Feeling Lucky? Get Your Tickets for the Irish Sweepstakes Today!

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Every March, The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Irish Sweepstakes. A total of $20,000 is given away at this fun event – including one Grand Prize of $10,000. The Irish Sweepstakes also features a 50/50 raffle, a traditional Irish dinner and much more!

Tickets are sold for $100 each and grant you and a guest entrance the night of the event. There is a limit of 400 tickets sold – the best odds on Cape Ann!

Tickets for the Irish Sweepstakes go fast and we’ve been known to sell out.
Call us at 978-283-1601 or stop by the Chamber today to get yours.

Can’t make it to the event? No problem! You do not have to be present to win.
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2019 Economic Outlook Breakfast

Please join us this Friday, February 8, 2019 for the Chamber’s annual Economic Outlook Breakfast. This event has been held annually for over thirty years. The primary purpose of the event is to share the keynote speaker’s perspective and insights regarding the economic prospects for the Commonwealth and Cape Ann in the coming year.

This year’s talk will focus on healthcare. Our featured speaker is Phil Cormier, CEO of Addison Gilbert and Beverly Hospitals, who will will address the state of the health care industry nationally, discuss the recent merger of Lahey and Beth Israel Hospitals, and the future of our local hospitals.

REGISTER HERE

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Economic Outlook Breakfast
Friday, February 8, 2019 | 7:30-9 AM
The Elks at Bass Rocks | 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester
$30
CLICK HERE to register.

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. 

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