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May 23, 2023


Chamber News & Updates

The 2023 Greater Cape Ann Guide & Directory is In House;

Greater Cape Ann & Rockport Visitor Maps are on their Way

Please stop by the Chamber Office between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, to pick up copies for your business. Can't make it into Gloucester? Just contact us at 978-283-1601 or and let us know how many copies of the guides/maps you would like and we will arrange to get them to you. 

2023 Small Business Persons of the Year Awards Dinner Sponsorships

Thursday, June 15 | 5:30 - 8 PM

Castle Manor Inn 

Greater Cape Ann Small Business Persons of the Year winners have been selected and will be announced tomorrow. Small business is the life-blood of the greater Cape Ann region, and to show your support, several sponsorship options are available from which to choose.


With 5 Community Photo Opportunities and the Winner's Awards Dinner Reception, this is a great chance to support greater Cape Ann businesses and promote your business to all five communities..


For more information, email, or call us at 978-283-1601 to learn more. Download Sponsorship Form | Reserve Your Seat

Thank You to Our Current Sponsors

Route 128 Visitor Kiosk Rack Cards

Only a Few Spaces are Left

Don't Miss Out on Promoting Your Business

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is taking reservations for our Visitor Kiosk at the Route 128 Service Plaza in North Beverly. This highly visited information site services tens of thousands of visitors travelling onto Cape Ann each year. Our rack card positions are available at the same price as last year and will be honored on a first-come, first-serve paid basis. 

Download Reservation Form

Volunteers needed at Gloucester Chamber Visitor Center

Do you or someone you know have a few spare hours to fill by giving back to the Greater Cape Ann community? If so, the Chamber is seeking volunteers to help out on weekdays during the spring and summer months. Meet visitors, from around the world, help answer phones, assist with office tasks, and have a fun time with a great team. To learn more, please email Cherl.

34th Annual Education & Scholarship Golf Tournament

It was a sunny, blustery, and chilly day at Bass Rocks on Monday, May 22, for the Business Education Collaborative's 34th Annual Golf Tournament. We had a full field of players who enjoyed the day which included golf, a putting contest, several raffles, a boxed lunch, clam chowder on the course, and a buffet dinner and awards reception.

Congratulations to Low Net Winners (47) Mike Tibert , Emily Jeryn, Kyle Gauthier and Harrison Rogers, and Low Gross Winners (57) Paul Xavier, Connor Weed, Mark Butenas, and John Paddol.

Thank you to all our sponsors and those who donated prizes to help make this a great outing! Stay tuned for more winners, details, and photos later this week!

2nd Annual WellFest Recap

Despite the rain we welcomed visitors and residents to the 2nd Annual WellFest on Saturday, May 20. Event attendees were able to meet the region’s impressive range of health and wellness services from food & nutrition, movement, balance & exercise to youth development, lifelong learning and senior readiness. Thank you to everyone who attended, we saw an amazing turnout from people of all ages. Looking forward to next year!

Thank you to Platinum Sponsors Action, Inc, and Addison Gilbert Hospital, and Gold Sponsors Cape Ann Savings Bank and Cape Ann YMCA.

Business Resources

Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) awards up to $25,000 to various organizations to fund workplace safety training. Eligible employers within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law (MGL CH. 152) may qualify for funding.

The Workforce Training Fund Express Program is designed to help businesses respond quickly to change and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, Express is our fastest path to funding, enhanced with an even more flexible directory of training options and 6 quick steps to success:

Cape Ann Works: Keep up to date with Cape Ann Works events and announcements on the Chamber website and post jobs or search candidates at

Please check the Business Resources Category in Chamber Blog for Business Resources available to the Cape Ann region! 

Member & Community News

Available State Bids

Records Management, Storage, Archiving, & Moving Services

State Bid for Landscaping Products

Maintenance Repair and Operations state bid

City of Gloucester New Non-Resident Beach Sticker Reservation System

City of Gloucester officially launched the new non-resident beach parking reservation system – Blinkay. Non-residents can now reserve beach parking for Good Harbor Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, and Stage Fort Park through the Blinkay website or mobile app. The Blinkay mobile app can be downloaded for free in the App Store or Google Play Store. Reservations are required starting May 27th, 2023 and can be made up to 10 days in advance. Reservations are non-refundable; however, Blinkay’s platform allows users to add or change their passes between vehicles to provide more flexibility to visitors.  Learn More | Create/Log Into Blinkay Account

City of Gloucester to present Good Harbor Beach Creek findings

The City of Gloucester will host a public presentation via Zoom on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00PM to provide an update on the Good Harbor Beach Creek contamination investigation. In collaboration with consultants Woodard and Curran, City staff will provide an overview of the work completed to date and future plans to continue addressing the issue.

Register for Zoom Session

Healing Waters for Veterans on Ipswich River

The Ipswich River Watershed Association (IRWA) hosted the Armed Forces Day “Healing Waters” Picnic and Paddle for veterans and active-duty service members on Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 20. The day featured live music by Cyn & Redemption, barbeque by Open Door and the Dinner Bell, canoeing, kayaking, forest bathing, and other family activities. Veteran support organizations and providers will be onsite to answer questions and to provide resources. Among the sponsors were the Lowell Vet Center, the North Shore Veteran Collaborative, the Ipswich River Watershed Association, the North Shore YMCA and the Eastern Essex District Department of Veteran Services. Read More and See Event Photos.

Calling all Harbortown Arts & Cultural Organizations

Discover Gloucester is gearing up for the 3rd annual Culture Splash series, scheduled to run Thursdays in July and August, with programming from 4:00-7:00pm, and the FREE water shuttle running from 4:00-8:00pm each Thursday. Discover Gloucester is collaborating with the Harbortown Cultural District to compile an updated digital map of arts and culture organizations, businesses, galleries, museums, and performance centers in Harbortown which will be promoted alongside the series this year, and referenced on an ongoing basis. Please see the image of a previous district map to gauge the district boundary. If your arts and culture org. is in (or nearby) Harbortown, please complete this form to be added to the map.

Cape Ann Animal Aid Pet of the Week


Hiya! Burt here! I’m a 4-month-old Labrador retriever mix. I’m a little anxious but I show it as fawning or fidgeting. I like to be as close as possible to you, I tend to whimper quite a bit, and give subtle calming signals like paw raising and yawning. My trainer here thinks it would be best if I could get into a force-free puppy training course. If you’re looking for a kind, loving, lap puppy, send an application in and let’s meet! Burt is available to meet by appointment. 

Please visit for more information about me and all the other animals waiting for homes here at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester.

Shop Our Members

Continuing Hot Deals

Cape Ann YMCA: Reduced rate for Chamber members

Local Sales, Discounts & Promotions 

Posting a Shop Our Member deal is a great way to gain exposure for your business by highlighting your special promotions. Take advantage of this FREE member benefit and list yours today by logging into your account! 

*Contact Sam if you need assistance 

Job Listings

Pipe Organ Builder is sought by C. B. Fisk

Pathways for Children is seeking a School Age Team Care Lead

Wellspring is hiring a full-time accountant

Cape Ann Law has an opening for an Administrative Assistant/Office Manger

Cape Ann's Marina is seeking a Marine Retail Store & Parts Manager and a Marine Outboard Technician/Mechanic plus other opportunies.

The Trustees of Reservation - Crane Estate

Seasonal Museum Interpreter

Guest Services Associate

CraneOutdoors Paddle Guide

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

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