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Schooner Ardelle in Essex| Photo Credit: Arlene Taliadoros
Submit Your Reopening Information and Bring Your Brochures and Business Cards to the Chamber's Visitor Center
With Spring in full swing, Cape Ann is beginning to welcome more and more visitors. Please email to submit your business's reopening information. Please also ensure that your information on our visitor websites, and is up to date. To make changes, please log in to your CACC account. If you have rack cards and promotional materials, please stop by our Visitor Center and drop them off. 
Rack Card Dimensions and Specifications to Help Your Business Get Noticed

In order for your rack cards to be viewable in our display racks, your rack cards should be 3 5/8" X 8 1/2". We recommend including the name of your business, a picture or business logo, and any pertinent information located at the top. Please note that the top four inches of the rack card are the most viewable. These dimensions also apply to our tourism rack at the service plaza on route 128. The 128 rack is a paid promotional opportunity and If you choose to be featured on the 128 rack, your brochures will be viewed by tens of thousands of visitors.

Website Advertising is Available on the Chamber's Three Powerful Websites

The Cape Ann Chamber is excited to offer members the opportunity to advertise in one, two, or all three of our powerful websites as a way to promote member businesses. Together these websites generate over 400,000 views annually, from around the world.

Business Education and Scholarship
Golf Tournament
Monday, May 24, 2021

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.
Gloucester Stage Company and Windhover Performing Arts Center Announce Outdoor Theater Collaboration for Summer 2021

Two organizations steeped in the rich culture of Cape Ann are coming together in hopes of shining the light at the end of this past year’s dark tunnel.

The New Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA is OPEN

The Cape Ann YMCA is so excited to share this amazing new space with all of Cape Ann. Members can now take advantage of the great programs, expert support, community, and services they have come to love PLUS additional services and amenities. To learn more about the member benefits, please click here and note that all Chamber members receive a 15% discount on a Cape Ann YMCA membership! For membership questions, please contact Helene Feeley at
YOU ALREADY BELONG. YOU JUST NEED TO JOIN. It's time to join your new Glen T. Macleod YMCA
Download Manchester Historical Museum's New Mobile Tour of Manchester-by-the-Sea

The Manchester Historical Museum is now offering a free mobile tour of Manchester-by-the Sea to use on your mobile device or computer. Learn about the history of the town from its colonial farms and fishing times to the furniture making era and on to the Gilded Age.

Backyard Growers Presents
Frontyard Growers: Algonquian
Farmers of Cape Ann
Thursday, April 8 | Noon - 1 PM

This Zoom Lunch & Learn by local historian Mary Ellen Lepionka compares the practices of indigenous and colonial farmers on Cape Ann during the 17th century. 

Life Science Consortium of the North Shore Virtual Career Fair
Friday, April 9 | 2 - 4 PM

Network with leading life science companies and kickstart your life sciences career at this FREE event.

Essex Shipbuilding Museum Presents:
Frame Up to Fit Out -
Sylvina W. Beal Restoration
Thursday, April 8 | 7 - 8 PM
Join Katherine Dench, Mass Cultural Council’s granted apprentice to master shipwright Harold Burnham, as she chronicles her experience in taking part in the restoration process of the historic Sylvina W. Beal and wooden boat building, from sketch to launch.
Backyard Growers Workshop: How to Plan Your Vegetable Garden
Saturday, April 10 | 10 - 11:30 AM

Join Backyard Growers for this Zoom training 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.

Cape Ann Job Fair at the New Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA
Monday, April 12 | 5 - 7 PM

The job fair will be socially distanced and COVID protocols will be followed. Any business interested in participating should email

Manchester Historical Museum Spring Art Show Open Now Through April 16
Tuesdays - Fridays | 10 AM - 3 PM

Featuring area artists, join Manchester Historical Museum for their Spring Art Show & Sale. The museum will be limiting the number of people in their exhibit hall which may mean a short wait in their lovely courtyard before entering.

Upcoming Events at Hammond Castle During April School Vacation Week
April 20 - 22

Hammond Castle will be hosting three events during school vacation week. Starting on April 20 with a Knights and Ladies Day: The History of Heraldry. Followed by History of Medieval Arms and Armor: The Knight on April 21 and Cape Ann Kids' Free Day on April 22.

MassHire North Shore Career Center
Gloucester & Cape Ann Virtual
Hiring Event via PREMIERE virtual
April 28 | 10 - 11:30 AM

If you would like to participate and virtually recruit Cape Ann's finest workforce, you may register for a PREMIERE training that will include assistance in creating your virtual booth.

Posting an event on our community calendar is a great way to gain exposure and promote your business's upcoming events. Take advantage of this FREE member benefit and post yours today by logging into your account!

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This Week's Takeout Today Featured Members: The MOORING and 4 Beach Gifts & Goodies
This week’s highlight brings us to quintessential Manchester-by-the-Sea. Having recently re-opened, we recommend you visit The MOORING on Thursday this week for their prime rib special, served with potatoes au gratin and seasonal vegetable- yum! You can also stroll down the street to 4 Beach Gifts and Goodies for a great mix of fun toys, apparel, housewares, stationery, local creations and the sweetest Old Fashion Candy selection in town! 
#MyLocalMA Business of the Week -
Ipswich Clambake

Located in the heart of Ipswich, Ipswich Clambake has been feeding the community since 1976 and is a celebrated neighborhood restaurant. Ipswich Clambake offers an extensive restaurant menu that generates a loyal following year-round. Bring your friends and family and plan to eat-in or take out. With fried, baked, and grilled entrée offerings, there’s something to please every palate, seafood platters, homemade soups, a variety of sandwiches and salads, not to mention steamed clams, fish, and lobsters!

Shop Our Member Special of the Week: Book an Appointment With In Home Design Center

In Home Design Center is a full service boutique interior design and retail showroom located in Essex. In Home specializes in creating unique and inspired design and offers interior design and design-build services. Call In Home Design Center today to book an appointment to discuss your upcoming project!

Support Local Businesses By Purchasing a Cape Ann Gift Check
The Cape Ann Gift Check program encourages our community to shop local and keeps our dollars on Cape Ann. Now, more than ever, it is important to support local businesses. If you would like your business to be added to the list of current participants, please contact
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!

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Governor Signs Unemployment
Insurance Bill

Last week, Governor Baker signed legislation (“An Act financing a program for improvements to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and providing relief to employers and workers in the Commonwealth”) that provides relief for employers and employees across the Commonwealth.

PPP Application Deadline Extended
to May 31

President Biden last week signed legislation which extends the application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through May 31. The bill received strong bipartisan support in both branches of Congress. To learn more about PPP and other SBA business relief programs, please click here
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Portal Opening This Thursday, April 8
For detailed information about this SBA grant program for performance centers and other event and entertainment venues, and to register for program updates, please click here.
Massachusetts Vaccination
Program Expands

All Massachusetts residents age 55 and over or with one certain medical condition are now eligible to receive vaccinations, and by April 16 all residents 16 and over will be eligible. All who live, work or study in Massachusetts may pre-register for an appointment at a mass vaccination location here. View the latest Massachusetts vaccine update here. View the April 1 weekly vaccination report here
State’s Interactive COVID-19
Daily Dashboard
The Massachusetts COVID-19 Daily Dashboard is now available in interactive format. To view the most recent Massachusetts COVID-19 daily dashboard please click here. For the most recent weekly public health report (April 1) please click here
Information Resources
For comprehensive COVID-19 information please visit the Chamber’s special Coronavirus page

To view the most recent (April 1) weekly COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), please click here

For the latest COVID-19 news and information for Massachusetts, please visit To view the latest nationwide case information published daily by the CDC please click here

To read the most recent (April 5) Legislative and COVID-19 update from State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, please click here
Backyard Growers is seeking a Full-Time Garden Educator

The Garden Education will serve as the lead school program staff person responsible for the implementation and execution of all Backyard Growers’ School Program activities.

Beauport Hospitality Group is Hiring Multiple Positions
Seaport Grille, the Beauport Hotel, and 1606 Restaurant & Bar are looking to hire restaurant supervisors and a general maintenance/ engineering assistant.
Atlantic Vacation Homes is Seeking a Full Time Property Manager
Atlantic Vacation Homes is seeking a full-time Property Manager to assist in growing the Property Services division of the company, driving initiatives that contribute to operational excellence and profitability.
Care Dimensions Invites Applications for the September 2021 Hospice Nurse Residency Program
Nursing graduates and experienced nurses interested in hospice and palliative care are invited to apply for the 2021 Hospice Nurse Residency Program, which introduces the vocation of and trains nurses in hospice and palliative care
Top Dog of Rockport is Hiring a General Manager

The general manager will work to manage the daily operations of the restaurant, will assign responsibility to the team, deal with vendors, approve staff schedules, and more. Offering generous salary and bonus based on experience.

Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) is Seeking an Associate Director of Research & Assistant Laboratory Manager

GMGI is currently looking for qualified candidates to fill two positions within their organization. To view the job description, qualifications and responsibilities, click the links below.

Local Colors Artists' Cooperative is Looking For Artists
Exhibit your work in the gallery and enjoy being among artists where you'll find a positive, creative, and collaborative environment.
Cape Ann Youth Friendly Jobs & Internships

Click here to view available opportunities
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