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Interesting Facts about Willmore Lodge

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The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be housed at the beautiful and historic Willmore Lodge. The rich history of the area is showcased at the lodge. If you've never been to check it out, we highly recommend stopping by for a tour to learn the amazing story about the evolution of our area. While you plan your trip to Willmore Lodge, check out these quick interesting facts:  In 2017, Willmore Lodge received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor due to consistent great reviews and it is featured in TripAdvisor’s top six things to do at the Lake of the Ozarks. Located right before you cross Bagnell Dam, Willmore Lodge boasts a view of the first seven and a half miles of the lakeWillmore Lodge hosts events! Our members can rent out the facility to host business meetings and other events. In addition to housing the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the Willmore also houses a museum that provides information about The Great Osage River Project, which was the construction of t…

WEEKEND EVENT: Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals (Sept 11-13)

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The Magic Dragon Car Show is almost here! As our Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is busy preparing for the awesome annual event, we want to share some of the event details with you AND feature our sponsors! Check out the details below:  All About the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals:The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. The show celebrated its 30th year in 2018 with phenomenal weather, 1,000 participants and close to 10,000 spectators. Located in Central Missouri, we bring 30 years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so we only have show vehicles within the boundaries. This creates and absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it's like being on the set of "American Graffiti".Recognized as one of the largest car shows in the Midwest, we cap our registration at 1,000 participants. The car sh…

TAKING NOMINATIONS for the Lake Area Chamber Business Awards

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Our chamber at the Lake of the Ozarks is busy preparing for the Lake Area Chamber Annual Dinner this fall. As we gear up for another memorable gathering with our members, we're asking for your help in shining a light on businesses and individuals who have stood out this year for the chamber! This year has presented unique challenges for all businesses around the area and this is your chance to give recognition to businesses and individuals who have make a positive impact on our chamber and community! 
Each year at the Annual Dinner, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presents member business awards in multiple categories. Nominations are taken in the late summer for the awards presentation in October.
CATEGORY ELIGIBILITY AND JUDGING CRITERIAListed below is information regarding categories, eligibility and judging criteria for the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards. The chamber invites its members to identify nominees for these awards in each of the following categories:
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5 Reasons to Attend the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

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The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Missouri's legendary car show, the 32nd Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals. After the initial reschedule, the date has been set for September 11th-13th. We invite you to this amazing event located on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. Read on to see just why this event is the perfect weekend plan for you and your car lovin' crew.
1. Check Out the Sweet RidesWhat is the first key component in a great car show? The sweet rides, of course! With over 30 years running, this one of a kind car show draws in the beautiful cars. In the past, the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals has boasted up to 1,000 participants from all over Missouri, as well as surrounding states to the Bagnell Dam Strip. A large variety of show vehicles come out every year & we're sure to have something that strikes a chord with your inner auto enthusiast! 2. Chat with Car Owners During the event, the strip is closed to normal traffic, so only partic…

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a Month Away!

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Our rescheduled annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is nearing! September 11-13th are the dates for our 32nd annual event and the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce couldn't be more excited as the date nears. Check out the event details & register your sweet ride today before all spots are filled!  About the Car Show:The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Located in Central Missouri, we bring 30+ years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so we only have show vehicles within the boundaries. This creates and absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it's like being on the set of "American Graffiti". Rules & Regulations for the 2020 Event:Any changes made after registration confirmed must be re-approved! Your registration card MUST be visible on the driver side dash to enter the even…

MEMBERSHIP PERK: Network & Connect

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The Lake Area Chamber is proud to provide some fantastic opportunities to connect with fellow business owners and community leaders. We offer a number of ways for you to get out and meet new people in hopes to gain exposure for your business. If you're interested in joining the Lake Area Chamber, don't miss these amazing perks of becoming a Lake Area Chamber member!

Attend Regular Networking SocialsWe invite all Lake Area Chamber Members and Future Members to our Monthly Networking Socials. Since networking should be a vital part of your business marketing plan, you are encouraged participate, exchange business cards, and get to know other members at our socials. This is an ideal way to gain visibility for your business and share information about you and your business.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our e-blasts to stay-up to date on details for each monthly social!
Socials are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except August & October) from 5-7pm at v…

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals: September 11-13

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One of the biggest annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks has been rescheduled for September 11-13, 2020. This awesome event brings in visitors from all over the state and surrounding states. It's a great boost for the local economy and an event the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host each year. Check out the details of the event and a little history of the Magic Dragon Car Show:

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals:The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Located in Central Missouri, we bring 30+ years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so we only have show vehicles within the boundaries. This creates and absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it's like being on the set of "American Graffiti".
How did we get our name?Some folks say that the Lake of the Ozarks, which is over 90…