Transportation chief at Chamber lunch
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce's new membership "Power Lunch" speaker series kicks off Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks at Bass Rocks on Gloucester's Atlantic Road, with Richard A. Davey, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation secretary and chief executive officer, serving as guest speaker.
A key member of Gov. Deval Patrick's Cabinet, Davey will share updates and insights on major transportation initiatives on Cape Ann and throughout the region.
For advance tickets, contact Tim Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org; $40 for members; $50 for future members.
Tiny Planet offers computer prize
Gloucester's Tiny Planet Computer is celebrating six successful years in business with a customer appreciation contest that will win one lucky customer a PC computer worth over $900, says Tiny Planet's owner, Steve Day.
From now through Aug. 17, says Day, any customer visiting the Rogers Street repair shop for service will fill out a contest entry form. The winning entry will be drawn Sept. 3.
The prize, which Day describes as "a Tiny Planet 'Antaeus desktop PC,' complete with monitor, and a data transfer from their old PC," is a powerful PC with "a ton of storage, that would sell at retail for almost $1,000." "We are always here for our customers," says Day, "and I guess you could say that in this economy, they've been here for us. This is our way of saying thanks."
Tiny Planet has been in operation since June 2006 and services the Cape Ann area and surrounding towns with in- house repairs, as well as on-site service for both residential and small business customers.
For more information, visit: www.tinyplanetcomputer.com, or call 978-281-3456.
Manchester hosts Festival by the Sea
The Manchester Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host its first Festival by the Sea on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Billed by co-chairman Mike Storella and Chris Langathianos as "a celebration of locally grown art, music and food," the all-day event will transform downtown Manchester with artists booths from the steps of Town Hall to the shores of Manchester Harbor, inspiring festival-goers with local works of art, live music, and the sights, aromas and tastes of locally grown and prepared foods.
The day's festivities culminate with a free family concert on Saturday evening headlining Chelsea Berry and her band at Manchester's harborside Masconomo Park.
For more information, call the Cape Ann Chamber at 978-283-1601.
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