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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…

What the Lake Area Chamber is Responsible For

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Have you seen the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce all over town? We are involved in a number of local events, organizations, and changes made to the lake area. If you're curious about what the Lake Area Chamber does, we're here to help answer your questions. To get a glimpse at some of the impact we have on the area, take a look below!


About the Lake Area Chamber: The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. The Lake Area Chamber serves the Lake of the Ozarks community including North Shore, Lake Ozark, Horseshoe Bend, Osage Beach, Kaiser and Linn Creek.  It is one of five chambers that surround the Lake of the Ozarks and is one of the largest in Central Missouri.

What Does the Lake Area Chamber Do? In addition to serving as a voice, resource, and marketing partner for member businesses, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is resp…

5 SERIOUS Perks of Participating In Our Virtual Home Show

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HAVE YOU HEARD? The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is putting on the area's ONLY virtual home show! This is an exciting opportunity to shine a light on your business 24/7, 365. A traditional home show offers presence for a weekend and gives the opportunity to meet potentially interested customers but our virtual home show is EVEN BETTER! All the benefits of a traditional home show meets the comfort and convenience (and maximized exposure) in a virtual setting. Learn more about the major PERKS your business can experience when you participate in our virtual home show at the Lake of the Ozarks!


1) 24/7 Exposure Your business will be featured 24/7, 365 days a year on our virtual home show. Instead of being exposed for a weekend-long home show along with other vendors, your virtual booth will be able to be easily accessed any time of the day! Potential customers can find your business when they are in need of your service or product instead of only one weekend a year. It's a great …

🏇IT'S DERBY TIME - Become a Sponsor for Our Annual Dinner🏇

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With the deadline approaching, now is the time to lock in your sponsorship for the Lake Area Chamber Annual Meeting & Fall Dinner on October 25th. This dinner is a fun time to recognize our hardworking members and celebrate a successful year together. It's also a great way to welcome in our new board members. The theme for this year's annual dinner is "It's Derby Time". There are a TON of perks that go hand-in-hand with sponsoring this Lake Area Chamber event. Learn why YOUR business should become a sponsor below!


Lake Area Chamber Annual Meeting & Fall Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities: Platinum Sponsor $1,000
Tickets with preferential seating for 10 guests¼ page ad in event programDinner table sponsor placardRecognition as a Platinum Sponsor with company logo in a continuous slide show at the event*Platinum Sponsors may purchase additional dinner tickets for $30 each
Gold Sponsor $500
Tickets with seating for 6 guestsCompany logo in event programDinner tab…

Support Local Chamber Member Fireworks Displays

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Holiday weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks means fireworks. There are a number of fireworks displays around the area. As the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we work hard to support and promote our members. This week, we are featuring our Lake Area Chamber members who are hosting upcoming fireworks displays to celebrate Labor Day Weekend. Take a look below to learn when & where you can catch some upcoming displays!


Our Member Firework Displays for Labor Day Weekend: Celebration Cruises Bagnell Dam Sunset & Fireworks Cruise Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: Boarding 7:30 pm; Departure 8:00 pm; Return 10:00 pm
Celebration Bagnell Dam: Next to Bagnell Dam on Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark
Call for reservations and details: (573) 480-3212

Celebration Cruises Grand Glaize Fireworks Cruise Date: Sunday, September 2
Time: Boarding 7:00 pm; Departure 7:30 pm; Return 10:00 pm
Celebration Grand Glaize: Jeffries Rd to 5076 Davis Drive in Osage Beach
View the Lodge of Four Seasons firework…

Quick Tips to Prepare For Your Next Networking Event

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Do you attend many networking events throughout the year? Whether you frequent networking events or you're a first timer, it's important to prepare for your next networking event at the Lake of the Ozarks. Preparing can help you feel more at ease as you walk in AND will help set you up for success during the event. Since the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of networking events throughout the year, we want to help give you some tips to help prepare.


Plan to Arrive Early When coming to a networking event, plan to arrive early or on time. This can help, especially if you get overwhelmed at the thought of walking into a room full of people. Being one of the first networkers at an event can help ease you into visiting with fellow chamber members as they come to the event.

Bring Your Business Card Don't forget to bring along plenty of business cards as you head out to a networking event. Cards are a great way to give someone you've met something to take home wit…

5 Perks of Our Virtual Home Show

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Have you heard? The Lake Area Chamber is hosting the ONLY virtual home show at the Lake of the Ozarks! What's a virtual home show? Think about all the vendors you see at a traditional home show and take it online. Our home show website houses information about all the vendors you would typically see at a home show. The good news is you can access this information 24/6, 365! Take a look below to see how our virtual home tour can be of a benefit to your business.
Join Our Cutting Edge 24/7 Online Virtual Trade Show People are busy, booths at traditional trade shows are expensive for a one weekend event, and everyone is looking online for solutions. These are just a FEW reasons to join us as we change the face of home and business tradeshows at the Lake.

Perks of Our Virtual Home Show Perk #1: Showcase Business Information Your business information will be featured online. You can feature employees and promotions in your virtual booth area, as well. Capture your potential customers w…

Ways the Lake Area Chamber Can Help Your Business Grow Through Networking

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Networking is a proven way to help grow your business. Making connections in the community is a great way to let others know about your business. People like to do business with people and networking is the ideal way to meet as many people as possible. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce provides a number of networking events throughout the year. Every month we host a networking social designed to help our members meet one another. If you're thinking about coming out for our next social, take a look below to learn how we can help you grow your business at one of the upcoming Lake Area Chamber networking events!


ATTEND MONTHLY NETWORKING SOCIALS We invite all Lake Area Chamber Members and Future Members to our Monthly Networking Socials. Since networking should be a vital part of your business marketing plan, you are encouraged to participate, exchange business cards, and get to know other members at our socials. This is an ideal way to gain visibility for your business and share inf…

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT: The 25th Annual Midwest Wine & Brew Festival

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Have you heard? The 25th Annual Midwest Wine & Brew Festival is right around the corner. Join the Lake Area Chamber on August 11th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the Lodge of Four Seasons for this unique event. Taste samples from area vendors and get a chance to find your new favorite wine or brew! Take a look below to find out a little more about what you can expect to find and WHO will be at the festival:


What to Expect at the Wine & Brew Fest: Taste Samples With a wide range of samples available from Missouri wineries, breweries, and restaurants, take advantage of this unique festival right here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Samples are provided from a variety of vendors - treats from restaurants included! You can taste test local products BEFORE deciding which one you want to add to your favorites list!

Buy Products Don't worry if you fall in love with a sample... vendors will have products for sale, as well! Vendors allow you to taste test before making your purchase. Once you tas…

MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT: Discounted Pricing at Special Events

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Are you looking for a unique and effective way to get your business noticed? As a Lake Area Chamber member, you can take advantage of our discounted sponsorship opportunities. We put on a number of events throughout the year - as you likely know. Get in on the action and ensure your business is present at these events! It's easy - simply become a sponsor (and get a discounted member rate) at our annual events this year. Take a look below to learn a little more about these events and which ones line up with your ideal customer to decide which are the best fit for your business sponsorship!


The Chamber sponsors a number of events to attract more visitors to the Lake, therefore, generating more overnight stays and traffic for area businesses. Additional marketing / promotional opportunities exist with each event as an event sponsor and Lake Area Chamber Members receive the best pricing on these events and sponsorship opportunities!

Cocktails & Caddies Golf Tournament Held in Apri…

Quality of Life at the Lake of the Ozarks

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If you love visiting the lake area, it may be time to relocate to the beautiful area. There are a ton of reasons WHY this is the best place to live and the high quality of life is one. As the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we help promote area businesses and the Lake of the Ozarks in general. This week's blog is focused on the quality of life you can expect when you move to the Lake! Take a look below to learn what you can enjoy as you relocate to the area.

Education Education is a big deal around the Lake of the Ozarks. There are a number of strong school districts in the area. Award-winning schools is an important factor about what makes this area great. We put a lot of emphasis on educating the youth who will be the future of the region.

Healthcare We have a local hospital who provides excellent care for area patients. Whether it's a routine check-up or an emergency situation, the area has top-notch healthcare. The 116-bed hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and …