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February 1, 2023

Chamber Events

Coffee & Connections (Virtual Networking)

Thursday, February 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!

Learn about Business Law for Your Small Business at our first seminar of 2023.


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

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 to purchase your ticket 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

Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

DC's Reflecting Fools: Saturday, February 4 @ 5 PM

Crys Matthews: Sunday, February 5 @ 5 PM

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

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

Wake Up Spirit

Sunday, February 5 | 11 AM - 1 PM

Wake Up Spirit is a dance of heart and community. A safe place to connect to spirit through movement and sound. We are so blessed to have this time and space to move our bodies freely, without judgement, to dance our prayers and dreams together. We gather on the first Sunday of every month at the Floating Lotus on Main Street in Gloucester.

Wedding Showcase 2023

Sunday, February 5 | 4 - 7 PM

Cruiseport Gloucester

Join Beauport Hotel and Cruiseport Gloucester and the best Professional Vendors in the business!

Meet vendors in every category in preparation for your wedding day. While you're here, you will have the opportunity to mingle with all of our exclusive preferred vendors while viewing one of of the North Shore's premier wedding venues, Cruiseport Gloucester.

Download Flyer | Buy Tickets Now

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

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

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

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

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.

Valentine's Mixology at Appleton Farms

Tuesday, February 7 | 6 - 8 PM

What better way to show you care than mixing up the perfect cocktail for your loved ones this Valentine’s week? 

Culinary Workshop:

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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