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February 15, 2023

Chamber Events

Business After Hours is Today

Wednesday, February 15 | 5 - 7 PM

Woodman's of Essex

Includes a Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate recent Renovations and musician Chris Fritz-Grice who will be performing from 5-7.

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! 

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

Local Photographer Brendan Pike Opening Night "Sea Level"

Thursday, February 16 | 5 - 8 PM

Grand Banks Building Products

Grand Banks is excited to host the work of local photographer and filmmaker Brendan Pike in their showroom. Brendan is native to Cape Ann, his work captures our beautiful coastal community. Join Grand Banks as they welcome Brendan as he showcases his new collection titled " Sea Level" on their walls with some sips and snacks provided by Grassy Roots and Helen's Bottle Shop.

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 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

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

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

Ronnie & Earl: Sunday, February 19 @ 5 PM

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

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

February Farm Camp at Appleton Famrs

Monday through Friday

February 20 - 24 | 9 AM - 3 PM

This weeklong, school vacation drop-off camp program is for kids who are looking to make friends, explore the forests and fields of the farm, and learn about life in New England in winter, including learning about a type of winter farming – maple sugaring! Every program will include an outdoor adventure of hiking, snowshoeing, or other farm explorations. Learn More & Register

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

WinterFest at Crane Beach

Friday, February 24 | 6 - 9 PM

Weather date: Saturday, February 25.

Crane Beach WinterFest is a family-friendly event. Activities include live music, fire pits, and outdoor games. Food, beverage and alcohol vendors will be onsite! Warm clothing and footgear are highly recommended, as this event is entirely outdoors. Tickets include event entry and parking. Food and beverages can be purchased separately. Learn More & Purchase 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

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

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