GUIDELINES

  1. This letter is written to establish a new business relationship. You may invite the reader to take part in the association. You may discuss the current issues or concerns about the business. You may also offer any help that you are ready to give. Please refer welcome letters as well.
  2. Begin with a note of congratulations.
  3. If required, introduce yourself and your business.
  4. Invite the reader to take part in the association. Offer any help that you can do. You may present a low-priced sales pitch.
  5. Mention that you are ready to co-operate and maintain a good relationship with the neighbors.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

Well done for your second store. It shows just how satisfied your customers are that you can open a second quality store in such a short period.

Everyone in the local chamber of commerce would like to congratulate you on your success, and would like to invite you to our next meeting. This meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday at 8:00 pm. It is an open forum to discuss issues affecting local businesses, and we would like a chance to meet you and learn about your business.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Letter to congratulate someone for opening a new store.

Further things to consider when writing congratulation letters to acquaintances

Congratulation Letters

Congratulation letters are letters written to praise others for their achievements or to express good wishes on a special occasion. These letters are a great gesture to maintaining professional and personal relationships. There are many situations you may find necessary for you to congratulate someone. Whether it is a colleague who has made a new business connection, a friend who is getting engaged, or a subordinate who has been promoted, a congratulations letter will be a great and classy way to show that you are sincerely happy for them. Congratulation letters show others that you see their efforts and that you are proud of their achievements.

Congratulation letters are direct and simple and should be written as soon as possible after the achievement. State the specific event that has moved you into writing this letter. Express praise of the achievement. Keep your letter short and clear and avoid adding unnecessary details. Be honest and avoid exaggerating your congratulatory words. Express your confidence in the recipient's future success. If you are congratulating couples for their marriage, include the best qualities that make them a good couple and wish them a happy married life. End the letter with a congratulatory note.

Letters to Acquaintances

Letters to acquaintances are letters you write to people that you know slightly, but who are not close friends. An acquaintance could be a colleague at work but whom you do not interact with on a regular basis, a person you went to school with but know little about him/her, or your Facebook contacts whom you interact with on a minor level. You could write a letter to this person to ask for a favor, invite him/her to a social event, or just pass some information. Although most people would opt for a social media message or text, a well-drafted letter will make the recipient see the seriousness of the matter and feel obliged to return the favor.

The best letters to acquaintances are warm, sweet, and friendly. Begin the letter with a proper salutation, based on your relationship with the recipient. State the purpose of the letter and be clear about what you want from the recipient. If you are asking him/her to do something for you, for instance, mention why you think he/she is the best person to get it done. Make the letter short and only provide the necessary details. Conclude on a positive note.

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