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February 22, 2023

Chamber Events

Coffee & Connections (Virtual Networking)

Thursday, March 2 | 9 AM

Register Today

Please join us on the first Thursday of the month at 9 AM for our virtual Coffee & Connections. For new & prospective members, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce your business and meet other members and Chamber staff. For veteran members, it is a great way to let new members learn about your business and talk about anything new and exciting in the works for you. So grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and Zoom in from your home or office for an informal "Get to Know My Business" networking session. Also, if you know someone who would enjoy learning more about the Chamber, please invite them 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! 

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

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor

Business After Hours

Wednesday, March 22 | 5 - 7 PM

Brookline Bank, Ipswich

Join us as we gather and network for our monthly Business After Hours series. This month our generous host is Brookline Bank of Ipswich. Join us for a fun evening of networking and light appetizers in Brookline Bank's Spacious Lobby area. Cash bar available.

Register Today

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

Skate by the Sea

March 3 - 5 & 10 - 12 

Skate by the Sea is a fun new event sponsored by the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea thanks to a special grant awarded by the state. All are invited to come skate on our new synthetic ice rink that will be located in Masconomo Park from March 3-12 (hours vary).

Learn More

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Cape Ann Jazz Workshop: Wednesday, March 1 @ 7 PM

Ruthie Foster: Friday, March 3 @ 8 PM

The Crucible - National Theater in HD: Sunday, March 5 @ 1 PM

Seamus Egan Project: Sunday, March 5 @ 7 PM

Great Marsh Concert: Tuesday, March 7 @ 7 PM

Michael O'Leary & Friends: Upstairs on Main, Friday, March 10 @ 7:30 PM

A Musical Evening with Lauren Kinhan

Saturday, March 4 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Movement Arts Gloucester MA (MAGMA)

Veteran singer, composer, arranger and educator Lauren Kinhan has been creating genre smearing music for decades. Whether writing and producing her own records, touring as a member of the internationally renowned New York Voices or passing her knowledge on to the next generation, Join Lauren with pianist Mark Shilansky and bassist Mark Poniatowski for an intimate evening of sophisticated, original contemporary jazz.

Buy Tickets

Harborlight Homes' "Housing Institute"

Tuesday, March 7 & Wednesday March 8 | 6 - 8 PM

Who is this for? City and town housing advocates, elected or appointed officials, Housing Trust or CPA committee members, or anyone who wants to learn the complexities (but necessity) of the how and why of affordable housing.

Learn More & Register

Employee Benefits 101 & Secure Act 2.0

Thursday, March 9 | 9 - 10 AM


The next (free!) webinar in the Morse Women Attorneys Webinar Series highlights our ERISA and Employee Benefits services. Join Rebecca Alperin for a general overview of the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA requirements applicable to qualified plans – retirement and health and welfare. To round out the discussion, Rebecca will highlight upcoming required and discretionary amendments under the Secure Act 2.0. All are welcome! Learn More & Register

Free Veggie Seeds to Start Indoors

Thursday, March 9 | 2 - 5:30 PM

Backyard Growers

103R Maplewood Ave, Gloucester

Get a jumpstart on the 2023 growing season by starting your own seeds indoors! Backyard Growers will be giving away FREE vegetable seeds to get you started, which should be planted in March to be ready to be planted outdoors in late May. This includes a range of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, herbs, and more.

These seeds are free for the community - stop by to chat and pick some up to get your garden going!

Theatre in the Great House - "ART"

See Dates & Times (March 10 - 26)

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich

Castle Hill Productions presents the Tony Award-winning play ‘ART’. Staged in the Great House Ballroom, ‘ART’ explores the relationship between three friends when one of them acquires an expensive piece of modern art. This witty comedy challenges the idea of value… in art as well as in friends. Due to mature themes and language, this play is not recommended for children under 15 years of age. Purchase Tickets

Extravaganza for Four Harpsichords & Strings

Sunday, March 19th | 3:30 PM

Gloucester Meetinghouse

Four virtuoso harpsichordists, Elliot Figg, Frances Fitch, Lenora McCroskey and Peter Sykes will be joined by the period string ensemble ‘Arpeggione’ to present our annual birthday celebration concert in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach. They will perform the rarely-heard Concerto in C-major and Concerto in D-minor by Bach for three harpsichords and strings, the Banchetto Musicale, No. 1 by Johann Hermann Schein for strings and harpsichord continuo, plus an extremely-rare performance of the Concerto in A-minor for four harpsichords by Bach, adapted from Vivaldi. Purchase Tickets

The Power of Play

Sunday, March 26th | 11 AM - 2 PM

Gloucester High School Field House

A day of hands-on, low-tech play for all ages, hosted by Gloucester Education Foundation and run by a powerhouse team of community and student volunteers! The Power of Play centers around fun family activities, and is designed to be welcoming to a broad spectrum of ages, ability levels, and learning styles. This year’s event will also feature some special activities from regions around the world that are present in our Gloucester community. Gloucester families, friends and children of all ages. Suggested donation $5/family at the door; no family will be turned away for lack of funds. Learn More

49th Meals on Wheels Breakfast Fundraiser

Friday, March 31 | 7 - 9:30 AM

Gloucester House

SeniorCare Inc. will hold its 49th annual Meals on Wheels Breakfast Fundraiser Breakfast at The Gloucester House, on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 7:00 am to 9:30 am. Tickets are $20 per person and include a buffet breakfast. Tickets are available online at or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program. Exciting raffle and auction items will be available for bidding at the breakfast—including a 6-hour fishing trip aboard the television hit series Wicked Tuna’s “Hard Merchandise” with Captain Dave Marciano!

Learn More | Download Sponsor Form | Buy Tickets


MAY 12 | 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Boston Children's Hospital Blood Drive

24 Harbor Loop

Stay tuned for more details!

Special Job Listing

(Because the link was missing in the Monday Soundings edition, we are posting this job opening again.)

Cape Ann Savings Bank is seeking a Facilities and Services Coordinator

Click Here to See All Member Job Postings

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