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Top Perks of Joining the Lake Area Chamber

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Are you curious about the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce? Our chamber works hard each and every day to best represent our members and help each business grow. We strive to raise awareness for area businesses and draw visitors to the Lake of the Ozarks. As a business owner, it’s important to get involved in our close-knit community and the Lake Area Chamber is a great way to do so! Take a look below to see just a few of the perks that you can expect when you join the Lake Area Chamber.



Increased 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!

Networking Opportunities With a number of networking events throughout the year, our chamber encourages getting to know other business owners in the area. It’s a great w…

5 Tips for Setting Epic Networking Goals

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The new year is a great time to set goals in your personal and business life. Networking can have a huge impact on your Lake of the Ozarks business. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is involved with a number of networking events throughout the year. From special events to our monthly networking socials, there are a ton of opportunities for you to get out and meet fellow chamber members. Before you attend your first networking events for the year, think about your goals as a networker. If you don't have any goals set yet, now's the time to reflect on what you would like to achieve as you network in 2018.


1) 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 pas…

5 Success Tips for Starting a New Business at the Lake in 2018

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The Lake of the Ozarks business environment is thriving! With many new ventures starting up and a strong base of existing businesses, it's the ideal place for you to start a new business. With ample resources readily available, your new venture can get up and running in no time! Our Lake Area Chamber of Commerce loves to help new businesses get up on their feet and help to establish their brand in our area. With business resources available, we would be honored to be a part of your business plan, as you start up your new business in 2018.


1. Promote Your Brand As soon as you establish a business name and logo, it's time to start promoting it! Get a head start when it comes to building your brand to help bring awareness to your business. Consider which advertising methods you are going to use and start getting your message (and business name) out there!

2. Prioritize Cash Flow There is plenty of upfront costs associated with starting a new business, therefore getting the cash f…