What the Lake Area Chamber is Responsible For

Have you seen the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce all over town? We are involved in a number of local events, organizations, and changes made to the lake area. If you're curious about what the Lake Area Chamber does, we're here to help answer your questions. To get a glimpse at some of the impact we have on the area, take a look below!

About the Lake Area Chamber: The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. The Lake Area Chamber serves the Lake of the Ozarks community including North Shore, Lake Ozark, Horseshoe Bend, Osage Beach, Kaiser and Linn Creek.  It is one of five chambers that surround the Lake of the Ozarks and is one of the largest in Central Missouri.

What Does the Lake Area Chamber Do? In addition to serving as a voice, resource, and marketing partner for member businesses, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is resp…

5 SERIOUS Perks of Participating In Our Virtual Home Show

HAVE YOU HEARD? The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is putting on the area's ONLY virtual home show! This is an exciting opportunity to shine a light on your business 24/7, 365. A traditional home show offers presence for a weekend and gives the opportunity to meet potentially interested customers but our virtual home show is EVEN BETTER! All the benefits of a traditional home show meets the comfort and convenience (and maximized exposure) in a virtual setting. Learn more about the major PERKS your business can experience when you participate in our virtual home show at the Lake of the Ozarks!

1) 24/7 Exposure Your business will be featured 24/7, 365 days a year on our virtual home show. Instead of being exposed for a weekend-long home show along with other vendors, your virtual booth will be able to be easily accessed any time of the day! Potential customers can find your business when they are in need of your service or product instead of only one weekend a year. It's a great …

🏇IT'S DERBY TIME - Become a Sponsor for Our Annual Dinner🏇

With the deadline approaching, now is the time to lock in your sponsorship for the Lake Area Chamber Annual Meeting & Fall Dinner on October 25th. This dinner is a fun time to recognize our hardworking members and celebrate a successful year together. It's also a great way to welcome in our new board members. The theme for this year's annual dinner is "It's Derby Time". There are a TON of perks that go hand-in-hand with sponsoring this Lake Area Chamber event. Learn why YOUR business should become a sponsor below!

Lake Area Chamber Annual Meeting & 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 $500
Tickets with seating for 6 guestsCompany logo in event programDinner tab…

Support Local Chamber Member Fireworks Displays

Holiday weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks means fireworks. There are a number of fireworks displays around the area. As the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we work hard to support and promote our members. This week, we are featuring our Lake Area Chamber members who are hosting upcoming fireworks displays to celebrate Labor Day Weekend. Take a look below to learn when & where you can catch some upcoming displays!

Our Member Firework Displays for Labor Day Weekend: Celebration Cruises Bagnell Dam Sunset & Fireworks Cruise Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: Boarding 7:30 pm; Departure 8:00 pm; Return 10:00 pm
Celebration Bagnell Dam: Next to Bagnell Dam on Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark
Call for reservations and details: (573) 480-3212

Celebration Cruises Grand Glaize Fireworks Cruise Date: Sunday, September 2
Time: Boarding 7:00 pm; Departure 7:30 pm; Return 10:00 pm
Celebration Grand Glaize: Jeffries Rd to 5076 Davis Drive in Osage Beach
View the Lodge of Four Seasons firework…

Quick Tips to Prepare For Your Next Networking Event

Do you attend many networking events throughout the year? Whether you frequent networking events or you're a first timer, it's important to prepare for your next networking event at the Lake of the Ozarks. Preparing can help you feel more at ease as you walk in AND will help set you up for success during the event. Since the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of networking events throughout the year, we want to help give you some tips to help prepare.

Plan to Arrive Early When coming to a networking event, plan to arrive early or on time. This can help, especially if you get overwhelmed at the thought of walking into a room full of people. Being one of the first networkers at an event can help ease you into visiting with fellow chamber members as they come to the event.

Bring Your Business Card Don't forget to bring along plenty of business cards as you head out to a networking event. Cards are a great way to give someone you've met something to take home wit…

5 Perks of Our Virtual Home Show

Have you heard? The Lake Area Chamber is hosting the ONLY virtual home show at the Lake of the Ozarks! What's a virtual home show? Think about all the vendors you see at a traditional home show and take it online. Our home show website houses information about all the vendors you would typically see at a home show. The good news is you can access this information 24/6, 365! Take a look below to see how our virtual home tour can be of a benefit to your business.
Join Our Cutting Edge 24/7 Online Virtual Trade Show People are busy, booths at traditional trade shows are expensive for a one weekend event, and everyone is looking online for solutions. These are just a FEW reasons to join us as we change the face of home and business tradeshows at the Lake.

Perks of Our Virtual Home Show Perk #1: Showcase Business Information Your business information will be featured online. You can feature employees and promotions in your virtual booth area, as well. Capture your potential customers w…

Ways the Lake Area Chamber Can Help Your Business Grow Through Networking

Networking is a proven way to help grow your business. Making connections in the community is a great way to let others know about your business. People like to do business with people and networking is the ideal way to meet as many people as possible. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce provides a number of networking events throughout the year. Every month we host a networking social designed to help our members meet one another. If you're thinking about coming out for our next social, take a look below to learn how we can help you grow your business at one of the upcoming Lake Area Chamber networking events!

ATTEND MONTHLY NETWORKING SOCIALS We 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 to 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 inf…