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Cape Ann Chamber $25K Game, October 4th, 2018

The $25 K tickets are available at the Chamber, they are going fast. If you want one call us at the Chamber 978-283-1601 or come into the chamber and pick one up.

Just a reminder that lots of the Chamber members have tickets too, so that’s another way to get one.

It’s a great night with two dinners with every ticket. Also a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. Call us today!

Cape Ann License Plate Low Number Online Auction continues till 10PM on September 3rd!!!

The Low Number Online Auction continues with over 22 bids, totaling over $68,000 on plates CA 1, 3, 5, 11, 22 & 44. Over 46 plates including CA 1 have “watches” so we know bidding will accelerate as the auction moves toward the close at 10PM on September 3rd. Time is running short so get your bid in if you want to secure a coveted low number Cape Ann License Plate.

When you purchase one of these plates you don’t only show your love for Cape Ann, you are also fund the Cape Ann Community Foundation a 501 (c) (3) charitable foundation established by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce to receive the proceeds from the plates and make grants to the Cape Ann Community and the Nonprofit Organizations.

So step up and get in the game today at


Bidders from Boston, Webster and throughout the North Shore have registered and placed 20 Bids totaling $63,500 on plates CA 1, 3, 5 and 11. We also have over 46 people watching number including CA 1. You still have time to secure one of the Cape Ann License Plate Low Numbers (1-100). The auction will end on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 at 10PM.

“There are just a few days left to bid, so don’t be left out” said Ruth Pino, President of the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF). The CACF IS A 501 (c) (3) charitable foundation established by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce to receive and make grants to Cape Ann Community and Nonprofit Organizations from the proceeds of Cape Ann License Plate sales and renewals.

For more information and assistance in obtaining a Cape Ann License Plate call the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 978-283-1601 or visit us at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester. To register for the auction and bid on a low number plate just go to


Last night the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a wonderful evening at Windhover Performing Arts Center hosted by Lisa Hahn who mangers this delightful facility. The highlight of the evening was two performances by the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. All of the attendees were truly inspired by the terrific performances.

This Mini Dance Festival features free master class dance studio classes, an open rehearsal Thursday night, weather permitting two outdoor performances on the stage both Friday And Saturday night at 7 PM. Just bring a snack and some wine and enjoy, you’ll be glad you came.

Gloucester Proud!

Last night, a Monday there were three great events in Gloucester and all three were fully supported by this wonderful Community. The first was the Cape Ann License Plate Online Auction Kickoff at the Drift for the 1-100 low numbers. Then Action Fundraiser at Mile Marker and finally the Kay Ellis Scholarship Event at the Gloucester House. Our community stepped up last night, many attending more than one of the events. Really loving Cape Ann and Gloucester today!!!

Cape Ann License Plate Online Auction goes live!

Tomorrow morning, August 20th at 8 am the Cape Ann License Plate low number online auction( 1-100) goes live. Preview plates on

You will be able to place your bids from 8 am August 20th till 10 pm on September 3rd, 2018.

Come out to Drift Cafe(3 Main Street) Monday night from 5-6 pm for the Auction Kick off rally hosted by the Cape Ann Community Foundation.

Money raised through sales of this special plate are used by the Cape Ann Community Foundation for grants to promote economic development, education, job training, and support of Cape Ann Nonprofits.


Cape Ann License Plate got some support from Lt Govenor Karyn Polito, Mayor Sefatia Theken, Governor Baker, and State Senator Bruce Tarr. Get your own Cape Ann Plate at

They also stopped at our booth at the Block Party to learn all about the Low Number Plate Online Auction that begins August 20th – September 3rd. Plated from 1-100 can be previewed at


The Cape Ann Community Foundation invites you to join us at DRIFT (3 Main Street) on August 20th from 5-6 PM to help us kickoff the online auctioning of the low number Cape Ann License Plates, 1-100. The online auction will run from August 20 through Labor Day (September 3). The Bridge Cape Ann will be videoing the event. So show up and show your love for Cape Ann. The plates to be auctioned are all on for everyone to preview. If you already have a plate and want one of the low number plates you will be able to put your current plate back in the system when you pike up your low number plate.

By Auctioning these low number plates we will be able to increase the size and number of grants in the future.

So show your love for Cape Ann and get a plate today at!!!

FESTIVAL BY THE SEA, August 4, 2018 – Downtown Manchester by the Sea

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2018 Festival by the Sea in beautiful Manchester by the Sea, Saturday, August 4, 10 AM to 6 PM. We have over 100 Artist, Crafters and more! All for the love of Cape Ann.

SAVE THE DATE . . . August 20, 2018 Cape Ann License Plate low number auction!

Save the date . . . August 20, 2018, that the date we start auctioning the low number Cape Ann License Plates. Preview the plates available at today. If you not in the market for a low number you can just scroll down and order your Cape Ann License Plate today, just click on the registry, fill out the form and it comes in the mail in 8-10 days with your new registration and sticker, you don’t even have to turn in the old plate!

Don’t miss the 31st Annual Cape Ann Chamber Auction, better than every!!!

The Love Cape Ann Fundraising Auction is this coming week, July 26, 5-9 PM at the Beauport Hotel. There are still a few seats left!

Call or email Kerry McKenna at 978-283-1601 or to reserve your seat.

Check out all the Live and Silent items here:

Hope to see you at Beauport Hotel Thursday night, July 26th!!!


Come on down to the Gloucester, MA Main Street Block Party Saturday, July 14 6-10PM and visit us at the Cape Ann Community Foundation table by Cape Ann Savings Bank and we’ll show you how to get yours!

We are so happy that many of our non-profit community partners will also be on the street. You can support them when you order a plate by designating your favorite to get $15.00 from the Cape Ann Community Foundation, we’ll show you how to do it!

Season Three of Music on Meeting House Green

Season three of Music on Meeting House Green kicks off on Friday, July 6th with a benefit performance supporting Pathways for Children by Berklee Be-Bop Guitars. (Corner of Middle and Church Streets) This summer series is free and in the spirit of giving each concert is partnered with a Cape Ann non-profit organization. The public is invited to make a free-will donation, cash or check.

The music begins at 6PM and runs to 8:30PM so bring a comfy beach chair, a picnic or food is available to purchase from a local favorite: The Causeway Restaurant!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Terrific kick off to 4th of July and the Horrible’s Parade, thanks to Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan who got up so early and secured the great spot on the Boulevard. Then spent the day making Arancini and Bread on the hottest day of the year. Thanks to the parade committee who did Gloucester proud. Thanks to Warren Waugh and his beautiful tribute to Liz ending the evening with such special fireworks. Hope everyone continues their day with love, family and friends. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

AVP Porch Tour: Friday, August 3, 2018, 5-7 PM

As a preview to the Annisquam Village Players fantastic production of the Little Mermaid and a fundraiser for a new sound system for the Village Hall, the AVP Porch Tour is back.

The self guided tour through the charming village of Annisquam features private porches, many never available before, with stunning views of Lobster Cove, the Annisquam Lighthouse and across Ipswich Bay.

At the conclusion of the tour, participates will be treated to wine and hors d’ oeuvres at the final porch, serenaded by cast members of the Little Mermaid.

Tickets are $30 and are on sale through Brown Paper Tickets or at the Exchange, 32 Leonard Street, Annisquam 978-281-0358.


Sash Ludwig got hers!!!

Wearing her t-shirt with her friend Annalei Babson’s beautiful design for the plate, she loves Cape Ann and enjoys sharing the love wherever she goes!

Show your love for Cape Ann, get your own plate today at

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