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📢LAST CHANCE to Take Your Business to the Next Level with Business Academy!📈

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The Lake Area Chamber Business Academy is starting this week & now's your last chance to reserve your seat! Seats are limited to 20 participants from non-competing businesses so make sure you lock in your seat ASAP. Contact the Lake Area Chamber office today to reserve your seat and prepare to gain a wealth of knowledge in order to take your business to the next level. Check out the details of the impactful Business Academy at the Lake of the Ozarks :  All About 2021 Business Academy: The 3rd annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off Jan 6 . Featuring 6 sessions, with 12 powerful workshops, and 12 expert speakers, this is one program you will not want to miss! Our goal with Academy is to provide in depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next level. Each workshop focuses on a very specific topics to help your business grow, mitigate risk, develop your culture, amplify your reach, and impact your

👍Business Academy Participant Testimonials👍

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The 3rd Annual Lake Area Chamber Business Academy is nearing! Registration for the Academy is open through January 5th, but the class is limited to 20 participants from non-competing businesses so it's important to register soon! Check out what previous participants have said about attending the Academy! Academy Participant Testimonials: "This was one of the best things I have done to improve as a business owner. It forced me to think about my business, my future, and take action. Thank You!" "It was a great mix of topics to benefit business owners and employees. VERY eye opening to dive deeper into various segments." "I thought the academy was amazing. I will definitely encourage others to participate in the next session!" "Wow - this did not disappoint! As a business owner of 19 years, I still took away valuable information from every single session. Thank you, thank you!" About Business Academy: Our goal with Business Academy is to provid

👀SEE WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE: Business Academy Session Breakdown🤩

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The Lake Area Chamber Business Academy is right around the corner & now's the time to reserve your spot! There is limited seating and the class is for non-competing businesses so reserve your spot today. The Lake Area Chamber has provided a sneak peak of the awesome sessions we have in store for attendees. Check them out: Session 1 | January 6, 2021 Cyber Security for Your Business & Your Responsibility (Liability) for Employee and Customer Data Protection Randall Cowan, OakStar Bank It's not a matter of if, it's when. At some point, your system will be compromised. Cyber fraud, phishing attempts, malware, DDOS, bots, trojan horses, ransomware, viruses … all put a business at significant risk. A compromised system or network can be catastrophic for a business on many levels. What you don't know, can hurt you. In this session, an IT Expert will detail some of the most common techniques used by hackers to compromise computers and POS systems, as well as some of

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO NEW HEIGHTS with the Business Academy📈

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Registration is open for the 3rd annual Lake Area Chamber Business Academy ! Whether you're a seasoned business owner, starting up a new business, entrepreneur, or there is someone in your company you want to develop, this is the perfect opportunity. Registration is first come, first serve so hurry & get registered today by visiting our website or calling the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce .  Lake Area Chamber Business Academy Details: 6 SESSIONS - 12 WORKSHOPS Jan 6, Jan 20, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 10, Mar 24 (Mar 31 - Make Up Day If Needed) 8:30 AM - 12: 30 PM Location: Willmore Lodge CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE IN NON-COMPETING BUSINESSES TUITION Chamber Members : $300 Non-members :$450 SESSIONS: Session 1 Cyber Security for your Business & Your Responsibility (Liability) for Employee and Customer Data Protection A Great Company Handbook is Critical for your Business Session 2 Be Intention About Your Business Structure 10 Business Ratios Any Business Owner Should Know Ses

Added Value of Hosting and Attending Ribbon Cuttings

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Ribbon cuttings are just one of the many benefits of joining the Lake Area Chamber . Our chamber prides itself on providing amazing opportunities for our members to gain exposure and build their brands. Whether you've been thinking about hosting a ribbon cutting for your business or you're looking for a great way to meet new businesses in town, ribbon cuttings are the perfect place for all! Learn more of the perks of hosting and attending ribbon cuttings: Benefits of Hosting a Ribbon Cutting Gain Exposure Your business is in the spotlight during a ribbon cutting. This is your chance to showcase your business and what you're all about. It's also a fun way to invite friends, family, and other business leaders in the community to check out your business.  Meet Involved Community Leaders Many area leaders and chamber members attend ribbon cuttings. That means you get a chance to meet many local people who are involved in our amazing community. The connections formed at rib

Easy Ways to Support Local Businesses this Holiday Season

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Small Business Saturday is right around the corner but we encourage everyone to shop local all holiday season! Local businesses offer a unique set of gift items for everyone on your list! From home made goods to grabbing a bite to eat at a local restaurant, our Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here to showcase a few of the fun & easy ways you can support local businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks this time of year.  Find Unique Gifts There are a ton of local shops in which you can find the perfect item for everyone on your list. From homemade goodies to home décor to clothing, shopping small has a BIG impact! Another fun gift idea is a season pass to a local attraction. Your gift recipient will have some excitement to look forward to as they unwrap their experience based gift! Purchase Gift Cards Who doesn't love gift cards?! Whether it's their favorite restaurant or a place they would enjoy visiting, a gift card is the perfect way to check some of those hard to shop for

Impact of Shopping Local

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As a consumer, it's a blessing to be able to choose where we spend our money. This time of year, many gifts and other items are being purchased for the holiday season. Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber is honored to see the positive impact of shopping local businesses and that's why we're here to point out some of the lesser-known positive impacts shopping small can lead to. Check them out and strive to purchase more gifts from local vendors this holiday season! Keep Money Circulating Many local businesses utilize local vendors and other businesses to meet their needs. When you purchase locally, they are able to hire or purchase from a different local business, who can then turn around and support another local business. It truly is the circle of life in a small community like ours.  Support Local Economy The economy at a local level is stimulated every time a purchase is made in our area. We all are impacted by the economy of our area and supporting it only leads to positive