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New Member Guide


Opening your business in Villa Park?  

Celebrate your day with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

The Villa Park Chamber of Commerce Will:

  • Work with you as well as Village leaders to set the date to ensure you get  the most exposure and attendance
  • Invite fellow chamber members to welcome you and your business
  • Contact the Press, Chamber officials, and Village dignitaries on your behalf. 
  •  Provide the ribbon and  Giant scissors
  • Present you with a  plaque to display shows you are “Proud member of the Chamber of Commerce”
  • Assist you in creating a Grand Opening flyer to promote your event
  • Promote your ribbon cutting on our online calendar, newsletter, and social media
  • Photograph your ribbon cutting and post photos on social media and submit the press for publication*

*While we will submit photos of your ribbon cutting to the press, we cannot guarantee publication

What Should you do?

  • Call the Chamber at 630/941-9133 or email  to coordinate the event
  • Invite your business associates, staff, customers, vendors, neighboring businesses, friends and family
  • Provide light refreshments for your guests
  • Follow up with your guests after the event
  • Hand out  coupons or small “promotional items to encourage your guests to “come again please”
  • Prepare to give a tour of your business and answer questions
  • Display balloons.  or signage announcing your Grand Opening*
  • SMILE for the cameras

* Contact the Village of VP (834-8500) re: ordinances or restrictions on temporary signage.

Keep in mind, you don’t have to be a new business to have a Ribbon cutting!   Celebrate a major milestone, renovation, relocation, or  anniversary!

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