Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Lake Regional Cancer Center

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Lake Regional Cancer Center’s new state-of-the-art linear accelerator, the ribbon cutting ceremony took place during their open house, where attendees had the opportunity join in the celebration and tour the remodeled Cancer Center.

The Elekta Infinity linear accelerator enables therapists to focus higher radiation doses on targeted cells, while minimizing doses to surrounding healthy tissue. Although this is the same kind of treatment — intensity modulated radiation therapy — delivered by the Cancer Center’s previous linear accelerator, the new accelerator offers enhanced imaging and greater speed, both of which improve accuracy and further limit radiation to healthy tissue.

“Cancer treatments continuously improve as breakthroughs are made in research and in technology,” said Gregory Biedermann, M.D., a radiation oncologist at Lake Regional Cancer Center. “At Lake Regional, we’re proud that our patients are benefiting from those breakthroughs.”

Lake Regional Cancer Center offers a range of services to treat the whole person — not just the disease. These services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, nutrition therapy, palliative care, support groups, resource navigation and educational classes. Lake Regional Cancer Center treats many types of cancer, including bladder, breast, colon, lung, lymphoma and prostate cancers. To learn more, visit

Monday, October 26, 2015

Lake Area Chamber Honors Award Recipients at Annual Fall Celebration

Over 250 of the Lake’s elite business community gathered for the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Fall Dinner Celebration at the Lodge of Four Seasons.

As has become tradition of the Lake Area Chamber, five prestigious awards were given throughout the evening in the following categories:  Non-Profit of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Distinguished Citizen, and new this year Young Professional of the Year.  Recipients of the awards were nominated by their peers during a month-long nomination process.    

The first award of the night was presented to the Non-Profit of the Year; the award went to Hope House of Miller County.  The second award of the evening was presented to the Small Business of the Year; TXR Architects & Constructors.  Large Business of the Year was presented to Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks. Brian Gagnon was presented the award for Young Professional of the Year and last but certainly not least was the Distinguished Citizen of the Year award which was presented to Carolyn Davinroy. 

Also recognized were Lake Area Chamber Members celebrating a milestone anniversary, with members who have reached their 20 and 25 year anniversaries being honored with a short video during the event.  Those members include: Columbia College – Lake of the Ozarks, B&B Heating & Cooling, and Cross Creek RV Park. Other members celebrating their 20 and 25 year anniversaries with the Lake Area Chamber, who were not able to attend are: Four Seasons Realty, Osage National, Paul’s Supermarket, Riverview RV Park, DeClue & Dunstan, Dugan Paints, Fechtel Beverages, JB Hook’s, Janine’s Flowers, RP Lumber, and School of the Osage.  

Other awards presented that evening went to K.C. Cloke for Board Member of the Year, for her dedication to the Chamber and community; and Alan Sullivan was presented with the inaugural Lake Area Chamber of Commerce “President’s Award”, by outgoing Board President, Joe Roeger for his “we can get it done attitude”, devotion to the Chamber and community, and his exemplary character.  The Lake Area Chamber wishes to congratulate all award recipients and to thank all sponsors and guests who made the night possible.

The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with more than 500 members ranging from home-based businesses to large corporations.  The Chamber proactively serves as a business advocate to strengthen the business climate in the Lake Area.  To learn more about or join the Chamber, please contact Lisset Holt at (573)964-1008 or 

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Jennings Insurance Group

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Jennings Insurance Group, the ribbon cutting ceremony took place during their open house, where attendees had the opportunity to ask questions regarding healthcare insurance and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

Owner, Becki Jennings, started her career in Boise, Idaho, helping folks with their Medicare Healthcare Insurance choices. She obtained her health and life insurance license in October of 2007. In June of 2011, Becki returned home to Lake of the Ozarks, and opened her own insurance agency.

Jennings Insurance Group specializes in health insurance for individuals and families of all ages. Offering several types of insurance; including major medical plans, short term medical plans, dental/vision, cash cancer, critical illness, final expense, hospital indemnity, short term recovery. As a broker, Becki represents several insurance companies and is able to find the best plan to better suit your needs.

Becki’s office is conveniently located at 4732 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite C in Osage Beach, take the Passover Road exit, go right, Jennings Insurance Group is located directly across the street from Wobbly Boots and Domenico’s. Contact Becki today and allow her to find a plan that works best for you and your loved ones, (573) 693-9443.

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Elite Home Staging & Redesign

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Elite Home Staging & Redesign, at their showroom located at 3251 Bagnell Dam Boulevard in Lake Ozark.

The ribbon cutting ceremony took place during their open house, attendees had the opportunity to explore the showroom and enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres.

Owner, Kathy Beezley-Tite has been involved in the Real Estate business in one way or another for over 20 years, she has now expanded her reach by opening Elite Home Staging and Redesign. Whether you’re selling, buying, staging, or just remodeling she is the Professional you are looking for.

Check out her showroom at 3251 Bagnell Dam Boulevard, to see what she can do for you or call Kathy at (573)434-2107, for more information.

Poly Lift Celebrates 40 Years in Business

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Poly Lift, in celebration of their 40th anniversary, at their Sunrise Beach location.  

In celebration of their 40 years in business, Poly Lift held a customer appreciation celebration as a thank you to their clients for their business and support throughout all these years. Their friendly staff was on hand to answer any questions, while attendees enjoyed delicious BBQ and treats. 

Poly Lift boat lifts are the first choice for knowledgeable boat owners. With a stellar reputation and the best warranty in the industry, Poly Lift sets itself apart as the trusted solution for protecting your watercraft. Their top-notch build, patented designs, and virtually indestructible polyethylene tanks leave the competition behind.

To learn more about Poly Lift’s products and services, visit their website at or call one of their locations, Sunrise Beach (573)374-6545 or Osage Beach (573)693-9277.

Lake Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for GFI Digital – Leigh Ann Bauman

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for GFI Digital – Leigh Ann Bauman, at Willmore Lodge in Lake Ozark.

Leigh Ann Bauman is a dynamic and driven sales professional who truly loves her GFI Digital Career. She works every day to ensure her GFI partners are ecstatic with their products, service, and IT support.  This is a dream job for Leigh Ann.  She assists everyone from real estate brokers, law offices, banks, churches, state offices, factories, to the Lodge of Four Seasons, Central Bank, Eldon and Camdenton Schools in finding solutions that make a positive impact to their bottom line.  GFI Digital is a family-owned Missouri based company with 7 branches that just won the Pro's Elite Award for #1 in service out of 5,600 national independent dealerships.

GFI Digital, Inc offers a wide range of customized solutions from simply saving money on your copiers, fleet of printers w/ Managed Print Services to managing servers and workstations with their DigitalNet Managed Network Service team.  Their ability to customize any technology solution to your specific company’s needs and standing behind that solution, makes them an invaluable partner not only now, but as your company continues to change.

Call Leigh Ann at (573)821-0388 or send her an email at to evaluate your current copier lease, learn more about smart device printing, for a free printing assessment or explore a Managed Network Service solution today. For more information about GFI Digital, visit their website