Want to Celebrate with Your Community?
The Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce offers free ribbon-cutting ceremonies for its members! We celebrate Chamber member grand openings, re-openings, remodels, and anniversaries with fun, exciting events at your business location. Typically, the celebrations are held during normal business hours and feature light refreshments provided by the business. The Chamber brings the ribbon and scissors and publicizes your celebration. The Chamber advertises your event with an invitation e-mail to the Chamber community, in the online calendar, and on the Chamber website.
The Chamber’s services include:
- Consultation on making the most of your event
- Participation of Chamber principals – customarily a director and one or more Chamber Board officers
- Recruitment of appropriate City/County officials – elected and Economic Development
- An announcement or invitation to Chamber members
- Listing on the Chamber calendar with links to business’s website
- Ribbon and event-sized scissors
Make the Most of the Ribbon Cutting:
Your business should:
______a. Set goals for the Ribbon Cutting
______b. Develop a marketing plan to achieve those goals
______c. Develop invitations/announcements list
______d. Identify important event participants
______e. Be aware of the timing of your event. Weekends typically have a lower turnout.
______a.Decorations, food, marketing materials
______b. Invitations and their delivery, and/or advertising
______c. PR including press releases/calendar listings
______d. Photographer, videographer
______e. Follow-up to event – optimize marketing
On the day of the event:
______a. Set-up business for the event
______b. Prepare your staff to make the most of ribbon-cutting contacts
______c. Support your vendors’ set-up (food, photos, etc.)
______d. Have a great time!
Ribbon Cuttings are generally reserved for Grand Openings. If you would like to have a ribbon cutting for another type of event, please contact the Chamber at (831) 457-3713 or via email.
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Please note: Any promotional materials must include the Chamber logo and be approved by the Chamber before publishing.