Have you ever wondered how you could announce to the community – in a fun-filled yet official way – that you are open and ready for business? We, at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, can assist you – by setting up a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
Ribbon Cuttings offer the chance to meet local leaders, community influencers, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Members, and Ambassadors. We promote Ribbon Cuttings on social media and invite the public to join the celebration. These events are a tremendous way to mingle with and support fellow Member businesses while showing your commitment to the success of the community.
Ribbon Cuttings are not just for new businesses, however. Whether celebrating something like a Grand Opening, a move to a new location, or becoming a recent Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Member, a Ribbon Cutting celebrates these significant business milestones for Members.
Traditionally, Ribbon Cuttings are hosted Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Once the date is decided, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce staff works with Naperville City Officials, the Chamber President or Chair of the Board, or another dignitary to officiate the Ribbon Cutting ceremony. (Please note: that we cannot guarantee the attendance of the Mayor at the NACC Ribbon Cuttings; it is only a request). The ceremony is then promoted via the NACC communication channels, such as the NACC Calendar, email, social media feeds, and importantly, by word of mouth to encourage attendance and support of the hosting business.
On the day of the ceremony, the Chamber staff will show up early to help stage the photo options, as well as provide the “official” (i.e. gigantic) scissors and NACC ribbon for the cutting ceremony. After the ribbon is cut, the officials speak briefly, and the business owners may make their remarks as well. Then, tours are given and networking takes place, typically with lots of laughter and joy, and oftentimes with sips and bites as well.
Photos that are taken during the Ribbon Cuttings are posted to the NACC social media feeds, and a press release is shared with local media also. If you are curious about hosting a Ribbon Cutting, we would love to assist in showcasing your business.
Please contact Suzie Pschirrer, the NACC’s Executive Member Engagement Coordinator at 630.544.3378 to book your ceremony.