Showcase Your Business with a Ribbon Cutting!

Whether you’re moving into a new building or opening another location – South KC Chamber members want to celebrate with you!

What is a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony?

Ribbon cuttings are traditionally performed for business openings but you can use our big pair of scissors to cut a ribbon for any significant business milestone.

  • Opening a new location,
  • Moving into a new building,
  • Reopening a business under new management,
  • Reopening after a devastating event (like a fire or flood),
  • Business anniversary celebration

Ribbon Cutting Guidelines

The South KC Chamber provides:

  • Large ceremonial scissors & ribbon;
  • Website calendar event listing
  • An announcement in the SKCC newsletter
  • Photographs to be shared on the SKCC’s social media and in the newsletter after the event
  • Invitations sent on your behalf to KCMO City officials and SKCC members
  • Invitations sent to local news media – including Jackson County Advocate and The Telegraph
  • The announcement with ribbon-cutting photo is sent to local media following the event

Your Company Provides:

  • Optional: light refreshments
  • Optional: A tour of your business
  • Optional: A Door Prize (anything of your choosing)

Suggested Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Agenda (30 minutes)

  • South KC Chamber staff arrives
  • Doors open and guests arrive
  • Program begins:
    • Welcome from the South KC Chamber – Vickie Wolgast, President
    • City Representative speaks – Mayor/Mayor Pro Tem/Councilmembers
    • Thanks, from the City
    • Company Representative speaks (Give a brief description of your business and introduce your staff)
    • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    • Photo opportunity – includes elected officials, South KC Chamber members, and company staff
      *Please have a location in mind for the photo
    • Closing Remarks

Tips for a Successful Ribbon Cutting

  • Invite family, friends, customers, supporters, and any media people you know!
  • Make sure to send the SKCC background info on your business BEFORE the event so we can promote you.
  • Serve light refreshments (appetizers and/or desserts, sodas, water, beer, and wine)
Request A Ribbon Cutting