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April 5, 2023

Chamber Events

Coffee & Connections (Virtual Networking)

Thursday, April 6 | 9 AM

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Please join us this Thursday 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!

Rockport Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8 | 2 PM

Millbrook Meadow, Rockport

The Rockport Division of the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold the 31st annual Rockport Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16 at 2 PM. The event is for the children of the town - preschoolers through grade one – and will take place at Millbrook Meadow, Beach Street, Rockport.

Presenting Sponsor: Institution for Savings

Supporting Sponsors: Rockport Innkeeper Association Cookbook Committee, Rockport Inn & Suites and Michele Allison-Elwell, Churchill Real Estate

Learn More | Download PDF

2023 Cape Ann License Plate Low Number Auction

April 10 - April 16

Supporting a Stronger Cape Ann

The Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) is hosting it's annual low number Cape Ann License Plate Online Auction from April 10th - April 16th 2023. We don't want you to miss out on the fun! 

Register today to preview available plate numbers and for your chance to bid!

Learn more about CACF

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Business After Hours

Thursday, April 20 | 5 - 7 PM

Local Colors, Main Street, Gloucester

Join us as we gather and network for our monthly Business After Hours series. This month our generous host is Local Colors of Main Street in Gloucester. Join us for a fun evening of Networking. Beverages will be provided as well as light appetizers. Register Now.

Greater Cape Ann Chamber Presents An Inaugural Meeting of our Arts & Culture Alliance

Wednesday, May 3 | 5 - 6:30 PM

(Please note correct date above)

Gloucester Stage Company


We are pleased to announce the first official gathering of the newly conceived Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Arts & Culture Alliance. We invite artists, arts and culture leaders, creative businesses, gig workers, and non-arts business leaders who want to connect with the Cape Ann creative community. We define “culture” broadly to include maritime heritage, which has always had close alignments with the arts on Cape Ann. Download Flyer | RSVP Today

Boston Children's Hospital Blood Drive

May 12 | 8:30 AM - 4 PM

24 Harbor Loop

To make an appointment, please go to: and use sponsor code: GCACC

For more information contact: Michelle Mineo

[email protected], 978-471 9178


2nd Annual WellFest

Saturday, May 20 | 11 AM - 2 PM

Harvey Park, Rockport MA

Vendor Application Deadline is April 13

WellFest is an event that will promote the broad range of health and wellness services that are right here on greater Cape Ann. This unique event was a big success in 2022 and we’re excited to continue this community experience in a new venue, the beautiful coastal community of Rockport. Due to limited capacity at Harvey Park, there will be a juried vendor selection process this year. 

Download Vendor Application

Download Sponsorship Information

Golf is in the Air

Swing into Spring

Monday, May 8 | 9 AM - 3 PM

Ipswich Country Club

Please Join the Businesswomen of Cape Ann for the First Annual Swing into Spring Golf Event at the Ipswich Country Club. Start your morning with some general instruction and breakout sessions with the Country Club's Golf Pros. After a short break for lunch & networking, we will take to the carts and play 9 holes of "Best Ball". A Continental breakfast and a box lunch are included with the fees.

$149 for members | $165 for non-members

Registration is Open | Sponsorship Opportunities

34th Annual Education & Scholarship Golf Tournament:

Call for Sponsors

The net proceeds of this event fund the Chamber’s extensive work with the three Cape Ann schools and Essex Tech and education non-profits. The programming includes: monthly collaboration with all schools and education non-profits, DECA support, intern and mentorships, annual Cape Ann Career & College Fair and several scholarships.  

Your sponsorship will provide your organization exposure to over 100 area business owners, senior business leaders, and elected officials.

Learn More About Sponsorships

Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Woodman's Gives Back

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 11 AM - 9 PM

CK Pearl Restaurant

Join Woodman's of Essex as they bring back their annual fundraiser, for the first time since 2019.

Join them at C.K. Pearl's for lunch and / or dinner, between 11:30-9:00 and at least 10% of the proceeds will be generously donated to the L. Dexter Woodman Family Foundation.

Featuring musician Chris Fritz-Grice from 5:00 - 8:00. Call to book your reservation 978-890-7378

Download Flyer

Cape Ann Conversations - Webinar

Dr. Kerry Emanuel on Modeling Hurricane Impacts

Wednesday, April 5 | 12 - 1:30 PM

Changing Coastal Communities are hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Office for Urbanization. Dr. Kerry Emanuel is Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Emanuel has made foundational contributions to the science of tropical cyclones, climate, and links between them, and has been a prominent voice in public debates on climate change, and what we should do about it. Register Today

Preschool Open House

Thursday, April 6 | 5:30 - 7 PM

Clark School, Rowley

Now enrolling kids ages 2.9 and up! Explore our brand new Preschool space & meet Preschool Director, Rosemaire. At Clark Preschool, they believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life. That is why they are dedicated to providing a nurturing and enriching environment where children, ages 2.9 and up, can grow and learn. Learn More & Register

Annual Expert Panel: Social Justice in the Wake of COVID-19

Friday April 7 | 10:30 Am - 12:30 PM

Backyard Growers HQ @ 103R Maplewood Avenue

Join this panel discussion, lunch, and community conversation. Leaders of nonprofit organizations in Gloucester reflect on how the pandemic affects their work to create social change. Panelists will be joined by Suffolk University Global & Cultural Communications students. Register Today ($30 suggested donation)

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Boston Children's Chorus: Saturday, April 8 @ 3 PM

Making Waves - Landmark's 9th Annual Spring Concert & Auction featuring Sister Hazel: Wednesday, April 12 @ 7 PM

Jeffrey Foucault: Thursday, April 13 @ 8 PM

Hanneke Cassel: Friday, April 14 @ 8 PM

Der Rosenkavalier - Metropolitan Opera in HD: Saturday, April 15 @ 12 PM

Chucho Valdés: Sunday, April 16 @ 5 PM

Webinar: Find financial assistance for patients with rare diseases

Thursday, April 6 | 12 - 1 PM

Learn more about the financial burden that patients with rare diseases encounter and how you can find financial support. Register for Free

Webinar: Keep Calm & Carry Your Insurance Card:

Tuesday, April 11 | 12 - 1 PM invites you to join Triage Cancer for an overview of health insurance terms, key considerations when comparing plan options, and what to do when an insurance company denies a claim. Register Now

In-Person Workshop: How to Plan Your Vegetable Garden

Saturday, April 8 | 10 - 11 AM

Join Backyard Growers for this in-person workshop to learn how to plan your own vegetable garden according to what you like to eat, the space you have for growing, and the amount of time you have to spend tending to it. In this training, attendees will be introduced to the square-foot gardening method to help you make the most of your garden this year.

Reserve Your Spot or Purchase Tickets

Also, April Seedling Sale starts on April 12 and runs through April 23.

Full Moon Experiences

CraneExplorer: Family Full Moon Hike in the Dunes

Wednesday, April 5 | 7 - 9 PM

Discover the magic of hiking at night while the moon is at its fullest, when even the most familiar trails reveal sights and sounds, they only share with the cool, quiet night. 

Learn more and purchase tickets

Full Moon Hike at Appleton Farms

Friday, April 7 | 7 - 8 PM

With the full moon rising over the Atlantic, we’ll start with a sunset stroll along Crane Beach admiring this spectacle before heading into the dunes to explore it’s trails under the light of the full moon.  Learn More and Buy Tickets

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Twentieth Show  

Exhibition: Through April 28

Charles Fine Arts Gallery, Gloucester

Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography. The exhibition runs from April 1 through April 28. The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its’ main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.  Learn More

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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 [email protected]

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