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March 22, 2023

Chamber Events

WINTER BIRDING BOAT TRIP UPDATE: Due to predicted inclement weather this Saturday, March 25, the Winter Birding Boat Trip has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for updates on possible rescheduling availability. Please contact Michelle Pepin for more information.

Business After Hours is Today

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 (& 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)

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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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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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 & Collage 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

Greenbelt's 2023 Film & Lecture Series

Decolonizing Contributions by Indigenous People with Claudia Fox Tree

Wednesday, March 22 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM

HC Media, Studio 101, 2 Merrimack Street, Haverhill, MA 01830

Claudia Fox Tree, artist and educator, Arawak (Yurumein) will focus on Indigenous contributions to human understanding of the environment as she leads an interactive presentation on historical and present misconceptions. Buy Tickets

Webinar: Taking your Pills on Schedule - Its Importance in Managing Cancer

Friday, March 24 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Listen in as a panel of experts discuss the importance of medication adherence in your healthcare journey - especially as related to managing a cancer diagnosis. Register Now

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Atlan: Saturday March 25 @ 8 PM

Mackenzie Melemed: Sunday, March 26 @ 2 PM

Falstaff: Metropolitan Opera in HD, Saturday, April 2 @ 12:30 PM

Theatre in the Great House - "ART"

See Dates & Times (through March 26)

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

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, 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

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. 

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

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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Boston Children's Hospital 

Blood Drive

MAY 12 | 8:30 AM - 4 PM

24 Harbor Loop

Contact Michelle Mineo to Make Appointment


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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