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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Contract

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer our members an opportunity for more exposure for their business with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. This free service is for members who have recently opened their doors for the first time, moved to a new location, or expanded their current location.

Criteria for Anchorage Chamber involvement in ribbon cuttings are:

• An Anchorage Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony can take place within six months of the grand opening, moving, or expansion of your business
• To ensure staff and Ambassador availability, we schedule no more than three ribbon cuttings per month
• The ribbon-cutting ceremony event date must not conflict with another Anchorage Chamber event including Make it Monday Forums on Mondays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
• All ribbon cuttings are scheduled during business hours, 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday
• Ribbon cuttings will not be scheduled during national holidays, or when the Anchorage Chamber office is closed
• Must be an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Member in good standing.
• New members must commit to a two-year membership prior to the confirmation of the Ribbon Cutting. Confirmation of this agreement means the member agrees to an automatic membership renewal if the Anchorage Chamber is unable to contact anyone at the company listed for the event.

The Anchorage Chamber will:

• Email invitations to the Board of Directors and Ambassador Council
• List event on calendar (both Chamber and Member), and listed in both the weekly e-news and events update emails leading up to the event
• Provide the XXL scissors and wide ribbon at the event as well as a group photo
• Social media post of photos at the event and post event to further promote your business
• Send out a media advisory to local outlets, although, the Anchorage Chamber cannot guarantee media coverage

OPTIONAL: For an additional $200, the Anchorage Chamber will provide mailing labels of all 750+ Anchorage Chamber members

The business host will:

• Invite elected officials, as well as guests of their own
• Provide the Anchorage Chamber with a logo for use on printed materials within 14 days of the event
• Provide pertinent business information to the Anchorage Chamber for use in promotional pieces within 14 days
• Include the Anchorage Chamber logo on all ribbon-cutting ceremony promotional materials, if any

OPTIONAL: Provide adequate food and beverages at the ribbon-cutting ceremony from fellow Anchorage Chamber members (list of Anchorage Chamber businesses can be provided).

As business host, I agree to the above guidelines in regards to the above criteria, understand my role, as well as the Anchorage Chamber’s role, involved in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. If I cannot fulfill the terms of the contract above, I will forfeit my position and be placed at the bottom of the waitlist.
Format: M/d/yyyy hh:mm AM/PM
Please include the start of event. The specific requested time of the ribbon cutting will be below.
Name and Title of Point of Contact
Would you like mailing labels for an additional $200?
By completing and submitting this form you agree to the terms and conditions stated in the above description. *
Ribbon Cutting Setup
Please include details for the ribbon cutting event
Format: hh:mm AM/PM
Does the host have an audio system or microphone for the announcing of the ribbon cutting? *
Press Releases
We do send out a press release but cannot promise the attendance of elected officials. They have their own office and planning coordinators. An Anchorage Chamber staff member will attend based off availability.

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