The El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce is putting a pin in 2023, but not before celebrating a few more businesses with ribbon cuttings.
The Chamber has only two ribbon cuttings scheduled this month, said Karen Hicks, vice president of membership and events, but they closed out November with two significant ones.
On Tuesday, Chamber members cut the ribbon at the Pallet Collection, a new boutique downtown.
"It's really nice," Hicks said. "They get pallets of merchandise and put them out. The most expensive thing in the store was $45, and it's all name brand."
The boutique is located at 113 E. Main, next door to Black Cat Café, and is open for business now.
On Wednesday, Chamber staff cut the ribbon at the Junction City Medical Clinic, a new three-in-one provider in the border city. The clinic contains offices for Small Town Occupational Therapy, At Ease Therapy and the Junction City Medical Clinic itself.
"So they have opened up a clinic where all three exist; there's a counseling center, a medical clinic and occupational therapy," Hicks explained.
The clinic is located at 227 W. Beech in Junction City. A ribbon cutting there had previously been planned for Nov. 20, but it was rescheduled.
Today, DP's Food Truck Park is getting the ribbon cutting treatment, Hicks said. The food truck park opened on October 13 and has been host to live music, trivia and karaoke nights and more since then.
"Food trucks are a big part of today's society," owner Marty Rosson said in October. "It's a great place; we're providing the venue, the chairs, the entertainment and have plenty of parking... We're excited to bring it to El Dorado."
Closing out ribbon cuttings for 2023 will be one for Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center, which is re-opening at a new location, Hicks said.
"The former address was right next door in the Madison Shopping Center," Hicks explained. "They moved locations, so we're having a grand re-opening.
Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center is now located at 523 E. 6th, and their ribbon cutting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m.
Chamber staff's main focus right now is the upcoming El Dorado Christmas Parade, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7.
We'll have our final meeting with volunteers this week, and then we will start lining up around 4 p.m. next Thursday night," Hicks said.
But local residents can expect more ribbon cuttings next year.
"There's a lot of stuff on the horizon for next year," she said.
The Chamber's ribbon cuttings are open to the public.