Welcome to Downtown York! You’ve poured your heart and soul into opening a business, and now you’re ready to celebrate with an cool ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Good news: We can help. An affiliate of the York County Economic Alliance, Downtown Inc provides ribbon-cutting services for businesses located within Downtown York.

To request a ribbon-cutting ceremony, please fill out the form below. But first, please give our ribbon-cutting policies a look. They might answer some questions you have ahead of time. If you would like more information, please email Emily Strathmeyer.

Ribbon-Cutting Policies

  • YCEA & Downtown Inc will organize ribbon-cutting ceremonies only for businesses located within the Business Improvement District (DI) or as a Member (YCEA). Special exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

  • Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are reserved for new businesses, newly renovated businesses, and milestone anniversaries. Business open for more than six months will be ineligible for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Businesses requesting a ribbon-cutting ceremony should first fill out the online form. No ribbon-cuttings will be scheduled without a submitted form.

  • Businesses must request a ribbon-cutting ceremony at least two weeks in advance of the anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • YCEA & Downtown Inc reserves the right to decline the suggested date. In these cases, YCEA & Downtown Inc will suggest an alternative date and explain why it is making the recommendation.

  • YCEA & Downtown Inc prefers to avoid scheduling multiple ribbon-cutting ceremonies on the same day. Dates are first come, first serve. Special exceptions may be made on a case-by-case example. Ex: Multiple vendors opening during the same week in Central Market. 

  • Due to staff constraints, Downtown Inc will not schedule ribbon-cutting ceremonies after 3 p.m. on a First Friday.

Whew! That’s all of them. Now, onto the form:

Ribbon Cutting Form

Owner/Manager Information
Contact Name *
Contact Name
Contact Phone *
Contact Phone
Business Information
Address *
Are your Inspections Complete? *
Please provide any additional information about where you are in the inspection process.
Ribbon Cutting Date
Schedule at least 10 days in advance

We look forward to celebrating your ribbon cutting with you!