Chamber Ribbon Cuttings


We are thrilled that you are celebrating the growth of your business! We are excited for your success and appreciate the opportunity to help you mark this momentous occasion.

A ribbon cutting is the ceremonial opening of a brand-new, newly-renovated, or relocated business. The Chamber also considers ribbon cutting requests for renovation/expansion and anniversary celebrations. 

We provide these services free to new local businesses as well as our members.  A $25 charge is applied to re-openings or expansions by non-members.

A ribbon cutting marks a very significant moment in the business’s history. This is a great photo opportunity for you to use with your press release and gives the business owner or manager a chance to say a few words to those gathered.

The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce will gladly invite the Chamber Board of Directors and local government officials to attend, promote your event through our online calendar, social media platforms, and e-newsletter. We arrive at your location with ribbon and official ribbon cutting scissors, welcome attendees and introduce you at your ribbon cutting.

  • The owners or top executives most frequently
    do the honors of cutting the ribbon, but each
    business is different and can pick whomever
    they like.


  • The Chamber can assist with your ribbon
    cutting on the 1st or 3rd Thursday of the
    month. We suggest early evening, as that
    seems to draw the largest crowds. We cannot
    assist with events scheduled on weekends or


  • The typical ribbon cutting event will last only
    20 minutes. Keep in mind, however, that
    ribbon cuttings are typically short and sweet.
    We suggest limiting your speech to 3 minutes.


  • Refreshments, drinks, door prizes, and
    decorations are optional and the responsibility
    of the business.

Submit a Ribbon Cutting Request

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