WHAT IS A CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING?
A ribbon cutting is the ceremonial opening of a brand-new, newly renovated, or relocated business. It can inaugurate a business’s first day of business or it can take place weeks after the business’s soft opening. Your I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce is happy to assist with this event. The Chamber also considers ribbon cutting requests for renovation/expansion and anniversary celebrations. We provide these services absolutely free to Chamber members.
Yes, you actually cut a ribbon. The most common location is the main entrance of the building, but it can also be stretched across another important location within the business, especially during inclement weather.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HOLDING A CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING?
Because the ribbon cutting marks a very significant moment in the business’s history, this is also a great photo opportunity. Each business chooses the group of people they want assembled for their photos. Furthermore, the ribbon cutting ceremony gives the business owner or manager a chance to say a few words to those gathered. We do all we can to take pictures for you.
Business owners have used this time to publicly thank their financial backers, their employees, their friends and family, and/or their business partners. They also take the opportunity to talk about what their business does. You must be a new or current Chamber member in good standing for the I-70 Corridor Chamber to endorse and help coordinate your ribbon cutting.
WHAT DOES THE CHAMBER DO FOR MY RIBBON CUTTING?
The I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce will gladly invite our Chamber Board of Directors and local government officials to attend, and promote your event through our online calendar, website and Facebook page. We will arrive at your location with ribbon and official ribbon-cutting scissors, welcome attendees and introduce you at your ribbon cutting, and take photos and share them with you and to local media representatives following the event.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
WHO will cut the ribbon? The owners or top executives most frequently do the honors, but each business is different and can pick whomever they like.
WHEN will you hold your event? We find that Tuesday – Thursday, mid-day over the lunch hour, late afternoon or early evenings draw the largest crowds. Check with us for scheduling if it's a weekend or holiday. Those days are harder to schedule and to get people to attend.
WHAT you wish to share when you speak just after the ribbon is cut. You can thank those who helped along the process, how you came about owning or updating or moving, and share any specials or upcoming events. Your speech should be limited your speech to no more than 3 minutes.
HOW you can maximize this program. Consider sending a special invitation to your clients, offering a drawing or raffle to collect business cards to build your database.
The typical ribbon cutting event will last only 15-30 minutes. Refreshments, drinks, door prizes, and decorations are optional and up to you. Keep in mind, however, that ribbon cuttings are typically short and sweet.
If you or someone you know would like to schedule a ribbon cutting with the I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-731-1954
- Chamber Ribbon Cuttings must be scheduled at least one month in advance.
- Requests will be taken on a first-come basis and we request this completed form.
- The Chamber can only host one ribbon cutting per week.