The Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce conducts Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies as a complimentary service (a $200 value) for Chamber members at the President and above membership levels. Ceremonies can be performed as a stand-alone event, as part of your Good Morning Tigard or as a part of an Open House or Grand Opening. We bring the camera, official scissors and, of course, the ribbon! A Ribbon cutting is also available a la carte for Dignitary level members.
What are the benefits of holding a Ribbon Cutting?
- Holding a Ribbon Cutting is a great opportunity for you to create public awareness about your business
- A Ribbon Cutting also gives you the opportunity to thank your contractors, lenders and other support businesses who were involved in assisting you in opening or remodeling your business
- Your Ribbon Cutting can be a time to show future customers ‘behind the scenes’ areas of your business
When would a business hold a Ribbon Cutting?
- If you are within the first year of opening your business
- If you are within a year of purchasing an existing business
- If your business recently moved, has been remodeled or has changed ownership.
What the Chamber does:
- Sends out an email to chamber Ambassadors, Chamber Board Members and City dignitaries to notify them of your Ribbon Cutting
- Promotes the event in the Chamber Calendar available to all our Chamber members and the public
- Provides the giant scissors and ribbon to cut
- Attends the Ribbon Cutting and takes a photo of the cutting
- Posts the photo on the Chamber Facebook page
- Typically our Ambassadors and Member Services Director attend. On occasion, the Chamber CEO, Chair of the Board, Mayor of Tigard, City Councilors and Board Members attend as well. Attendance is dependent on availability of the participants. If your ribbon cutting is held in conjunction with a Good Morning Tigard, then attendance will be large. We encourage this combination.
What the Member Business does:
- Co-ordinates the date and time of the Ribbon Cutting with the Member Services Director of the Chamber. To avoid date and time conflicts, it’s best to set a date well in advance, six to eight weeks is optimal.
- We strongly encourage you to schedule your Ribbon Cutting Monday – Friday and early in the morning or after 4pm to avoid conflicts and give our members the opportunity to support the event.