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.
8/18/23 Ribbon Cutting: Pei Wei Asian Kitchen
Congratulations, Pei Wei Asian Kitchen, in Palm Beach Gardens! Pei Wei offers authentic, Asian-inspired cuisine without compromising on quality or convenience. The concept was born from a dream to create a fast-service restaurant that would serve bold, flavorful dishes made with fresh, whole ingredients.
6/13/23 Ribbon Cutting: Eastpointe Country Club
Congratulations, Eastpointe Country Club, on the grand opening and ribbon cutting last week for their new lifestyle center, The Pointe. The Pointe is an energetic lifestyle center designed to inspire, delight, and transform. A dynamic fitness center, thoughtful dining experiences that bring the indoors out, and active resort-style pools surrounded by cascading landscapes and spacious breezeways await you as an Eastpointe Member.
7/7/23 Ribbon Cutting: OsteoStrong-Health Meets Wealth
New to Juno Beach, OsteoStrong is a skeletal strength training center. The OsteoStrong facilities boast about their ability to “strengthen bones, increase balance and agility in just 10 minutes a week.” The specialized advanced training is thought to be “the ultimate biohack.”
8/4/23 Ribbon Cutting: Body Street
Body Street relies on EMS training. EMS training is an innovative and particularly efficient muscle stimulation, which helps with the most important training goals: Losing weight, strengthening your back, building muscles and toning your body, while increasing your well-being. They are currently offering free trial workout sessions and membership discounts!
8/18/23 Ribbon Cutting: Royal Paws
Last week, we celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Royal Paws, a premier destination for exceptional dog grooming and training services. With a dedicated team of experienced professionals and a genuine love for animals, they provide top-quality care to ensure the well-being and happiness of your beloved pets.
📍 Find them at: 6519 145th Place N, West Palm Beach
6/28/23 Ribbon Cutting: PAM Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jupiter
PAM Health is dedicated to helping patients recover from acute illnesses and injuries. Partnering with Jupiter Medical Center, their beautiful rehab hospital is equipped with the latest therapeutic equipment and staffed by a caring team of medical experts to provide comprehensive one-on-one inpatient and outpatient care to help achieve patient goals.
8/25/23 Ribbon Cutting: The Oak Estates at Riverside Memorial Park
19351 SE County Line Rd, Tequesta
Last week, we celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Riverside Memorial Park's newest garden, The Oak Estates.
Oak Estates offers everything from private family generational estates to single upright and flat marker spaces, private hedged estates, custom mausoleum construction, cremation memorials and more. Riverside Memorial has cemetery properties to meet your needs and can help you leave a lasting legacy for your loved ones.
Keep in mind that we are your support, this is your event. You can make it as simple or as big as you want!
A significant moment
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:
- Schedule and plan in advance
- Invite customers, clients, friends, family, and your local municipality
- Market your event
- Submit a press release for our e-newsletter (members only)
- Provide food and beverages (we suggest it!)
- Have an announcement or speech to educate your guests
- Prepare for bad weather
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.
Ribbon-cuttings are conducted Tuesday – Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. with the following choices: Tuesday @ 4 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. / 4 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. / 11 a.m. / 4 p.m.; Friday at 11 a.m. / 2 p.m. We do not schedule ribbon-cuttings on Saturday – Monday.
Attendance of Chamber Staff and Ambassadors will vary based on the time and day. Attendance is not guaranteed so please invite your friends, family and clients!
Note: Reservations are booked a minimum of 21 days in advance on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please do not send communications until the Chamber has confirmed your date and time.
- Invite your own guests (customers, clients, friends, family)
- Invite your local municipality council members and mayor
- 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 (we advise it!)
- Market event (the Chamber promotes event prior through event on our calendar, but we strongly advise you submit a press release in addition)
- You may reach out to media for coverage if desired
- Send a copy of your guest list to Chamber at least 24 hours prior to event
- Ribbon for ceremony
- Large ceremonial scissors
- Camera for photographs
- Attendance of Chamber Staff Member
- CEO attendance cannot be guaranteed, but we strive to have him present at every ribbon-cutting (if business wishes to have him speak, it must be requested in the ‘Additional Information’ section of the form below)
- Invite Ambassadors and Board (attendance not guaranteed)
- Include invite of ribbon cutting in our newsletter to invite community (if this is not desired, please direct the Chamber in the ‘Additional Information’ section of the form below)
Submits Ribbon Cutting information for pre-event promotion and post-event image in the Florida Weekly newspaper (the Chamber does NOT guarantee coverage)
If you need to cancel/postpone your event you must let us know at least 2 weeks 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 within 30 days from your previous date. If you cancel more than twice, we reserve the right to cancel your event entirely. Please note if the previous date of the ribbon cutting does get promoted in the Florida Weekly newspaper as an upcoming event and there is a cancellation or postponement, it is NOT the Chamber’s responsibility. We will alert the FW of the change but know that the newspaper may have already gone to print.
Here are the reasons why you would want to be a member before your Ribbon Cuttings:
|Ribbon for Ceremony||Yes||Yes|
|Large Ceremonial Scissors||Yes||Yes|
|Camera for Photographs||Yes||Yes|
|Attendance of Chamber Staff Member||Yes||Yes|
|Ribbon Cutting invite in newsletter||Yes||Yes|
|Event invite on Chamber Calendar||Yes||Yes|
|Submit event info in the Florida Weekly newspaper for possible coverage||Yes||Yes|
|Featured in Instagram Story||Yes||No|
|Dedicated Instagram Post (based on Content Calendar)||Yes||No|
|Dedicated Instagram/TikTok Video Reel (based on Content Calendar)||Yes||No|
|Dedicated Facebook Post (based on Content Calendar)||Yes||No|
|Dedicated LinkedIn Post (based on Content Calendar)||Yes||No|
|Linkable Online Business Listing page in Newsletter||Yes||No|
|Linkable Online Business Listing page on Ribbon Cutting webpage||Yes||No|
|Additional Add-on of Facebook LIVE Video Cost||$100||$150|