View as Webpage

February 22, 2023

Chamber Events

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

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

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

Kids under 12 Eat Free at Woodman's during February School Vacation Week! (Feb. 20 -24). No additional purchase require. No restrictions.

Join Ipswich ReCreation Thursdays in February at EBSCO Hall at 6 PM for a Film Festival. This week features Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

In-Person Workshop: DIY Healthy Soil Amendments

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

Backyard Growers

Learn More & Register

Virtual Workshop: How to Start Seeds Indoors

Wednesday, March 8 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Reserve Your Spot or Purchase Tickets

Appleton Culinary Workshop: Chicken Pot Pie

Friday, February 24 | 6 - 8 PM

Appleton Farms, Ipswich

In this workshop, participants will learn to make our Farmhouse Chicken Pot Pie using locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. Appleton Farms Baker Kami Turgeon will lead a hands-on pie crust making demonstration using local flour.  Learn More & Register

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

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

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

Theatre in the Great House - "ART"

See Dates & Times throughout March

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

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

Soundings Sponsors

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 Steve Buckley at

Pivotal Partners

Facebook  Instagram  Email  Web