South Windsor Chamber

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Information

What is a Chamber Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting?

A ribbon cutting is the ceremonial opening of a brand-new, newly-renovated, or relocated business. The Chamber also considers ribbon cutting requests for renovation/expansion and anniversary celebrations. We provide these services absolutely free to Chamber members. The most common location to cut the ribbon is the main entrance of the building but it can also be stretched across another important location within the business, especially during inclement weather.

What are the Benefits of a Chamber Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting marks a very significant moment in the business’s history, this is also a great photo opportunity. Each business chooses the group of people they want assembled for their photos. Furthermore, the ribbon cutting ceremony gives the business owner or manager a chance to say a few words to those gathered.

Here’s How It Works:

Monday—Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We schedule ribbon cuttings at least two weeks in advance and have a form we need you to complete . We recommend providing some type of refreshments and/or food for guests. Have fun with it!


The owners or top executives most frequently do the honors, but each business is different and can pick whomever they like to cut the ribbon and say a few words about the business. The state and town officials will also present their own official citations.

We will invite the Chamber Board of Directors, Chamber Membership, & State and Town Officials. We suggest that you also reach out to your customers, clients, and employees to attend the event.

We will create a flyer or you can create your own. We will promote your ribbon cutting in our weekly newsletter, on our website, monthly calendar, eBlasts and on social media. And we’ll bring a camera to take photos. We’ll also send your press release to our media contacts to spread the word about your success!

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in scheduling a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting.

Submit your contact information and we will reach out to you to get your Grand Opening event scheduled.