A ribbon cutting is a ceremonial opening of a brand new or newly renovated/relocated business. It can inaugurate an organization's first day of business, or it can take place weeks after the soft opening. It can also be an opportunity to celebrate a milestone anniversary. New or relocated businesses can request a ribbon cutting within the first 90 days of business.
Because the ribbon cutting marks a very significant moment in your history, this is also a great photo opportunity. The ceremony gives the business owner or manager a chance to say a few words to those gathered, and publicly thank financial backers, employees, friends, family, and/or business partners.
A ribbon cutting includes a photo op, representation from a Chamber official, representation from city officials (pending availability), the ceremonial ribbon, and the jumbo scissors. An announcement email will also be sent to all Chamber members and interested subscribers leading up to the event.
A ribbon cutting ceremony carries a fee of $30 for Current Chamber Members and $150 for nonmembers. If you are interested in scheduling a ribbon cutting, submit a Request Form. Please allow up to four weeks advance notice for scheduling.