Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cuttings are a service provided by our Ambassador group for members with grand openings and expansions.  This service is provided at no additional charge to our members.  Ribbon cutting services include Chamber participation from 2 to 3 staff members along with representation from some of our volunteer Ambassadors.  The Chamber will provide our large, red ribbon and ceremonial oversized scissors and staff member to capture the photo.  We will include the photo in our weekly eView newsletter, reaching a readership of over 10,000 business professionals.

If you are interested in hosting a ribbon cutting to announce the opening or expansion of your business, please contact Patie Powers at (813) 276-9440.

Featured Ribbon Cuttings

A-LIGN Ribbon Cutting on December 5
A-LIGN hosted a ribbon cutting as part of their 10-year celebration to mark the completion of their office expansion, which now spans the entire 13th floor in Rivergate Tower. In 10 years they have grown to over 300 employees in 3 locations; Tampa, Colorado and Bulgaria. They will be donating $500,000 to local organizations over the next three years. 

Tampa Bay Home + Holiday Show Ribbon Cutting on November 8
The Tampa Bay Home + Holiday Show celebrated their show opening at the Convention Center. The Tampa Bay Home + Holiday Show is produced by INB events. The show featured dozens of local businesses showcasing home and life related products.

LendUS Ribbon Cutting on November 7 
LendUS celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. Uniting as one, RPM Mortgage and American Eagle Mortgage have come together to form a national collective, known as LendUS®, remaining a family-owned and operated business. With the added strength and support that comes from being a nationwide company, the LendUS® family’s sole focus is to provide smart advice, an easy process and super speed to help you achieve your home financing goals.

Bella Vita Assisted Living Ribbon Cutting on November 7 
Bella Vita Assisted Living celebrated the opening of their new location. Bella Vita offers a desirable alternative to larger institutional-style facility with the confidence of safety, surrounded by around the clock passionate talented caregivers that graciously provide the utmost care that promotes independence in a nurturing environment where your loved one will feel at home and live a purposeful enjoyable beautiful life.

AAA Car Care Plus Westshore Ribbon Cutting on November 5
AAA Car Care Plus Westshore recently celebrated the opening of their new location with a ribbon cutting. AAA has 3.5 million members in Florida, and this location is the first car service center in Florida. They offer various car care service including a titling service in partnership with the Hillsborough County Tax Collector's office. 

The Camaraderie Foundation Ribbon Cutting on November 1
The Camaraderie Foundation celebrated their new location with a ribbon cutting. Camaraderie Foundation provides access to mental health counseling services, at no expense, to Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their families.

The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County Ribbon Cutting on October 30
The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County celebrated the opening of their new headquarters with a ribbon cutting last Wednesday. The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) is a 501-C3 organization that specializes in the funding and delivery of quality early childhood care and education and after-school programs and services to the children and families of Hillsborough County. 

The Great Escape Room Tampa Ribbon Cutting on October 29th
The Great Escape Room Tampa celebrated the opening of their newest room, Escape Artist, last Tuesday with a ribbon cutting. The Escape Artist room is themed after famed illusionist Harry Houdini and his beloved wife Bess' quest to contact him on the 10th anniversary of his death. The Escape Room has 5 additional rooms to choose from and offers private parties as well. 

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Ribbon Cutting on October 26 
Mayweather Boxing + Fitness celebrated opening their South Tampa studio with a ribbon cutting. Developed throughout two decades of Floyd’s career, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness provides the most effective group boxing instruction, conditioning the body for optimal results.

ShowTech Solutions Ribbon Cutting on October 9th
ShowTech Solutions hosted an open house and ribbon cutting at their Downtown Tampa office. ShowTech Solutions has been serving the Florida area since 2010, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

CAE Groundbreaking on October 4th
CAE celebrated the groundbreaking of what will be their new headquarters in Tampa. CAE is a manufacturer of simulation technologies, modeling technologies and training services to airlines, aircraft manufacturers, healthcare specialists, and defense customers. CAE can design and deliver the most advanced training solutions in live-virtual-constructive (LVC) environments for air forces, navies, armies, public safety organizations, and joint forces.

CenterState Bank Ribbon Cutting on October 1st
CenterState Bank celebrated the opening of their new office in the Westshore area with a ribbon cutting in collaboration with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. CenterState is regional in scope but laser-focused on the communities they serve to guide your financial journeys so you can achieve your dreams.

Florida Capital Bank Ribbon Cutting on September 24th 
Florida Capital Bank hosted a ribbon cutting at the One Urban Centre in Westshore. Florida Capital Bank is proud to "bring the bank to you." FLCBank is a leader in the banking industry focusing on solutions for the financial well-being of businesses and their owners. They are a nationally chartered bank headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida with full service branches located in Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville.

Tampa Bay Job Links Ribbon Cutting on September 18th 
In celebration of their move to new office space in the West Shore area, TampaBay-Job-Links celebrated with an open house and ribbon cutting. TampaBay-Job-Links is a non-profit organization and supportive community where people gain relevant job-search and career transition skills. Professional career strategists work with candidates as they navigate through their career transition.

Nova Southeastern University Tampa Bay Regional Campus Ribbon Cutting on September 14th 
In celebration of its arrival and NSU’s expanded footprint in Florida, the university in collaboration with Drs. Kiran C. and Pallavi Patel, held a ribbon cutting to mark this significant occasion. More than 500 attendees came out to participate in the revelry on Saturday, September 14 and to take in the completed building and grounds. This new campus was made possible through a generous donation by Drs. Patel of $230 million to NSU – $80 million in gifts and a $150 investment in real estate and facilities to build the new campus. NSU is now one of three medical schools in all of the Greater Tampa Bay.

Hampton + Home2 Suites by Hilton Downtown Tampa Ribbon Cutting on August 28th 
The Hampton + Home2 Suites by Hilton Downtown Tampa celebrated the opening of their hotel with a ribbon cutting last Wednesday. The Hampton + Home2 Suites by Hilton Downtown Tampa is located in the heart of the Channel District, within walking distance of the new USF Health, Water Street, Amalie Arena, and Port Tampa Bay.

iV Bars Ribbon Cutting June 6th
iV Bars Tampa celebrated the opening of their second Florida location, right here in Tampa on June 6th. iV Bars was founded in 2015 and created a new product and product category of intravenous vitamin administration. They offer many different vitamin combinations and supplemental add ons.

Matcon Construction Services Ribbon Cutting June 6th
Matcon Construction Services, a member of the 2019 Minority Business Accelerator cohort and current Small Business of the Year semi-finalist, celebrated the opening of their new headquarters located in Historic Tampa Heights, which they renovated themselves. Since joining the MBA program in 2018, Matcon has doubled its number of employees, increased its gross revenue by 66%, and secured high dollar value contracts. 

BDO Ribbon Cutting on June 4th
BDO, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, celebrated the opening of their new downtown Tampa office with a ribbon cutting on June 4th. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service to clients throughout the country and around the globe. 

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ellie & Associates Ribbon Cutting on June 4th
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ellie& Associates celebrated their business with a ribbon cutting. In addition to the ribbon cutting, they also received a proclamation from the city for their business as well. Ellie & Associates aims to be the place for all your real estate needs.

Mott MacDonald Ribbon Cutting on May 28 
Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management and development consulting firm, celebrated the opening of their Tampa location with a ribbon cutting. Mott MacDonald has experts active in 150 countries across the globe and they are excited about the opportunities being present in Tampa Bay will provide.

Volaris at Starkey Ranch Apartment Homes Ribbon Cutting on May 22
Volaris at Starkey Ranch is a 384-unit apartment complex located in Odessa. They are professionally managed by Waypoint Management Services.

Westminster Manor Ribbon Cutting on May 21st.
Westminster Manor is a 12-unit luxury town home community located in South Tampa. They are Brooklyn Brownstone inspired and are a Market Tampa Investments property.

Channel Club Apartments Ribbon Cutting on May 16th. 
Channel Club is a 324 unit apartment complex professionally managed by ECI Group, featuring studio, 1 and 2 bedroom units. They are located in the Channel District of Downtown Tampa and are within walking distance to many local amenities.

Miller Electric Company (headquartered in Jacksonville, FL) Tampa Office Ribbon Cutting on April 25th.
Miller Electric has sixteen offices nationwide and 91 years under their belt; they focus on assisting companies in building, monitoring, maintaining, and optimizing the entire life-cycle of their energy and information infrastructure. 

Dakota Trucks Sales and Services Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, April 18th.
Dakota Trucks is a family-owned independent truck dealership offering a large selection of used vocation and commercial trucks, vans and any type of work vehicle you can imagine. Dakota is also one of the first authorized NAPA Gold Certified Truck Centers in Florida.

Surterra Wellness Ribbon Cutting on March 28th
Founded in 2014, Surterra Wellness is one of the fastest growing health and wellness companies. With operations in Florida, Texas and Nevada, Surterra brings a broad portfolio of high-quality brands to meet the needs of individuals who choose the natural medical relief, wellness enhancing or lifestyle enjoyment benefits of cannabis products. Surterra offers a wide variety of medical, health and wellness products in multiple delivery options, including vaporizer pens, tinctures, oral sprays, topical creams, time-released transdermal patches, and soon-to-be-launched softgels. 

Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar Ribbon Cutting on March 11th
Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar opened its' doors in the Bay Street section of International Plaza. They celebrated by donating half of the proceeds from opening night to Metropolitan Ministries. They are serving farm-to-kitchen dishes and cocktails from their scratch-only kitchen and bar infused and inspired by local ingredients available each season. 

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Ribbon Cutting On March 12th
DHG’s Tampa Bay Office Managing Partner, Adam Thomas (pictured), celebrates the CPA firm’s new location in downtown Tampa with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The office relocated to the iconic Rivergate Tower to accommodate its growing presence in the Tampa Bay Area and better serve its clients from a more central location.

Premier Sotheby's International Realty of Tampa Ribbon Cutting on March 1st
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty of Tampa celebrated the grand opening of their new office in Hyde Park Village. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the highest volume producing affiliates in the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, is the leading luxury real estate brokerage firm in the markets it serves, providing exceptional service and market knowledge to buyers and sellers of single-family homes and condominiums.

Bin Bathers Ribbon Cutting on February 28th
Bin Bathers is the answer to dirty bins. We can leave you a clean, sanitized, disinfected and deodorized bin. Having a maintenance program, will allow your bins and dumpsters to stay free from bacteria.

DTG Ribbon Cutting on February 12th
Digital Technology Group is extremely excited to partner with Epson in launching our Certified Solution Center in Tampa.  This new facility will allow imaging professionals to directly experience how Epson’s printing technology, combined with DTG’s color imaging solutions can assist their business in achieving profitable growth through industry leading hardware and color imaging expertise.

Harpoon Harry's Crab House is welcomed to Tampa by Mayor Bob Buckhorn on February 13th. This beautiful restaurant brings an eclectic decor, menu and local recipes featuring great seafood & prime beef. Harpoon Harry's is a Tampa event for the entire family, business meeting, date night or just a quick stop for a cocktail and appetizer. 

The Hite Apartments Ribbon Cutting on February 7th 
Hite is an 81 unit property located in one of Tampa’s most exciting neighborhoods, Seminole Heights!  Our mixed use apartments consist of studio, one & two bedrooms with commercial space on the first floor.

Outback Steakhouse Ribbon Cutting on February 1st
Outback Steakhouse started here in Tampa Bay in 1988 and we are so proud to introduce our newest location on W. Boy Scout Blvd in Tampa! We are excited to continue to serve Tampa Bay and be part of this community that we call home! Join us for lunch or dinner and enjoy our bold flavors made fresh to order. We hope to see you and your mates soon!

Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Ribbon Cutting on January 24th.
Discover one of the best Tampa Florida hotels on the bay. Discover your element at The Godfrey Hotel Tampa. 

Plaza Construction is one of the nation’s leading construction management firms. Since the company was formed in 1986, it has become a multi-faceted firm with headquarters in New York and regional offices in Miami and Washington, DC. After many years of successful projects in South Florida, Plaza chose Tampa to open its 4th office to service its clients in Central Florida. Led by Managing director and Tampa native, Todd Fultz, the new office complements an established Miami presence and enables Plaza to provide its array of construction services to clients throughout the entire state of Florida.

T-Mobile held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday, December 7th for their new store that opened in Tampa International Mall. Amazing people do amazing things and when you put them in an amazing place that’s when the magic happens. Welcome to the new International Mall T-Mobile!

Curaleaf held it's ribbon cutting celebration on November 27th. The Curaleaf store recently opened on North Florida Avenue. Curaleaf is committed to being the industry’s leading resource in education and advancement through research and advocacy.