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Kick Those Networking Nerves

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Networking is a vital part of many businesses around the Lake. It's an effective way to grow your business and meet new people. The more people you meet on behalf of your business, the better. Networking at the Lake of the Ozarks is a fantastic way to grow on both a personal and professional level. Many people are intimidated at the thought of attending a networking event at the Lake Area Chamber is here to help you kick those networking nerves! Check out our tips for being more confident at our next networking event at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Kick Those Networking Nerves: Bring a Friend If you are uneasy about attending a networking event, bring a friend. This can help you feel more comfortable about talking with new people. Don't get stuck in the trap of only talking to the friend you brought. This can have the opposite effect and actually make it harder for new people to approach you and make it easier to avoid meeting new people.

Talk to New People The purpose of attending…

2019 Mardi Gras Pub Crawl - The World's Largest Pub Crawl!

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Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is right around the corner - February 16th! The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present this entertaining event. This well-attended event brings an abundance of traffic to many of our area businesses in the offseason. It's many local spots' biggest night of the winter months! Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber is excited to be a part of this major winter event at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out the details of this can't-miss event below!


2019 Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Details: Mardi Gras Pub Crawl - The World's Largest Pub Crawl!
DATE: Saturday - February 16, 2019
TIME: Busses Start at 4:00 PM (VIP Shuttle Service Available too!)

Wrist Band Details
$10.00 Event Fee…instead of charging a cover charge at each location buy your wrist band and get into every participating bar/restaurant.

The wrist band is required and includes:

Entry to 16 participating venuesUnlimited entertainment – All locations will have a band or DJBus transportation to all 16 l…

GET YOUR DODGE ON - 4th Annual YPL Dodgeball Tournament

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The highly anticipated Young Professionals at the Lake Dodgeball Tournament is right around the corner! The good news - you still have time to sponsor the event or register a team! This thrilling tournament is scheduled to take place on March 2nd from 9:00a-2:00p at the School of the Osage Middle School. Young Professionals at the Lake (YPL) is part of the Lake Area Chamber that works to provide networking and learning opportunities for young professionals in the area AND they're hosting this exciting event. Take a look below to learn a little more about the tournament and about the YPL group!

What is YPL?  Member business owners or employees of your 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 monthly and…

Reasons the Lake of the Ozarks is the Ideal Place for YOUR Business

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Are you starting a new business in mid-Missouri or thinking about relocating your existing business? The Lake of the Ozarks offers a unique business environment. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help businesses as they start up in the area. If you're new to the area or to the business world, we can help ease you into it. With a number of resources available, networking opportunities, and support, the Lake Area Chamber offers a number of opportunities for our members. Take a look below to learn about the reasons our area provides the best place for your business!


Economic Development Emphasis A local council, Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council, is dedicated to bringing new businesses to the area. With a large highway system and five local airports easily connecting businesses to larger cities, the Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to house your business. The transportation options help to bring customers IN and allows access for your product to g…

Reasons to Feature YOUR Business In Our Virtual Home Show

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We're THRILLED to be hosting the Lake Area's ONLY virtual home show! Think about all the great things a home show offers - all in one convenient location you can access online - anytime, anywhere! This is a fantastic opportunity for your business to gain year-round exposure for a cost similar to a traditional weekend-long home show format. The Lake Area Chamber's virtual home show is a proven investment for many businesses around the area. Learn more about this exciting opportunity below.

Reasons to Feature YOUR Business: 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 t…

BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY: Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

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The 18th Annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl will be here before we know it! This year's highly anticipated event is February 16, 2019, and the Lake Area Chamber is proud to host this event! This event brings almost a million dollars in revenue to the area. It directly benefits local restaurants, bars, hotels, taxis, and a number of other businesses in our area. Pub Crawl is one of the highest revenue nights for many off the water establishments. It's a fantastic opportunity to bring an influx of visitors to our area in the off-season.

About Mardi Gras Pub Crawl: The Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl offers participants the opportunity to safely enjoy a number of year-round establishments around the area. Busses take participants from venue to venue and can end the night at a participating hotel. $10 wrist bands get attendees full access to all restaurants and bars, transportation, and live music from 4pm until closing time. Enjoy the World's Largest Mardi Gras Pub Craw, rig…

2019 Eagle Days Schedule

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One of the Lake of the Ozark's most anticipated winter events is right around the corner. The Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days is this weekend - January 5th-6th. This family-friendly event offers a unique learning experience for all ages. View the majestic bald eagles around the area at this event. The Lake Area Chamber is honored to be a part of this fantastic event! Check out the schedule of events for Eagle Days 2019 below.


Schedule of Events for Eagle Days 2019 Saturday, January 5th 9:30 am - Eagles of North America
10:30 am - Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal
11:30 am - Eagles of North America
12:30 pm - Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal
1:30 pm - Eagles of North America
2:30 pm- Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal
3:30 pm- Eagles of North America
4:30 pm- Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal

Sunday, January 6th 10:30 am - Eagles of North America
11:30 am - Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal
12:30 pm - Eagles of North America
1:30 pm - Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal
2:3…