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GROW YOUR BUSINESS at the Business Academy

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Are you looking for an effective way to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks? We're proud to roll out a new learning opportunity - the Lake Area Chamber Business Academy! As we near the deadline (January 4th, 2019), it's time to turn in your application! If we've piqued your interest for a unique way to grow, take a look below to learn more of the details of this fantastic learning and growing opportunity!


This is the perfect opportunity to help your business grow at the Lake of the Ozarks. The new year is a great time to set goals for personal and professional growth and this amazing opportunity is an ideal way to accomplish both of those! If growing your business is on your resolution list, knock it out early in the year by attending our business academy!
About Our Business Academy: The first annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off Jan 9, 2019. Featuring 6 sessions, with 12 powerful workshops, and 11 expert speakers, this is one program y…

Set Your Networking Goals for 2019!

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As we approach the end of another year, it's a great time to reflect back on your personal and business life. As you think about your business, did you accomplish your networking goals? If not, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help you crush your networking goals for 2019! Take a look below to learn how you can better prepare yourself to network like a pro in the new year.


Reflect on the Past Year In order to make a successful goal for the new year, it's important to think about the past year. What did you do right and what improvements can you make upon your networking habits. The reflection should be a positive experience - don't beat yourself up for missed opportunities. Take the knowledge you gained from your networking in the past year and use that to set your new goals. It's important to reflect upon the past in order to learn and make improvements for the present and future!

Look at the Calendar Write down upcoming networking events that you want to …

11 Ways to Get Your Business Noticed at the Lake Area Chamber

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Are you looking for a unique way to gain exposure for your business? Join the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce! Why, you ask? There are a TON of reasons our Lake of the Ozarks chamber can help benefit your area business. Check out just a few of the many perks of joining the Lake Area Chamber below.


1) RECEIVE REFERRALS FROM THE CHAMBER The Lake Area Chamber is honored to have the opportunity to refer a variety of businesses to visitors and residents of the lake area. This is a benefit to our members, we ONLY refer Chamber Members. We not only receive in person inquiries of where to stay, where to eat, what to do, but also receive numerous phone and email requests for information on activities and relocating to the lake, as well as inquiries from business owners moving to the Lake.

2) HAVE A RIBBON CUTTING Upon request, our Chamber conducts ground breaking/ribbon cutting ceremonies for a variety of “milestone” events. Whether it’s a new, expanding or moving business or one that has taken …

GROW YOUR BUSINESS at the Lake Area Chamber Business Academy

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The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to roll out our Business Academy at the Lake of the Ozarks this January. If you haven't reserved your spot yet, do so TODAY. Seating for this informative program is limited. The Business Academy is a fantastic way to invest in your business. You'll receive a ton of useful tools to help your business in a number of ways. The session topics range from employee benefits to marketing strategies to legal issues to watch out for - and much, much more. If we've piqued your interested, check out further details about the Lake Area Chamber Business Academy below!


About the Business Academy: The first annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off Jan 9, 2019. Featuring 6 sessions, with 12 powerful workshops, and 11 expert speakers, this is one program you will not want to miss!

Our goal with Academy is to provide in depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next l…

LUNCH & LEARN with the Young Professionals at the Lake

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Have you heard? The Young Professionals at the Lake are hosting a Lunch & Learn session on December 5th from 12:00-1:30pm. The group hosts six of these sessions throughout the year and is a great way to dive deeper into a hot topic for our area! The upcoming session will feature information on how to maintain your digestion. Your digestion system has a big impact on your entire body and it's important to take care of it! If you're intrigued, be sure to RSVP by 11/30/18 to attend the YPL Lunch & Learn at Willmore Lodge on December 5th! Check out the details below!

All About 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 Comme…

Benefits of Supporting a Small Business

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Small Business Saturday is coming right up - 11/24/18. If you're thinking about getting out and shopping this weekend - don't forget to spread the love and support local businesses too. While a number of big box stores may have holiday shopping deals, you'll make a bigger impact by supporting a small business at the Lake of the Ozarks. As the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we encourage all of our members and friends to get out this Small Business Saturday and shop small!


Unique Items Many small businesses have unique items for sale. Whether they are homemade or specifically selected for the shop's inventory, items found in local businesses are typically unique and stand-out. You'll be hard pressed to find a unique item like those of a small business if you frequent a big box store!

Keep Money Local When you shop with a local business, your money is circulating in our great community. Many small business owners choose to support fellow small businesses, as well. As y…

👀A Sneak Peek into Our Business Academy Sessions 👀

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HAVE YOU HEARD? The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is putting on a local Business Academy! We're THRILLED to roll out this exciting new program to help area businesses grow and invest in their businesses. This is the ideal way to grow on a personal and professional level. Check out the details of this exciting new Business Academy at the Lake of the Ozarks below!

Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy The first annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off Jan 9, 2019. Featuring 6 sessions, with 12 powerful workshops, and 11 expert speakers, this is one program you will not want to miss!

Our goal with Academy is to provide in depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next level. Each workshop focuses on very specific topics to help your business grow, mitigate risk, develop your culture, amplify your reach, and impact your bottom-line in a positive way.

Each of our sessions are presented by experts i…

📈Take Your Business to New Heights with Our Upcoming Business Acadamy📈

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We are thrilled to roll out this new program - the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Acadamy. If you're looking for a unique way to grow your business and employees - this may be the ideal way to do it. As your Lake of the Ozarks chamber, we are constantly looking for new and exciting things to offer our members. If you're curious about the Lake Area Chamber Business Acadamy and who should attend, take a look below for more details.


Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy The first annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off Jan 9, 2019. Featuring 6 sessions, with 12 powerful workshops, and 11 expert speakers, this is one program you will not want to miss!

Our goal with Academy is to provide in depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next level. Each workshop focuses on very specific topics to help your business grow, mitigate risk, develop your culture, amplify your reach, and impact yo…

It's Support Your Local Chamber Day!

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October 17th is Support Your Local Chamber Day and we can't think of a better time to get involved in the Lake Area Chamber! Are you curious how you can support our Lake of the Ozarks chamber? We have plenty of opportunities for you and your business at the Lake of the Ozarks to get involved. If you're looking for the ideal way to give back and shine a spotlight on your business, get active with the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce!



As one of the largest organizations of it's kind in the area, the Lake Area Chamber works hard to provide great benefits for all of our members. If you'd like to get your business more involved in the community, we'd love to help facilitate it! With community projects and member driven organizations, you can give back while staying involved with our chamber. Take a look below to find some fun ways to get involved.

Volunteer at Chamber Events: There are MANY chamber events that take place throughout the year. While sponsorships are an impor…

Showcasing some of the Lake's BEST Businesses 24/7!

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Have you heard about the Lake of the Ozark's ONLY virtual home show? If not, you don't want to miss this info! The Lake Area Chamber is hosting a virtual home show at the Lake of the Ozarks! It's the perfect place to spotlight your business where it can be EASILY accessed. Learn about the different business categories and some benefits of participating below.


Benefits of our Virtual Home Show: Feature YOUR Business Your business information will be featured online. You can feature employees and promotions in your virtual booth area, as well. Capture your potential customers with a video about your business, as well. Gain social media followers by linking to your various social media platforms from your virtual booth. It's a great way to get your information out to a number of potential customers, all in one place!

24/7, 365 Exposure Potential customers looking for your service can find your information on our home show website 24/7, 365 days a year! It's the best ba…

RSVP TODAY for the Kentucky Derby Annual Fall Dinner!

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Have you reserved your spots yet? The Lake Area Chamber Annual Fall Dinner is quickly approaching and so is the deadline to RSVP! To reserve seats for you and your business, be sure to contact the Lake Area Chamber office by October 5th! If you're looking for a fun time and a great way to support the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, our annual dinner is the perfect place for you! Take a look below to learn more about this thrilling dinner and what you can expect when you attend.



Who: YOU & your business associates
What: Lake Area Chamber Annual Fall Dinner - Kentucky Derby style
When: Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Where: The Lodge of Four Seasons - Granada Ballroom

About the Annual Dinner: YOU'RE INVITED! Join us at the Lodge of Four Seasons for a social (5:30p-6:30p), dinner (6:30p), and program & awards (7:00p-8:30p). Get into the festive theme of "Kentucky Derby". Wear your best derby attire and don't forget the hat! It's a fun way to celebrate all the ac…

Reasons YOU should Join the Lake Area Chamber

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Are you looking for a unique way to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks? Joining the Lake Area Chamber is an easy way to do it! As your Lake of the Ozarks chamber, we are always looking to help grow businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks. Take a look below to learn how a Lake Area Chamber membership can benefit you and your business!


Gain Visibility As a new member, you have the opportunity to host a ribbon cutting. This is a great way to kick off your membership and draw attention to your business. A news release goes along with the ribbon cutting helping to increase your invisibility. Attending chamber events is another way to gain visibility for your business!

Member-Only Advertising A few different advertisement opportunities are available for chamber members. Our brochure rack located at Willmore Lodge contains pamphlets and information about area businesses. It’s a great way to reach visitors and locals with your business information. E-newsletters are another perk for ch…