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February 8, 2023

Chamber Events

Business After Hours

Wednesday, February 15 | 5 - 7 PM

Woodman's of Essex

Includes a Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate recent Renovations.

Join us for a fun evening of networking and light appetizers at Woodman’s of Essex. Please stop by to help the Woodman’s family & staff celebrate their re-opening after being closed for renovations during January. Cash bar available. Download Flyer

Please Register to Attend

Economic Outlook Breakfast Forum

with Guest Speaker MA Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll

Wednesday, March 8 | 7:30 - 9 AM

Cruiseport Gloucester (Lower Level)

$45 Members | $55 Non-members

Please join us for breakfast at Cruiseport Gloucester and listen to a presentation on the Economic Outlook of the region by Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, followed by a brief Q & A session.

Limited to 90 attendees.

Cost is $45 for members and

$55 for non-members.

Pre-registration is required.

Sponsorships are also available!

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Applied Materials

2023 Irish Sweepstakes

Thursday, March 16 | 5 - 7 PM

Gloucester Elks at Bass Rocks

Are you ready to test your luck this Saint Patrick's Day? The 24th Annual Irish Sweepstakes party & drawing will be at the Elks at Bass Rocks to on Thursday, March 16! Several "pots of gold" will be given out! A total of $20,000 with the largest prize being $10,000! 

Grand Prize: $10,000 

Second Prize: $2,500

Third Prizes (5): $1,000

Fourth Prizes (5): $500

Tickets are $100 each. Only 400 total tickets tickets will be sold - increasing your odds of winning! Tickets will be distributed to the Board members to sell, or visit or call the Chamber or Purchase Tickets Online

Winter Birding Boat Trip with 7 Seas Whale Watch

Saturday, March 25 | 8 AM - 1 PM

Registration Required | $95 per person

Cape Ann is known worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds. Thousands of birders visit the rugged coast of Cape Ann and scan the adjacent waters hoping to spot some of the unusual and highly sought-after seabirds that spend the winter months just offshore. The best way to get to see these birds and experience them up close is to visit them in their natural habitat- on the ocean! Register Today

Presenting Sponsor: Swarovski Optik

Gold Sponsor: Essex Bird & Pet Supply

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Download Sponsorship Form or contact Michelle for details

Businesswomen's Mixer @ The Crow's nest

Thursday, March 30 | 5 - 7 PM

Registration Required | $10 members | $20 Non-members

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Businesswomen's Committee invites you to meet and mingle with other Greater Cape Ann business professionals while enjoying a piece of Gloucester history at the Crow's Nest. Raffles, drinks, business card swaps, networking opportunities, and complimentary appetizers will be provided..

Pre-registration is required - limited to the first 50 registrants.

All 2023 Businesswomen's Mixers sponsored by:

Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Greenbelt's 2023 Film & Lecture Series

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code with Dr. Marcos Luna

Wednesday, February 8 | 6 - 8:30 PM

Lynn Museum/LynnArts

Heatwaves, heavy storms, sea level rise... The effects of climate change are clear, but how do we identify and protect vulnerable communities from natural disasters... before those disasters hit? Learn More

True or False - Do you know your core privacy principles?

Morse Law Free Webinar

Thursday, February 9 | 12 - 1 PM

Via Zoom

Faith Kasparian and Ann O’Rourke will host an interactive ‘true or false’ session that will get you up-to-speed on data privacy basics. This program will provide an overview of the U.S. and EU privacy law landscapes and describe the core principles that underlie most privacy laws. Register for Webinar

Exploring Your Erotic Blueprint

Thursday, February 9 | 6:45 - 8:30 PM

GenaSis 4 GBS @ The Wellness Space, Newburyport

Would you like the cheat codes to deeper connection and hotter sex? GenaSis has them and I will share the secrets with you! There are five Erotic Blueprints™, each with its own turn-ons, Superpowers and Shadows. Both singles and couples are welcome. Buy Tickets Now

Songs for Ukraine Fundraiser

Every Friday in February | 5 - 7 PM

Detali, 206 Main Street, Gloucester

Natalia Douglass, the owner of Detali – a pop-up shop on Gloucester’s main street – has partnered with WelcomeNST, a nonprofit organization that engages communities in the U.S. to sponsor and welcome refugees to America to help with her campaign.  To help with the fundraising campaign, Douglass will host “Songs for Ukraine” every Friday night in February from 5-7 at her shop at 206 Main street in Gloucester.

The free events will feature local musician Dan King on acoustic guitar, light refreshments and all proceeds of goods sold in the shop will benefit the fundraiser. 

Learn More

Donations also Accepted

Firelight Nights on Friday & Saturday

February 10 & 11 | February 17 & 18

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Get outdoors for a magical night for grownups. Think summer picnic concert but without the bugs and kiddos. And oh yeah, there will be roaring fire pits and hot adult beverages. Held in the courtyard in front of the Great House, this winter concert experience includes onsite parking, entertainment, s’mores fixing, and 1 drink ticket. Learn More and Buy Tickets

Cape Ann Museum

First Fridays: Art After Hours

Friday, February 10 | 6 - 8 PM

Second Saturday - Be Mine Valentine

Saturday, February 11 | 10 AM - 12 PM

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Global Journeys Series with Wu Man & Mike Block: Friday, February 10 @ 8 PM

Portrait of the Queen: Saturday, February 11 @ 1 PM

Headlands (Upstairs on Main): Saturday, February 18 @ 7:30 PM

Ronnie & Earl: Sunday, February 19 @ 5 PM

Concert Of Organ Masterwork by Joonho Park

Saturday, February 11 | 7:30 PM

Gloucester Meetinghouse

Joonho Park, Korean organ virtuoso, will perform organ masterworks on the 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe organ in the historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse. In this program, a stop on his current international concert tour, Joonho Park has selected works by great composers that illustrate the tone colors and sonorities of this fine instrument. The program includes works by Gigout, Bach, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Dupré, Mozart, Liszt, and Vierne.

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In-Person Workshop: DIY Healthy Soil Amendments

Thursday, February 23 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Backyard Growers

Join Backyard Growers to learn the basics of garden soil health through composition, testing, and amendments, all of which can be done in a garden yourself. In this workshop, they will demonstrate different soil amendments and participants are encouraged to bring questions about their own growing and soil experiences. Learn More & Register

49th Meals on Wheels Breakfast Fundraiser

Friday, March 31 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM

Gloucester House

SeniorCare Inc. is celebrating the 49th Anniversary of their Annual Meals on Wheels Breakfast Fundraiser (formerly our Valentine’s Breakfast), which has grown to become a well-attended, community-centered event. The breakfast benefits SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program and provides much needed funding. After two years of “virtual” breakfasts, they are excited to return to their in-person event and hope you will join them on March 31st at the Gloucester House!

Learn More | Download Sponsor Form

Get Ready for Valentine's Day

Cards for a Cause

Local Colors Artist's Cooperative

Buy a special Valentine Card and vote for a Cape Ann good cause. For every card purchased, you receive one vote. Each organization will receive a portion of the proceeds based on the % of their votes. Download Flyer for more details.

Culinary Workshop at Appleton Farms: Valentine's Day Dinner

Tuesday, February 14 | 6 - 8 PM

Learn the secrets to making a delicious multi-course Valentine’s Meal sure to impress. Class will end with a shared meal and future inspiration for cozy meals for two.

Remember to Support Local Businesses this Valentine's Day!

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