March CACC Update from Susan & Ken
March is a Time to Make Connections and a Difference in the Community
Welcome to March! The winter holidays are behind us, and while it’s been cold and snowy, spring is on the way and with it a much anticipated slow thaw. We are still masking up and vaccines are on the rise, giving all of us great hope for a fantastic 2021!
No matter what the weather, the Chamber was busy throughout February continuing to support our members through the pandemic. Several seminars including Human Resource guidance in operating during the pandemic, SBA updates and fun and impactful networking events, all virtual, helped us support businesses all over Cape Ann. We also launched our newest pandemic relief initiative – Takeout Today – focusing on supporting our restaurants and retailers badly hurt by the pandemic – and we are seeking supporters of these businesses as sponsors. Please contact email@example.com for sponsorship details. Our work continues on planning for our 2021 publications and signature events.
Our dynamic programming continues in March with many important events including our annual Economic Outlook Forum on March 9 featuring Secretary Keneally (Housing & Urban Development), Secretary Sudders (Health & Human Services), and local leader Jill Cahill (Director Community Development), you may register here: Economic Outlook Forum Registration . Sponsorships are available for this important event; to learn more about sponsoring, contact sara@capeannchamber. Our sold-out Winter Birding excursion to Stellwagen Bank embarks on March 6, with limited capacity to comply with Covid safety protocols. On March 18, we invite our Irish Sweepstakes ticket holders to join virtually via Facebook Live for a big win, where we’ll give away $20,000 in cash prizes – including a top prize of $10,000! This year Cape Ann Laneside Brew Pub will be hosting. And that’s not all – March also includes our Q1 Community Division Meetings, Coffee & Connections and Business After Hours networking events, Cape Ann Caucus with state and local elected officials, education and business leaders; and several Ribbon Cuttings – we can’t wait!
Oh, and one more IMPORTANT thing – our affiliated Cape Ann Community Foundation is pleased to announce their third Online Auction of remaining low number license plates (1 – 100), on March 22 – 29. The Foundation has provided Cape Ann nonprofits and schools with more than $50,000 over the past four years through the proceeds from the sale of Cape Ann license plate. Please support our Cape and purchase a fun low # plate, registration link is here: lovecapeann.com
We cover all of this and more in our March Love Cape Ann video cast – check it out here
With these events and programs, the Chamber offers you many ways to make connections – and with more than a dozen working committees, you can also make a difference in the community – contact Ken or Peter if you would like more information. Please keep in mind the many ways that we support you including promotional social media opportunities and our websites, weekly e-newsletter, and many advertising and sponsorships opportunities. USE US – we are here for you!
Our work in March is a wonderful example of the many ways the Cape Ann Chamber and our vibrant business community play an important role in what makes this area a special place to live, work and play.
Together we are strong, re-emerging from the pandemic, reflecting on the past and imagining the future.