Tag Archives: Chamber of Commerce

Chickity Check It! Joann Mackenzie from the Times Covers Ed’s Coronation As Chamber Board of Directors President


January 29, 2013

‘Building for the Future’
New president, a handyman, sets tone for chamber’s year

By Joann Mackenzie Staff Writer

“This is not your father’s chamber of commerce,” said Bob Heidt of the 230-plus revellers who rocked Cruiseport Gloucester’s ballroom Saturday night for the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s 91st annual dinner dance.

It was, literally, a stand-up crowd, leaping to its feet repeatedly to applaud, whoop, holler and hail what emcee Joey Ciaramitaro called an “outstanding year of turnaround” under Heidt, who took over the reins as chamber CEO last January with, by Heidt’s account, a negative deficit of more than $60,000. This December, Heidt finished his first year in office “with a net recorded profit in excess of $90,000.”

Of the “$150,000 positive swing,” Chamber Chairman of the Board Mark Grenier told the cheering crowds, “respect is earned, not given, and we chose the right person in Robert Heidt … he listens, he learns, and he implements for the chamber.”

To read the entire story click here to go to The Times Website-

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Evening Business Mixer At Second Glance Photos

Video with Julie LaFontaine Tomorrow

If you haven’t been to Second Glance you will be just as astounded as I was with the cheap cheap cheap stuff there and the money spent all goes toward feeding the hungry. 

Like if you have a rental apartment to furnish this would be my first stop, no brainer.

Series- Can You Date The Publication of This Old Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Visitor Map- The Cape Ann Trail? Entire Map Part V

If you haven’t got it yet I can say without a doubt there is a clue on this page.

FOB Frank Ciolino brought down this old Visitor’s Guide map and I’ll be posting a different neighborhood photo each day this week.  Look for clues to tell you when you think it was first published.


The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Website- GMG Gloucester Tourism 2011 Kick Off Week


The Chamber of Commerce Has A Feature Rich Website with The Weekly Catch, A Member Directory and Information For Other Cape Ann Towns Like Rockport, Essex and Manchester.

One excellent feature is the Weekly Catch and it’s listing of cultural events happening around town.  It can be found with a link at the header of the Chamber’s Home Page.  I also feature it here on my weekly picks of the week post every Thursday morning.

Weekend Picks From Your Boy Joey, the North Shore Blogger Consortium, The Chamber and North Shore Kids

Tonight,November 11th

World Premiere Feature Film of Celebrate Gloucester at Cape Ann Community Cinema
Plus Special Live Performances by

Performances by Inge Berge, Dan King, Fly Amero, Allen Estes, Henri Smith

Inge Berge
Dan King
Fly Amero
Pete Lindberg
Allen Estes
Henri Smith

Hors d’oeuvres complements of
Latitude 43, Alchemy & Jalapeños
Beer & Wine Tasting
Tickets $20 ~ Seating is Limited ~ Call 978.525.9093
Save $9.50 Get a signed DVD and go to the Party
only $35 Click Here

Did you miss Gloucester’s most talked about event of the summer? Or do you just want to party with the stars of the show. You can have the Celebrate Gloucester experience in the intimate comfort of Cape Ann Community Cinema with the world premiere screening of Celebrate Gloucester (Director’s Cut), great sound, good food, wine, beer and special live performances. Best of all you can buy a Limited Edition Two-DVD Set (including bonus performances and special features) signed by the Sam Hartson, the director, and some of the performers.
Doors, food and drinks at 7:30pm. Screening at 8pm. Live performances before and after the film. If you can’t make the DVD Release Party Click here to pre-order the Limited Edition Two-DVD Set. Portions of the proceeds from DVD sales and Release Party tickets benefit The Gloucester Fund.

Friday November 12th

Gloucester Football vs Swampscott at Newell Stadium 7PM Under The Lights


For all North Shore High School Football Schedules the Salem Evening News Lists Them Here

Saturday November 13th

C.B. Fisk Open House and Showing of OPUS 137


The Weekly Catch From The Chamber of Commerce


And here are the North Shore Blogger Consortium Picks-


Abby shares her picks from 5th Joy.


The wonderful Jane Ward has some great ideas over at Food and Fiction.


Choices from all over New England at The Two Palaverers.


Media giant Seth gives up the best of Lynn at Lynn Happens.


North Shore Dish spices things up with their weekend picks here North Shore Dish


Good Morning Gloucester weekend picks here


End of Day Rain on Main Street – Video

The End of Day Rain did not hamper the Main Street Bazaar.  

Be sure to come down Saturday and Sunday for more great sales.  

Bob Hastings


 Bob Hastings President of the Chamber of Commerce on top of things even with the rain pouring down.  

Organizer Vickie Van Ness


Wet but Happy – Tomorrow is another Day


Watch Video of the end of day rain  

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