GLMV Chamber celebrates new business openings
New Owners Wendy and Eric Feldhaus cut the ribbon at SportClips Haircuts, 878 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, along with Libertyville Mayor Terry Weppler, GLMV Chamber of Comerce Executive Director Alese Campbell, Chamber Directors Don Peterson, Florene Darr, and other chamber and community members. SportClips provides sports on TV, guy-smart stylists, open every day, no appointments.
Updated: August 20, 2012 6:06AM
LIBERTYVILLE -- If you are celebrating the opening of a new business, anniversary or expansion, relocation of an existing business in the GLMV area, congratulations! We are happy for your success, welcome you to the community, and invite you to join the GLMV Chamber.
Chamber members have the opportunity to host a celebratory Chamber Ribbon Cutting. Yes, new business owners do actually cut the ribbon.
The ribbon cutting marks a momentous occasion for your business, and is also a great opportunity to build new business connections. The GLMV Chamber will help coordinate ribbon cuttings for members. Once a date is set (typically mid-week mid-morning or late afternoon works best for attendance), we promote the event, announce it on various Chamber and other calendars, distribute flyers, and invite the Chamber Board of Directors, membership and village and community officials.
We will also bring the ribbon, our famous giant scissors, attend the event and take digital photos, which we will send to you afterward and also post on various social media and other websites. All these services are provided free to the new business as part of your membership.
The new business may also invite their corporate leadership, staff, friends, family, business neighbors, and public. Once gathered at the event, the new business owner and attendees will assemble for the photo, which is typically across a main entrance or important location within the business. An important benefit of the ribbon cutting is that it will help familiarize attendees with your location, products, services, as well as start to generate a new customer base.
The new business owner or top executive leadership will typically cut the ribbon, along with the Mayor or other Village and Chamber officials. Following that, the new owner will say a few words about the business, thank their business partners, and talk about what the business does.
To enhance the event, the new business will often serve refreshments, do a facility tour, offer raffles, door prizes or other giveaways. Another idea is to combine the event with a special advertising or promotional campaign. Some businesses will supply free product samples or demos have entertainment, or decorate with banners, balloons, and signage. The Chamber can also supply you with a list of caterers and other service providers who may be helpful at your event.
Among recent GLMV businesses to hold a Ribbon Cutting in Libertyville are SportsClips; True Guidance, NFP; Subway; NV Salon & Spa; Manor Care, Candlewood Suites; Aloha Falls; and Ariazi Salon & Spa. Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings are scheduled in Vernon Hills for Real Urban BBQ and Community Health Charities of Illinois.
We hope to see you soon at an upcoming ribbon cutting. For more information on the GLMV Chamber or to view our calendar of events, visit www.glmvchamber.org or (847) 680-0750 or firstname.lastname@example.org