Milestones include the following types of events:
Ground Breaking. A ground breaking event is the ceremonial turning of dirt on a new construction project. Most ground breakings happen before the construction site has closed to the public. These events are a great way to archive the progress of a company over time and earmark a date that become part of its history.
Grand Opening. More commonly referred to as ribbon cuttings, a grand opening event is the ceremonial opening of a new business. It can inaugurate an actual first day of business, or it can take place weeks or months after a soft opening — whatever best suits your needs. Ribbon cuttings are one of the most popular services Greater Lafayette Commerce offers to its members. It is always a celebration because it shows how our local business community is growing and prospering.
Anniversary Celebration. To continue the celebration of success of a company over time, an anniversary celebration honors founders, owners, employees and partners that have kept a company thriving. Longevity of a company is created by innovating products and services as the marketplace changes. Honoring companies that have achieved 10 years or more in business is well deserving of a celebration and Greater Lafayette Commerce is pleased to mark the occasion with a certificate of achievement.
Greater Lafayette Commerce offers assistance with milestone events on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the second and third week of each month. The available time slots are 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. It is possible to have 4 milestone events in one week if all slots are filled. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis 30 days in advanced. There is a fee of $125 for Greater Lafayette Commerce to manage your milestone event.
What are the benefits of holding a Milestone Event?
A ground breaking, grand opening or anniversary celebration mark a very significant moment for a business. By hosting a milestone, you can:
- Introduce the public and Chamber members to your business
- Announce your event on the Chamber’s website calendar
- Familiarize the public and Chamber members with your product/services
- Familiarize the public and Chamber members with your physical location
- Build your customer base
- Generate possible leads and sales from attendees
Ready to get started? For more information, email Jake Franklin, Engagement Director, or call 765-742-4044.
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