Concord Chamber cuts the ribbon for new businesses

Concord Chamber cuts the ribbon for new businesses

Concord Chamber cuts the ribbon for new businesses
The Concord Chamber’s giant scissors cut the red ribbon welcoming the new owners of Himalayan Cuisine. (Melissa Rea photo)

Melissa Rea Concord ChamberCONCORD, CA (Apr. 12, 2022) — Ribbon cuttings are a great way to bring the community together and showcase what a business has to offer.

Typically, they celebrate the grand opening for a business or organization, but the Concord Chamber will find any reason to bring out the big scissors – whether it is a remodel, relocation, anniversary and other occasion.

In March, the chamber combined its monthly mixer with a ribbon cutting to honor the new ownership of Himalayan Cuisine in downtown Concord. The owners took over in October 2021, but with the pandemic and learning about the restaurant operation, they waited to maximize their efforts. More than 50 people showed up to see the changes in the restaurant and, even better, sample the delicious traditional Nepalese/Indian food.

Remodels help businesses keep up to date and fresh, providing a welcome environment for guests. TreVista Senior Living & Memory Care held an open house and ribbon cutting in early April to show off its recent remodel, which is important to keeping residents happy and enjoying where they live.

Upcoming events

At 3 p.m. April 29, the chamber will hold a ribbon cutting for La Concordia Psychotherapy and Wellness Clinic to celebrate the relocation to a larger office, upstairs from the original location. We applaud the success of the clinic that led to the larger space.

What sets apart our ribbon cuttings from others are the famous ceremonial scissors, which were made of wood more than 30 years ago in Mt. Diablo High School’s woodshop class. Recently refurbished by Concord High School students, the scissors stand taller than most of the chamber staff at 68.5 inches.

Be sure to follow us on all of our social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok. We always post videos and photos from the ribbon cuttings, another great way to spread the word about our local businesses.

In other news, the Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s Art & Digital Media Pathways will be participating in a Digital Art Showcase this spring in partnership with the Concord Chamber and Sunvalley Shopping Center.

The show will feature student artwork from College Park, Concord, Mt. Diablo and Northgate high schools – from photography to animation to digital media. There will be an opening reception 5-7 p.m. May 9 in the Grand Court. The artwork will then be displayed at various locations throughout the center May 11-25. The chamber will help wrap up the showcase with a Business After-Hours Mixer on May 23.

For more information about the Concord Chamber of Commerce, please call 925-685-1181, visit or stop by the office at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 200, in Concord.

Melissa Rea is the Director of Operations & Marketing for the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.