Grand Opening Support
Is your business celebrating a grand opening, or re-opening? We would love to come celebrate with you! We can help you with your grand opening by providing support, media attention and market the event.
Planning the Event
Your grand opening is an exciting event. Good planning can help make the event a huge success. Some key aspects while planning is to consider:
Delegating Responsibility: The event coordinator could be you, a member of your team, a professional event planner or any combination.
Budget: Budgeting is very important to all businesses especially early on. The budget can determine many factors such as quality of invitations, refreshments served and number of guests you can have attend your event.
Selecting a Date: Choosing the date is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning the event. Plan well in advance that way you can ensure that you have plenty of time to prepare and ensure guests will be able to attend the event.
Be aware of any major holidays or weekends. Poor attendance may be a result. Planning around media deadlines and what time of the day is important to think about.
Type of Event
Grand Opening: A casual or formal event that lasts for a few hours.
Ribbon Cutting: Formal event with a specific time for guests to be at your business. Business owner and/or manager greets the guests and participates in cutting the ribbon.
Open House: Casual event where guests come and go informally that usually lasts for several hours.
Prepare/Organizing Food & Beverage
- Do it yourself
- Hire catering service
- Hors d'oeuvres
- Door Prizes
- Neighbouring Business
- Friends and Family
Get Media Attention
- Mission City Record
- What's ON magazine
What will the Chamber do?
- Attend the grand opening event
- Provide the ceremonial ribbon cutting scissors
- If needed assist in organising the registration
- Advertise through our social media channels, website, and newsletter
- Provide the giant scissors