2nd ONLINE Love Cape Ann Fundraising AuctionNovember 19-26

Did you miss our Love Greater Cape Ann Fundraising Auction last week? Well, we have great news! The fun continues today, November 19 and lasts until Friday, November 26 with our second online, virtual auction. The community of Greater Cape Ann has come together in support of this incredible place we all know and love. We have a fantastic assortment of restaurant cards, harbor tours, overnight stays on the water, art, and more! We hope you start your holiday shopping early by signing up today and begin placing your bids. Good luck and most importantly, have fun!Please use the instructions provided below to create an account and start bidding. If you participated in the silent auction portion of last Wednesday’s auction, please use the login credentials you previously created.

For Instructions on how to bide please visit: http://ow.ly/a4mA50GRUno

And to start bidding please visit: http://ow.ly/BiPR50GRUnl

34th Annual Love Cape Ann Fundraising Auction

Bid From Anywhere!

This year’s 34th Annual Love Cape Ann Fundraising Auction kicks off on Wednesday, November 10th at 5:00pm. Didn’t buy a ticket? That’s okay! Online bidding lets you bid on auction items from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Bid at an event or from any location with internet access, however only guests present at the event will enjoy the Live Auction. You can create your account to get started bidding by following the instructions below.

Early Bidding Instructions:

1.      Click hereand then click the “Get Started” button to register.
2.      Create a (NEW) Account using a computer or smartphone (this must be different than your Chamber account).

  • Shipping address
  • Credit card number
  • Your cell phone number (You can receive text alerts for the items you bid on)

 3.Verify your email address.(You will receive an email from Greater Giving and you need to click the link in your email to finish your registration) 4.Once you are logged in, Browse Packages using the menu

  • Use the ≡ to open the menu for Bids, Favorites, and Categories
  • Under Categories, you can filter (i.e. Art, Dining, Recreation/Travel etc.)
  • Favorites – Use the star ☆ to save Packages for later viewing.
  • Bids – See Packages that you have bid on already.
  • Act Now – Sort Packages quickly by No Bids, Currently Open, and more.
  • Use the magnifying glass 🔍or scroll down to search for Packages.

5.      Tap a Package to Start Bidding

  • Bid: Place a single bid at the next increment.
  • Bid More: Place a Max Bid, the system will bid in your favor until you are outbid or the auction closes.
  • Buy Now: Purchase the Package immediately.

Most importantly, have FUN!

$25K Game Tickets & 50/50 Raffle are Available Now at The Chamber!

The 25K Game Tickets & 50/50 Raffle Tickets are available at the Chamber. You can’t win if your not in the Game, so while you’re on Cape Ann stop by the Chamber get a 25K ticket, because you never know when you will win big. $25K Game Tickets: $100 50/50 Raffle Tickets: Body Length: $20 | Arm Length: $10 Grand Prize: $10,000 Second Prize: $5,000 Third Prize: $2,500 Fourth Prize (6): $1,000 Fifth Prize (3) $500

RSVP Required, and seating is limited for this event. Please call the Chamber at (978) 283-1601 for more information.

The Cape Ann Community Foundation is hosting its annual low number Cape Ann License Plate Online Auction from March 22nd–March 29th 2021. 

The Cape Ann Community Foundation is hosting its annual low number Cape Ann License Plate Online Auction from March 22nd–March 29th 2021. We don’t want you to miss out on the fun! Register in advance today, visit cacf2021.ggo.bid & click “Get Started”.  Since 2015, the Foundation has granted over $50,000 to Cape Ann non-profits, join us in making a difference. 

Already have a plate? You can still help us spread the word to support our community! All donations of $25 or more will receive a limited edition “I Love Cape Ann” Koozie.

Online Auction for Low Number Cape Ann License Plates Set to Open March 22, With Proceeds Used to Support Local Charitable and Community Initiatives

Select low number Cape Ann license plates between 2-100 will be available to the highest bidders through an online auction beginning Monday, March 22, with all proceeds going the Cape Ann Community Foundation which supports local charitable inititives and organizations.

The auction will conclude on Monday, March 29. Every Massachusetts resident who wants to display their love and support for Cape Ann will have a chance to secure a coveted lo-number Cape Ann license plate.

“Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has granted over $50,000 to Cape Ann non-profits, and the sale of these license plates have made this possible,” said Ruth Pino, president of the Cape Ann Community Foundation. “Now people have even more reason to show their pride in Cape Ann, with the funds raised through this low-number plate auction helping to build the Foundation’s reserves and enable us to do even more for our local communities.”

Community members may join the Cape Ann Community Foundation for their kick off event on Facebook Live on Monday, March 22 at 5:00pm. Those who already have a Cape Ann License Plate may still support the Foundation by making a donation on lovecapeann.com; any donation of $25 or more will recieve a limited “I Love Cape Ann” Koozie.

For more information about the low-number plate auction and for assistance in obtaining a Cape Ann License plate, call the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 978-283-1601 or visit the Chamber office at 24 Harbor Loop in Gloucester. To preview and pre-register for the auction visit the Cape Ann Community Foundation website at lovecapann.com.


Takeout Today

Celebrate Rockport’s rich cultural history as a quarry town while enjoying passionately prepared food, sourced from nearby fields and waters at Feather and Wedge Restaurant and Bar. Offering takeout, dine-in, and delivery options, visit their website www.featherandwedge.com for their hours or to place an order online. Before returning home, stop across the street to La Provence, proud importers of authentic French tablecloths to set your table for an elegant dinner. Visit their website for additional details and an array of other curated French imported products  www.laprov.com. Rockport has several local restaurants and retailers to choose from; head out this week to support your favorite! If you are interested in participating in this initiative as a restaurant, retailer, or sponsor, contactSara@capeannchamber.com today!

Takeout Today: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s Initiative to Support Cape Ann’s Small Businesses

Cape Ann’s small business community has proven how resilient, determined, and creative they truly are. Over the course of the past year, our local businesses have experienced mandated closures and state restrictions and have endured significant challenges to help keep our community safe. Now more than ever, the independently owned businesses that make Cape Ann unique need our help to persevere. We are asking you to show that we are stronger together by supporting your neighbors through take out, delivery, online ordering, or visiting their location to buy something special.

Each week we will feature one restaurant and one retailer for the community to rally behind. We implore you, our Cape Ann neighbors and friends, to help keep our businesses strong now so that we all can continue to do business with them in brighter days ahead. This week we invite you to visit Laneside Pub and Brewery at Cape Ann Lanes and shop at Toodeloos! for a family night!

Cape Ann Strong, Stronger Together!

If you would like to participate in the campaign as a featured restaurant, retailer or community sponsor, please contact Sara Bowen at  sara@capeannchamber.com