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Business Celebrations

The Greenville Chamber is dedicated to welcoming new businesses to our community and celebrating new locations and upgrades for those who are growing. 

This is a list of business celebrations we provide and the criteria we require to ensure a quality event and/or recognition. Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are ideal for new businesses with a physical location, or existing businesses that have moved or expanded. We look forward to celebrating with you! If you're interested in including us in your business celebration, please review the options and criteria below and email Ebony Austin or call 864-239-3730 with your request. 


Business Celebrations Criteria & Benefits
Please Note: Business Celebrations are complimentary for Tier 2 Growth Investors and higher. The cost for Tier 1 Access Investors is $250. The Chamber participates in Business Celebrations that do not conflict with other Chamber events Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.


Ribbon Cutting

Criteria to Qualify

  • New business within one year of opening
  • New location with storefront for an existing business within one year of opening
  • Greenville Chamber Investor (active, in good standing)
  • 30 days advance notice
  • Available Monday-Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm

Cost

  • Complimentary Basic Ribbon Cutting for Investors at the Business Builder Level and above.
  • $100 for Chamber Investors below the Business Builder level/$250 for non-investors
  • Deluxe Ribbon Cutting Package, $500 investors/ $750 non-investors (details below)

Basic Package: Chamber will provide:

  • Marketing Pre-Event
    • Before your celebration, the Chamber will list your event on the Chamber Events Calendar, include event specifics in our Weekly Update (2 Wednesdays, including information about the business, deals being offered, refreshments being provided, etc.), and notify our events committee.
  • At the Event
    • The Chamber will provide ribbon, scissors, and event photography.
  • Marketing Post-Event
    • Following your celebration, the Chamber will publish a Blog post and link to it via our social media pages and Weekly Update, a photo on the Chamber’s website, and a photo for media.

Deluxe Ribbon Cutting Package

  • $500 Investors/$750 Non-Investors, the Chamber will provide above benefits PLUS
    • Special commemorative keepsake for display at your business
    • Chamber Senior Leadership presence at your ribbon cutting (significant advance scheduling notice required to synch with Leadership availability)
    • Special blog post written by Chamber staff (investor will provide suggested company material/information for basis of blog)
    • Opportunity for scheduling on Fridays and past 4:30 but no later than 5:30 pm on all weekdays.
    • Personal invitation email from Chamber staff to businesses in the same zip code OR email targeting specific industries that the ribbon cutting business would like to target

Chamber Checklist

  • Please provide the Chamber’s Marketing Department with:
    • A high resolution logo
    • A photo that represents your business well
    • Blog post for Basic Package (2 to 4 paragraphs written by the investor)

Ribbon Cutting Suggestions & Best Practices

  • Offer Specials, Discounts, and Activities
    • Special offers can help make your event more fun and catch people’s attention, driving more traffic to your event. Consider door prizes, food, and other giveaways.
  • Invite Your Family, Friends, and Neighboring Businesses
    • Share your new successes with your friends and family. Use this opportunity to expand your network by inviting your neighbors and local businesses.
  • Contact Your Legislators
    • Do you know your legislators or anyone on City or County Council? If so, call them up! To find out who your legislators are, visit www.scstatehouse.gov/legislatorssearch.php. Enter both your home and business address as the locations may be in different districts with different representatives. Spend some time learning about your legislators’ backgrounds – your celebration may be the perfect fit for their interests.
  • Partner with Local Nonprofit Organizations
    • Consider partnering with local Nonprofits to use your event as an opportunity to give back to the community. The Chamber can provide a list of Nonprofits and help brainstorm ideas with you.

Additional Services

New Business Welcome

  • Criteria to Qualify
    • New business within one year of opening
    • Greenville Chamber Investor (active, in good standing)
    • 10 days advance notice
  • Business will provide:
    • Blog post (2 to 4 paragraphs written by the investor)
    • Logo
    • Photo
  • The Chamber will provide
    • Social Media post/link to Blog post
    • Link to Blog post in Weekly Update

Business Upgrade or Milestone Anniversary Celebration

  • Criteria to qualify:
    • The completion of a significant remodel/rebrand OR a major milestone anniversary (5, 10, 15, 20 year or more anniversary)
    • Greenville Chamber Investor (active, in good standing)
    •  20 days advance notice
  • Business will provide:
    • Blog post (2 to 4 paragraphs written by the investor)
    • Logo
  • The Chamber will provide:
    • Listing on the Chamber Events Calendar
    • Event specifics in the Weekly Update (2 Wednesdays, including information about the business, deals being offered, refreshments being provided, etc.)
    • Notification to Board of Directors and other Chamber groups, City and County Council where appropriate
    • Social Media post pre-event
    • Photography
    • Marketing pre-event:
    • At Event:
  • Marketing post-event:
    • Blog post
    • Social Media post w/ link to Blog post
    • Link to Blog post in Weekly Update

 

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