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
~ Your employees and their guests
~ Those who helped you get started: The banker, accountant, builder, etc.
~ Neighboring business people
** Note the Chamber will contact Beaumont city officials