Take Advantage of Our Membership Benefits... TODAY!

Here at the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we are member focused, member driven, and look forward to serving YOUR business! If you've been thinking about joining the Lake Area Chamber, now is the perfect time. Get involved as the season at the Lake of the Ozarks takes off. If you are looking for an impressive group that can help you and your business thrive, it's time to make the investment to join. As a Lake Area Chamber member, you can start enjoying a TON of perks! Take a look below to learn more!

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 The…

5 Reasons to Relocate Your Business to the Lake

The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place for business. With a number of positive factors that impact the business environment, it's an ideal time to relocate your business to the Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce helps promote businesses in the area and we know this is a great place for new and existing ventures. We'd be honored to help make your transition to the Lake of the Ozarks seamless. Take a look below for just a few of the many reasons why you should relocate your business to the Lake!

Reason to Relocate #1: Variety of Business Locations There are many business location opportunities around the Lake of the Ozarks. Affordable rural properties are ideal for a large factory or other bigger real estate requirement. Higher-traffic in-town options are also readily available. New developments are popping up all over - ready for business retail spaces.

Reason to Relocate #2: Positive Economic Environment The economic environment at the Lake of the Ozarks is…

Top 5 Reasons to Support Small Businesses

In honor of National Small Business Week, we want to dedicate this week's blog to support the backbone of our community - small businesses. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is made up of many small businesses. We strive to support local businesses and create a place for all to come together for the greater good of the community. Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber has included just a few of the most popular reasons why supporting small businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks is vital to the success of our area.

REASON #1: Help Boost the Local Economy When you spend money with a local business, more of that money stays within the community. Small business owners tend to turn around and support other area businesses with that money. From office supplies to insurance to delivery services, a local business usually strives to use local resources for all facets of their business. Spending money locally can help to keep your money local. It has a ripple effect that can be felt throughout the co…

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Magic Dragon Street Meet is May 4-6!

The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is right around the corner! It's time to make plans to attend this unique car show at the Lake of the Ozarks! The car show is scheduled for May 4th through 6th. It's the ideal place for any car enthusiast! Everyone can enjoy walking up and down the Bagnell Dam Strip, checking out the wide range of sweet rides. If you are looking for something fun to do, the Lake Area Chamber has you covered. You are officially invited to one of our most popular events: The Magic Dragon Car Show!

The Magic Dragon Car Show The Magic Dragon Car Show is one-of-a-kind. The show brings together cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all makes, models, and years. Last year, the Magic Dragon Car Show drew 1,000 participants and nearly 10,000 spectators. With a spectacular forecast lined up for the weekend, we anticipate this year's event to be just as successful - and possibly EVEN BIGGER!

The Magic Dragon Car Show is hosted by Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and spo…

⌛TIME IS RUNNING OUT - Take Advantage of our Spring Membership Drive⌛

Spring is a time when many businesses gear up for the busy season at the Lake of the Ozarks. As your Lake of the Ozarks chamber, we know how impactful our membership benefits can be for your business. We want to share this great opportunity to help you grow your business, just in time for the summer season! To help you gear up for the season, we are hosting a Spring Into Season Membership Drive. Learn more about the extra perks and membership benefits you can start experiencing when you join the Lake Area Chamber!

Love your Lake Area Chamber of Commerce membership? Help us spread the word about Spring membership drive! New members get a few extra perks during the drive, and referring members get a chance to win a FREE year of membership. It's win-win!

Perks for Existing Members Existing Lake Area Chamber members can take this opportunity to help the chamber grow. Help us help you! All members who participate in the membership drive will be entered to win a free year membership wit…

Polish Your Elevator Speech for SPEED LEADS!

Our mission is to support local businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks. We strive to provide educational and beneficial opportunities for our members to grow in a professional and personal manner. YOU are invited to join us for our upcoming Speed Leads Networking Luncheon. As your Lake of the Ozarks chamber, we pride ourselves on providing opportunities to help you and your business thrive. Meet other local business owners and associates at our upcoming event on April 26th! Learn more about this exciting event below.

All About Speed Leads: The Lake Area, Camdenton, and Lake West Chambers of Commerce invites our members
to connect at our Joint Chamber Speed Leads Networking Luncheon. This fast-paced event
presents an opportunity to connect face-to-face with representatives from member businesses
and to introduce your business service and/or product to other Chamber members. It's like speed dating for your business!

Twice a year, we collaborate with local chambers to host our thrillin…

Stress Management Tips for Professionals

Everyone has to deal with stress. Even people who seem to have it all together have stress in their lives. Managing your stress is a key for success, especially for business professionals in the area. Since our Lake Area Chamber is here for local businesses, we want to help provide some stress management techniques you can start implementing in your everyday life right away - both in your personal and professional life.

This week, the Young Professionals at the Lake hosted a Lunch and Learn session that focused on stress by Billye Bennett with Lake Regional Health Systems. In case you missed it, we've decided to recap some helpful tips in this week's blog!

Stress Management Tips:
1) Change Your Attitude A positive outlook on each situation can help improve how you feel about stress. A moderate amount of stress is actually a good thing - it keeps you on your toes and at peak performance. Instead of focusing on the negative, change your attitude to a positive outlook. This alone…