Marking Milestone for the Organization and the Community
Move Reflects Chamber’s Growth and Increasing Prominence
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce today announced that they have reached an agreement to move into new and larger office space in one of the most traveled areas of Gloucester and Cape Ann, a milestone for the organization that reflects its growth and prosperity and its prominence in the community.
The Chamber’s new headquarters will be located at the intersection of Harbor Loop and Rogers Street, steps from the Gloucester’s historic waterfront and the businesses along Main Street. The new location will also be more accessible to the other Cape Ann communities and is adjacent to a large municipal parking lot.
Renovation and construction of the space – the former site of Captain Bill and Sons Whale Watch – has already begun, and the Chamber is expected to move into the new offices in April 2020.
The new Chamber location will include an expanded visitor center, an exciting and engaging space that will showcase all of Cape Ann.
The new headquarters will be 50 percent larger than the Chamber’s existing location, offering a space that will better accommodate the organization’s seven person staff and its growing membership. The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is the fastest growing chamber in the Commonwealth, and the fifth largest in the state, with more than 1,000 members.
“These new offices are a reflection of the vibrant future of the Chamber and the entire Cape Ann region,” said Ken Riehl, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce CEO. “We are proud of the increasingly important role the Chamber plays in improving the strength of the Cape Ann community, and this move will allow us to take this work to a new level. I also want to take this opportunity to thank our current landlord Mac Bell. We have had a terrific 33 year stay at 33 Commercial Street. ”
“Our goal with this move is to better serve Cape Ann with offices that are not only more accessible but also highlight all four of our communities,” said Chamber President Tony Sapienza. “These offices will be a resource for visitors and residents alike, and a hub for Cape Ann’s business, government and community leaders.”