riverside Romp sponsored by Cape Ann Cannabis / Cape Ann Botanicals
Friday, June 17 | 6 - 9 PM
Ipswich Riverwalk Patio

Join Cape Ann Botanicals and Cape Ann Cannabis for their Annual Riverside Romp with music, beverages, and food. Enjoy live music from Daughter of the Vine and Grammy nominee Anthony Ceraci and the Boston Blues All Stars.  Admission is free with food and beverages available for purchase.
Annual Mid-Sommer Festival
Saturday, June 18 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Spiran Lodge Hall, Rockport

Come and enjoy a taste of Nordic culture to start Summer 2022. Nisu and other Scandinavian Pastries, Swedish meatballs, strawberries and cream, hot dogs and Swedish hamburgers, coffee, sodas, and Nordic gifts will be available. Entertainment will be provided by the Finnish folk singing group HYVAA.
Cape Ann Kids Pan Mass Challenge
Saturday, June 18 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Masconomo Park, Manchester-by-the-Sea

The PMC Kids Rides program was born in 2005 and the Cape Ann, MA chapter was established in 2013 thanks to Alexis and her family. Since its inception our chapter has raised over $40,000 dollars of unrestricted funds. The Kids Rides program is for children ages 2–15 years old and our chapter has produced many adult PMC riders as they have come of age. We are always looking for volunteers & sponsors to help us facilitate this program. Ready to get involved? We hope to see you at our next event!
Father's Day Weekend Pizza, Beer, BBQ and Bluegrass
Saturday & Sunday
June 18 & 19 | 12 - 5 PM
Appleton Farms, Ipswich

Bring Dad to Appleton Farms on Father’s Day weekend for some local beer, local BBQ and great, live bluegrass music. We’ll have craft breweries on site, including Essex County Brewing Company, True North Ale Company and Old Planters Brewing Company, serving the cold suds while Fat Belly BBQ and Butter Ur Biscuit provide food from their trucks. Our own wood-fired pizza will also be available at the Farmhouse. Live music will be provided by Old Cold Tater at 12:00 and Elisa Smith at 3:00, on both days. We’ll also have lawn games to play while you enjoy the music.
C.B. Fisk Open House
Saturday, June 18 | 2 - 6 PM
21 Kondelin Rd., Gloucester

Join us at our Gloucester workshop to celebrate the creation of our new pipe organ, Opus 164. Tour the shop, enjoy the music and learn about the art and craft of organ building. The organ is for Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Wilmington, Delaware.
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.
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*Contact Sam at sam@capeannchamber.com if you need assistance
Business Resources:
Please check the Business Resources Category in Chamber Blog for Business Resources available to the Cape Ann region!
Communications Manager needed at WellSpring
Two job openings at Windhover Performing Arts Center: Production Crew and Box Office Manager 
Cape Ann Law is looking to hire an Administrative Assistant
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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