Request a Ribbon Cutting
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.
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
We look forward to celebrating your ribbon cutting with you!