Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is a celebration of the opening of a new, renovated or relocated business. The purpose of a ribbon cutting is to introduce and familiarize your business to the Chamber members and the general public. In addition to the chamber, business owners are encouraged to invite business partners, customers, friends and family to attend the ceremony. The Chamber will invite city officials to attend, but cannot absolutely guarantee their presence at these events. The Chamber needs at least two weeks lead time to properly promote a ribbon cutting event.
The Chamber provides ribbon cuttings for new Chamber members under the following circumstances:
• New Business Opening – must be within 6 months
• New location (or relocated)
• Milestone Anniversary (5 years or more)
• Business Remodeling (major renovations)
• Business Tax License and Permits are current
What will the Chamber do?
The Chamber will provide ribbon and giant ceremonial scissors and will take a photo of the ribbon cutting and submit it to local papers and magazines.
Publication is entirely at their discretion.
Business owners should provide food and beverages for attendees as the ribbon cutting is a celebratory event. The Chamber will send the President, Chairman of the Board, or a member of the Board of Directors to conduct the ceremony depending upon availability. The business owner is also encouraged to say a few remarks to those gathered if he or she so chooses.
The Chamber will contact City Hall and inform the Mayor, Vice Mayor and the City Commissioners to inform them of your scheduled ribbon cutting. Their attendance in not guaranteed and is subject to their availability.