Cape Ann Economic Outlook Breakfast



The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Economic Outlook Breakfast on Friday, February 26, at The Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester. Check-in, networking and breakfast will start at 7:30 AM and the program will begin at 8:00 AM.

This year the Chamber welcomes Rick Lord, President & CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc. Lord will speak about his perspective on our regional and statewide prospects for the coming year, including his insights on GE’s decision to relocate to Boston.

Richard C. Lord is President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). AIM is a state-wide employer advocacy and service organization of more than 4,500 member companies. Prior to joining AIM, Mr. Lord served as Chief of Staff for the Committee on Ways and Means of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The Committee is responsible for all legislation involving state funds and revenues, including the Commonwealth’s annual budget and all tax related matters. Mr. Lord was employed by the Committee for six years, serving as the Budget Director before being promoted to the Chief of Staff position.

Mr. Lord is a member of several boards and also chairs the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Advisory Panel. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority.

A light breakfast at The Elks at Bass Rocks is included and the program will conclude by 9:00 a.m. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at or by calling the Chamber office 978-283-1601.

About the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce: The mission of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is to serve as the principal voice of business in Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport while working to enhance both the economic environment and the quality of life for the citizens of Cape Ann.