Grand Opening  & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Request Form

Congratulations on the opening (or re-opening) of your business! When you’re ready to invite customers through the door, feel free to reach out to the Bellflower Economic Development Department to help host a formal Grand Opening event. Our staff will invite the Mayor and City Council Members to present a City Certificate and also, provide large red ribbon and ceremonial scissors to capture the moment. Event photos will be posted to the City’s website and/or in the Bellflower E-Citizen community newsletter.

To request a date is simple. Before you begin planning, be sure all the “bumps” in your business plan have been worked out, i.e. hiring/training is complete, products are stocked, marketing materials are ready to distribute, and all Building permits/business license fees are current.  

We typically schedule a 30-minute timeframe on a Wednesday or Thursday in late afternoon approx. 1 month in advance. You must also submit a graphic flyer or some details advertising your event with this form. Your event will be advertised on the City’s website and/or E-Citizen in advance. For more information call Annika Miyashiro-Ruiz at (562) 804-1424 ext. 2249.

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