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8 Success Secrets For Businesses At The Lake

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As a business owner, few things matter as much as the continued growth of your company. It's your passion as well as your livelihood, and its success is integrally linked to your own. As active supporters of businesses at the Lake, Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here to explore with you some tried-and-true secrets for entrepreneurial success.


1. Believe In Your Brand.
First and foremost, it is critical that you believe in your business and in what you can offer to the community. When you believe in your company and your product, it's not only easier to sell your services - it's also easier to muster the motivation required to continuously grow your business.

2. Think Long-Term.
Ideally, your business will be a part of the professional community at the Lake of the Ozarks for many years. In order to survive, you have think long-term. That means that you take time to plan and prepare before launching new products/services, expanding, hiring new employees, or taking other big st…

SAVE THE DATE - Home, Lifestyle, & Sport Show 2017

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It's Not Your Average Trade Show!


At Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we are always looking for ways to further enhance and support our wonderful community at the Lake of the Ozarks. We recently introduced a new annual event to the community calendar - the Lake of the Ozarks Home, Lifestyle, & Sport Show. Hosted by Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, this unique and varied trade show offers something for everyone. The event itself is still a few months out, but it's not too soon to reserve a vendor booth for your business!

Home, Lifestyle, & Sport Show

This one-of-a-kind event is best described as three trade shows in one. Specifically, we are looking for vendors in the following overarching categories:
HomeReal estate, home improvement, home services, and trades such as plumbing, roofing, landscaping, heating and cooling, etc.LifestyleHealth, wellness, beauty, entertainment, business, personal services, etc.SportBoating, golfing, fishing, hunting, water activities, etc.
Outdoor l…

Lake Chamber At Work: Speed Leads Networking Luncheons

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At Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, our mission is to support the business community at the Lake of the Ozarks. We strive to do everything we can to support local companies and business professionals so that together, we can contribute to an ever-improving business culture. We host a variety events to give professionals an opportunity to come together for this purpose. This week, we're taking a closer look at one such event - our Speed Leads Networking Luncheons.


Speed Leads Networking Luncheons

Twice per year, we collaborate with the other local Chambers (Lake West Chamber and Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce) to host our famous Speed Leads Networking Luncheons. Fast-paced and fun-filled, these events provide a great opportunity for local professionals to meet new people, exchange ideas, and generate new leads for their businesses. These events are exclusive - as an added benefit to our valued members, only Chamber members are welcome to participate!

How It Works

It's like speed …

5 Success Tips For Nervous Networkers

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Networking is the art of expanding, building, and strengthening your network of business professionals. In addition to furthering your connections with people you already know, networking involves approaching strangers so that you can forge new relationships with new opportunities. For some people, networking comes naturally and easily. For others, the concept may seem intimidating (to say the least).


The Importance Of Networking

Here at Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we are huge believers in the power of networking. People want to do business with people - one of the best ways to help your business grow is to build a strong network of people who will not only use your products or services personally, but who will refer your business to their friends, families, and coworkers.

In order to help our members take advantage of the potential that networking has to offer, our Lake of the Ozarks Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly networking socials for both existing and prospective members. These…

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals 2017

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CALLING ALL CAR ENTHUSIASTS ... and everyone else, too!

If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, Lake Area Chamber has got you covered. You are officially invited to join us at one of our favorite annual events: Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals!

The Magic Dragon Car Show
The Magic Dragon Car Show is one-of-a-kind. The show brings together cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all makes, models, and years. Last year, the Magic Dragon Car Show drew 1,000 participants and nearly 10,000 spectators. With a spectacular forecast lined up for the weekend, we anticipate this year's event to be just as successful - and possibly EVEN BIGGER! 
The Magic Dragon Car Show is hosted by Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by several local businesses. View a complete list of this year's sponsors at www.MagicDragonCarShow.com. Special thanks to all our volunteers who come together to help make this event possible!

29th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals
This year marks t…