Ribbon Cuttings

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Overview

These ceremonies are a great way to tell the business community about your business and increase visibility. They bring customers to your location where you can showcase your products or services and begin to build valuable relationships.

Don't have a physical location? No worries! We're happy to host your ribbon cutting at our office.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Big Bad Breakfast

Chamber Responsibilities

  • Provide scissors and ribbon

  • Have several Chamber Ambassadors in attendance

  • Extend invitation to Chamber staff, Chamber board members and City officials (invitation does not guarantee attendance)

  • Add ribbon cutting to the Chamber and community calendars on our website

  • Advertise ribbon cutting in our weekly newsletter

  • Take a photo and post it on Chamber social media (@westalchamber on all platforms)

Business Responsibilities

The following is optional and not provided by the Chamber. However, we are happy to refer you to another member who can assist you, if applicable.
 

  • Invite media via a press release

  • Create/send invitations

  • Provide light refreshments

  • Give tours of the facility

  • Decorations

Criteria

New members, defined as businesses within their first 12 months of membership, can receive one complimentary ribbon cutting. If this opportunity is not utilized by the end of the new member's first year of membership, the offer is no longer valid.

Ribbon cuttings for businesses who have been a member for over one year require a $100 fee before your date can be reserved. No exceptions. The same rule applies for all returning members. Returning members are defined as businesses who dropped their membership but rejoined later. Returning members are not considered new upon rejoining, even if they did not utilize the complimentary ribbon cutting during their initial membership.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ward Scott Morris

Schedule Your Ribbon Cutting

Dates are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. If your ribbon cutting requires a fee, the fee must be paid before your date can be reserved. 

We only allow one ribbon cutting per day. We typically schedule ribbon cuttings at 11AM or 4PM Monday-Thursday, and only at 11AM on Fridays.

Questions?

Please reach out to

Tanya Winstead

Director of Membership and Investor Relations

(205) 391-0327