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Promote your good news

The Chamber's ribbon cutting/groundbreaking package is available only to Chamber members. The Chamber agrees to provide the following promotion of your ceremony as part of the $150 package:

  • Contact the Fort Wayne Mayor's office or the Allen County Commissioner's office to seek a representative to attend your event. (The Chamber cannot guarantee a specific representative will attend, nor will be held responsible in case of failure to attend.)
  • Send out a media alert to local TV, radio and newspaper news departments to make them aware of your ceremony. (Again, The Chamber cannot guarantee media coverage.)
  • Place your event on The Chamber's events calendar.
  • Furnish ribbon and our giant pair of scissors for your ribbon cutting or up to a dozen golden shovels for your groundbreaking.
  • Provide a Chamber photographer to take photos.
  • Afterward, mention your event with a photo on The Chamber's Emphasis Blog.
  • Make information and photos available to local media, and to you and your staff, too.
  • Include a photo in the next Emphasis Briefing email newsletter to more than 5,000 subscribers.

Please contact The Chamber at least three weeks before your event. And please fill out every space in the form; better details make for a better press release. If a space doesn't apply, note it as "n/a."

The Chamber will contact public officials and the media after payment is received.  

Agreement to purchase:

Select one ceremony:

This is where we'll send your invoice
Available for Chamber members only
Location of the ceremony
New location? Renovation? Anniversary?
Please give names and titles
Please list food and drink, giveaways, tours, special offers, etc.
Example: ABOUT THE CHAMBER: The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving its membership of more than 1,700 Northeast Indiana businesses. ... See for more info.
Name, phone and email
After payment, should this event be listed on The Chamber's events calendar and in the emailed Emphasis Briefing?

By clicking the "submit" button below, you agree to pay $150 for the ceremony. You will be sent an invoice via email to the address you provided above. The ribbon cutting or ground breaking will not be scheduled until payment is received.

If you later change the date or time of your event after The Chamber has already scheduled it with local government officials, you will be charged an additional $50.


Contact our director of communications, Jon Swerens, at (260) 424-1435 or