Welcome to the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce's Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breakings page! We are thrilled to be a part of your business journey and celebrate your milestones with you. Whether you are starting a new business, expanding your existing one, or opening a new location, a Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking ceremony is the perfect way to mark this significant occasion.
What are Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breakings?
A Ribbon Cutting ceremony is a time-honored tradition that symbolizes the official opening of a new business or the expansion of an existing one. It is an opportunity for business owners to introduce themselves to the community, connect with other local businesses, and gain exposure to potential customers and clients.
A Ground Breaking ceremony, on the other hand, is held at the beginning of a construction project, signifying the start of the building process for a new location, office, or facility.
Why have a Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking?
- Publicity: The Chamber of Commerce, along with possible local media and dignitaries as available, will be present at the event, providing excellent exposure for your business.
- Networking: It's a chance to network with other local businesses, potential customers, and government officials.
- Community Support: A ceremony demonstrates your commitment to the community and encourages local support.
- Symbolic Gesture: It's a symbolic way to celebrate progress and new beginnings.
- Memories: With a framed photo delivered back to you after the event, you can look back with pride in years to come at how far your business has come from the day it opened its doors or first turned dirt (or both!).
What is Included?
When you choose the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce to host your Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking ceremony, you can expect the following:
- Event Planning Assistance: Our team of experienced professionals will assist you in planning and organizing the ceremony, ensuring a smooth and memorable event.
- Promotional Support: We will promote your Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking on our website, social media channels, and newsletters, maximizing exposure to the local community.
- Ribbon and Scissors: For Ribbon Cutting ceremonies, we will provide a ceremonial ribbon and oversized scissors for the official ribbon cutting moment.
- Shovels and Hard Hats: For Ground Breaking ceremonies, we will provide ceremonial golden shovels to mark the beginning of your construction project.
- Photography*: A photographer will capture the highlights of your ceremony, providing you with high-quality media for your marketing needs. (*when scheduling allows)
- Guest Invitations: We will invite local dignitaries, officials, and Chamber members to attend the event, making sure you have a fantastic audience.
- Community Presence: The Chamber of Commerce will be present at the event to extend its support and showcase its commitment to local businesses.
How to Request a Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking
If you're interested in having a Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking ceremony for your business, please fill out the request form below. Our team will review your application and get in touch with you to discuss the details and confirm the event. At this time, we do require a minimum of 2 weeks lead time for booking a Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking, but please do not wait until the last minute! The longer the lead time we have, the more successful we can be in ensuring it is on everyone's calendars to attend!