The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce To Hold 93rd Annual Dinner Dance On January 24
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce invites you to Cape Ann’s biggest social gathering, the 93rd Annual Dinner Dance! Come hear 2014 Chamber President, Mike Luster, speak about this past year’s accomplishments while passing the torch to Catherine Schlichte, who will address what 2015 has in store! This premier social gathering is hosted by Cruiseport at 6 Rowe Square in Gloucester, MA. The Cocktail Reception will begin at 6:00 pm followed by dinner, a short speaking program and of course, dancing until 11:00 pm! This year’s event will feature The Carlos Menezes Band and Mari Martin.
“One of my main focuses this year will be getting the Cape Ann License plate on the road,” said incoming Chamber President Catherine Schlichte. “The Chamber team did a great job last year getting the plate launched, with fantastic community support; and I am confident that with the right promotional push with the Plate we will achieve the needed 1,500 applications for the registry to make the plates. The revenue dollars generated through this initiative will go towards support of three main platforms: 1) Promotion of the region, 2) Economic Development, and 3) Education.”
“A theme of my Presidency is ‘Membership’ as depicted in our Annual Dinner illustration – as ‘The Stars are out Tonight’! As a membership based organization, our members directly translate into the effectiveness of the Chamber. We have 800 members today, with great representation from each of our four communities. In 2015 we are looking to grow our membership and better serve our members with improved products and services.”
Ken Riehl, Chamber CEO, echoed Catherine’s sentiments in reiterating his priorities for the year: “to further stabilize and grow the Chamber through improved Chamber programs, increased business partnering, and better Chamber communication and outreach. I spent a considerable amount of time last year walking all four community’s main streets, and look forward to continuing this year working with all businesses to more completely communicate and build trust in our services. The Chamber’s Dinner Dance is a fantastic way to catch-up with business colleagues, meet new people and have a lot of fun while doing it – Catherine and I look forward to seeing everyone there, and to a terrific year for the Chamber and the Cape Ann Community.”
RSVP along with payment, $85 a person; call the Chamber or online registration is available at www.capeannchamber.com.