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What is a Ribbon Cutting?
A ribbon cutting is the ceremonial opening of a new or newly-renovated/relocated business that has opened within the last year. It can inaugurate an organization’s first day of business or it can take place weeks after the business’ soft opening. It can also be used to celebrate a significant anniversary for a business; one year, five, ten, twenty year etc.
Because the ribbon cutting marks a significant moment in the business’ history, this is also a wonderful photo and media opportunity to boost exposure in the local community. The ceremony gives the business owner or manager a chance to say a few words to those gathered. Business owners have used this time to publicly thank their financial backers, their employees, their friends and family, and/or their business partners. They also take the opportunity to talk about what their business does.
RGCA ribbon cutting ceremonies are available to all area businesses. Active RGCA members in good standing (including dues paid) may qualify for either complementary or discounted ribbon cutting packages, depending on their membership tier. Consult details on the Ribbon Cutting form for more information.
Who Qualifies for a Ribbon Cutting?
The Royal Gorge Chamber Alliance is available to assist with your ceremony if your business has:
Is There a Cost?
There is no cost for our members enrolled at Silver Tier or above to host a standard Alliance ribbon cutting. Bronze members will receive a 50% discount on a Standard Package. Charges will apply to non-members or enhanced packages.
Is the Ribbon Cutting my Business’ Event or an Alliance Event?
This is your event, but the Royal Gorge Chamber Alliance will gladly assist you
We strongly encourage you to conduct your own PR campaign to increase the attendance and awareness of your business’s opening. You should also consider inviting your business partners, financiers, contractors, employees, customers, friends, and family to be with you to celebrate this momentous occasion in your business’s history.
Please understand that you should not rely solely on the RGCA to attract your audience.
The Business is Responsible for:
- Choosing date and coordination with the RGCA
- Inviting guests
- Inviting media
- Making arrangements for food and beverage, if you choose to include them
- Planning the agenda
- Deciding on who shall speak and be included in the official photo
- Deciding on who will cut the ribbon
- Following up with guests / prospective customers after the event
- A thank you note to any elected officials would be a nice gesture
The Alliance is Responsible for:
- Bring the “BIG scissors”
- Bring our Red Ribbon, Bow and Congratulations Banner
- Congratulate you with a "Certificate of Recognition" to proudly hang in your office!