The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Cape Ann Small Enterprise Week 2020 this Monday, Sept. 21, via Friday, Sept. 25, by recognizing the resilience, creativity, courageousness and neighborhood spirit of each Cape Ann small enterprise in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 1981 the chamber has yearly designated a particular week to honor the achievements of Cape Ann’s small enterprise entrepreneurs and their workers and salute their contributions to the financial vitality and neighborhood lifetime of Cape Ann. Historically, a Small Enterprise Individual of the Yr has been chosen yearly for every Cape Ann neighborhood.
This 12 months, after consulting with previous Small Enterprise Individuals of the Yr representing Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester and Essex, the chamber board agreed with their advice that Cape Ann Small Enterprise Week 2020 ought to have fun each Cape Ann small enterprise in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cape Ann Small Enterprise Week is being held together with Nationwide Small Enterprise Week.
“Greater than half of People both personal or work for a small enterprise, they usually create practically two out of each three new jobs within the U.S. every year,” in accordance with the Small Enterprise Administration. “This 12 months’s (Nationwide Small Enterprise Week? will acknowledge the small companies who’ve navigated the coronavirus pandemic whereas supporting their workers and communities.”
The chamber has partnered with the state Workplace of Journey and Tourism, Uncover Gloucester and chambers and vacation spot advertising organizations throughout the Commonwealth to assist the MyLocalMA marketing campaign. Cape Ann’s small companies, like their friends all through Massachusetts, “are nonetheless standing sturdy, doing their greatest to maintain us secure. Our Essential Streets want our love, now greater than ever. Now could be the time to seek out your native,” in accordance with the marketing campaign.
The chamber encourages all Cape Ann residents and guests to have fun Cape Ann Small Enterprise Week by patronizing and supporting native small companies — this week and all 12 months spherical — and saying thanks to enterprise house owners and their workers.