Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening & Ground Breaking Services




The Greater Memphis Chamber exclusively offers ribbon cutting, ground breaking and grand opening services to its members. We are pleased to organize and publicize our member’s ribbon cuttings, grand openings and ground breakings, in the event that a company has recently opened, moved to a new location or expanded its current location. We are also happy to help promote any open houses or receptions our members have for clients, vendors and customers.

Download our Ribbon Cutting Information Packet, which includes guidelines, tips and reminders for a successful ribbon cutting event.

The Chamber’s role consists of:

  • Sending out invitations to our Ambassador committee and Chamber Staff;
  • Posting details of the event on the Chamber website;
  • Providing the scissors and ribbon.

Criteria for Chamber involvement in such events are:

  • A ribbon cutting or grand opening must take place within two months of the opening, moving or expansion of your business.
  • We would like to ensure our staff and Ambassadors are available for an event, so the Chamber aims to schedule only one event per day and no more than four events per week. It is also recommended that you choose several possible dates for an event, in order to ensure the best possible attendance.
  • In order to successfully market each event, we recommend a four-week notice for inclusion in our communications with membership and our web calendar.
  • We recommend a celebration be scheduled during business hours, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In our experience, events held during the business day are better attended by Chamber Ambassadors and elected officials. If a company would like to hold an after-hours event, such as an open house or reception, the Chamber staff would be available for a ribbon cutting to take place before 5 p.m., prior to the event.

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