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Unexpected Perks of Joining the Chamber

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There are many perks of joining the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. We work hard to help our member businesses grow, as well as our lake area business community improve as a whole. The Lake Area Chamber does so by providing benefits to our members but some of the things you'll gain from your membership may come as a surprise. We know the suspense is too much... take a look below to discover some of the bonus perks you can start experiencing when you join the Lake Area Chamber!


Easily Build Relationships We provide a number of ways for you and your  business to strengthen your business relationship in the community. From networking events to big dinners to other chamber sponsored events, there are a ton of ways to get to know others in the community.

Member Discounts Many of our member businesses offer discounts to fellow members. This is a great way to support your fellow chamber business and save on a product or service you need. It's also a unique way to meet other members th…

>>STAND OUT<< with the Lake Area Chamber

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Gaining exposure for your business at the Lake of the Ozarks is a top priority. Here at the Lake Area Chamber, we work hard to help our member businesses stand out. We have a few different options when it comes to showcasing your business with our Lake of the Ozarks chamber. Check out the details on how we can help shine a spotlight on your venture below!


RECEIVE REFERRALS FROM THE CHAMBER The Lake Area Chamber is honored to have the opportunity to refer a variety of businesses to visitors and residents of the lake area. This is a benefit to our members, we ONLY refer Chamber Members. We not only receive in person inquiries of where to stay, where to eat, what to do but also receive numerous phone and email requests for information on activities and relocating to the lake, as well as inquiries from business owners moving to the Lake.

HAVE A RIBBON CUTTING Upon request, our Chamber conducts groundbreaking/ribbon-cutting ceremonies for a variety of “milestone” events. Whether it’s a new…

Proven Networking Tips from the Pros

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Networking is an effective way to grow a business at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here at the Lake Area Chamber, we get to see the positive impact networking has on our Lake Area Chamber members each month at our networking socials. Check out the tips from professionals who have made networking a big part of their business plan and has proven to help their ventures grow.


Seek Out Someone New It's always fun to catch up with old acquaintances and friends, but keep in mind the purpose of a networking event. Meeting new people is a great way to continue to grow your network. You can always make a friendly introduction from a new networking partner to an old acquaintance. This can help you show the new networker that you take networking seriously and you want to help them meet others, as well.

Avoid Jumping Into the Sale Sell, sell, sell is a quick way to put off a number of networkers. It's not a good tactic and can seem very tasteless. Listen to others as you attend a networking even…

5 Cutting Edge Benefits of Joining the Lake’s Only Virtual Trade Show!

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It is a familiar situation… You just used a large chunk of your marketing budget to enter a trade show, drove to the venue to set up your booth, and spent hours trying to reel in potential customers with flashy posters and winning smiles. Afterward, all you have to show for your hard work is a very short list of names and (possibly fake) email address. You might be missing out on a lot of business opportunities at Lake of the Ozarks.

We at Lake Area Chamber of Commerce have a solution: The first and only Virtual Trade Show at Lake of the Ozarks. Boost your business’s exposure, reputation, and investment power by participating in this cutting edge technology.


1. Our Virtual Trade Show Does the Work for You
Free up your time to focus on managing your thriving business while we do the leg-work collecting leads for you. Rather than dedicating staff, marketing funds, and office time to attending a trade show, trust the experts in lake area business by listing your business on our Virtual T…

Perks of Opening a Business at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Opening a business can be a very exciting and stressful time in your life.  If you have decided on the type of business that you would like to open the next question may be, where should you open the business?   If you are looking for a picturesque backdrop for your business, we think the best place for you to start a business is the Lake of the Ozarks.  Lake of the Ozarks is one of the largest man-made lakes with the beautiful Ozark Mountains surrounding the lake that resembles a dragon.
Thriving Business Environment
There is a very diverse business setting at the Lake of the Ozarks.  From tourist-friendly businesses to agricultural businesses to industrial businesses and many others in between, there are many potential ventures waiting.  With 1150 miles of shoreline, the Lake of the Ozarks has stunning sunsets, a robust influx of tourists throughout the summer months, special events throughout the year, and an economy that continues to grow season after season.  
Low Cost of Living
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Family Fun Month at the Lake

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The Lake of the Ozarks is a popular destination for many families around the Midwest. As the Lake Area Chamber, we get a number of visitors from all over the country through the doors of Willmore Lodge. Along with those visitors come many questions about fun things for families to do while they're here. Check out some of the exciting things the Lake of the Ozarks has in store for you and your loved ones this summer!

Attractions There are a ton of exciting attractions around the Lake of the Ozarks. Many of our member businesses are in the attraction business and love to provide locals and visitors alike with fun activities to enjoy. From go-karting to arcades to natural attractions to waterparks, you're sure to find the perfect attraction your entire family can experience.

Dining One of the most fun parts of a vacation is getting to experience new and unique dining experiences. Our beautiful area offers a number of dining establishments -- many of which have water access or wat…

AROUND THE WORLD: Lake Area Chamber Annual Fall Dinner

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While the heat of the summer is upon us, before we know it the temps will start to cool down and fall will be here. At the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, fall means it's time for our annual fall dinner & awards! If you've attended in the past, you know the evening is filled with fantastic food, great company, and awesome entertainment! We have some unique sponsorship opportunities for our upcoming fall dinner and our Lake of the Ozarks chamber is going to tell you all about them below!


AROUND THE WORLD: Lake Area Chamber Annual Fall Dinner & Awards Thursday, October 17th, 2019
5:30-8:00pm
The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center
Annual Fall Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities:Platinum Sponsor $1,000

Tickets with preferential seating for 10 guests¼ page ad in event programDinner table sponsor placardRecognition as a Platinum Sponsor with company logo in a continuous slide show at the event*Platinum Sponsors may purchase additional dinner tickets for $30 each
Gold Sponsor $5…