Now, after all the hard work of starting your business, you’re ready to opening the doors and start meeting customers and clients. While you have addressed how you will market your business in your business plan, below are a few other local (and regional) opportunities that exist to help your business get noticed when it opens.
Request Information on a Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening Ceremony
The King George Department of Economic Development, working with you or a representative from your business, will plan a ribbon cutting and/or grand opening ceremony once you are ready to opening your business. Contact the Department of Economic Development at 540-775-9181 for more information.
Join the King George Chamber of Commerce
This is membership organization comprised of local business owners that meets monthly to network and socialize. It’s a great way to meet local individuals and to share information about your business with the local business community. For more information on how to become a member, contact Anita Churchill at 540-220-5926 or Jessica Herrink at 540-775-2024.
Join the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
This is also a membership organization comprised of businesses throughout the entire Fredericksburg Region. This Chamber offers numerous opportunities to network and socialize with business owners throughout the entire region. For more information visit the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber’s website.
Contact the King George Journal about potential marketing and advertisement opportunities available through this local newspaper. The King George Journal is published once a week on Wednesday and has many opportunities to market your business. Contact the paper at 540-775-2024.