Scheduling a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are the perfect way to celebrate a:
- Grand Opening
- New Location
The Pataskala Chamber can help you coordinate your Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
- Time: The Chamber Board of Directors have blocked out the last Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am to attend Ribbon Cutting ceremonies. If this time does not work for you, Monday-Friday, 10:00 – 1:00 pm are when we can provide this service.
- Officials/Newspapers: The Chamber will send an evite to local officials and newspapers.
- Supplies: The Chamber will provide 1 pair of giant ceremonial scissors and blue ribbon the day of your ceremony.
- Marketing & Promotion: How many and who you want to invite is entirely up to you but if given enough notice (4 weeks), the Chamber can put your ceremony on our website calendar, announce it at our Chamber meeting and put it in our weekly emails.
- The Chamber will take photos of your ceremony, post them on social media and will email them to the local newspapers if needed.
Preparing for your Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- Think about who you would like to attend your Ribbon Cutting. You can keep it small or make it a big event. This includes inviting the local media. (A great way to do this is by writing and issuing a Press Release.)
- The best spot to cut the ribbon is in front of a sign, door, wall or window that has your company name or logo. This makes for a great photo opportunity.
- Think about who you would like to be in the photo with you. The business owner or manager will be the person who holds the scissors and cuts the ribbon. City/Twp officials in attendance should also be invited to join you. You may also want to include Chamber members, family members or staff. Please keep in mind that two people will have to hold the ends of the ribbon. (Chamber members can do that.)
- You may want to have a short speech prepared to say to your guests before you cut the ribbon. Chamber or City/Twp officials may say a word or two if you like.
- Some businesses like to provide refreshments and a tour for their guests. This is not a requirement and is up to you.