March was an incredibly busy and impactful month. Highlights include our annual Winter Birding excursion to Stellwagen Bank – another sell-out (!); the Cape Ann Career and College Fair – now in its 5th year, we had more than 200 student plus parents join 75 colleges and 60 business representatives; Irish Sweepstakes Raffle was a fun-filled night with standing room only joining for our give away of $20,000 in cash prizes!; Cape Ann Caucus with our state and local elected officials, community Division Meetings, several networking events including 100 at Woodman’s Lobster Trap Pub, multiple Ribbon Cuttings, and we were even there to help welcome Adventure Man home after his 5,500 mile run across the country to benefit childrens hospitals – amazing story!
March came in like a lion, and roared and purred throughout, and Spring finally appears to be in the air – with that we bring you new opportunity to connect and grow your business. Our April Business After Hours promises to be a big one at the refurbished Rockport Inn & Suites. April is also the month that we go to print with all of our 2019 publications, for distribution in May, and it is the key planning month for our upcoming Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament at Bass Rocks – proceeds go to support all that we do with our local schools through our Business Education Collaborative. Please contact us if you would like to play or sponsor this important and fun event. See more on April here on our 1623 video cast.
As you do your Spring Cleaning, include your car and show your Cape Ann pride with a new Cape Ann License Plate! The proceeds from the plates are managed by the Cape Ann Community Foundation, and applied toward the platforms of regional promotion, economic development, and training / education. This is the third year funding will be released from the plates, the grant applications are due by May 1 –see the lovecapeann link below if you would like one. The plates are easily available online at the official Registry of Motor Vehicles site – click here, and follow the instructions to scroll to the Cape Ann Plate – they will be delivered to you in a few days – no trip to the registry required! Find additional information on the plate at lovecapeann.com.
The Chamber works for you every day with your listings in print and on our multiple websites, as well as our other promotional opportunities through FaceBook, weekly e-newsletter and monthly e-magazine, along with many advertising and sponsorships opportunities. We offer fantastic opportunity for you to make connections through our monthly networking and many signature community events, and several working committees; USE US – we are here for you!
Cape Ann’s vibrant business community plays an important role in what makes this area a special place to live, work and play. Together we are making great things happen, building on our strong heritage to create a bright future – Great Things are Happening – and You Are A Part Of It!