Cape ann Chamber of Commerce news and Events

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Cape Ann License Plate Event to Support Sen. Tarr’s Toy Drive

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 4-6 PM

Cruiseport Gloucester | 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester

The Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) today announced that they will host a special event to help people sign up for a Cape Ann License Plate while giving everyone an extra opportunity to donate a toy in support of Senator Bruce Tarr’s annual Toy Drive with North Shore 104.9. 

On Tuesday, December 17 from 4 to 6 pm at Cruiseport, community foundation board members will be on hand to help people register online for their own Cape Ann special plate. For this special event, the Cape Ann Community Foundation has teamed up with Senator Tarr to boost his annual toy drive while helping people get a Cape Ann plate. People are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to Cruiseport’s lower level on December 17 and then sign up for their Cape Ann plate.

Join Us for the Chamber Christmas Party!

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 5-7 PM

Chamber Office | 33 Commercial Street, Gloucester

Join us at the Chambers Annual Holiday Party.

Stop in to say hello and have a cup of cheer with us to celebrate the Holidays and the past year of Loving, Living and Working on Cape Ann!

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10 Things to Do to Close Out Your Year

In the final days of December, here are some actions that can help you comply with the law, obtain tax benefits, and position yourself for 2020.

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January Business After Hours

Thursday, December 16, 2019 | 5-7 PM

1623 Studios | 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

1623 Studios invites you to come tour their newly designed, State-of-the-Art Studios in downtown Gloucester! Come see what goes on behind the scenes…literally, while Networking with other area business leaders.

1623 Studios has enjoyed some great changes over the recent years- come see what they can do for you!

There is no charge for this event.

RSVP is requested in order to give a headcount to our host.

RSVP Today!

January Business After Hours

Saturday, January 25, 2019 | 5-7 PM

The Elks at Bass Rocks | 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester


Join us for the 98th Annual Celebration, where will say Hello to our new President, Tony Sapienza, of the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn, and say Good-bye to Bruce Feldman, of Gove & Feldman Insurance Inc..

The celebration will be held at the beautiful Elks at Bass Rocks.

The evening will start off with cocktails and socializing, then on to a very short program, dinner and ending with danicing to the tunes of local favorite: DJ Scottie Mac!

Come visit with old and new friends alike in this beautiful Backshore Waterfront spot!

This Week’s Deals


Local Promotions from Chamber Members

Chamber Members can now list your sales and promotions on our websites. We have a new “Shop Our Members” page that appears on all three of our major websites.

This 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!

Member & Community News

Volunteer to Serve Christmas Meals

The American Legion, Post 3, will again deliver free Christmas Holiday Ham Dinners to the elderly, shut-ins, veterans,and needy in the Cape Ann area on ChiffiVlffi@f Deerber5,2019. We will be serving Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex and Ipswich.

The American Legion Post No. 3’s mission is simple, *NO ONE SHOULD BE ALONE AND VfITHOUT A HOT MEAL ON CHRISTMAS ! ”

Our goal is to deliver as many holiday meals as we can to our fellow veterans, their families and other “special citizens”

Volunteer Servers and Drivers are also needed for Christmas Day. We will need servers from 10 AM until approximately 12:45 PM and drivers from 10:15 AM until all of the meals have been delivered.

How to order and volunteer:

1. Call 978-283-97rc after 3:00 p.m.(and leave a message)

2. Call9TB-283-7LL7 anytime (and leave a message)

3. Email you request to (preferred)

Please make sure to clearly give your name, address, phone number and number of meals.

Member & Community Events

Wednesday December 18, 2019 from 7-8 PM

Frame up to Fit Out Lecture Series – By Skiff & Basket

at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum

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Thursday December 19, 2019 from 5-10

Annual Men’s Night – Gloucester

Downtown Gloucester

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Thursday December 19, 2019 from 5-7 PM

Pop! Fitz! Clink!

at Cape Ann Museum

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Thursday December 19, 2019 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Snacks + Nutrition with Darren: Wine and Cheese Party!

at Manchester Athletic Club

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Thursday December 19, 2019 from 7-9 PM

Hermanos Dulce Live

at Mile Marker One

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Friday December 20, 2019 from 7 PM – 11 PM

Ugly Sweater Party

at Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Friday December 20, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Drumming Workshop with Mamadou

at Floating Lotus

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Saturday December 21, 2019 from 10 AM – Noon

Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Nutcracker

at the Shalin Liu Performance Center

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Saturday December 21, 2019 from 10 AM – Noon

Conduit Holiday Sound Meditation

at Floating Lotus

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Saturday December 21, 2019 from 11 AM – 4 PM

Winter Solstice Celebration

at Essex Shipbuilding Museum

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Saturday December 21, 2019 at 5 PM

74th Annual Rockport Christmas Pageant

Downtown Rockport

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Saturday December 21, 2019 from 7-9 PM

Rockport Holiday Sing-Along

at the Shalin Liu Performance Center

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Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 7-9 PM

Generation Gap

at Mile Marker One

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Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 6 PM -Midnight

Rockport New Year’s Eve

in Downtown Rockport

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Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 6 PM -Midnight

New Year’s Eve Disco Dance Party

at Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Sherry’s Corner Cafe

If you have not been to Sherry’s Corner Cafe, 2 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930, 978-525-2177, you are missing out.  I love the professor, chopped avocados, chopped tomatoes, scrambled eggs,  turkey bacon and wheat toast make my day.  Her menu is wonderful for breakfast and lunch so yummy.

Men’s Night At Seaport Grille!


Men’s Night is this Thursday, December 19th!

We’ll kick it off with half priced apps from 4PM-7PM, a Bulleit Bourbon promotion from 5PM-7PM, and live music by Chris Fitz-Grice from 5PM until 8PM!

On top of all that, we will have a Double Decker Bourbon Jalapeño Burger special available, alongside a raffle to win two tickets for the Beauport Cruiseline’s New Year’s Eve cruise!

See you there!


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-to celebrate the season in style!                      

Kathleen, Courtney & the Savour Team


Savour Wine &Cheese

76 Prospect Street

Gloucester MA


Holiday Hours:

Saturday – 10 – 7 pm

Sunday – noon – 4 pm

Monday (December 23) – noon – 6 pm

Tuesday – 11 am – 7 pm

Wednesday – 11 – 7 pm

Friday – 11 am – 7 pm

(Special Hours Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)

Open 10 am – 5 pm

Manchester Athletic Club News

DECEMBER 16, 2019

FIRST TUESDAY Open House – Poppin’ Into the New Year!


We will be hosting a FREE open house event on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month! Come enjoy a special group fitness class that is not on our regular schedule, as well as wine tastings and healthy snacks in our cafe. These events are open to the community, so bring your friends!

  • No guest fees ALL DAY

  • Themed event from 4-7PM

    • Free childcare (Non-members welcome — pre-registration required, up to 6 days in advance).

    • Special group fitness class

    • Open gym time

    • Specials + sales

    • Wine, snacks + more!


  • Theme: POPPIN’ INTO THE NEW YEAR! Enjoy a bubbly drink and popcorn tasting in our cafe from 4-7PM!

  • CRUSH YOUR FITNESS GOALS IN 2020! Share your fitness resolution with us at the event for a chance to WIN a customized plan of attack, designed to help you reach your new year goals!

  • Group Fitness Class: 6:00 PM Zumba in Studio B

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