In a time the place they want it essentially the most, Cape Ann’s small companies will probably be getting a lift from the native Chamber of Commerce.
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce has been awarded $180,000 by the state to hold out the Cape Ann Comeback program, which plans to bolster that Cape Ann companies are resilient, progressive and secure.
“Every aspect of the mission is meant to make sure that Cape Ann companies, particularly these on Foremost Avenue, downtown and cultural district areas have the instruments and the assist they should make a powerful restoration from the extreme financial impacts of this pandemic,” stated Ken Riehl, the chamber’s CEO. “We invite all companies to take part on this thrilling alternative and look ahead to serving to them obtain their targets.”
This system, which connects Gloucester to Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex, is concentrated on direct enterprise assist, engagement and empowerment; an progressive on-line Cape Ann Market; and a advertising and marketing marketing campaign, with a brand new video.
Donna Roy of Woodman’s of Essex, president of the Essex Retailers Group, stated in a ready assertion, “We now have an incredible alternative to offer actually significant assist to our Cape Ann mates and neighbors – the individuals who personal, handle, work at and rely on the small companies which can be the lifeblood of our communities. So lots of them have been severely impacted by the pandemic, and collectively we are actually ready to assist and empower them to return again sturdy and thrive.”
Certainly one of 37 Regional Pilot Program grant recipients, a press launch learn, the Cape Ann Chamber and its native companions had been chosen primarily based on their capability to exhibit a collaborative strategy on methods to assist enterprise restoration from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 public well being disaster.
Awards, such because the one which the chamber acquired, got to those that drew ties to a number of of the 4 pillars of the Baker administration’s plans to spur financial restoration from the pandemic, the pillars being “Partnerships for Restoration: Get Massachusetts Again to Work,” “Help Small Companies,” “Revitalize Downtowns, “and “Foster Innovation.”
“As we strategy brighter days forward, restoring the financial loss brought on by COVID-19 is a primary precedence for us,” stated Speaker of the Home Ronald J. Mariano. “The Massachusetts Home has been proud to steer and assist initiatives that put us on a path towards financial restoration. Via applications like these, and lots of the initiatives included in our finances proposal for the upcoming fiscal yr, we’re offering our municipalities and nonprofits the chance to advance tasks they know will assist their native economies. I look ahead to seeing the awardees develop their restoration methods, and the optimistic influence they are going to have as all of us work towards long-term restoration.”