• Milestone Events

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  • 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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