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Ribbon Cutting                                                          

 
Whether you are opening a new business, re-branding or relocating an established business, the Chamber of  Commerce can assist you with planning and publicizing a Ribbon Cutting. We recently purchased Giant Ribbon Cutting Scissors for this very use. In the information below you will see a sample agenda as well as some important phone numbers.

 
 
Click here for our Ribbon Cutting Guidebook.
 

Sample Ribbon Cutting Agenda

The following sequence of events describes a typical Ribbon Cutting. Approximate timing is provided to give you an understanding of how the day should progress. We have found a successful length of time for this event is between 1 and 2 hours.

It is important to get the Ribbon Cutting started quickly out of respect for the busy schedules of your attendees.

Ribbon Cuttings are best done during the work week (Monday-Friday); you have a higher success rate of other business professionals being able to attend along with members of the Chamber.

Those who can will then stay around for refreshments and a possible tour.

(it’s up to you to decide if you want to provide a tour of your office or facility).

 

Having your Ribbon Cutting later in the day also assures higher attendance as people are more flexible at the end of the work day.

 
 

SAMPLE AGENDA:

 

3:00 PM         Guests arrive

3:00-3:30       Networking/Social Time/Refreshments

3:30-3:45       1.  Brief words by Chamber President

 2.  Brief words by Town Manager

 3.  Brief words by your Company Representative

3:45-3:50       Pictures

4:00              The Ribbon is cut!

4:00-5:00      Optional Tour of your office or facility