As a local business owner, you want to make sure that your business is welcomed or celebrated by the community with open arms. One way to do this is by organizing a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Here’s everything you need to know about this process.
How to Organize a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce?
A ribbon-cutting can be used for new or established businesses celebrating milestones or special occasions. Organizing a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce is a simple process. All you need to do is contact the Chamber (Mike Downhour) and tell him you’re interested in hosting a ceremony. Mike will guide you through the process and help you plan the event. This includes selecting a date, time, and location for the ceremony, what you need to organize like refreshments, and staff, as well as inviting the Chamber Board, the Chamber Ambassadors, local officials, media, and other members of the community.
What are the Benefits of Having a Ribbon-Cutting with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce?
There are several benefits to having a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. First and foremost, it’s an excellent way to introduce or celebrate your business with the community. The Chamber will help promote your event, which can lead to increased exposure and foot traffic for your business. Additionally, the ceremony can help you establish relationships with other local businesses and officials, which can be valuable in the future.
How Much Does it Cost to Have a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with the Chamber?
There is no cost for hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Your only cost would be for refreshments and leave-behinds if you choose that.
How Far in Advance Should I Schedule a Ribbon Cutting with the Chamber of Commerce?
We recommend that you schedule your ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce at least a month in advance. This will give you enough time to plan the event and ensure that everything goes smoothly. However, sometimes that isn’t possible. Mike and the Chamber staff will work with you on whatever timeline is best for YOU!
What Services Does the Chamber Provide for Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies?
The Monroe Chamber of Commerce provides a range of services to help you plan and execute your ribbon-cutting ceremony. This includes helping you select a date, time, and location for the event, inviting local officials and media, promoting the event through their website and social media channels, and providing a ribbon and scissors for the ceremony. You also will receive a framed picture from the ribbon cutting along with a piece of the ribbon so you will always remember that special day.
Do I Need to be a Member of the Chamber of Commerce to Have a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony?
Yes, you need to be a member of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce for us to host a ribbon cutting. Plus with your Membership comes access to networking events, business resources, and marketing opportunities, among other things.
We look forward to celebrating with you. Give Mike or a chamber staff member a call today.