Great Opportunity! Great Exposure!
As a service to our members, MCC is pleased to recognize new businesses with a ribbon cutting ceremony. A team of Chamber Ambassadors will arrive to welcome you to the business community and help you officially cut the ribbon on your new enterprise.
Companies wishing to schedule a ribbon cutting are subject to the following:
+ Be an active member in the Madison County Chamber.
+ Remodeling, expansions and/or change of ownerships may be eligible.
+ Available days and times are Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm.
+ Desired date and time subject to approval and acceptance by the MCC staff.
+ Provide your own photography (photos provided to MCC with a brief write-up will be posted on the MCC website and Facebook page).
Want to step it up? Consider purchasing our Ribbon Cutting Package which includes:
+ Personally invite the Mayor and the Media
+ Provide the ribbon and over-sized scissors
+ Promote the ribbon cutting online (event calendar, social media sites, and front-page blog)
+ Announce by email to over 1200 business executives
>> $1000 value for only $199
Steps to a Successful Ribbon Cutting
Here are a few helpful hints:
+ Send personalized invitations to your business acquaintances – clients, vendors, friends, etc.
+ If you wish to have dignitaries present, make sure you invite them at least one month in advance. The Chamber will be happy to provide contact names and numbers; however, it is your responsibility to make the contacts.
+ Have a prepared program. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce your business to the community. Have your owner or manager talk about the company and/or take attendees on a tour of your facility.
+ Have your event catered. Attendees will stay longer and leave with a positive impression if they are entertained.
+ Offer guests a memento. Work with a specialty advertising company to design something unique and memorable. It’s a great way to keep your name before the business community.