Ribbon Cutting Application

Having a grand opening, ribbon cutting or groundbreaking ceremony? Let the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce help you celebrate! Your business must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Chamber member
  • Opened its doors in the last 12 months
  • Moved to a new location
  • Has been remodeled or expanded at its present location
  • Changed ownership or under new management

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is an important part of your overall marketing and advertising plan and is a great way to kick off a grand opening of a business. It offers an opportunity to meet key leaders in the community and get acquainted with your neighbors and Chamber members. Scheduling with the Chamber should take place a minimum of four weeks prior to the event to allow for proper planning.


What the Williamstown Chamber does:

Conducts the ceremony complete with a Giant long pair of scissors, ribbon, bows & stanchions. Photographs the event for publicity and prosperity. Notifies the Chamber's Board of Directors, City Dignitaries, and chamber members encouraging them to attend the event. Puts you in touch with other Chamber members that can provide services such as catering, publicity, & special events.


What The Business Owner Does (As elaborate as you would like, whatever fits your budget):

Serves Food and refreshments. Decorates with Balloons, festive items, etc. Gives out giveaways or prizes. Speaks about the business services & introduces the staff to the people attending the event.

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