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GET YOUR BUSINESS NOTICED with the Lake Area Chamber

There are a TON of perks of joining the Lake Area Chamber. Drawing attention to your business is just ONE of them. If you are a new business at the Lake of the Ozarks looking to thrive in the area or an existing business looking to get involved in the community, joining us may be exactly what your business needs! Take a look below to see how the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce can help you get your business noticed and grow at the Lake!

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.

The Lake Area Chamber distributed over 4,000 copies of the 2016 Business…

🍷Attend the Midwest Wine & Brew Festival🍺

It's our favorite time of year again... one of the Lake Area Chamber's most popular events is right around the corner! The Midwest Wine & Brew Festival is scheduled for August 11, 2018. Come out and celebrate our 25th Aniversary of this FABULOUS event. It's one of the biggest festivals of it's kind this summer! For an exciting afternoon of samples from wineries, breweries, and area restaurants, it's a great way to spend time with others!

WHO: Any wine & brew lover in Mid-MO - you know who you are!
WHAT: 25th Annual Midwest Wine & Brew Fest
WHEN: August 11th, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO
WHY: An afternoon filled with wines, brews, food samples, and FUN!
COST: Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door

All About the Midwest Wine & Brew Festival: Come taste the best of the Midwest at the 25th Annual Midwest Wine & Brew Festival on Saturday, August 11th from 2-5pm at the Lodge of Four Seasons.


Come Prepared For Our Upcoming Networking Event

Networking is a BIG DEAL! It's an important way to meet other business owners and employees in your area. Many business deals are solidified with someone you meet at a local networking event. It's the ideal way to get to know fellow businesses in the area. Lucky for you, the Lake Area Chamber offers a number of networking events throughout the year! Take a look below to find out what you should bring when you attend our next Lake of the Ozarks networking event.

In order to prepare for your next networking event, don't forget to bring the following things!
What to Bring to a Networking EventIntangible Things to Bring:
Smile - A smile is a sure way to be approachable! It's a friendly way to greet your fellow networkers and welcome them to visit with you about your business. Understanding of what your business offers - Before you start visiting about your business, you should be comfortable with all that you can offer. It's a great opportunity to share information abou…

🌊Fun Facts About Your FAVORITE Missouri Lake🌊

The Lake of the Ozarks is known for being a popular tourist destination. While it's been a hot spot for families for many years, it's grown in popularity over the years. From a poppin' nightlife to family-friendly attractions, there are endless entertainment opportunities at the Lake. As an advocate for the entire region, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce prides ourselves on promoting the fabulous businesses in the area. Whether you are visiting for the weekend or live at the Lake full-time, fun can be had by all!

As we approach Memorial Day Weekend, it's time for the Lake to come to life. Whether you are a business owner at the Lake of the Ozarks or simply visiting the beautiful area with your family, it's an exciting time for year for everyone! We know you are itching for the summer to kick off. To get you by until the weekend, you can pass the time with these interesting facts about the Lake of the Ozarks!
Fun Facts About the Lake of the Ozarks:Fun Fact #1 - The…

Take Advantage of Our Membership Benefits... TODAY!

Here at the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we are member focused, member driven, and look forward to serving YOUR business! If you've been thinking about joining the Lake Area Chamber, now is the perfect time. Get involved as the season at the Lake of the Ozarks takes off. If you are looking for an impressive group that can help you and your business thrive, it's time to make the investment to join. As a Lake Area Chamber member, you can start enjoying a TON of perks! Take a look below to learn more!

Membership Benefit #1: Network & Connect Our chamber hosts monthly networking opportunities making the ideal place to meet fellow members and business owners at the Lake of the Ozarks. All members and future members are invited to join in our monthly socials. We encourage you to participate, exchange business cards, and get to know other members at our social events. It's a great way to gain visibility for your business!

Membership Benefit #2: Get Your Business Noticed The…

5 Reasons to Relocate Your Business to the Lake

The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place for business. With a number of positive factors that impact the business environment, it's an ideal time to relocate your business to the Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce helps promote businesses in the area and we know this is a great place for new and existing ventures. We'd be honored to help make your transition to the Lake of the Ozarks seamless. Take a look below for just a few of the many reasons why you should relocate your business to the Lake!

Reason to Relocate #1: Variety of Business Locations There are many business location opportunities around the Lake of the Ozarks. Affordable rural properties are ideal for a large factory or other bigger real estate requirement. Higher-traffic in-town options are also readily available. New developments are popping up all over - ready for business retail spaces.

Reason to Relocate #2: Positive Economic Environment The economic environment at the Lake of the Ozarks is…

Top 5 Reasons to Support Small Businesses

In honor of National Small Business Week, we want to dedicate this week's blog to support the backbone of our community - small businesses. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is made up of many small businesses. We strive to support local businesses and create a place for all to come together for the greater good of the community. Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber has included just a few of the most popular reasons why supporting small businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks is vital to the success of our area.

REASON #1: Help Boost the Local Economy When you spend money with a local business, more of that money stays within the community. Small business owners tend to turn around and support other area businesses with that money. From office supplies to insurance to delivery services, a local business usually strives to use local resources for all facets of their business. Spending money locally can help to keep your money local. It has a ripple effect that can be felt throughout the co…

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Magic Dragon Street Meet is May 4-6!

The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is right around the corner! It's time to make plans to attend this unique car show at the Lake of the Ozarks! The car show is scheduled for May 4th through 6th. It's the ideal place for any car enthusiast! Everyone can enjoy walking up and down the Bagnell Dam Strip, checking out the wide range of sweet rides. If you are looking for something fun to do, the Lake Area Chamber has you covered. You are officially invited to one of our most popular events: The Magic Dragon Car Show!

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 spo…

⌛TIME IS RUNNING OUT - Take Advantage of our Spring Membership Drive⌛

Spring is a time when many businesses gear up for the busy season at the Lake of the Ozarks. As your Lake of the Ozarks chamber, we know how impactful our membership benefits can be for your business. We want to share this great opportunity to help you grow your business, just in time for the summer season! To help you gear up for the season, we are hosting a Spring Into Season Membership Drive. Learn more about the extra perks and membership benefits you can start experiencing when you join the Lake Area Chamber!

Love your Lake Area Chamber of Commerce membership? Help us spread the word about Spring membership drive! New members get a few extra perks during the drive, and referring members get a chance to win a FREE year of membership. It's win-win!

Perks for Existing Members Existing Lake Area Chamber members can take this opportunity to help the chamber grow. Help us help you! All members who participate in the membership drive will be entered to win a free year membership wit…

Polish Your Elevator Speech for SPEED LEADS!

Our mission is to support local businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks. We strive to provide educational and beneficial opportunities for our members to grow in a professional and personal manner. YOU are invited to join us for our upcoming Speed Leads Networking Luncheon. As your Lake of the Ozarks chamber, we pride ourselves on providing opportunities to help you and your business thrive. Meet other local business owners and associates at our upcoming event on April 26th! Learn more about this exciting event below.

All About Speed Leads: The Lake Area, Camdenton, and Lake West Chambers of Commerce invites our members
to connect at our Joint Chamber Speed Leads Networking Luncheon. This fast-paced event
presents an opportunity to connect face-to-face with representatives from member businesses
and to introduce your business service and/or product to other Chamber members. It's like speed dating for your business!

Twice a year, we collaborate with local chambers to host our thrillin…

Stress Management Tips for Professionals

Everyone has to deal with stress. Even people who seem to have it all together have stress in their lives. Managing your stress is a key for success, especially for business professionals in the area. Since our Lake Area Chamber is here for local businesses, we want to help provide some stress management techniques you can start implementing in your everyday life right away - both in your personal and professional life.

This week, the Young Professionals at the Lake hosted a Lunch and Learn session that focused on stress by Billye Bennett with Lake Regional Health Systems. In case you missed it, we've decided to recap some helpful tips in this week's blog!

Stress Management Tips:
1) Change Your Attitude A positive outlook on each situation can help improve how you feel about stress. A moderate amount of stress is actually a good thing - it keeps you on your toes and at peak performance. Instead of focusing on the negative, change your attitude to a positive outlook. This alone…

Overcome Your Networking Nerves

Networking is an important skill for any business professional. It's the ideal way to expand your network with fellow professionals in the area. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce knows how important networking is - that's why we host a number of networking socials throughout the year! In addition to growing your current connections, networking involves meeting new people and getting to know them and their business. For many professionals, networking is an intimidating concept. If you are nervous when entering networking events (or avoid them altogether), learn how you can improve your networking skills below!

Success Tips for Nervous Networkers:
1) Arrive Early If walking to a room full of people is intimidating, arrive before the big crowd. Coming early to a networking event can help you get acclimated to your environment. This also gives you the chance to visit with fellow networkers as they arrive. Arriving early can help ensure networking groups have not formed yet and you…