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Perks of Hosting a Holiday Party for Your Business

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It's hard to start thinking about holiday parties when we just got into fall but the holidays are right around the corner. The holiday season is the perfect time to treat your employees for all their hard work throughout the year. As a member of the Lake Area Chamber, we want to help feature some perks of treating those who work so hard for you all year long! A party for your Lake of the Ozarks business can benefit your venture in a number of ways.


Boost Employee Moral Your workers put a lot of time and effort into helping your business succeed. From upper management to your front line staff, everyone comes together to help your venture do well. This is your chance as a business owner or manager to give back! Boosting employee moral can help your employees fee a stronger connection between one another. This bond can help keep your team together and even work as a more efficient unit.

Thank Your Employees Show your appreciation for the hard work your team puts forth day in and day …

5 Ways to Celebrate #SupportYourLocalChamberDay

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#SupportYourLocalChamberDay is October 16th and it's time to start planning how you're going to celebrate! As the biggest chamber at the Lake of the Ozarks, we pride ourselves on offering fantastic opportunities to help our member businesses grow. This is just one more benefit of being a Lake Area Chamber member! If you're looking for unique ways to get more involved and support the Lake Area Chamber on October 16, 2019, check out some of the ideas below!


1) Volunteer with the Chamber We host a ton of events throughout the year and we are always looking for help with these events. From setting up to planning, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available for our members. It's also a great way to get your name and business out there and gain exposure for your venture at the same time - it's a win-win!

2) Make Plans to Attend a Networking Social We have regular networking socials and they are an effective way to meet your fellow chamber members. Networking is…

RSVP For The Annual Fall Dinner

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October is here and that means the Lake Area Chamber Annual Fall Dinner & Awards is right around the corner. Don't miss this awesome night of celebrating a great year with your fellow Lake Area Chamber members! RSVP for this event to reserve your spot and get ready for a fun night of delicious food, great company, and exciting awards. Check out the details of the event below:


About the Fall Dinner & Awards: Around the World is the theme for the 2019 Annual Fall Dinner & Awards. Make plans to join us at the Regalia Hotel & Conference Center on October 17th from 5:30-8:00pm. It's going to be a fun night to dress like you're traveling to your favorite place -- so start planning your outfit today!

Annual Fall Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities:Platinum Sponsor $1,000
Tickets with preferential seating for 10 guests
¼ page ad in event program
Dinner table sponsor placard
Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor with company logo in a continuous slide show at the event
*Pl…

Marketing Tips You'll Want to Implement in Your Small Business

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Marketing a business is a key way to inform your potential customers about your product or service. Everything you do to represent your business is marketing. Anything that can give someone an impression of you or your brand reflects upon your business. Here at the Lake Area Chamber, we work hard to help our member businesses grow. Marketing is a vital strategy to grow a business. Marketing can be very expensive but it can have an effective return on investment, when it's used correctly. Check out a few marketing tips you'll want to start implementing in your business today!


Know the Ideal Target Market You have an ideal client, right? Someone who is your best customer and a great referral source for your venture. Think about this customer and what their habits are. This information can help you best reach your target market.

Use the Right Marketing Platforms (or marketing mix) An unfocused message can get lost in the mass of marketing messages that are floating around. Market…

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…