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Help Your Business Stand Out with the Lake Area Chamber

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Are you looking for an effective way to shine a spotlight on your business? The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce can help your venture stand out! From ribbon cuttings to referrals to newsletter spotlights, there are many ways we can help you and your business gain extra exposure in the lake area. A membership with the Lake Area Chamber is a fantastic way to get involved and help your business stand out!


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 var…

REGISTER TODAY: YPL Sand Volleyball Tournament🏐🏖️

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You heard that right -- the Young Professionals at the Lake are hosting the inaugural 2019 YPL Sand Volleyball Tournament on August 10th at Old Kinderhook! This is your chance to get your crew together and hit the sand this summer. Check out the details of this awesome new volleyball tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks!


About YPL: Member business owners or employees of member business 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 meet bi-monthly and host a variety of events throughout the year!

2019 YPL Sand Volleyball Tournament: Young Professionals at the Lake is excited to announce our inaugural volleyball tournament! We are looking for teams and sponsors to help make our first event great.

Entry fee: $150 for a team of…

5 Success Tips for Lake Area Businesses

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When you own a business at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's likely a major part of your life. Business ownership is a great deal of work but comes with a great deal of reward, as well. If you're thinking of starting a business in mid-Missouri or already have one and are seeking some keys to success, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here for you!


Secrets to Business Success: 1) Plan for the Long Term Just like your personal life, you should have goals for your business. A big picture idea can help give you something to strive toward each and every day. Take time to plan and prepare for every step along the way to your business goals. As you take new steps in your business, keep your long term goals in sight.

2) Network, Network, Network Networking is a proven way to grow your connections and business. People want to do business with people. One of the best ways to ensure success for your company is to build a strong network with your local community. Lucky for you, our chamber o…

11 Lake of the Ozarks Fun Facts

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The Lake of the Ozarks is a popular destination for tourists. Families come from all over for summer vacations. As the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we want to help share some fun facts about the awesome area we get to call home! Check them out:


1. Bagnell Dam was built from 1929-1931. It was a beacon of light during the Great Depression, providing thousands of jobs to workers in the region.

2. At the time that the Lake of the Ozarks was completed in 1931, it was the largest man-made lake in the United States.

3. Every year between Memorial Day and Labor Day, approximately 3.5 million tourists will visit the Lake of the Ozarks.

4. The Lake of the Ozarks earned its nickname "The Magic Dragon" because of its serpentine shape.

5. From end to end, the Lake of the Ozarks spans 92 miles.

6. There are over 1,100 miles of shoreline along the Lake of the Ozarks. This is longer than the coastline of the state of California.

7. The Lake of the Ozarks contains approximately 617 billion…

Tips for Preparing for a Ribbon Cutting at your Business

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Are you planning a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lake Area Chamber? A ribbon cutting is a fantastic way to promote your Lake of the Ozarks business. Whether your venture is new, expanding, or celebrating a milestone, a ribbon cutting is the perfect way to celebrate! Along with a ribbon cutting ceremony, our Lake of the Ozarks chamber will prepare a news release and distribute it to local media outlets to help get the exciting news out about your business. If you are planning to host a ribbon cutting with the Lake Area Chamber, you may wonder what you need to be prepared. Take a look below for some tips on ways to host a successful ribbon cutting event!
Invite Friends, Family, and Acquaintances It's important to invite as many people as you can think of to help support your ribbon cutting. Whether it's business acquaintances or family members who have helped you get your business up and running, invite others to join in this exciting occasion. In addition to your invitations…

Membership Benefits to Expect When Joining the Lake Area Chamber!

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Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber is all about our members and helping our local economy grow as a whole. If you're looking for a proven way to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have just the thing for you! A Lake Area Chamber membership can help you and your business thrive in a number of ways. If you're still on the fence, check out the benefits of joining the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce below!


Membership Benefit #1: Network & Connect Our chamber hosts monthly networking opportunities making the ideal place to meet fellow members and business owners at the Lake of the Ozarks. All members and future members are invited to join in our monthly socials. We encourage you to participate, exchange business cards, and get to know other members at our social events. It's a great way to gain visibility for your business!

Membership Benefit #2: Get Your Business Noticed There are a TON of different ways the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce helps to get your name out …

Prepare For Our Upcoming Networking Event

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Networking is an effective way to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks. Making connections in our community has proven to help area businesses thrive. If you're looking to grow your business, don't miss the Lake Area Chamber networking events! We host a networking event every month and help bring together business people and this week's blog can help prepare you for our next networking event at the Lake of the Ozarks.


What to Bring to a Networking EventSmile - A smile is a sure way to be approachable! It's a friendly way to greet your fellow networkers and welcome them to visit with you about your business.

Understanding of what your business offers - Before you start visiting about your business, you should be comfortable with all that you can offer. It's a great opportunity to share information about your business. Make sure you are comfortable with this information before the next event!

Engaging questions - Open-ended questions are a quick way to learn ab…