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Lunch & Learn With the Young Professionals at the Lake

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Stay informed with local politics and catch up on area happenings by attending the Young Professionals at the Lake Lunch & Learn session on August 2nd. Socialize with fellow YPL members, enjoy a delicious lunch, and learn from locals who represent the Lake area on a state level. If you're interested in attending this unique learning and networking event at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce today! 



What is YPL?
The Young Professionals at the Lake is a chamber sponsored organization designed to connect young adults who are working and living at the Lake of the Ozarks. YPL is a subgroup of the Lake Area Chamber open to any working adult under the age of 45. The mission of the group is to Connect young professionals to foster community engagement, exchange ideas, and support the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's mission and activities. A number of activities are hosted and assisted by the local YPL chapter. From Lunch & Learn sessions to a shore…

Tips to Gear Up For a Networking Event

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Whether you network frequently or are less familiar with this activity, it’s an important skill to help your business blossom. With a number of networking events at the Lake of the Ozark, it’s best to be prepared before attending the next event. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce provides a number of opportunities to meet and get to know fellow business owners and employees in the area. Our goal is to always provide a welcoming environment for ALL networkers. If you’re getting ready to attend an event, check out the tips provided below to help you succeed at your next event.


Plan AheadBefore you walk into your next networking event, think about what you want to accomplish. Whether you are looking to expand your acquaintances in the area or build upon exiting relationships, it’s best to set a goal and keep it top of mind when networking. Along with planning ahead, it’s best to arrive as soon as a networking event begins. This can help ensure you get to meet everyone as they enter the roo…

Reasons to Start Your Business at The Lake

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Are you looking to relocate your business or start up a new venture all together? The Lake of the Ozarks offers a great location for businesses. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help new and existing businesses expand to their fullest potential. We are dedicated to getting new and existing businesses involved in the community! Take a look below to see just a few of the reasons why starting a business at the Lake of the Ozarks is ideal.


A Wide Range of OpportunityNo matter what type of business you're interesting in starting, there are plenty of opportunities at the Lake of the Ozarks. From rural space for a production plant to high traffic retail locations, we have the best of both worlds!

High Quality of LifeOur region has all of the essential ingredients necessary to provide a high quality of life. With natural beauty surrounding the Lake of the Ozarks and many opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy it - many residents love living here! With a comprehensive health car…

Tips for a Successful Networking Experience

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One of the best ways to gain exposure for your business is to participate in networking events. Here at the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we put on a number of various events with a focus on networking. Networking can be intimidating for many, if you are not properly prepared. Whether you're new to networking or want to polish up your skills, we've provided some helpful tips for you below!


Get There Early
While it may be easy to talk yourself into being fashionably late, arrive early or on time for your next networking event. You want to represent your business in a positive light and arriving at a professional time (on time) says a lot. It is easier to get involved in conversations if you are already at the event when fellow networkers arrive. 

Ask Questions
Open ended questions are a great way to get to know people. This technique allows others in attendance to talk, which in turn helps you listen and get to know your fellow business owners and employees. If you are not a fan o…