What the Lake Area Chamber is All About

The Lake Area Chamber works hard to support our member businesses and helps our community thrive. We work hard day in and day out to offer resources and referrals for our members. We know this has been a trying time for many businesses and we're here to offer a supportive hand as we get back into the busy summer season. Our Lake of the Ozarks Chamber knows how important the summer months are for many area businesses and we're here to assist in attracting visitors and locals to your businesses! Check out some details about the Lake Area Chamber and what we're all about:

Lake Area Chamber's Vision & Mission: Mission We improve the economic and community prosperity in the Lake of the Ozarks area by providing services to and advocating for businesses.

Vision For the benefit of our members and community stakeholders, we will be the foremost Chamber for the Lake of the Ozarks area.

The Purpose Behind the Lake Area Chamber: Purpose We are the advocate and service provider…

Support Local Businesses this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here and our Lake Area Chamber is excited as our area businesses start to take off for the season. Lake of the Ozarks has started to bustle with the feeling of summer. As you may start to get out and about, it's still just as important as ever to support local businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks. We've included some ways you can support your favorite local spots this long holiday weekend.

Dine Out or Grab Dinner to Go Restaurants are starting to open back up for dine-in options. If you've missed sitting at a restaurant table and being waited on, this is your chance to support those places you've been missing so much. If you're more comfortable staying home or it's more convenient for your family to eat at home, this weekend is your chance to take advantage of take out restaurant options!

Consult Local Businesses for Home Improvements As you spend time in and around your home this holiday weekend, you may be creating a mental list…

Policies Your Business Should Evaluate

As many businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks gear back up or are planning to do so soon, this may be a good time to evaluate existing policies. Ensuring your business policies are 100% updated and accurate can help make a difficult time, like many businesses are facing, a little easier to handle. Take this time to evaluate your current policies that impact employees and make any needed updates or changes as you and your business evolve to this new business environment.

It's recommended to review human resources policies to make sure that policies and practices are consistent with public health recommendations and are consistent with existing state and federal workplace laws.
Sick Leave PolicyEnsure that sick leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance and that employees are aware of and understand these policies.Maintain flexible policies that permit employees to stay home to care for a sick family member or take care of children due to school and childc…

It's Time to Focus on Lifestyle, Family, & Health

As many area businesses are re-opening, our "normal" is changing once again. Instead of dwelling on the negatives, take some time to focus on what matters most to you! For many, that is lifestyle, family, and health. Our Lake of the Ozarks Virtual Home Show features many fantastic businesses in the local area that can assist in one of those areas of your life! Take a look below to learn more about the Lifestyle, Family, & Health businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Lake Regional Health System Healthcare is a hot topic right now and we have one of the best healthcare facilities right here in our backyard! Lake Regional Health System is your health care provider at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you're a long-time resident or a seasonal visitor, you can count on Lake Regional for top-quality medical care. With their state-of-the-art hospital and network of clinics, therapy sites and pharmacies, Lake Regional offers a wide range of services to meet all of your health …

Ways to Improve Your Communication During a Pandemic

Communication is key and it's even more important during this challenging time. Businesses should be communicating to employees and customers on a regular basis. Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber is here to help! The Lake Area Chamber has put together some creative ideas on how you can better communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Share Basic Business Information If your hours have changed due to this crisis, ensure your business information is up to day, especially on online platforms. This can help your customers know what's going on with your business and when they can contact you.

Feature New Procedures Are you changing up how things are done around your business? Ensure your customers know! Share this information so everyone knows what is going on and what is expected if/when they enter your place of business.

Build Digital Visibility Update your digital platforms. Ensure your social media, Google My Business, and websites are all up to date. You can add special informati…

Easy Ways to Support Local Businesses­čží

Now, more than ever, local businesses are fighting hard. It's our responsibility as community members to step up and support our local businesses. If you love frequenting local shops, restaurants, and attractions, it's time to step up and show your support. Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber of commerce is all about helping local businesses thrive and that's what we're here to do today. The Lake Area Chamber is showcasing some easy and effective ways to support your favorite local spots!

Frequent Local Businesses Make an effort to support our local businesses right now. When choosing a carry-out option, try to support local restaurants. Many of the items being purchased at big box stores or online can be purchased from local vendors, as well. This effort can go a long way in keeping our local businesses afloat!

Buy Gift Cards for Future Use Gift cards or tickets can be purchased now and used later. Whether you have a few summer birthday gifts to cross off your list or you …

Reasons to Join During Our Spring Into Season Membership Drive

We have a few weeks left of our Lake Area Chamber Spring Into Membership Drive and now's the time to take advantage of these added benefits of joining. Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber does a lot to help our member businesses thrive in our community. From education to promoting, we help shine a light on your business. If you join now, you can take advantage of even more benefits! Check out the details of our Spring Into Membership Drive below:

HOW IT WORKS - Spring Into Membership Drive:Any business, individual, or non-profit organization not listed on the provided current membership list roster are fair game!New Member Application MUST specify your name and business on the “Referred By” line for it to count towards your total.The Chamber office must receive the new member’s completed application and paid membership investment by May 8th, 2020 for it to count towards your total. Postmarked applications and payment of May 8th, 2020 or before will be counted towards your total.Winner …