Ribbon Cutting Support

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce loves celebrating with our members when they open new locations in Brooklyn. If you are a member of the Brooklyn Chamber and open a new store or facility, consider hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce yourself to the neighborhood.

Based on our experience, the Brooklyn Chamber recommends:

Hosting a 90-minute event after work on a Wednesday or Thursday - 5.30PM or 6PM start time
Holding a brief speaking program and ribbon cutting about half an hour after the event starts, followed by more mingling
Creating an invitation (PDF or JPEG) with links to your social media handles and registration page or contact
Providing food and beverage to help draw attendees – mention this in invite!
Offering a promotion (giveaway or percentage off product/service) to draw attendees – mention this in invite!
Posting event on Member Calendar on Brooklyn Chamber’s website
Sharing the invitation with your network

The Brooklyn Chamber can provide the following support, upon request:

Promote the event:

In the Brooklyn Chamber’s Buzz e-newsletter, with a distribution of 15,000 people
On the Brooklyn Chamber’s social media accounts
In targeted email to Brooklyn Chamber members in the appropriate neighborhood

Invite appropriate elected officials
Provide ribbon and large scissors
Send a Brooklyn Chamber staff member to give brief remarks welcoming member to the neighborhood

The Brooklyn Chamber will not:

Create the event invitation
Manage event registration
Provide food or beverages
Invite press
Guarantee a certain number of attendees, or the attendance of elected officials
Hire a professional photographer