Making A Difference

We promote your business and Cape Ann as a region by...

• Weekly & Monthly e-newsletter, featuring comprehensive COVID updates , and dedicated emails

• Managing four Websites (over 400k views annually) & multiple social media pages

• Producing three major publications annually (260k pieces in print)

•(virtual) Business Networking Events and Ribbon Cuttings

• NEW Visitor Center is Open! Also staffed Rockport V.C. and maintained downtown and Rt. 128 Info. Kiosk

We advocate for business and lead economic growth by …

• Economic Development Breakfast

• Cape Ann Caucus—unique forum convening state and local elected officials, education& business leaders

• Free small business counseling & Informational seminars

• Small Business Week: A Celebration of small business on Cape Ann – rescheduled in September

• Entrepreneurship Steering Committee - New Job Creation

• Shop Local Holiday and Cape Ann Gift Certificate program, $75K / yr

We support our community by…

• Community Events, re-planned: Block Parties, Festival by the Sea, Waterfront Festival, Clamfest, Holidays

• Community Division Meetings

• Business Education Collaborative: monthly meetings with 4 high schools

• Education Roundtable: Education and business leaders and elected officials collaboration

• Cape Ann Career & College Fair

• Six scholarships to Cape Ann students and women cont. ed.