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January 4, 2023

Chamber Events

Join Us for the First Coffee & Connections of 2023!

Thursday, January 5 | 9 AM

This will be the first Coffee & Connections for new CEO Steve Buckley, so please join us in welcoming him to this fun morning networking event!

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! Register Now

Improv & Martinis

Wednesday, January 18 | 6:30 PM

A Great Gathering at The Fish Shack | $45 per person

(Rescheduled from November 2)

Start the New Year off with Improv & Martini’s, a Great Gathering of Total Delight led by Izzy Gesell. Izzy is a Professional Humorist, Improv Master, Organizational Alchemist. Join us for an evening full of Engaging Fun, Fantastic Food, and Amazing Adult Beverages. No need to go to New York, or L.A. or Boston because the hot spot of the universe will be right here, in Rockport, Massachusetts! 

A limited number of tickets are available so Register Now to Reserve Your Ticket!


Join us on Friday, January 27 from 6 to 11 PM to help us celebrate 2023 President Loran Caputo and 2022 President Caitlin Pszenny, plus thank out-going and welcome incoming Board members.

It promises to be a great evening of food, fun and dancing at the Beauport Hotel!

$100 per person.

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BankGloucester | Johnson O'Connor

Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Deb Johnson Art

January & February

Hamilton Wenham Public Library

Local artist and member Deb Johnson has her art on display for the months of January & February at the Hamilton Wenham Public Library. Stop by and see her incredible works on display for the first time. 

First Fridays - Art After Hours

Friday, January 6 | 6 - 8 PM

Cape Ann Museum

This January, the Museum will be lit up to celebrate the New Year. At 6:00 pm, Sarah Swift from MAGMA (Movement Arts, Gloucester, MA) will lead a New Year Warm Up to kick start the evening’s ongoing dance party in the CAM Auditorium. Dancers from MAGMA's residency with choreographer Heather Stewart will perform in the galleries throughout the evening. Heather Stewart is the Director of little house dance based in Portland, Maine. Free tastings will be provided courtesy of Rockport Brewing Co. to all attendees 21+. 

Free Admission - Registration Required

The Heather Pierson Trio

Saturday, January 8 | 7:30 - 10 PM

Old Sloop Presents

Heather Pierson’s music delves into Americana, blues, New Orleans jazz, vocal chants, instrumental piano, and folk. Best known for her ease at the piano and her bell-tone vocals, her songs and musicianship embody joy, honesty, playfulness, and a desire to share from the heart. Defying genre and classification and yet fully embracing all musical styles, Heather is an artist who speaks the language of music in as many dialects as her considerable abilities will allow. Adult Tickets $15 in advance, or $20 at the door ($5 for under 18).

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

National Theatre in HD - Much Ado about Nothing: Sunday, January 8 @ 1 PM

Bruce Molsky and Tony Trischka: Wednesday, January 11 @ 7PM

Author Event with Allegra Goodman

Tuesday. January 10 | 6 - 7:30 PM

The Book Shop of Beverly Farms

Looking for an intimate look at coming of age as girl and then young woman in Beverly? Look no further than Allegra Goodman's new "Sam," a first-person novel that will ring incredibly true for anyone local to the area. 

Goodman will be at the Book Shop of Beverly Farms to discuss her new novel, writing what you know, and how she developed this unforgettable character. Join us for a reading and signing of this important new work from one of the area's hottest writers. 

2nd Annual Gloucester's So Salty

Save the Dates: Saturday & Sunday

January 21 & 22 | 10 AM - 5 PM

Celebrate the fish city’s recognizably salty character with local cultural institutions and businesses during the 2nd Annual Gloucester’s So Salty festival on January 21 and 22, 2023 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm! Over 800 people came out last year to share their salty pride while enjoying free ice sculptures and cultural activities around Downtown Gloucester. The Cape Ann Museum is partnering with several area cultural institutions and businesses to offer two full days of free programming in the coldest part of the year. Inspired by the annual Salem’s So Sweet event, this two-day event will include ice sculptures, live music, salty treats, free kids’ art activities, and much more. 

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