2019 QuickBooks Seminar

Join us for a two-part class to learn the online version of QuickBooks!

January 28 & 30, 2019 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Gloucester High School | 32 Leslie O Johnson Road, Gloucester
Chamber Members: $135 | General Admission: $175
REGISTER HERE

This class is a hands on two-part course designed for small business owners and bookkeepers. This course will focus on the online version of QuickBooks.

Desktop users are welcome as well. Some basic knowledge of QuickBooks software or other accounting software is required. While basic beginner skills will be reviewed, the class may be too fast-paced for some beginners.

Class size is limited. Payment is required to hold a reservation.

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Instructor: Mary Lou Balbo is a senior accountant with the CPA firm, Horvitz & Frisch, PC, located at 128 Main Street, Gloucester. Mary Lou has 35+ years of accounting, bookkeeping and tax preparation experience. Horvitz & Frisch, PC, offers computer consulting and bookkeeping training, in addition to accounting and financial services.

Assistant: Marcia Hubbard, Finance Manager of The Open Door. 

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Join Us for the 97th Annual Celebration

beauportJoin us for the Cape Ann Chamber’s 97th Annual Celebration, where will say Hello to our new President, Bruce Feldman, of Gove and Feldman Insurance Inc., and say Good-bye to Patricia Slade, retired, Cricket Press.

January 26, 2019 | 6-11 PM
Beauport Hotel Gloucester | 55 Commercial Street, Gloucester
CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets.

The celebration will be held at the beautiful Beauport Hotel. The evening will start off with cocktails and socializing, then on to a very short program, dinner and ending with dancing to live music.

This year’s live music will feature favorite local 80s band: Safety! Join us on the dance floor for Bangles, Bowie, Blondie, Eurythmics, Kulture Klub, Go Go’s, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, The Cure, Stacie Q., Devo, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Michael Jackson, Depeche Mode… AND MORE OF YOUR FAVORITE HITS!

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Silver Sponsors: Aberdeen Home Care, Inc; Endicott College
Supporting Sponsor: PrintLogic

REGISTER HERE for the Chamber’s Annual Celebration.

The Best Christmas Gift on Cape Ann!

Cape Ann Gift Certificates are the perfect gift for anyone on your list.  They can be used at over 200 local shops, restaurants, service businesses and more! Stop by the Chamber office at 33 Commercial Street today to finish your holiday shopping.  They can also be purchased at Gloucester Shaw’s locations and Tuck’s Candy & Gifts in Rockport.

Gift certificates are available in any denomination over $10. There is a 50 cent charge per gift certificate.  You will receive a list of all participating businesses with each gift certificate purchase.

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Not only do Cape Ann Gift Certificates make perfect gifts… they are also a great way to support our local businesses by keeping it local for the holidays!
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Join Us for Christmas in Rockport!

Each year Rockport dedicates an entire month to celebrating the holidays with Christmas in Rockport. Rockport has something special to offer every weekend from November 23 through December 31. Click below for details on each themed weekend and visit rockportusa.com for a complete list of events.

Save the dates and join us for the festivities!!

 

Join Us for the 2018 Essex ClamFest!

The 36th Annual Essex ClamFest will take place this Saturday, October 20 from 11 AM to 4 PM in Shepard Memorial Park in Essex. Join us for the festivities!
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Although the highlight of the day is the Chowder Tasting Competition (noon – 2 PM while supplies last), there is a great variety of activities, including arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and plenty of food vendors on-site! The festival is free to attend and the Chowder Tasting Competition costs $10 to participate.

2018 Clam Chowder Competitors

  • C.K. Pearl
  • Ipswich Clambake
  • J.T. Farnham’s
  • Lobsta Land Restaurant
  • Mile Marker One
  • Pub at Cape Ann Brew
  • Shea’s Riverside Restaurant
  • Windward Grille
  • Woodman’s

Support Our Community with a Cape Ann License Plate

Have you gotten a Cape Ann License Plate yet? These plates are a fantastic way to show your love for Cape Ann. Your plate will help to make Cape Ann an even better place to live, work and play – proceeds directly support our community. Anyone in with a car registered in MA can get one!

It is now easier than ever to order a Cape Ann License Plate online and your new plate will be mailed right to your door – no trip to the registry!
Click Here to get your plate today and SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY!

Join Us for the Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon

This year’s Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon will be held at the beautiful Beauport Hotel on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:30am – 1:00pm.
 
And YES, you men are invited too!
This year our Keynote speaker is Nancy Frates. Nancy’s son Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Since then they have worked together to bring public awareness to this terrible disease with the very successful Ice Bucket Challenge, where they have raised over $220 million for ALS research. Nancy is a very inspiring speaker and we warmly welcome her to Cape Ann.
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CLICK HERE to reserve your seat today.

The Fall Luncheon is where we announce the winner of the Carolyn M. O’Connor Scholarship Award. This is a yearly scholarship awarded to a woman who is going back to school to further her education. Carolyn M. O’Connor was the first Chairwoman of the Businesswomen’s Committee. This award honors her dedication to the Businesswomen of Cape Ann and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.