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 of 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.
Planning Your Event
Click here to complete the ribbon cutting request form. You must enter 2-3 date/time options. We do need a minimum of 2 weeks to properly promote your event. Once the form is submitted, we will contact you to confirm a date.
Event must take place Monday through Thursday during regular business hours and typically takes 40-60 minutes.
The event must take place within 6 months of your join date or celebration. If your business is home based, the event can take place at a Chamber member restaurant – contact us if you need ideas.
Invite customers, family, friends and employees.
Provide light snacks and drinks (optional)
Prepare 5-10 minute talk/tour to educate the group about your business
Promote on our event calendar and in ChamberNews
Invite members, Ambassadors, and City Officials
Bring banner, ribbon and scissors.
Take photos at event
Write a press release about your business which we send to local media and share on all social media platforms
Click here to see press releases from previous ribbon cuttings
Photo and Event Details
If you do not have a banner, contact Melody at 651-735-2255. Minuteman Press will provide a 2′ tall x 3′ wide banner to you at no cost.
If you are a brand new business in the community, Walmart will provide a complimentary cake for your event! Contact Amber at 651-439-7476 to order your cake with at least 3 days notice.
Thank you to Rose Floral for the donation of the red ribbons we use at the ribbon cuttings. Thank you to our Chamber photographers: Kristina Marshall from Kristina Lynn Photography & Design and Jane Dierberger from Artistic Product Photography