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Ribbon Cuttings

Whether you are celebrating a grand-opening or a grand re-opening, the Poway Chamber will provide your business with a ribbon cutting ceremony at no cost. For a ribbon cutting ceremony description, please see the RC fact sheet at the bottom of this page. Ribbon cuttings are reserved for Poway Chamber Members only. 

The Poway Chamber will invite Ambassadors, Board of Directors, and elected officials. A Chamber staff member will be present, to take photos of the ribbon cutting and provide the ribbon & scissors.

Please fill out the application below and return it to the Poway Chamber. Once the application is received, a staff member from the Poway Chamber office will contact you, to select a date and time. We need a minimum of 2 week notice to provide as much publicity as possible.

You can find a downloadable version of the application here.

Ribbon Cutting Application

Will food be provided, will there be music, etc.
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Additional Info:

  • Please be aware that holiday and weekend ribbon cuttings have low attendance from the business community and chamber staff may not be available.
  • The Poway Chamber strongly encourages you to use chamber members for Ribbon Cutting caterings. You can find an updated restaurant list at www.poway.com


If you have additional comments or questions, please contact the Poway Chamber Office.

Poway Chamber Ribbon Cutting Fact Sheet

By hosting a ribbon cutting, you can: Introduce both the public and Chamber members to your business, announce your ribbon cutting on the Chamber’s Community Calendar, familiarize the public and Chamber members with your product/services, and begin/develop a customer base. Ribbon cutting ceremonies are free for our members.

The Poway Chamber will…

  1. Notify the Chamber’s Board of Directors and Ambassadors Committee of your event
  2. Notify local officials on your behalf
  3. List your ribbon cutting on the Chamber’s online calendar and slider on our website 
  4. Upon Request, provide a list of Chamber members for food, music, and promotional items.
  5. Bring the scissors, ribbon and PA system.
  6. Take pictures at the event and publish a photo in our newsletter, The Chamber Report 
  7. Provide you with copies of the photos for your use.  

While the Chamber will assist with the ribbon cutting, we strongly encourage you to conduct your own PR campaign to increase the attendance and awareness of your business’s opening. Please understand that you should not rely solely on the Chamber to attract your audience.

Your Responsibility…

  1. Schedule your event using our ribbon cutting application at least two weeks in advance.
    -Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are usually best days during the week for business people,    not earlier than 8:00 a.m.– 8:30 a.m. or noon are the best times.
    - Please be aware that holiday and weekend ribbon cuttings have low attendance from the business community, chamber staff may not be available.
  2. The Chamber highly recommends having giveaways, especially logo items that guests can take back to their offices. The Chamber is happy to provide you with members who can help you create gifts. 
  3. Food and beverages are not required but many members provide them. The Poway Chamber strongly encourages you to use chamber members for Ribbon Cutting caterings. You can find an updated restaurant list at www.poway.com
  4. Providing music makes ribbon cuttings successful and brings more people to the event.