Ribbon Cutting Support

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce loves celebrating with its members when they open new locations in the borough. 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.

The Brooklyn Chamber recommends:

  • Hosting a 90-minute event after work on a Wednesday or Thursday - 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. start time
  • Holding a brief speaking program and ribbon cutting about half an hour after the event starts, followed by more networking
  • Creating an invitation (PDF or JPEG) with links to your social media handles and registration page or contact
  • Providing food and beverages to help draw attendees – mention this in your invite!
  • Offering a promotion (giveaway or percentage off product/service) to draw attendees – mention this in your invite!
  • Posting the event on the Member Calendar on the 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
  • 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