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March 15, 2023

Chamber Events

Business After Hours

Wednesday, March 22 | 5 - 7 PM

Brookline Bank, Ipswich

Join us as we gather and network for our monthly Business After Hours series. This month our generous host is Brookline Bank of Ipswich. Join us for a fun evening of networking and light appetizers in Brookline Bank's Spacious Lobby area. Cash bar available.

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4 Steps to Improve Your Brand This Year

Thursday, March 30 | 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Greater Cape Ann Chamber Conference Room

Join us for a Free Seminar, 4 Steps to Improve Your Brand This Year, presented by Lauren Georgiades of GL Design Co. This presentation is designed to explain the steps it takes to solidify a company's branding so that it takes on its own life and communicates clearly and consistently to it's desired audience by building brand equity and image.

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Coffee & Connections (Virtual Networking)

Thursday, April 6 | 9 AM

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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!

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 30th 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 

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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

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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 & Collage Fair and several scholarships.  

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

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Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn: Wednesday, March 15 @ 8 PM

Lohengrin (Metropolitan Opera in HD): Saturday, March 18 @ 12 PM

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (Virtual Concert): Saturday, March 18 @ 3 PM

Altan: Saturday, March 25 @ 8 PM

Mackenzie Melemed: Sunday, March 26 @ 3 PM (Pre-concert talk at 2 PM)

Theatre in the Great House - "ART"

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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich

Castle Hill Productions presents the Tony Award-winning play ‘ART’. Staged in the Great House Ballroom, ‘ART’ explores the relationship between three friends when one of them acquires an expensive piece of modern art. This witty comedy challenges the idea of value… in art as well as in friends. Due to mature themes and language, this play is not recommended for children under 15 years of age. Purchase Tickets

Extravaganza for Four Harpsichords & Strings

Sunday, March 19th | 3:30 PM

Gloucester Meetinghouse

Four virtuoso harpsichordists, Elliot Figg, Frances Fitch, Lenora McCroskey and Peter Sykes will be joined by the period string ensemble ‘Arpeggione’ to present our annual birthday celebration concert in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach. They will perform the rarely-heard Concerto in C-major and Concerto in D-minor by Bach for three harpsichords and strings, the Banchetto Musicale, No. 1 by Johann Hermann Schein for strings and harpsichord continuo, plus an extremely-rare performance of the Concerto in A-minor for four harpsichords by Bach, adapted from Vivaldi. Purchase Tickets

The Power of Play

Sunday, March 26 | 11 AM - 2 PM

Gloucester High School Field House

A day of hands-on, low-tech play for all ages, hosted by Gloucester Education Foundation and run by a powerhouse team of community and student volunteers! The Power of Play centers around fun family activities, and is designed to be welcoming to a broad spectrum of ages, ability levels, and learning styles. This year’s event will also feature some special activities from regions around the world that are present in our Gloucester community. Gloucester families, friends and children of all ages. Suggested donation $5/family at the door; no family will be turned away for lack of funds. Learn More

49th Meals on Wheels Breakfast Fundraiser

Friday, March 31 | 7 - 9:30 AM

Gloucester House

SeniorCare Inc. will hold its 49th annual Meals on Wheels Breakfast Fundraiser Breakfast at The Gloucester House, on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 7:00 am to 9:30 am. Tickets are $20 per person and include a buffet breakfast. Tickets are available online at or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program. Exciting raffle and auction items will be available for bidding at the breakfast—including a 6-hour fishing trip aboard the television hit series Wicked Tuna’s “Hard Merchandise” with Captain Dave Marciano!

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Greenbelt's 2023 Film & Lecture Series

Mycorrhizae & Trees: A Fungal Connection

April 11 | 6 - 8 PM

Riverwalk Brewing, Newburyport

(March 15 Event is Sold Out. Please email to be placed on a waitlist.) Mushroom fever swept the Northeast in 2021 with serious spring and summer rain resulting in an abundance of mushrooms that was hard to ignore. Suddenly, mycology soared into popular culture and books about fungus rose to the best sellers lists. Local mycophile Maria Pinto will dig into the fascinating world of mycorrhizal fungi and shed light on the special relationships they build with trees. An educator, author and Boston Mycological Club member, Maria was about mushroom hunting in the Boston area. RSVP Now

Boston Children's Hospital 

Blood Drive

MAY 12 | 8:30 AM - 4 PM

24 Harbor Loop

Contact Michelle Mineo to Make Appointment


Save the Date

Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA

St. Peter's Fiesta 5K Road Race

Thursday, June 22 | 6:30 PM

Looking for a way to participate in Gloucester’s Annual St. Peter’s Festival celebration? This family friendly course runs from Stage Fort Park right into the heart of Fiesta! Fans line the streets to cheer you on...the race ends at the Fiesta Carnival!

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