Ribbon Cuttings

Williamson, Inc. is excited to celebrate with you as you open, expand or renovate your business!

A ribbon cutting arranged by the Chamber can make it a special event indeed. We are excited for your growth and success and appreciate the opportunity to partner with you as you mark this momentous occasion.

Offered Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., subject to scheduling availability. Weekend packages are available upon request.

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A ribbon cutting is the ceremonial opening of a new business or a business that has relocated, expanded or renovated significantly. It can inaugurate an actual first day of business, or it can take place weeks or months after a soft opening — whatever best suits your needs.

Ribbon cuttings are one of the most popular services that Williamson, Inc. offers to its members. They are always celebratory because they show how our local business community is growing and prospering.


• Event listing in the Williamson Weekly e-newsletter and on the Chamber Events Calendar

• The Chamber will take reservations for the event

• Invitation sent to Chamber board and volunteers

• Ribbon, bow and ceremonial scissors

• Sample agenda

• Photos of event to local media, upon request

• Photos of event posted on Williamson, Inc.’s Facebook Page

• Williamson, Inc. speaker at the event


• All items included in the “Weekday Basic” package

• Invitation sent to media outlets and local dignitaries

• Flash drive with photos from the event

• Feature profile story/article on the Williamson Herald website after the event

What are the benefits of holding a Chamber ribbon cutting?

By hosting a ribbon cutting, you can:

  • Introduce the public and Chamber members to your business
  • Announce your ribbon cutting on the Chamber’s website calendar
  • Familiarize the public and Chamber members with your product/services
  • Familiarize the public and Chamber members with your physical location
  • Build your customer base
  • Generate possible leads and sales from attendees
  • And much, much more!


What is the Chamber’s role in my ribbon cutting?

Once your ribbon cutting is scheduled and paid for, the Chamber will include your ribbon cutting announcement in two weekly newsletters prior to your event. Information about your Chamber ribbon cutting also will be posted on the Chamber’s event calendar for the public and all members to view. An additional calendar invite will be sent to our Ambassador team, reminding them of your ribbon cutting. The Chamber will also provide your ribbon.


How do I get started?

First, you must be a new or current Chamber member in good standing, which includes up-to-date payment of dues, for the Chamber to endorse and help coordinate your ribbon cutting.

Second, you will need to contact the Chamber to check date availability. Ribbon cuttings are limited to three per week, and dates fill up very quickly. So don’t wait — get your ribbon cutting on the schedule as soon as possible.

Ribbon cuttings are held for all types of businesses, from small shops to large corporations, as well as for important community and governmental events. Chamber staff will participate along with those you choose to invite.

To schedule a ribbon cutting please call (615) 771-1912 or email Claudia Zuazua at claudia@williamsonchamber.com.