Tulsa Hispanic Chamber

Contact Us: 918-664-5326

Growing business through

people and partnerships.

RIBBON CUTTINGS, GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONIES & OPEN HOUSES

Won't You Join Us!

Do you have a new business, new location an expansion or an anniversary?

The Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is pleased to assist you
with your grand opening or ribbon cutting. Here are the answers to
a few commonly asked questions:


WHAT THE CHAMBER DOES:

All free of charge, to our Chamber member

Sends out a broadcast email our members on our email list to notify them of your opening

Provides the “giant scissors” and bows and ribbon to cut (we usually deliver them the day before or several hours before the event – please let us know what color bows and ribbon, and how long)

Podium and microphone

Keeps track of RSVPs, unless you prefer to handle that yourself

Attends the event and takes pictures for our e-newsletter and web page

Typically our Chamber Executive Director, President of the Board, some Board Members will attend.

Publicizes the event in our e-newsletter and web page with a photo after the fact in the next edition

Invite the media

We will help you prepare an agenda

WHAT THE COMPANY DOES

Sets the date and time of the event – typically first thing in the morning (8AM or 9AM), Noontime, end of the day (4PM or later) or evening (7PM) – please coordinate this with the Chamber if at all possible well in advance to avoid date and time conflicts

You provide any refreshments for those in attendance – this is entirely up to you

Invite Your Board of Directors, if applicable and friends and family

Those who helped with your new location like contractors, bankers, etc.

You provide any refreshments for those in attendance - this is entirely up to you

Provide background information on your company ahead of time to those who are speaking so they can prepare remarks (we can help with that)

HOW IT RUNS :

Your agenda could be something like this:

Welcome Guests – done by a company rep

Intro on the company – done by a company rep – Explain what you do if a new business, about your new location – if a second location or a move, your hours, introduce your staff

Congratulatory Remarks – from Chamber, other dignitaries – these are 1-3 minutes each – very brief

Cut the ribbon – usually done by dignitaries and head company rep, some choose to have all employees do the cutting

Thank you for attending – by a company rep

Then you offer everyone to come take a look at your facility, and if large enough, you might want to offer tours

KEEP IN MIND:

Weekend grand openings (including Friday after 5:00) are harder for the Chamber to draw attendance to than weekday events
Hanging your ribbon – should be placed in front of the doorway – you and the “cutters” would stand behind the ribbon facing the crowd

Keep in touch with the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber as your plans progress

As mentioned above, the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber will handle RSVPs, unless you prefer to do it yourself. As you may know, people will wait until the last minute to RSVP, or will show up without RSVPing. Call the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber during the morning of the day before the event to get the latest count, and add a little cushion before communicating a final number to your caterer. If experienced, your caterer can probably help with your estimate.

Will parking be an issue? If so, please let us know where you would like guests to park so we can inform them in advance

The farther ahead you contact us the more publicity we can give your event

If you have a digital version of your logo, please email it to the Ribbon Cutting Coordinator so it can appear on our email

To arrange for your special event, please contact:
The Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
918-664-5326 or email admin@tulsahispanicchamber.com