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March 29, 2023

Chamber Events

4 Steps to Improve Your Brand This Year

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

Greater Cape Ann Chamber Conference Room (& Zoom Option)

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.

Learn More & Register Today (Zoom Option Available)

Ribbon Cutting: Backyard Growers

Sunday, April 2 | 11 AM

Burnham's Field. 9 Sargent St., Gloucester

Join the Greater Cape Ann Chamber and Backyard Growers in celebrating the official opening of the expanded Burnham’s Field Community Garden, where Backyard Growers is now able to welcome 55 households to grow their own fresh food, which is nearly a 50 percent expansion.

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 31st 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, Rockport Inn & Suites and Michele Allison-Elwell, Churchill Real Estate

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2023 Cape Ann License Plate Low Number Auction

April 10 - April 16

Supporting a Stronger Cape Ann

The Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) is hosting it's annual low number Cape Ann License Plate Online Auction from April 10th - April 16th 2023. We don't want you to miss out on the fun! 

Register today to preview available plate numbers and for your chance to bid!

Learn more about CACF

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Boston Children's Hospital Blood Drive

May 12 | 8:30 AM - 4 PM

24 Harbor Loop

To make an appointment, please go to: and use sponsor code: GCACC

For more information contact: Michelle Mineo, 978-471 9178


2nd Annual WellFest

Saturday, May 20 | 11 AM - 2 PM

Harvey Park, Rockport MA

Vendor Application Deadline is March 31

WellFest is an event that will promote the broad range of health and wellness services that are right here on greater Cape Ann. This unique event was a big success in 2022 and we’re excited to continue this community experience in a new venue, the beautiful coastal community of Rockport. Due to limited capacity at Harvey Park, there will be a juried vendor selection process this year. 

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Greater Cape Ann Chamber Presents An Inaugural Meeting of our Arts & Culture Alliance

Tuesday, May 23 | 5 - 6:30 PM

Gloucester Stage Company


We are pleased to announce the first official gathering of the newly conceived Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Arts & Culture Alliance. We invite artists, arts and culture leaders, creative businesses, gig workers, and non-arts business leaders who want to connect with the Cape Ann creative community. We define “culture” broadly to include maritime heritage, which has always had close alignments with the arts on Cape Ann. Download Flyer | RSVP Today

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

Registration is Open | Sponsorship Opportunities

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 & College Fair and several scholarships.  

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

Learn More About Sponsorships

Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Rockport residents are encouraged to attend the Town of Rockport's Annual Town Meeting on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 8:30am in the Rockport High School Gym. To view the Town Warrant, please click here.

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Falstaff: Metropolitan Opera in HD, Saturday, April 1 @ 12:30 PM

Boston Children's Chorus: Saturday, April 8 @ 3 PM

Making Waves - Landmark's 9th Annual Spring Concert & Auction featuring Sister Hazel: Wednesday, April 12 @ 7 PM

Jeffrey Foucault: Thursday, April 13 @ 8 PM

Hanneke Cassel: Friday, April 14 @ 8 PM

Der Rosenkavalier - Metropolitan Opera in HD: Saturday, April 15 @ 12 PM

Chucho Valdés: Sunday, April 16 @ 5 PM

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, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester 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. This year's breakfast has an exciting addition! An online auction will take place concurrently with the breakfast, featuring fabulous overnight getaways, a trip to Provincetown, a Bass Rocks Golf Package, and a fishing trip with Captain Dave Marciano aboard the “Hard Merchandise” from the TV hit series “Wicked Tuna!” Please join us for a wicked good time! 

Learn More | Download Sponsor Form | Buy Tickets | Register to Bid at Auction

Clark School Open House: Saturday, April 1 | 9 - 11 AM

Rowley, MA

Join Clark School for a K-12 Admissions Event at Clark School in Rowley, MA. Tour their campus, meet with students & staff & discover Clark's supported, hands-on and individualized approach to learning. Learn more & register on Clark School is a PreK-12 Independent, educational Day School located in Rowley, MA 

Pre-School Open House: Thursday, April 6 | 5:30 - 7 PM

Clark Preschool in Rowley, MA is now enrolling kids ages 2.9 and up! Explore their brand new Preschool space & meet their Preschool Director, Rosemaire. Learn More

Opening Day Celebration at Hammond Castle

Saturday, April 1 | 10 AM - 3 PM

Join Hammond Castle as they celebrate the start of their 48th consecutive season with our gift to you: Free Admission for Self-Guided Tours! In honor of the continuation of their founder, John Hays Hammond Jr’s, dream that his home and collection of artifacts serve as a museum, they are excited to welcome visitors once again with a daylong celebration of complimentary self-guided tours. They can’t wait to show you all the wonderful things that they have planned for the 2023 season, starting with their entirely-updated Inventions exhibit room showcasing exciting new perspectives on Hammond’s work as a scientist, inventor and engineer. 

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Twentieth Show  

Opening Reception Saturday, April 1 | 4 - 6 PM

Exhibition: April 1- April 28

Charles Fine Arts Gallery, Gloucester

Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography. The exhibition runs from April 1 through April 28, with an artist reception on April 1 from 4-6 pm. The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its’ main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.  Learn More

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, April 2 | 8 - 11 AM

Spiran Lodge

A Swedish Pancake Breakfast will be held at Spiran Lodge, Rockport, at the corner of Broadway and School St. on Sunday, April 2, from 8 – 11 am, Adults - $10 and children - $5.  

There will be Swedish Pancakes, Sausages, Fruit Cup, Juice & Coffee. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Nisu and other Nordic baked goods will be available. Download Flyer

Free Seed Swap & Giveaway at Burnham's Field

Sunday, April 2 | 10 AM - 12 PM

Ribbon Cutting | 11 AM

Burhnam's Field

Join Backyard Growers at Burnham’s Field in downtown Gloucester next to the community garden to pick up FREE veggie seeds and swap any extras you have at home. Their team will be there to answer your vegetable garden questions to help you get up and running for the season. Stop by to say hi and explore our epic collection of free seeds for the community. This event is open to all. Learn More

Woodman's Gives Back

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 11 AM - 9 PM

CK Pearl Restaurant

Join Woodman's of Essex as they bring back their annual fundraiser, for the first time since 2019.

Join them at C.K. Pearl's for lunch and / or dinner, between 11:30-9:00 and at least 10% of the proceeds will be generously donated to the L. Dexter Woodman Family Foundation.

Featuring musician Chris Fritz-Grice from 5:00 - 8:00. Call to book your reservation 978-890-7378

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Cape Ann Conversations - Webinar

Dr. Kerry Emanuel on Modeling Hurricane Impacts

Wednesday, April 5 | 12 - 1:30 PM

Changing Coastal Communities are hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Office for Urbanization. Dr. Kerry Emanuel is Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Emanuel has made foundational contributions to the science of tropical cyclones, climate, and links between them, and has been a prominent voice in public debates on climate change, and what we should do about it. Register Today

Annual Export Panel: Social Justice in the Wake of COVID-19

Friday April 7 | 10:30 Am - 12:30 PM

Backyard Growers HQ @ 103R Maplewood Avenue

Join this panel discussion, lunch, and community conversation. Leaders of nonprofit organizations in Gloucester reflect on how the pandemic affects their work to create social change. Panelists will be joined by Suffolk University Global & Cultural Communications students. Register Today ($30 suggested donation)

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