• Ribbon Cuttings


    The Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce coordinates ribbon-cutting ceremonies on behalf of its members who are celebrating a grand opening, a major renovation, an expansion, or a significant anniversary. 

    Ribbon cuttings generally take place on Fridays from 11:30 am - noon, and provide an opportunity to welcome and connect with a new business, network with other attendees, and celebrate our growing business community. 

    COVID update: We are no longer trying to pack the house with celebrants at ribbon cuttings, but we are still doing them!  They lend themselves well to being small outdoor events, leveraged for publicity through Facebook Live and social media posts.  So don't count them out - we're still happily doing them!


  • Ribbon Cuttings are a Member Benefit

    Chamber members are eligible for one ribbon cutting per year, given an appropriate occasion for the ceremony.

    Membership ribbon cutting package includes:

     * Advance Promotion: via newsletter - website - email invitations - Twitter - Facebook.

     * Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: featuring giant scissors - ceremonial sashes - commemorative certificate.

     * Post-Ceremony Publicity: photos posted to Facebook - photos posted to web gallery - email thank you to Chamber attendees.


    The Premium Ribbon Cutting package ($150) includes all of the above, but adds:

     * Half-page advertisement in Wednesday Journal with business address, web site, phone number, ceremony photos, and identification of businesspeople in photos.

     * Business people identified in Facebook photos of event.


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    To schedule your ribbon cutting, please contact our Program Manager, Mark Walden, at the OPRF Chamber of Commerce at mwalden@oprfchamber.org

    We can't wait to celebrate with you!