If you host ribbon cuttings at your chamber, you probably have a giant set of scissors in your office. While they are fun, and slightly comical to use, they’re not your only option. Sometimes personalizing the experience to the type of business ribbon cutting you’re performing is the best way to make an impression. Check out what these inventive chambers have used for their ribbon cuttings:
Personalized Alternatives for Chamber Ribbon Cutting Scissors
While you could use any old sharp item out there, using something that reflects the business is a way to get everyone’s attention. These ideas work best when the businesses know about them or perhaps even inquired about their options. Using any of these without telling them could mean angering the traditionalists so always check first.
- A torch. When Wichita Falls opened its new career center the welding instructor “cut” through the ribbon with his blowtorch.
- Chain and bolt cutters were perfect for a construction company opening in Hilliard.
- Saber. This one was used for a wine store and later opened a bottle of champagne at the Homewood Chamber of Commerce.
- Chainsaw. A chainsaw cut through a 2×4 to mark the opening of a construction company.
- Jaws of life on a fire hose. When Firehouse Subs opened they had a unique way of celebrating by using the jaws of life to cut through a fire hose. Speaking of fire hoses…
- Fire hose. No one said you had to cut. The Dalles Areas Chamber unscrewed a fire hose at the new firehouse instead of cutting a ribbon.
Or how about a rib cutting? When Famous Dave’s held their ribbon cutting, they cut a slab of ribs instead of a ribbon. Now, that’s my kind of cutting.
What innovative types of ribbon cuttings have you participated in? Share them here.