Perks of Opening a Business at the Lake of the Ozarks

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

Family Fun Month at the Lake

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

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
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…

🏐Exciting Events for the Young Professionals at the Lake😎

August is going to be an exciting and busy month for the Young Professionals at the Lake, a branch of the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. This group of young entrepreneurs, business owners, and business associates come together to help support the goals of the Lake Area Chamber while strengthening the involvement with the chamber with the younger generation. There are three exciting events happening this month for our YPL group and we're going to help keep you in the loop in this week's blog. Don't miss out on these awesome Young Professionals at the Lake events this month!

About Young Professionals at the Lake: Member business owners or employees of area businesses that are aged 21-45 can join our Young Professionals at the Lake and take advantage of the professional development offered by the group. Connecting young professionals to foster community engagement, exchange ideas and support the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission and activities. The Young Professionals m…

Introducing the Lake of the Ozarks Experience App!

We have some exciting news! The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be rolling out a brand new platform to bring additional exposure to your business. The best part is that this is already included with your membership at no additional cost! Check out the details of the Lake of the Ozarks Experience App below:

All About the Lake of the Ozarks Experience App: Currently, a membership with the Lake Area Chamber includes an online directory listing, as well as a listing in our printed directory. There are other great referral opportunities, whether it be by email, phone, or the Willmore Lodge Visitor Center which our member shave exclusive privilege of having their materials distributed to our 16,000+ visitors each year.

As technology advances so does the need to expand our services and that's where the "Lake of the Ozarks Experience" mobile application powered by RaftUp comes into play. By this September, your business or organization will be listed in the Lake Area Chamber&…

Tips for the Upcoming Speed Leads

Have you heard? The Lake of the Ozarks Chambers are joining forces to put on a Speeds Leads Luncheon on July 25th at Great Stone Coffee from 11:30a-1:30p. The Lake Area Chamber is proud to be a part of the driving force that puts on this fantastic networking event at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you're already planning to attend or simply want to know more about Speed Leads Luncheon at the Lake of the Ozarks, take a look at this week's blog to see what it's all about.

All About Speed Leads: The Lake Area, Camdenton, and Lake West Chambers of Commerce invites our members
to connect at our Joint Chamber Speed Leads Networking Luncheon. This fast-paced event
presents an opportunity to connect face-to-face with representatives from member businesses
and to introduce your business service and/or product to other Chamber members. It's like speed dating for your business!

Twice a year, we collaborate with local chambers to host our thrilling Speed Lead Networking Luncheon.…

Become a Lake Area Chamber Board Member

Are you looking for ways to get more involved with the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce? Lucky for you, we're taking nominations for individuals who are interested in joining our board. Make an impact on our local chamber of commerce at the Lake of the Ozarks and become a board member today. Check out the details of becoming a board member or nominating someone you know below.

Become a Board Member: The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few committed men and women willing to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term. Nominations are being sought to fill five board positions beginning October 2019. In filling the nominating slate, every effort will be made to ensure that a cross section from the membership of the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is represented. Nominations for candidates will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019. According to the bylaws the proposed slate will be presented to the Board of Directors at the August meeting for…