Our Board of Directors and Chamber Team continue to focus on our priorities for 2023 including “Connecting Commerce and Community”. We continue to focus on improving cross promotion of services and events amongst Chamber members, increasing our visibility as a place to live, work, visit and play, enhance cultural initiatives and to continue to grow our economy in a responsible and thoughtful way.
There were many successful events at the Chamber in March including our Economic Outlook Breakfast, with guest speaker Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll addressing our members at the Cruiseport.
The Career and College Fair at Gloucester High School was well attended by area high school students with over. We hosted over 85 colleges and 50 professional representatives in attendance.
We also held well attended Rockport, Manchester by the Sea and Ipswich Division meetings as well as our Spring Greater Cape Ann Caucus.
Finally, we celebrated our Annual Irish Sweepstakes at the Gloucester Elks. Congratulations to our winners including a $10,000 1st Prize!
As we welcome the return of Spring to Greater Cape Ann, we also welcome our many seasonal visitors and residents returning to the area. We are always grateful for those who choose to visit, shop and stay local.
April also marks the return of our Annual Cape Ann Community Foundation Low Number License Plate Auction. View available plates now and register to bid at https://onecau.se/calp.
If you miss out on one of the low license plate numbers, we remind you all Cape Ann License Plates are easily available online on the Registry of Motor Vehicles website. Just click the following link and follow the instructions to order your Cape Ann plate, and your plates will be delivered to you in a few days – no trip to the Registry required! Cape Ann License Plate. It is only $40 extra every other year, and our Community Foundation has used these funds to grant more than $70,000 to local non-profits and schools.
We have very active and engaged committees and collaborative meetings where we look to continue to grow on 2022’s progress. Our committees and collaboratives are in the midst of planning upcoming events as well as events and initiatives throughout the calendar year. Joining a committee is a great way to engage in the Chamber’s mission, give back to our communities, network with your peers and most importantly, they are rewarding and fun. As always, feel free to reach out to the Chamber if you would like to get more involved.
Loran Caputo, Board President Steve Buckley, CEO