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Ribbon Cuttings & Milestones

Milestones include the following types of events:

GLC Milestone 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.  Slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, 60 days in advanced.   There is a fee of $125 for Greater Lafayette Commerce to manage your milestone event.

Why do businesses hold a Milestone Event?


First and foremost, a Greater Lafayette Commerce Milestone Event should be a celebration of your accomplishments with your team, family members, clients, vendors, neighboring businesses, and Greater Lafayette Commerce members.  Your grand opening, major anniversaries, expansions, etc., are reasons to celebrate, and it’s important to take a pause from your normal business routine to highlight and share your accomplishment.   We know how hard it is for a business to get off from the ground and be successful, so we’ll help honor you and your team for making it!

Businesses also value the credibility and marketing that come with a Greater Lafayette Commerce Milestone Event. The interaction you have with local officials at our milestone events, attendance by the Greater Lafayette Commerce team and members, all help build your businesses credibility and your marketing reach, but do fall secondary to the celebration aspect of the event.  If you are looking for more buzz for your business, we may have other options for you!  Give us a call to talk through what those are.

Ready to get started?  For more information, email our Member Services Team, or call (765) 742-4044.

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