Monday, July 27, 2015

IT'S OFFICIAL!!! LAKE OF THE OZARKS VOTED THE NUMBER ONE "BEST RECREATIONAL LAKE" IN THE COUNTRY

Lake of the Ozarks Wins Best Recreational Lake

Big Bear Lake, West Okoboji Lake, Lake Cumberland and Lake Tahoe also winners
Lakes and reservoirs comprise 39.9 million acres in the United States. In honor of Lakes Appreciation Month in July, we set out to find the best recreational lakes in the nation.

Our readers have been voting for their favorite lakes from a pool of 20 nominees for the past four weeks, and now the results are in!


It was a very close race between the winner and runner-up, but in the end it was Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks that won the most reader votes and the title of Best Recreational Lake. This large reservoir from the Osage River offers visitors more than 1,000 miles of shore. It belongs to Missouri’s biggest state park and is a sought-after vacation destination with a wide array of activities, from fishing to shopping to dining to spas.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Recreational Lake are as follows:

Lake of the Ozarks
Big Bear Lake
West Okoboji Lake
Lake Cumberland
Lake Tahoe
Lake Havasu
Lake Michigan
Lake Coeur d'Alene
Flathead Lake
Lake Powell
Other nominees for Best Recreational Lake included Caddo Lake, Crater Lake, Lady Bird Lake, Lake Champlain, Lake Charles, Lake Chelan, Lake Placid, Lake Superior, Lake Winnebago and Norris Lake.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA TODAY.

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-recreational-lake/

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Millard - Rekus Family Funeral Chapel

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting 
for Millard - Rekus Family Funeral Chapel

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Millard - Rekus Family Funeral Chapel, at their facility, 902 E North St in Eldon. 

At Millard Family Chapels, they are Proud of their Heritage. One of their locations has been serving families continuously for over 100 years. As a family owned business they believe it’s important to be involved in the communities they serve. That’s why Millard Family Chapels sponsors children, young adult and senior events throughout the year. In addition you’ll see their staff at local church, charity and civic functions. At Millard Family Chapels, they believe it’s great to be a part of the communities they serve and it’s even more rewarding for all the lifetime friendships they have made along the way, while enjoying the lighter side of life with families just like yours.  

For more information contact them at (573) 392-3351 or visit their website www.MillardFamilyChapels.com.



Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for American Family Insurance – Nathan Reid Agency, LLC

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for 
American Family Insurance – Nathan Reid Agency, LLC

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for American Family Insurance – Nathan Reid Agency, LLC, at their new location, 3535 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite 401 in Osage Beach. 
For more than 80 years, American Family Insurance has given its customers peace of mind by making their insurance experience easy and convenient. As your American Family Insurance agent, Nathan Reid believes there's more to insurance than the policy itself. It's about protecting your dreams - including your life, family, home, car or your business. 
Call Nathan today at (573)348-5451, to discuss how American Family can help safeguard what you value the most.  


Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Keller Williams Lake of the Ozarks Realty

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Keller Williams Lake of the Ozarks Realty

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Keller Williams Lake of the Ozarks Realty, at their office, 3524 Osage Beach Pkwy in Osage Beach. The Ribbon Cutting took place during their Open House, where attendees got to meet the team and tour their offices. Operating Principal, Carolyn Crispin was on hand to handle the ceremonial ribbon cutting and also address the crowd and 40+ agents that comprise the Market Center. The Keller Williams Lake of the Ozarks Realty office is headed up by its Investor Group and Associate Leadership Council, all who were present for the ceremony and received Crispin's words of gratitude for the hard work and faith put in to bring Keller Williams to Lake of the Ozarks.  

Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world, with approximately 700 offices and 120,000 associates in more than a dozen countries around the world. In 2015, Keller Williams was named the No. 1 training organization across all industries in the world by Training magazine. The company has grown exponentially since the opening of the first Keller Williams Realty office in 1983, and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards associates as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes, commercial and farm and ranch properties. 

The Keller Williams mission is “To build CAREERS worth having, BUSINESSES worth owning, and LIVES worth living”. Their perspective is a training and consulting company that also provides the franchise systems, products, and services that lead to productivity and profitability. Keller Williams thinks like a top producer, acts like a trainer-consultant, and focuses all its activities on service, productivity, and profitability.

For more information or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at www.kw.com or call to speak to an agent today at (573)348-9898.



Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Yacht Club Powersports

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Yacht Club Powersports

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Yacht Club Powersports, at their new location, 4760 Formula Drive in Osage Beach. 

Yacht Club Powersports celebrates the Grand Opening of the new Powersports Supercenter in Osage Beach located off Passover Road.  The new facility features 30,000 square feet of sales and service to accommodate their customers and multiple lines of ATV’s, UTV’s, motorcycles and personal watercraft.  Brands include Polaris, Arctic Cat, Kawasaki, Can Am and Sea Doo personal watercraft.

Yacht Club Powersports is proud to have retained so many of the employees that were already in place, in addition to new hires that make for a dedicated staff providing the highest level of service to their customers.  

For more information go to ycpowersports.com or stop by the new facility located off Passover Road in Osage Beach.

Author: Karen Hurtubise


Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Women’s Functional Health & Hormone Center

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting 
for Women’s Functional Health & Hormone Center

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Women’s Functional Health & Hormone Center, at their center, 1055 Ozark Care Drive in Osage Beach. The Ribbon Cutting took place during their Open House, where attendees had the opportunity to meet Dr. Williams-Gynecologist and Paula Johnson, LCSW Therapist as well as the rest of their lovely staff; tour the center and enjoy delicious appetizers and wine tasting with Savannah Grille!

Women’s Functional Health & Hormone Center provides personalized holistic care to women across their lifespan in order to improve physical, mental, and spiritual health and function.
Their holistic approach incorporates a team of care providers dedicated to your lasting wellness. A physician and a licensed, award-winning masseuse work in tandem to develop an individualized treatment plan for your entire body and mind, focusing on:
Physical Health
Emotional Wellbeing
Spiritual Strength

For more information contact them at (573)693-1516 or visit their website WomensFunctionalHealth.com. 


Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Ozarks Amphitheater

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Ozarks Amphitheater

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Ozarks Amphitheater, at 2367 N State Hwy 5 in Camdenton. The Ribbon Cutting took place during their Grand Opening Celebration, where attendees got to listen to music by Shawn C, tour back stage and enjoy complimentary food and beverages, as well as free tastings from Ozark Distillery.  

The celebration featured an amazing performance by award winning blues artist Sena Ehrhardt. Donations were collected throughout the evening for C.O.P.S..
Their Grand Opening marks the start of a very exciting concert season! Visit their website, OzarksAmp.com and follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on their upcoming concerts! 


Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Keys to the Lake

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Keys to the Lake

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Keys to the Lake, at their new location, 5886 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite B in the Evers CPA Building in Osage Beach. The Ribbon Cutting took place during their Open House, where attendees got to meet the team, tour their offices and enjoy complimentary food and beverages. 

Keys to the Lake is a diversified group that offers Real Estate Sales / Long-Term Lease Management / Association Management / Residential and Commercial Property Management / Asset Protection Management Services / and Vacation Rental Services at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

With seasoned leadership, Keys to the Lake has continued to experience steady growth and shown solid performance by treating each of their clients with respect and dignity while staying informed on market trends. Their reputation for integrity, exceptional service and personal attention to their clients has struck a responsive chord. Keys to the Lake, works diligently to raise the standard at the Lake of the Ozarks within all of their Divisions of Service.

Contact them today for any Real Estate Sales, Property Management, Association Management, Long-Term Rental, or Vacation Rental needs, 573-964-KEYS (5397) or visit their website today at either, www.KeystotheLake.com  or www.KeystotheLakeRealEstate.com .



Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for My Clean Boat

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for My Clean Boat

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for My Clean Boat, at their office, 12 North Shore Drive in Lake Ozark. 

My Clean Boat is a Veteran-owned and operated business, specializing in mobile boat cleaning, detailing, gelcoat restoration & boat re-upholstery. Serving Lake Ozark, Osage Beach, Camdenton and surrounding areas. They work with local marinas and boat brokers. My Clean Boat is fully licensed and insured for your protection. Their Detailers go through an intense training program to ensure your boat is well cared for. Only properly trained gelcoat techs perform Gelcoat Restorations.                                             
At My Clean Boat they stand behind their work! 
Check out their website to see some of their work, www.MyCleanBoat.com or contact them today for a free estimate, (573) 365-5396.


Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Stryker Orthodontics

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Stryker Orthodontics

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Stryker Orthodontics, located at 293 E Hwy 54, Suite 102 in Camdenton. 

Dr. Stryker and his team have been creating beautiful smiles in the Lebanon, Waynesville, St. Robert, Ft. Leonard Wood and surrounding communities in Missouri since 1994. They are proud to announce they have a new office location open in Camdenton.

Although every patient has different needs, everyone is treated to the Stryker Orthodontics experience, one that is fun, affordable, interactive and results in the smile that you have always wanted. Stryker Orthodontics promises to work with each patient to ensure they receive the professional and personal care they come to expect and deserve.

To learn more visit their website www.StrykerSmiles.com or contact them at (573) 525-5141.



Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Airlake Aviation

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Airlake Aviation

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Airlake Aviation, located at 20 Airport Drive, within the Camdenton Memorial Airport. The ribbon cutting was held during their Grand Re-Opening Celebration. Attendees enjoyed BBQ, participated in a drawing for an airplane ride, listened to a live broadcast by KB with 93.5 Rocks/KRMS, all while supporting a great cause, as proceeds from food sales were donated to our area Veterans. 

AirLake Aviation provides aerial advertising with banner towing in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and beyond. They also provide aerial photography of Lake of the Ozarks, Air tours of Lake of the Ozarks, and flight training in Central Missouri.

To learn more visit their website www.AirlakeAviation.com or contact them at (573) 348-1088.





Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Harmy’s Cheese Store & More, LLC

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Harmy’s Cheese Store & More, LLC

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Harmy’s Cheese Store & More, located at 6378 Osage Beach Pkwy in Osage Beach. The ribbon cutting was held during their Grand Opening Celebration. Attendees had the opportunity to sample some of their delicious products while enjoying a live broadcast from KRMS. Many lucky winners took home some tasty treats during their prize give-a-ways.   

Harmy’s Cheese Store & More is a specialty retail store offering over 100 varieties of Wisconsin’s finest cheese, sausage, snacks, souvenirs and fun lake necessities and unique gifts found only at Harmy's!  Harmy’s is also proud to support local area businesses and Missouri made products and will stock Ozark flair to include: Family Jewel BBQ sauces/rubs, McCalls candles, Das Jams/jellies, Float Trip Pickles, Redneck Nutz, Tom’s Slaughterhouse meats, fun gifts and specialty gift baskets of cheese and sausage for all occasions.  

They are open from 10-6 daily, stop in to say hi and check out everything they have to offer! Harmy’s Cheese Store & More is located on the west end of Business 54 just 1 mile west of KK & ¼ mile east of the Harley Davidson building next to the green cactus, look for the bright blue and yellow building with Harmy’s head peeking over the top of the roof. 

For more information follow them on Facebook - facebook.com/harmyscheesestore and watch for the unveiling of their website harmyscheesestore.com coming soon or contact them at (573) 693-1243.



Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Direct Primary Care Clinics

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Direct Primary Care Clinics

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Direct Primary Care Clinics, located at 5780 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite 215.

Direct Primary Care Clinics offers exceptional healthcare 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for one low monthly fee. They are a full-service primary care clinic providing all preventative services, including wellness exams and physicals. If you don’t have health insurance, or are paying extremely high deductibles, a membership with Direct Primary Care Clinics is ideal for you. 
They do not bill insurance so there are no co pays or deductibles. You will always receive quality healthcare designed just for you.

Their number one priority is helping prevent, diagnose and treat health issues you are facing, with affordable solutions that work best for your life.

To learn more about Direct Primary Care Clinics visit their website www.dpcareclinics.com or contact them at 573-933-0870.



Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Lake Party Rentals

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Lake Party Rentals

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Lake Party Rentals, located at 5896 Osage Beach Parkway.

Lake Party Rentals is a new party and event rental shop at Lake of the Ozarks. They rent three styles of chairs, various sizes and shapes of tables, plus they offer 74 colors of polyester linen, various specialty fabrics, runners and overlays. Serving items such as chafing dishes and outdoor items like wedding arbors and patio heaters can also be rented. Delivery is available to an 80-mile radius of The Lake of the Ozarks. 

Their showroom is open Monday through Saturday or you can make an appointment by calling 573-200-2813. They can be found online at LakePartyRentals.com.



Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for El Gallito Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for El Gallito Authentic Mexican Restaurant

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for El Gallito Authentic Mexican Restaurant. The ribbon cutting was immediately followed by their Grand Opening and Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Attendees enjoyed delicious authentic Mexican cuisine and tasty Margaritas with a live broadcast from Mix 92.7. 

El Gallito Authentic Mexican Restaurant is located in Luby’s Plaza, on the Bagnell Dam Strip. 
They offer locals and tourists a great getaway experience, with truly authentic Mexican cuisine, a relaxing atmosphere with seating inside or outside on their popular patio area, great deals and amazing service. El Gallito is open 7 days a week and features daily drink and food specials.

Stop by for lunch or dinner, 1371 Bagnell Dam Blvd located in Luby’s Plaza and follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/ElGallitoAuthenticMexicanRestaurant) and Twitter 


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Niangua Falls Resort

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Niangua Falls Resort

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Niangua Falls Resort. Located on the North side of the Niangua Bridge in Camdenton, Niangua Falls offers water front dining in their two story restaurant, with seating available on the patio. You will also find a full service marina, outdoor stage for live music, nightclub, a 70' cascading water fall, sand volleyball.
With a great menu in main restaurant, favorite cocktails at any of the bars and fun for kids at the beach, it is the one stop for family fun! 
Be sure to stop by and check out this great establishment, 199 Wharf Place in Camdenton and follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/NianguaFalls).





Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for the Law Office of Mark Webb

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for the Law Office of Mark Webb

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for the Law Office of Mark Webb. The Law Office of Mark A. Webb employs cost-effective solutions that are tailored to your individual needs, because no two legal issues are the same.  Whether you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you’re going through a divorce, or you’ve been accused of committing a crime, you can trust that he will address each and every facet of your case with the attention it requires.

Mark has defended the rights of individuals and businesses in both civil and criminal courts all around the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding areas.  He doesn’t take every case that he’s offered, but Mark is confident that no matter what you’re facing, he can be a valuable asset – even if that means finding you specialized counsel in an area outside his practice. 

For more information contact the Law Office of Mark Webb at (573)302-0897 or visit their website at MarkWebbLaw.com. 





Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for O’Donnell Law Center

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for O’Donnell Law Center

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for O’Donnell Law Center. O’Donnell Law Center in Osage Beach, Missouri, is designed to “center” its focus on you when you have hit a bump in the road.  Everything they do is intended to take the burden off of your shoulders and place it on theirs.  At O’Donnell Law Center you have a team of professionals who communicate with you often and work efficiently to get your problem resolved.  While they work hard for you, you carry on with life. 

O’Donnell Law Center offers their expertise in Family law, Criminal Defense at the Federal, State and Municipal Levels, Estate Planning and Probate, Business and Contracts, Real Estate, Personal Injury, and Condominium and Home Owners’ Associations.  Their Center is located at 1026 Palisades Blvd. Suite 3, in Osage Beach, off of Highway 54 at the KK exit, in the Palisades Village Shopping Center.    

For more information contact O’Donnell Law Center at (573)552-0317 or deirdre@odonnelllawcenter.com and visit their website at www.odonnelllawcenter.com.