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.
  • Provide ribbon and scissors for ceremony.

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.


Grand Opening Assistance

Grand Opening Assistance for new downtown businesses.

Business Address
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Grand Opening Support(Required)