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!
Essex ClamFest
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.
Businesswomen's Fall Luncheon Gloucester

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.

$25k Game – This Thursday Night!

Join us at the Gloucester House THIS Thursday Night, October 4 from 5-7 PM for the $25k Game! A total of $25,000 is given away including- one Grand Prize of $10,000! 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.

There are only FIVE tickets left – buy your tickets at the Chamber office, 33 Commercial Street! Stop by or call us at 978-283-1601.

$25K Game

Get Your Tickets For The $25K Game!

Tickets are still available for the $25K Game!  This game has the best odds around as a total of $25,000 is given away including one Grand Prize of $10,000! 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. You do not have to be there to win.

Call the Chamber at 978-283-1601 or stop by the Chamber office at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester this week to purchase your tickets. The office is open Monday-Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM. The $25K Game will take place on Thursday, October 4 at The Gloucester House Restaurant from 5-7PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

Over 1,000 Cape Ann License Plates Now on the Road

If you are spotting “Love Cape Ann” license plates more often these days, there is a very good reason – over 1,000 special Cape Ann license plates are now on the road.

Cape Ann License Plate

In just a little over a year since they were first issued, these beautiful  plates featuring four iconic Cape Ann images and a colorful artist’s palette have become a familiar sight here on Cape Ann. They are also becoming great ambassadors for our region as their proud owners travel throughout America.

And now, the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to offer a new service that will make it even easier to get your own Cape Ann license plate.

“We will help people complete the online application, either by phone or in person at the Chamber office, and new plates will be mailed right to their home,” explained Barb Sienkiewicz, the Chamber’s office manager and Cape Ann license plate coordinator. “No more trips to the Registry!”

Of course people can also apply online on their own by visiting and following the links to get a Cape Ann plate. Anyone with a non-commercial vehicle registered in Massachusetts, including leased vehicles, is eligible.

The CACF – a 501 (c) (3) charitable foundation established by the Chamber to receive and make grants from the proceeds of Cape Ann license plate sales and renewals – has also launched another initiative aimed at increasing sales. Area non-profits and school and youth organizations are being offered a $15 per plate incentive for every new plate they help sell through their organizations.

“We see this as a win-win-win:  a new fundraiser for Cape Ann non-profits, leading to more plates on the road, resulting in more funds for us to give back to the community,” said CACF Board President Ruth Pino.  “We need at least 3,000 Cape Ann plates on the road to ensure funding for future grants; our goal is to get there by 2020.”

Order your own Cape Ann license plate today. Call the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 978-283-1601 or visit the Chamber office at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester.

Cape Ann Chamber Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Join us for our 29th Annual Cape Ann Chamber Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament at Bass Rocks Golf Club. This is our biggest fundraiser for our four annual scholarships that are given out to Cape Ann high school students.
CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Chamber Golf Tournament

Fee includes cart, greens fee, clubhouse facilities, fun snacks throughout the course, ticket to the awards dinner and a special giveaway.

Treat your special clients, employees, family members, friends- heck, treat yourself- to a great day of golfing on Cape Ann’s premier Golf Course by the Sea!
A great way to Network in a fun and relaxing way! REGISTER HERE.

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