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Tips for the Upcoming Speed Leads

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Have you heard? The Lake of the Ozarks Chambers are joining forces to put on a Speeds Leads Luncheon on July 25th at Great Stone Coffee from 11:30a-1:30p. The Lake Area Chamber is proud to be a part of the driving force that puts on this fantastic networking event at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you're already planning to attend or simply want to know more about Speed Leads Luncheon at the Lake of the Ozarks, take a look at this week's blog to see what it's all about.


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 thrilling Speed Lead Networking Luncheon.…

Become a Lake Area Chamber Board Member

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Are you looking for ways to get more involved with the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce? Lucky for you, we're taking nominations for individuals who are interested in joining our board. Make an impact on our local chamber of commerce at the Lake of the Ozarks and become a board member today. Check out the details of becoming a board member or nominating someone you know below.

Become a Board Member: The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few committed men and women willing to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term. Nominations are being sought to fill five board positions beginning October 2019. In filling the nominating slate, every effort will be made to ensure that a cross section from the membership of the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is represented. Nominations for candidates will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019. According to the bylaws the proposed slate will be presented to the Board of Directors at the August meeting for…

Showcase Your Business 24/7 through our Virtual Home Show

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Have you heard? The Lake Area Chamber is hosting the Lake area's ONLY virtual trade show! We couldn't be more excited to bring this trend to the Lake of the Ozarks. There are some serious perks of participating in our online year-round home show at the Lake of the Ozarks. Learn more about how your business can benefit from participating!


Expose Your Business to New Customers 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 at 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 opportunity for exposure at the RIGHT time!

Get the Most Bang for Your Buck The investment to be part of our virtual home show is approximate to the cost of a weekend vendor booth at a traditional home show. The big difference is y…

7 Fun Facts About the Willmore Lodge

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Did you know that the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is housed in the historic Willmore Lodge? With a beautiful view, interesting history and rustic touches, the lodge is a great place to visit at the Lake of the Ozarks. Housing both the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and a museum focused on the building of Bagnell Dam, the lodge is a great resource for businesses wanting to grow their reach and visitors searching for more knowledge about the lake.  Whether you’ve visited the lodge before or not, here’s 7 fun facts about the Willmore that you may not have known.

1. Great Visitor Destination- 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.  2. The View- Located right before you cross Bagnell Dam, Willmore Lodge boosts a view of the first seven and a half miles of the lake 3. Event Venue- Willmore Lodge hosts events! Our members can rent out the f…

Help Your Business Stand Out with the Lake Area Chamber

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Are you looking for an effective way to shine a spotlight on your business? The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce can help your venture stand out! From ribbon cuttings to referrals to newsletter spotlights, there are many ways we can help you and your business gain extra exposure in the lake area. A membership with the Lake Area Chamber is a fantastic way to get involved and help your business stand out!


RECEIVE REFERRALS FROM THE CHAMBER The Lake Area Chamber is honored to have the opportunity to refer a variety of businesses to visitors and residents of the lake area. This is a benefit to our members, we ONLY refer Chamber Members. We not only receive in-person inquiries of where to stay, where to eat, what to do but also receive numerous phone and email requests for information on activities and relocating to the lake, as well as inquiries from business owners moving to the Lake.

HAVE A RIBBON CUTTING Upon request, our Chamber conducts groundbreaking/ribbon cutting ceremonies for a var…

REGISTER TODAY: YPL Sand Volleyball Tournament🏐🏖️

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You heard that right -- the Young Professionals at the Lake are hosting the inaugural 2019 YPL Sand Volleyball Tournament on August 10th at Old Kinderhook! This is your chance to get your crew together and hit the sand this summer. Check out the details of this awesome new volleyball tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks!


About YPL: Member business owners or employees of member business that are aged 21-45 can join our Young Professionals at the Lake and take advantage of the professional development offered by the group. Connecting young professionals to foster community engagement, exchange ideas and support the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission and activities. The Young Professionals meet bi-monthly and host a variety of events throughout the year!

2019 YPL Sand Volleyball Tournament: Young Professionals at the Lake is excited to announce our inaugural volleyball tournament! We are looking for teams and sponsors to help make our first event great.

Entry fee: $150 for a team of…

5 Success Tips for Lake Area Businesses

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When you own a business at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's likely a major part of your life. Business ownership is a great deal of work but comes with a great deal of reward, as well. If you're thinking of starting a business in mid-Missouri or already have one and are seeking some keys to success, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here for you!


Secrets to Business Success: 1) Plan for the Long Term Just like your personal life, you should have goals for your business. A big picture idea can help give you something to strive toward each and every day. Take time to plan and prepare for every step along the way to your business goals. As you take new steps in your business, keep your long term goals in sight.

2) Network, Network, Network Networking is a proven way to grow your connections and business. People want to do business with people. One of the best ways to ensure success for your company is to build a strong network with your local community. Lucky for you, our chamber o…