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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

A grand opening, an expansion, an anniversary or a move to a new facility is made more special with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. If you're a home-based business, give us a call and we'll hold a special ceremony here at the chamber just for you!

Celebrate Local Ribbon-Cuttings

There are many benefits to having a ribbon-cutting ceremony for your business. Ribbon-cutting announcements are included in the chamber’s weekly e-newsletter, the Grand Strander, and photos from the event are posted on the chamber’s Facebook page. The chamber's ambassadors attend ribbon-cutting ceremonies on behalf of the investors. Ribbon-cuttings are scheduled Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. No ceremonies will be scheduled on weekends or holidays.

There is no charge for the chamber ribbon-cutting, and your chamber is happy to help plan a ceremony for your business. It's a value-added benefit included in your membership dues.

An added bonus is an upgraded ribbon-cutting option for $99. The upgraded ceremony includes:

  • Stanchions to hold the ribbon.
  • Commemorative plaque.
  • A press release or media advisory sent to local media. Your business is responsible for writing the press release. Media coverage is subject to individual news outlets and cannot be guaranteed.
  • Choice of: A video of the ceremony posted as a Reel on the chamber’s social media channels (n.b. please allow 5-10 business days for the video to be edited. The chamber maintains complete editorial control). OR  A livestream of the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the chamber's Facebook page.
  • Blog post after the ceremony on MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com.
  • Mention in the weekly Grand Strander e-newsletter.

Kickoff a grand opening of your business by contacting Shannon Furtick, business development director of member engagement, at 843-916-7240 or Shannon.Furtick@VisitMyrtleBeach.com.

To maximize this unique opportunity to spread the word about your business and get locals in, here are some tips and tricks.

Ribbon-Cutting Information Request Form

hh:mm a.m. or p.m.
Describe what you are celebrating (grand opening, renovation, new location, expansion, etc.) and list any event details such as food and drink provided, entertainment planned or property tours.
In one or two sentences, describe your business or organization.
Please list any interesting facts or unique aspects about your announcement/event/festival that might help garner some media attention! Examples include number of jobs created, special accolades, awards won, community involvement/impact - anything that sets you apart.
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Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget.