Chamber Announces Cape Ann Small Business Persons of the Year

Small Business Week

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2017 Cape Ann small business persons of the year, all of whom will be recognized during Cape Ann Small Business Week, June 5- 9. This year’s honorees are Jay Sibulkin of Allen’s Pharmacy in Manchester, Greg Bover of C.B. Fisk, Inc., in Gloucester, Matt and Missy Anzivino of Rockport Inn & Suites in Rockport and Georgeanne Richards of Sea Meadow Gifts in Essex. All will be saluted at the Chamber’s 37th Annual Small Business Week Luncheon on Friday, June 9, beginning at 11:30 AM at The Essex Room at Woodman’s, 125 Main Street, Essex. State Senator Bruce Tarr will be the keynote speaker at Friday’s awards and recognition luncheon, where five area high school graduating seniors will also be recognized as 2017 Cape Ann scholars.

Every year since 1981 the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce has set aside the first week of June as Cape Ann Small Business Week, to honor the achievements of Cape Ann’s small business entrepreneurs and their employees, and their contributions to the economic vitality and community life of Cape Ann. This year’s Cape Ann small business persons of the year will also be honored individually at complimentary evening receptions in their respective communities during Small Business Week. The Manchester reception for Jay Sibulkin will be held on Monday, June 5 at 7 Central; the Rockport reception for Matt and Missy Anzivino will take place on Tuesday, June 6 at My Place by the Sea; the Gloucester reception will be held on Wednesday, June 7 at The Studio Restaurant; and the Essex reception will be at Shea’s Riverside on Thursday, June 8. All four community receptions will go from 5 to 7 PM. Please visit for the complete Cape Ann Small Business Week schedule.

Friends, family members, and colleagues of all small business honorees are invited and encouraged to attend the receptions and the luncheon. There is no charge for the community receptions. Tickets for the luncheon are available to all for $30. To register online, please visit

For more information, please contact Kerry McKenna at or call the Chamber at 978-283-1601.