Five Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Stories Inspired By Philip Kapneck

These five ribbon cutting ceremonies are inspiration for businesses moving to a new area or for startups. A ribbon cutting helps to get an introduction to the area, to local business owners and staff, and to the local community.

Here is a story about Philip Kapneck, an inspiration for the growth of ribbon cuttings for businesses, events, schools, universities, and building and arena openings.


philip kapneck ribbon cutting.

Philip Kapneck ribbon cutting inspiration.

Philip Kapneck Cuts Another Ribbon

Philip Kapneck, the Maryland Trade Ambassador, reintroduced ribbon cutting ceremonies to Maryland businesses in 1976. This was documented in the NewsBlaze story, Philip Kapneck’s Ribbon Cutting Creates Celebration.

So many ribbons were cut, celebrating the opening of new businesses in Maryland, that “Philip Kapneck” and “Ribbon Cutting” are still often mentioned in the same breath.

Here are four recent inspiring ribbon cuttings that were good for local communities.


dynamic incubator

dynamic incubator ribbon cutting.

‘Dynamic incubator space’ for science-based innovation formally opens

With a ribbon-cutting, speeches and tour of its extensive laboratory space, the formal opening of the new high-tech Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs incubator was celebrated Thursday, May 17. This was a big event – there was a crowd of more than 100 representatives from Princeton University, the town of Plainsboro, local industries and the center’s first tenant companies attended the event at the Forrestal Center in Plainsboro. Getting this many people to a ribbon-cutting takes a lot of organizing!

Senior Services

Care Connection ribbon cutting

Care Connection ribbon cutting.

Community members and senior citizens gathered at the Olympia Senior Center for a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, June 7, 2018, to unveil the new logo and marketing efforts for Care Connection. Care Connection is a program of Senior Services for South Sound.

Winery and Mobile Catering

south creek winery

South Creek Winery ribbon cutting.

Ribbon Cutting: Winery adds gourmet food truck

Guests at the picturesque, award-winning South Creek Winery can now enjoy a special gourmet meal thanks to the addition of Feast Eats at South Creek, a mobile catering business that serves locally-produced creations. The winery teamed up with a mobile catering business.


university park shops.

University Park shops ribbon cutting.

San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at the “Shops at University Park”

On Saturday, April 14th, the JR Watson & Associates Development Corporation and the San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the first phase of the “Shops at University Park.” The ceremony took place at the outdoor seating area of the complex that faces Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB) overlooking a newly developed University Plaza area.


navy marine corps memorial stadium.

Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

All-Weather Fieldturf Fields Create Positive Growth Throughout State of Maryland

Since FieldTurf’s local state office in Bethesda was introduced to the great state of Maryland by Trade Ambassador Philip Kapneck at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the prestigious Naval Academy Stadium on FieldTurf, many local businesses have experienced a significant amount of growth due to the increasing awareness of the safety and environmental benefits involved with FieldTurf, the world’s most trusted artificial turf system.


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