Small Business Holiday One-Stop-Shop Extravaganza!

One the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me – a meaningful gift from a small business! Need some creative and meaningful gift ideas for friends and family this holiday season? Want to support local business in your community at the same time? We have a solution to help do both!

It is more important than ever to support local businesses this holiday season. So, before you run to Amazon and the big box stores, discover the unique, personal, and amazing gifts available right here in your own backyard. We have created a website for small businesses who are offering holiday specials for you! 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - A Cure Worth Fighting For

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). BCAM is a yearly campaign that brings focus to the importance of regular testing, screening, and education about the disease in hopes to raise funds for the cause, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment research.

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Custom Logo Masks Sales are Soaring and Becoming Just as Important as Custom Logo Apparel

With the world starting to re-open and COVID-19 still a fear for many, logoed masks are starting to be the new norm. We expect these will be seen just as often as company-branded apparel in the next few months. 

Golden Openings has several suppliers manufacturing masks made of materials ranging from cloth to disposable cardboard for professional baseball teams, fortune 500 companies, zoos, and fitness clubs. 

When you walk in a grocery store you might be handed a disposable mask that you wear in the store and simply throw away when you are finished.
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Sledgehammer Ceremonies: The New Twist on Groundbreakings

Groundbreaking Ceremonies with ceremonial shovels have been a staple in the business world for as long as we can remember. Many anthropologists and archeologists believe these ceremonies have been around in one way or another since the dawn of time.

While groundbreakings have evolved over time, rarely is there a new twist that starts a major trend. However, over the last few years, we have seen people want a hard-hitting, impactful breaking at their event, symbolizing the break away from the norm and embracing change. That’s where this new twist comes into play, a Sledgehammer Ceremony.

What is a Sledgehammer Ceremony?

This is a twist on a Groundbreaking Ceremony if a current building is being demolished and a new one is going to be built in its place. A demolition ceremony marks the beginning of a new era for a company.

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Unlocking Success: Finding the Right Key for Your City – Volume 1: Giant Keys

What is a Key to the City Event? A Key to the City event is a great ceremony that honors a dignitary, valued member of the community, or a celebrity who is coming to the area.

The gesture of bestowing the award of the town’s trust comes from the ancient Roman tradition “Freedom of the City”. During this service, the recipient would receive a “freedom box”, which is a small gold box.

The United States altered the tradition from a freedom box to a key to the city, though the symbolic meaning is roughly still the same, as the key represents the trust given to the recipient to have the freedom to come and go as they please, with no worries from the town of an attack or betrayal. 

This event has become prominent all over the world, but most prevalent in the U.S., and as the number of these ceremonies grows, the more in demand the prestigious key is. 

But where do you purchase a Key to the City? Well, Golden Openings, of course! We have a wide variety of ceremonial keys, from regular key size to 80 INCH KEYS.

In this series, we will break down a variety of unique keys we manufacture that will make your event truly the best.

For Volume 1, we will begin with the keys that make the biggest impression, Giant Keys.

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Recognize the Signs

The month of September brings awareness to Ovarian Cancer, one of the deadliest cancers in the world. Approximately 14,000 women will die in the United States from the disease every year. Ovarian Cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women and accounts for more deaths than any other cancer that affects the female productive system.

You can show your support in the month of September by participating in a Together in Teal Run/Walk event or by donating to Ovarian Cancer Research.
Wearing or decorating with Teal throughout the month also shows your support. Our ribbons, bows, and pins are perfect for helping raise awareness.

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August is Psoriasis Awareness Month: It's Not Contagious, But Support Is

The month of August is used to raise awareness about a disease that affects 7.5 million Americans. This disease is Psoriasis.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that usually appears on the skin as painful, raised, itchy red patches. The chronic disease typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear on any location.

To show your support for Psoriasis Awareness you can wear or decorate with purple and orange Awareness PinsRibbons, or Bows. You can also show your support by participating in a marathon, race, or walk in your area.

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June is Alzheimer's and Dementia Awareness Month What To Expect With Memory Loss

The month of June brings focus to the degenerative brain disease known as Alzheimer’s. During Alzheimer’s and Dementia Awareness Month, we learn about the memory loss that disrupts the daily lives of over 50 million people worldwide.

Bring attention to the cause all through June with our Alzheimer’s Purple Awareness Pins, Ribbons, and Giant Loops.
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May is Lupus Awareness Month: Improving Education On This Misunderstood Disease

The month of May is used to raise awareness and educate others about Lupus.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. This chronic disease causes an overreactive immune system to produce autoantibodies which attacks healthy body tissue.

This disease can take years to diagnose. On average, it takes nearly 6 years for people with Lupus to be diagnosed from the time they notice their symptoms.

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Choosing The Right Shovel For Your Groundbreaking Ceremony

Announcing your new business, building, or expansion is one of the most important and exciting times for your business. With all the constantly moving pieces happening with your new development, you don’t want to minimize the importance of your Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Planning a groundbreaking ceremony can be stressful, and that’s why Golden Openings is here to help. From press and decorations to hard hats and shovels, we can help you plan every aspect.

Going through the thousands of products we offer all at once could be daunting, so today let’s focus on the most important part of your groundbreaking event, the ceremonial shovel. 
Picking the perfect shovels for your event varies from company to company. 

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April is National Autism Awareness Month: Supporting The Complex Spectrum Condition

Since 1970, the month of April has been used to spread awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects everyone differently. ASD is a “spectrum condition” that is diagnosed when a certain set of behaviors, along with their severity, are defined.

These behaviors could be noticed in a child as early as infancy, but usually, they appear during early childhood. If you think your child maybe on the spectrum, having your child’s doctor perform “developmental screenings” during check ups will help diagnose if your child has ASD.

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March Is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month: The Hard To Diagnose Immune-Mediated Disease

Every year, the month of March is used to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is an immune-mediated disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the Central Nervous System. The Central Nervous System, or CNS, is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.

The MS attacks by causing inflammation to Myelin, the protective coating around the nerves, making communication within the CNS to slow down or stop completely. 

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February is American Heart Month Learn How to Spot & Prevent The Leading Cause of Death in the US

Every February, we raise awareness on the severity of health complications due to heart disease.

Did you know that every year, 1 in 4 deaths in the United States is attributed to heart disease?

The three biggest heart diseases are cardiac arrest, stroke, and heart attack.  Here are the symptoms to look out for.
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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month: Learn About This Sight-Stealing Disease

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. This disease is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States.

If caught early, Glaucoma can usually be controlled, making the severe vision loss less likely or prevented. The reason it usually is not caught early is that people are unaware that in its early stages, glaucoma has no symptoms. 

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Decorating for the Holidays Part 3: The Guide to Our Miscellaneous Holiday Products

Welcome Back!

After our Guide to Ribbon and our Guide to Bows, you should be a holiday decorating master.

But if you feel like you’re still missing something that makes you stand out among your neighbors or surrounding businesses, there’s still plenty of time for us to help!

In our final Decorating for the Holidays Guide, we are going to go thru some of our most unique holiday items.

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month: Never Drink or Use Drugs & Drive

Since 1981, every President of the United States has declared the month of December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month (formally National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month). During the month of December, families, educators, health care providers, and community leaders are urged to educate young people about the dangers of drinking or using drugs and getting behind the wheel.

December was chosen as the month to promote responsible decision-making and drug-free living because of the increase in fatalities that involve impaired drives during the holiday season. These fatalities and wrecks tend to happen from a combination of severe weather in some states with holiday parties during which alcohol is served.

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You Know It Ends With Santa, But Do You Know How It Starts? : The Unknown Macy's Day Parade Tradition

Since 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a staple of American culture. But did you know since 1995, the parade has always started with a ribbon cutting ceremony?

BETTER YET, did you know that since 2003, that the ceremony has happened with ceremonial scissors and ribbon, provided by Golden Openings?

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Decorating for the Holidays Part 2: The Guide to Holiday Ribbon

Welcome to Part 2 of our Decorating for the Holidays Guide!

We hope Part 1 helped you decide which bows will perfect your holiday decorating.

For part 2 we are going to talk about the unsung hero during the decorating process – Ribbon.

While giant bows will bring eyes to your dressed-up home or business, the ribbon will truly make the ornaments pop.

If you forgot about grabbing ribbon this year, there’s no reason to fret! Golden Openings has you covered!
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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: Learn About the Cancer with the Highest Mortality Rate

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. This campaign happens every November to educate people about the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, recently surpassing breast cancer. 

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Decorating for the Holidays Part 1: The Guide to Giant Holiday Bows

It’s that time of year again! The warm weather is fading. Soon the snow will hit the ground and it will be too cold and too late to decorate. 

We are here for you and want to make sure you are ahead of the competition with our help! 
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Small? Giant? Gold? Pink? Picking Out the Perfect Pair of Scissors for Your Next Ribbon Cutting!

In preparing to start your own business or open your doors for the first time, there are literally thousands of details to consider. In all the hustle and bustle one of the most important components, the Grand Opening, is often overlooked or minimized. This event is an extremely important marketing activity for your business. "Your Grand Opening is the only chance to make a 'first impression' on the community, neighbors, future customers, dignitaries, elected officials, social media and for that matter, the entire world." But where do you start?

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - Show you support kids with cancer by sporting gold

In 2012, President Barack Obama made a presidential proclamation recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Wearing gold ribbons, clothing, or decorating in gold is the simplest way to show your support for Childhood Cancer Awareness.

Our awareness ribbons, bows, and all other accessories are available in gold.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month - They Aren't just for kids.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Contrary to popular belief, immunizations are not just for kids. To be protected against serious illnesses, like measles and pneumonia, adults need to be vaccinated.
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Golden Openings Subliminally Featured in the "The Chamber of Commerce Musical"!

Golden Openings name and products humbled and honored to be subliminally featured in the "The Chamber of Commerce Musical"!
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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month - What You Need to Know & How to Help

July is National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. An estimated 300,000+ children have been diagnosed with some form of Juvenile Arthritis.
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