New businesses that have been open only a few months or businesses having a grand re-opening are invited to have a Ribbon Cutting. The Chamber will work with the business to choose the best date, facilitate the event, invite the local media, and bring the scissors and digital camera. Businesses that have relocated or significantly remodeled or expanded their space are also invited to have a ribbon cutting. Chamber Board members and Ambassadors try to attend as many ribbon cuttings as possible. Photos will be published on this web site and in the Chamber newsletter.
We have prepared some guidelines for you to use to help us plan your event. Download them here.
Also available is a "How-to" guide here.
Recent Ribbon Cuttings
Sass Brewing Company and Bakery, July 2, 2016 711 Mortimer Street, Barry
First National Bank of Barry ATM machine at Barry Drive Thru Bank
International Eyecare Center, Pittsfield. Celebrating their expansion and remodeling! October 22, 2014
Ribbon Cutting for Red's Choo Choo & More on September 19, 2014
Ribbon Cutting for the East Pike Lending Library on August 9, 2014
Ribbon Cutting for Nucci's Pasta House in Pittsfield on July 18, 2014
Ribbon Cutting for Free Press Coffee on June 20, 2014
Flowers-N-More opened their doors in Pittsfield on September 1st. This is the second shop for Carla Black who owns the flower shop by the same name in Pleasant Hill. The Chamber held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, September 2nd. Flowers-N-More is a flower shop specializing in funeral arrangements, everyday and all-occasion bouquets, weddings, silk arrangements, and wreaths. They also offer many gifts and collectibles, and Pike County collectibles such as T-shirts, ornaments, goblets and mugs. Bankhead chocolates, too!
Visit them at 107 E. Washington in Pittsfield or call 217-285-5588.
Groundbreaking ceremony for the new pool at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes on August 24th, 2011.
Pike County Public Transit, a division of the West Central Mass Transit District, officially opened their doors here in the county on Monday, January 3rd. The Chamber held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, February 24th. Thanks to Mayor Hayden, Chamber Board members & Ambassadors, WCMTD Board members, and Pike County Public Transit Advisory Council members who attended. Special thanks also to our friends from the Pike Press, Pike County Express, the Quincy Herald-Whig and the Jacksonville Journal-Courier for great media coverage.
Pike County Public Transit provides all citizens of Pike County with door-to-door transportation throughout the county, as well as to places like Quincy, Jacksonville and Quincy.
There are currently four buses in use, with two more planned. Public and para transit transportation is currently available from 6:30 AM until 6 PM Monday through Friday. Cost for a one way fare inside Pittsfield is $2 and round trip is $4. Costs for trips within Pike County are $3.50 for one-way and $7 for round trip. Trips outside of Pike County are $10 one-way and $20 round trip.
Reservations are encouraged. They would like 24 hour notice on pickups for trips within Pike County and 3 day notice on trips outside of the county, for example to Quincy, Jacksonville or Springfield.
Call 217-285-4529 for information or to make a reservation.