Example Letter #1
Congratulations on your new store! We are pleased that you have chosen our developing area for your second store and are confident you will find success here. In the past, residents have had to travel long distances to buy groceries, so your addition to the area is very welcome.
Our own paper goods business is located at 1600 Main Street, just north of you. We would like to participate in your grand opening by donating printed flyers. Our representative will call to get specific information.
Example Letter #2
Congratulations on opening your second store in Springfield. This accomplishment says a lot about customer satisfaction and the quality of your products and service.
The members of the local chamber of commerce have observed your success and hope that you will become an active member of our organization. As president, I would like to invite you to a meeting this Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Springfield Chamber of Commerce building. Each month we meet for one hour to discuss current issues of concern to local business owners. We look forward to getting better acquainted and working together to foster a healthy business climate in Springfield.
Example Letter #3
Congratulations on your new location in Springfield Office Park. We share a bright future here. I am John Doe, owner of Doe Performance. I also head up the Office Park newsletter, a forum for the owners and employees here to share insights and news. I'd like to run a brief profile introducing you and your business to all of the businesses in the neighborhood. The better we know one another as businesses, the more success we'll enjoy as a community!
Example Letter #4
Congratulations on starting your new venture. You have chosen an excellent location and I am sure you will do well here. My company, Doe Enterprises, has been here for several years. If I can help you in any way as you get settled in, I would be very happy to do so. Please feel free to call me at 555-5555. My best wishes for your continued success.
Write Your Letter Step-by-Step
Start with a direct and enthusiastic statement of congratulations.
Introduce yourself and your business, if appropriate.
Invite participation in an association, identify current issues of concern to business people in the area, or offer whatever specific assistance you are prepared to give. Present a low-key sales pitch, if appropriate.
Express hope for future cooperation and good relations among neighbors.