Chamber To Hold 94th Annual Celebration on January 23: Oceans of Change, Waves of Opportunity



On Saturday January 23, 2016 the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host Cape Ann’s largest business social gathering, its 94th Annual Celebration and Installation of Officers. This popular celebration will take on a new and exciting form this year. The Chamber will present an elegant cocktail party reception followed by a fabulous concert featuring The Cape Ann Divas.

The reception will include remarks from 2015 Chamber President, Catherine Schlichte, about this past year’s accomplishments before she passes the torch to incoming President, Matt Anzivino, who will address what 2016 has in store.

The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Oceans of Change, Waves of Opportunity’, to symbolize the Chamber’s focus on the continual economic growth of the Cape Ann region. With Matt Anzivino at the helm, the Chamber looks forward to strengthening its impact on business & regional promotion, economic development, and education. From CEO Ken Riehl: ‘Consistent with our event theme, we are excited to be changing up the format this year, and I cannot wait to start working the new year with Matt and the 2016 Board ‘ Cape Ann is poised for amazing growth, and the Chamber will play an integral enabling role.

The Cape Ann Divas will feature six well-known local performers, accompanied by elements of the Cape Ann Big Band. The Divas include: Kate Barry, Renee Dupuis, Marina Evans, Mari Martin, Megan McKenzie and Amy Rich. The band members are Vinny Briguglio on bass, Roger Brockelbank on drums, Jake Pardee on guitar and Mark Retallack on keys. This group of singers and musicians is coming together for one night only in a unique, one-time performance that is not to be missed!

The Annual Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street in Rockport, MA. The Cocktail Reception will begin at 6 PM and the Divas will take the stage at 8 PM.

Tickets are $100 per person for the reception and concert, and $50 for the concert only. To purchase tickets, visit rockportmusic.org/cape-ann-chamber-of-commerce-dinner/ or call the Box Office at 978-546-7391.

Please contact Kerry McKenna at the Chamber with any questions about the event ‘ 978-283-1601.