Chamber of Commerce


Ribbon Cutting

Are you open for business?  Let our Emissaries know, so they can come over with the big scissors and welcoming handshakes to congratulate you on opening your doors to the community and document it with a picture and inclusion of your opening in the next Chamber publication. Ribbon Cuttings are free to Enhanced Members and above, and can be as big or small as you like.  Invite your friends, employees, family members, neighboring businesses, clients, and the press to your ribbon cutting; it’s all up to you.

New members who qualify for Ribbon Cuttings, they will be held on Fridays either at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Chamber Members  as well as city officials  will be invited to attend to contribute in  making your event that much more special.

Certificates from the city and Chamber will be presented as well as a banner with a red ribbon to cut for the ceremony.

Below are some quick guidelines to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lake Forest Chamber:

  • Eligibility: You must be an Enhanced Member or above. Your business must be physically located in Lake Forest and must be a new business, newly remodeled business, recently relocated business or under new ownership.  Since these occasions are primarily photo opportunities, ribbon cuttings are typically scheduled on Fridays at either 11:00am or 1:00pm.
  • Scheduling: Requests must be received and confirmed at least one month in advance. The Chamber will invite the Emissaries, include on Chamber online calendar, provide the Red Ribbon, big commemorative scissors and a photographer.  We encourage you to invite as many people as you wish, and for you to contact the media regarding your opening (they respond better to personal invitations from the actual business owners).  Your photo will be posted on our website, and included in the next Chamber newsletter publication.

To Schedule Your Ribbon Cutting, Please email 

Make sure to put "Ribbon Cutting Request" in the Subject Line. We will reply with upcoming available dates! 

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