• Ribbon Cutting/Ground Breaking Agreement

    This service is exclusive to Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce members in good standing.

    The GBCOC will provide a ribbon cutting/groundbreaking ceremony for the following reasons:

    • New GBCOC member
    • New ownership
    • Company name change
    • Remodel/New location

    Ribbon Cutting/Groundbreaking times available:

    • Ribbon Cuttings are scheduled during the week
    Mon. – Thurs. 10:00am – 4:00pm or Fri. 10:00am – 11:00am

    Advantages of hosting a ribbon cutting or grand opening:

    • Making the community aware of your new business or location.
    • Opportunities to attract potential clients/customers to your place of business.
    • Help in building build face-to-face relationships with other business professionals.

    The Chamber staff’s responsibilities:

    • Promote your ribbon cutting/groundbreaking via social media, newsletter, Chamber’s online calendar along with other publications.
    • Provide ceremonial ribbon and scissors.
    • Welcome guest, Introduce the owner/manager, take photo during the ribbon cutting.
    • Invite Beaumont City Officials.

    To make the event more successful, we suggest you take the following steps:

    • Promote your event via invitation, social media or by attending GBCOC events
    • We do suggest that your event does not take place during times that other organizations are meeting such as Rotary, Referral Groups, City Council, etc. We can advise you of these.
    • Try to make sure the date is not close to a holiday because attendance could be lite.
    • Provide refreshments of some sort but not required.
    • Have plenty of information about your business such as business cards or brochures.
    • Consider some sort of door prize drawing or set out promotional items for your business.

    Program Planning ideas:

    • Create an event agenda/program for the event (Optional)
    • You may want to provide a tour of your facility as well as have key people speak.
    • If available a Beaumont City official or a board member of the GBCOC will speak.

    Who to invite:

    Who you invite to your event is as important as hosting the event. Your invitations, if you have them, maybe as simple as an e-mail or as elaborate as a formal invitation. Be sure to include the who, what, where, why, and when. The following are suggestions of people to consider when creating your invitation list:

    ~ Current and potential customers
    ~ Family and friends
    ~ Suppliers
    ~ Your employees and their guests
    ~ Media

    ~ Those who helped you get started: The banker, accountant, builder, etc.
    ~ Neighboring business people

    ** Note the Chamber will contact Beaumont city officials
    Address, City, State, Zip
    Business Contact
    Please select 3 different perspective dates and times that would work for your event. Try to make them a minimum of 4 weeks out so that we can promote your event through social media, email and our website.
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