Ribbon Cutting Guidelines

Chamber ribbon cuttings are a great way to gain exposure for your business! 

To qualify for a ribbon cutting, the business must be a new member to the Chamber, or a returning member. Existing or new members qualify if they are under new ownership, in a new location, have had a major remodel, or are celebrating a milestone business anniversary.   

We love social media!  Use #GSCCribboncuttings

 

Event must take place within 6 months of your join date or celebration. If your business is home based, event can take place at the Chamber office or location of your choice.  

To Schedule your Event

Click HERE and complete the Ribbon Cutting Request Form. Enter a few date/time options that you request to have your event. We need a minimum of 2 weeks to properly promote your event. Once submitted, you will be contacted to get your event on the Chamber’s calendar. 

Available Days and Times

Monday through Thursday during regular business hours. Event typically takes 30-40 minutes.

The Photo and Event Details

Thank you to Rose Floral for donating the red ribbons we use at ribbon cuttings.  

If you do not have a place for the photo that will include the name of your business, and you do not have a banner, please contact Minuteman Press who will provide a banner at no cost to you! Banner will be 2′ tall x 3′ wide. Contact Melody at 651-735-2255 or melody@oakdalemmp.com with your logo and any other information you would like included.

If your business is new to the community, Walmart will also provide a complementary cake for your event. Contact Amber at (651) 439-7476 to order your cake and schedule a pick up.

Business Responsibilities
  • Invite customers, family and employees to attend
  • Provide light snack and drinks for attendees (optional)
  • Prepare 5-10 minute talk and/or tour to educate the group about your business
  • Contact Minuteman Press for a sign if desired
  • Contact Amber at Walmart to order and schedule your cake pick up at your convenience.
Chamber Responsibilities
  • Promote in Chamber’s online public event calendar, and ChamberNews
  • Invite Chamber Ambassadors and members 
  • Take photos at event
  • Write press release which business owner approves
  • Post press release and photo on Chamber Website and Facebook Page
  • Submit press release and photo to local media (publishing of the press release is at the discretion of the media)

 

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