The Importance of a Ribbon-Cutting Event

The Importance of a Ribbon-Cutting Event

A ribbon-cutting event is an essential part of any business launch, grand opening or refresh. It’s an opportunity to celebrate your success and build a strong foundation for your business.


Here are five reasons why having a ribbon-cutting event is important.

  1. Creates Awareness
    A ribbon-cutting event is an excellent way to generate buzz about your new business or product launch. It creates a sense of excitement and anticipation among potential customers, which can translate into increased foot traffic and sales.

2. Builds Credibility
By hosting a ribbon-cutting event, you are establishing your business as a reputable and trustworthy organization. It shows that you are committed to the success of your business and are willing to invest time and resources to make it successful.

3. Generates Media Attention
Organizing a ribbon-cutting event can attract media attention, which can lead to valuable publicity for your business. Local newspapers, TV stations, and online news outlets may cover the event, which can help spread the word about your business to a wider audience.

4. Creates Networking Opportunities
Hosting a ribbon-cutting event is an excellent opportunity to network with other business owners, community leaders, and potential customers. It can help you establish relationships that can be beneficial for your business in the long run.

5. Celebrates a Milestone
Celebrate your significant milestone in your business journey with a ribbon-cutting event. It’s a chance to recognize the hard work and dedication that went into making your business or product launch a reality and is a great time to recognize and thank staff.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you plan your ribbon-cutting event and provide you with a comprehensive checklist to ensure your event is flawless.

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Construction 101

Construction 101


These questions should give you a good idea of the contractor’s experience, abilities, and approach to construction projects. By asking these questions, you can make a more informed decision about whether or not to hire them.

Consider asking the commercial contractor:

  • What is your experience with projects similar to mine?
  • How does your firm handle design? (If they say they are Design-Build, do they have in-house architects on staff or are they using a 3rd party architect? True Design-Build construction firms have in-house architects and design teams. Third-party architects significantly increase the risk for the owner compared to a firm that has an in-house design team.)
  • Can you provide references from previous clients, and may I contact them?
  • What is your company’s size, and what is your team’s capacity to handle my project?
  • Do you provide an onsite superintendent? If so, are they dedicated to just one project or do they float on multiple jobs? (A dedicated superintendent focused only on your project will keep the project on track and provides cost mitigation.)
  • Ask the general Contractor to walk through the initial meeting all the way to the final construction phase. (This is a good way to help you understand if their process is a good fit for you and your project.)
  • If we need a budget for the project, what is your company’s process for creating that budget?
  • What is your company’s safety record, and how do you ensure the safety of your workers, your subcontractors, and the public during construction?
  • How do you handle change orders, and what is your process for requesting additional funds or time?
  • What is your policy on communication with clients during the construction process, and who will be the primary point of contact?
  • What is your process for handling unforeseen issues or problems that arise during construction?
  • Are you licensed and insured, and can you provide proof of this?
  • What makes you different from your competitors?

Ancon Construction would love to answer these questions and learn more about your vision. A 100% Employee-Owned True Design-Build Construction firm since 1975.


Let’s get your project started…together.

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