Grand Opening Assistance

We want you to have the grand opening of your dreams! Opening your own business requires so many moving parts, which can take away from planning a day to celebrate your new milestone. With our assistance, we can provide you the tools to host a successful grand opening, reach media outlets, advertise on social media and create a welcoming atmosphere for consumers.

During the planning process, here’s your to-do list:

  • Gather a list of consumers, friends and family you would like to invite for your big day.
  • Prepare to have light refreshments or samples of your product.
  • Decide if you want music or other entertainment during the opening.
  • Create a program list for grand opening day.
  • Secure staff for the grand opening date you choose (it’s recommended to have your grand opening after a soft opening of your business. This will give you a practice run to iron out the kinks before your grand opening).
  • Find and contact your local elected official (city and county).

Here’s how we’ll support you:

  • Assist in setting up a Facebook event page to share on our platform.
  • Create a media alert for you to send to media outlets.
  • Provide sidewalk cleaning services a day before the event.
  • Mention the grand opening event in our newsletters.

Grand Opening Assistance Guidelines:

  • Your business must be opening in one of our six districts (view the map here).
  • The grand opening date must be at least two weeks from when you submit your Grand Opening Assistance form.
  • If you would like an appearance from DSP, the event must take place between Monday and Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Grand Opening Assistance

Grand Opening Assistance for new downtown businesses.

Business Address
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Grand Opening Support(Required)