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Why a Ribbon Cutting?

The Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting our members. Ribbon Cutting ceremonies provide the perfect opportunity to introduce your business to the community. We are excited for your success and appreciate the opportunity to help you mark this momentous occasion.

Opportunities for Chamber Members to have an event include: start-up business, renovated at the present location, moved to a new location or a change in ownership.


Ribbon Cutting Cost

Every new Chamber member gets a one-time free Ribbon Cutting. Every subsequent Ribbon Cutting costs $100 if held at the Chamber and $200 if held at your business location.

What to Expect at your Ribbon Cutting

Chamber staff will arrive 10-15 minutes before Ribbon Cutting begins with specialty scissors, camera and ribbon for the ceremony. Traditional agenda takes about 15 minutes. An example Ribbon Cutting looks like:

  • Guests arrive.
  • Chamber representative welcomes your business to the Chamber/community.
  • Recognition of elected officials.
  • Remarks from business owner/representative.
  • Ribbon cutting takes place with photo opportunity.
  • Invite guests for tour of facility.

The Chamber will:

  • Announce the event in the Chamber E-newsletter the month of event.
  • Invite the Chamber Board of Directors, Ambassadors, Members, Press and Local City and Government Officials.
  • Provide ribbon and official large ribbon cutting scissors.
  • Take pictures at event.
  • After the event, the Chamber will publish a photo documenting your ribbon cutting on Chamber Facebook page and spotlight in the Chamber monthly newsletter.
  • The Chamber of Commerce will be happy to use its building as a background, if the business does not have storefront.

Host Checklist:

To prepare for your Ribbon Cutting, you should:

  • Complete and return the Chamber's Ribbon Cutting Request Form on the next page.
  • Receive Email Ribbon Cutting Confirmation date and time from Chamber staff.
  • Send business logo (jpeg format) to Chamber along with 8-10 sentences about the business.
  • Decide who will cut the ribbon.
  • Prepare your remarks for the ceremony.
  • Invite friends, family, customers, business leaders and media to be a part of the occasion.

Consider the additional ideas below to enhance your event.

  • Provide hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and entertainment! Make it a networking event.
  • Have a drawing and collect business cards so you can follow-up with attendees.
  • Advertise on your Social Media sites.
  • Be creative and have fun!

How to Sponsor your Ribbon Cutting

For more information, contact the Chamber at To start the ribbon cutting process, fill out this form and submit to

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