Lake Chamber At Work: Speed Leads Networking Luncheons

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 dating for business professionals. Our Speed Leads Networking Luncheons are structured so that all participants will have a brief time to tell new contacts about their business, followed by another brief time to listen to their new contact share about their business as well. Participants rotate through the event so that everyone has the opportunity to meet as many new people as possible.

Since space is limited, we request that companies send no more than two representatives each. If you plan to send two representatives, we recommend that you have your team members collaborate ahead of time so that they can each plan to pitch different aspects of your company.

But First - We Eat!

Of course, we won't send you out to network on an empty stomach! These networking events are hosted during lunch hour for a reason - we begin each of these events with lunch provided by the chosen location for that day's event. Past locations include Li'l Rizzo's, Lake Valley Country Club, and Osage National Golf Course. Once we're finished with lunch, we dive into the networking event. 

What To Bring

Participants are encouraged to bring lots of business cards to pass out to their new contacts. Since your time with other participants is limited, it is also best to come prepared with a brief "elevator speech" you can deliver to your new contacts. Practice this speech in advance so that you are well-prepared for the big day!

We ask that general participants do not bring additional marketing materials, as this privilege is reserved for the sponsor of that particular event.

Mark Your Calendar!

These fast-paced, high-energy events are held only twice per year, so it's important to take advantage of the opportunities they present! Our next Speed Leads Networking Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Location and additional details will be announced later. Mark your calendars now so that you can plan to join us!

If you'd like more information about our Speed Lead Networking Luncheons, call Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (573) 964-1008. In the meantime, be sure to keep up with everything happening at the Chamber by liking our Facebook page!

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