Ribbon Cutting Request

What is a ribbon-cutting?

A ribbon cutting is the ceremonial opening of a brand-new or newly-renovated/relocated business that has opened within the last six months with a photograph in the Chamber’s weekly e-newsletter. It can inaugurate an organization’s first day of business or it can take place weeks after the business’ soft opening. Ribbon-Cuttings will be held at the Host’s place of business. Members or Non-Members wishing to hold a Chamber Ribbon-Cutting must submit the online application below to the Chamber Office.

Because the ribbon cutting marks a very significant moment in the business’ history, this is also a great photo opportunity. The ceremony gives the business owner or manager a chance to say a few words to those gathered. Business owners have used this time to publicly thank their financial backers, their employees, their friends and family, and/or their business partners. They also take the opportunity to talk about what their business does.

Tips for a successful ribbon cutting:

Keep in mind that we are your support, this is your event. You can make it as simple or as big as you want!

What is the cost to have a ribbon-cutting?

The fee for a current Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Member is $250 and $500 for Non-Members.  This fee MUST be paid 14 days before your requested date or at the time of receiving confirmation of an approved ribbon-cutting date from the Chamber.

When are Chamber ribbon-cuttings conducted?

Ribbon-cuttings are conducted Tuesday – Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. with the following choices:  Tuesday / Thursday 11 a.m. / 4 p.m. OR Wednesday 9 a.m. / 11 a.m. / 4 p.m. We do not schedule ribbon-cuttings on Friday-Monday.
Attendance of Chamber Staff and Ambassadors will vary based on the time and day. 
Note: Reservations are booked 30 days in advance on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please do not send communications until the Chamber has confirmed your date and time.

What are the host’s responsibilities for the Ribbon-Cutting?

  • Invite your own guests (customers, clients, friends)
  • Send a copy of your guest list to Chamber at least 24 hours prior to event
  • Provide the Chamber with a timeline and list of speakers at least one week prior to the event
  • You may provide food/beverage if desired
  • Market event (the Chamber does not promote event prior unless you submit press release and/or create an event on our calendar)
  • You may reach out to media for coverage if desired

What are the Chamber’s responsibilities for the Ribbon-Cutting?

  • Ribbon for ceremony
  • Large ceremonial scissors
  • Camera for photographs
  • Attendance of Chamber Staff Member
  • Invite Ambassadors (attendance not guaranteed)
  • Include your ribbon cutting photo with description in our newsletter

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your event you must let us know at least 1-week prior. A cancellation within 3 days of your event will result in a $75 cancellation fee, and you will need to reschedule your ribbon-cutting with the Chamber another 30 days from your previous date.

Ribbon Cutting Request Form

 I agree to the Chamber’s Ribbon-Cutting terms.

Contact Name

Company Name

Phone Number

Email Address

Address of Location

Web Address

Links to Social Media Accounts

Are you hosting a Ribbon Cutting event, or are you using the Ribbon Cutting as a photo opportunity?

Setting the Date

Please provide three choices of time and day (Tuesday / Thursday 11 a.m. / 4 p.m. OR Wednesday - 9 a.m. / 11 a.m. / 4 p.m.) and we will select a date:

1st Preference Date: Time:

2nd Preference Date: Time:

3rd Preference Date: Time:

Staff Contact

Brittany Cartwright
Membership Development Director
(561) 748-3952