We've welcomed plenty of VIP visitors over the years.
Lots of them took the time to open shops, pubs, leisure centres, university buildings and here are some of them. But which did you get to meet.
Was it Lord Winston in 2011, Colin Jackson in 2015, or maybe Geoff Capes in 1985.
We've said hello to soap stars Kevin Kennedy and Shaun Williamson and here they are once again, thanks to these photos from the Echo archives.
1. The VIPs who cut the ribbon
Agony aunts, soap stars, sports heroes. We've welcomed them all.
2. Geoff putts in a shift
Former European Shot Putt Champion Geoff Capes at Josephs toy shop in 1981.
3. Marco does the honours
SAFC hero Marco Gabbiadini cut the ribbon to officially open the Lindon House furniture store in 1988.
4. Curly came to Holmeside
Kevin Kennedy, alias Curly Watts from Coronation Street with Job Lot manageress Angela Callaghan, Holmeside, in 1994.