Last Call for Artists and Craft Vendors for Essex Clamfest!

Calling all artists and craft vendors! We still have some spots open for this year’s Essex ClamFest… and we’ve decided to wave the late fee this year. To apply as a vendor, contact Kerry at the Chamber – kerry@capeannchamber.com.

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On Saturday, October 21, the Essex ClamFest and Chowder Competition will take place in Essex. The annual event has everything the small town is known for including arts and crafts, K-9 demonstrations, food vendors, Ipswich Ale Local Brews and, of course, the ever popular clam chowder competition.  The festival will take place at Shepard Memorial Park in Essex from 11 AM to 4 PM.

The popular clam chowder competition is from noon to 2 PM (while supplies last).   It costs $5.00 to enter to chowder tasting area.  Nearly 1,000 people taste the best of the best, each voting for their favorite in the People’s Choice Award, while nine esteemed judges helped to select the winner of the Judge’s Award.

This year there are 12 competitors:

  • Ipswich Ale Brewers Table
  • Ipswich Clambake
  • J.T. Farnham’s
  • Lobsta Land
  • Mile Marker One
  • Relish Catering & Events
  • Salty Franks Hot Dogs
  • Shea’s Riverside Restaurant
  • The Farm Bar and Grille
  • The Pub at Cape Ann Brewing Co.
  • Windward Grille Restaurant
  • Woodman’s of Essex.

Essex Clamfest is brought to you by the Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. BankGloucester is the presenting sponsor, First Ipswich Bank is the gold sponsor and the media sponsor is North Shore 104.9.

 

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Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon with Featured Speaker Hannah Kimberley

Join us for the Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon at the Gloucester House on Thursday, October 12 from 11:30 AM-1 PM.  Local Author Hannah Kimberley, author of “A Woman’s Place Is at the Top:The Biography of Annie Smith” will be our Guest Speaker. Click Here to purchase your ticket.

The Businesswomen’s Committee raises funds for the Carolyn B. O’Connor Scholarship Fund. This is a Scholarship awarded each year to a woman who is going back to school to finish her education, and now seeks to better her position in life. We are very proud to fund and award this Scholarship.

To support this scholarship and join for the luncheon, click here to register.

Only 10 Tickets Left for the $25k Game!

The Chamber only has 10 tickets left for the Annual $25,000 Game.  Give us a call today at 978-283-1601 or stop by the office at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester to scoop up one of the last remaining tickets!  There are 12 chances to win including a grand prize of $10,000.

$25K Game

Join us at the Gloucester House Restaurant on Wednesday, October 4 from 5-7 PM. Your ticket grants you and a guest entrance on the night of the event. A light meal is provided and the event also features a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and much more!

12 CHANCES TO WIN
Grand Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $5,000
Third Prize: $2,500
Fourth Prize: $1,000 (6)
Fifth Prize: $500 (3)

$25k Game – Do you have your winning ticket?

Tickets are going fast for the $25,000 Game. With only 500 tickets sold and 12 chances to win, these are the best odds on Cape Ann! Call 978-283-1601 or stop by the Chamber office at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester today to purchase your ticket.

Join us at the Gloucester House Restaurant on Wednesday, October 4 from 5-7 PM. Your ticket grants you and a guest entrance on the night of the event. A light meal is provided and the event also features a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and much more!

12 CHANCES TO WIN
Grand Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $5,000
Third Prize: $2,500
Fourth Prize: $1,000 (6)
Fifth Prize: $500 (3)

$25K Game

 

Tickets Available for the $25K Game on October 4

$25K Game

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce hosts the premiere giveaway night on Cape Ann: The $25,000 Game. A total of $25,000 is given away including- one Grand Prize of $10,000!

Tickets are going fast but we still have some left. They can be purchased at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. Call or stop by to purchase yours today! 978-283-1601.

12 CHANCES TO WIN
Grand Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $5,000
Third Prize: $2,500
Fourth Prize: $1,000 (6)
Fifth Prize: $500 (3)

The $25,000 game also features a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and much more! Tickets are sold for $100 each and grant you and a guest entrance the night of the event. Only 500 tickets are sold – BEST ODDS ON CAPE ANN!

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
33 Commercial Street, Gloucester

$25k Game

First Cape Ann License Plate Grants Awarded!

Cape Ann Community Foundation Announces Grant Awards

Join us in supporting a stronger Cape Ann! With more Cape Ann License Plates on the road, more money comes back to the Cape Ann communities. The Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) recently awarded grants totaling $12,000 to three Cape Ann area non-profit organizations, Action, Inc., Backyard Growers and Cape Ann Farmers Market, in the Foundation’s first-ever round of grants.

The CACF has awarded the following amounts to these organizations:

  • $3,500 to Action, Inc. for their project entitled “Healthcare Career Pathways”, to help low and moderate income Cape Ann residents develop new skills and gain certification in the healthcare field;
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  • $5,000 to Backyard Growers for their project entitled “Backyard Growers Farm to School”, to expand their schoolyard Garden Program and implement hands-on nutrition education programs for over 1,700 underserved children and youth in Gloucester public schools; and
    Backyard Growers
  • $3,500 to Cape Ann Farmers Market for their project entitled “Fresh Food Access and Supporting Local Business”, to create a healthy and robust Cape Ann food system and bridge the “fresh food gap” in our community.
    Cape Ann Farmers Market

“We wish to congratulate the three successful grant applicants and we would also like to commend and express our thanks to all of the Cape Ann area non-profits that submitted proposals.  My fellow Board members and I were greatly impressed by the quality of every grant application and we encourage applicants to come back to us for future funding rounds. We also urge all Cape Ann residents and visitors to buy the Cape Ann License Plate, to ensure that we will have ample funds to support more of these worthy initiatives”, said CACF Board President Ruth Pino.

The Cape Ann Community Foundation received 25 grant applications totaling nearly $115,000 in funding requests by the July 1 submission deadline.  The Foundation will present grants to each of this year’s recipients at ceremonies that will be scheduled in the near future.

CACF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization established in 2015 by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce to manage and award grants from the proceeds from the Cape Ann License Plate.  CACF makes grants for projects that support the Foundation’s mission to improve the economy and overall quality of life for the residents of Cape Ann in the following areas:

  • Regional promotion: projects that support and enhance the quality of life for the Cape Ann region and the communities of Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport; and promote Cape Ann as a desirable place to live, work, recreate and vacation.
  • Economic Development: projects that expand employment opportunities and enhance the economic vitality of Cape Ann, including but not limited to projects that facilitate the start-up of new enterprises or the expansion of existing enterprises on Cape Ann.
  • Training and Education: projects that support the training and education of the current and future Cape Ann workforce, including entrepreneurial training, to help Cape Ann residents succeed and thrive in the 21st century economy.

As more people get Cape Ann License Plates, the amount of money coming back to the community will continue to grow.  Show your love and support of this great area by ordering your Cape Ann License Plate online TODAY!  The plates get mail right to your door… no trip to the registry required. Cape Ann License PlateCape Ann License Plate