• This is your event. The Chamber will gladly assist you with the following:
    • Notify the Chamber's Board of Directors and Ambassadors Committee members, encouraging their attendance.
    • Announce your ribbon cutting on the Chamber’s Community Calendar and via Social Media. 
    • The Chamber Ambassador Team Chairman, Brock Heath or a Chamber representative will attend the event and would be pleased to say a few remarks on behalf of the Troy Area Chamber during the program.
    • The Chamber will send an e-invite two days prior to the event to the entire membership, which includes the business logo and a two or three sentence write up (provided by the business).
    • Provide you a media list for you to send a press release to the local media.
    • Provide you a list of Chamber member caterers, food & beverage vendors.
    • Bring the 'giant scissors' and ribbon
    • Provide you with copies of the photos for your use
    • Publish a photo of your ribbon cutting in the Chamber’s e-newsletter!
    • Send a photo of your ribbon cutting to the local newspapers.
    • Publish a photo of your ribbon cutting on our Facebook page

    While the Chamber will extend the above-mentioned invitations and list your ribbon cutting on our Community Calendar, we strongly encourage you to conduct your own PR campaign to increase the attendance and awareness of your business’s opening. You should also consider inviting your business partners, financiers, contractors, employees, customers, friends, and family to be with you to celebrate this momentous occasion in your business’s history. Please understand that you should not rely solely on the Chamber to attract your audience. 

    Special Event Procedures :

    To make the most of this special celebration, assure the availability of the Chamber staff, and avoid conflicts with other Chamber programs or functions, please schedule your event with the Chamber as early as possible. Remember, the earlier you contact us, the better. 

    Events will be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Personal invitations to government officials, media contacts, and special business contacts are strongly encouraged on behalf of the business.

    Consider having give aways, especially logoed items that guests can take back to their offices. The Chamber is happy to provide you with members who can help you create gifts.

    Food and beverage are not required, but for open house events, it makes a nice touch.

    Prepare a brief speech and be sure to have plenty of brochures available.
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