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BE A TRADE SHOW STANDOUT - Tips for a Successful Trade Show

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A trade show can be very beneficial for your business. Not only do you get your name out in front of a TON of potential customers, it's a great place to interact with your clients and (hopefully) future clients! To make the most of your trade show efforts, it's important to plan ahead for success. While our Lake Area Chamber Home, Lifestyle, & Sport Show isn't until fall, it's never too early to start planning. Below you can find some quick tips and tricks for a successful trade show experience for your Lake of the Ozarks business!


Identify your purpose. Before you set up for a trade show, think about WHY you are participating. You should define your purpose as you prepare for the big event. Are you looking to grow the number of customers, gain contact information for potential clients, or sell a certain number of products? There are a number of ways to measure success for your trade show setup. Set a goal as to what you would like to accomplish with your participa…

8 Essential Networking Tips for Your Business

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In honor of international networking week (2/5/18 - 2/9/18), we want to focus our efforts on networking! The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has a number of networking events throughout the year. If you are looking to improve your networking skills, now's the time to start! Networking is one of the best ways to grow your business acquaintances. To learn how you can make improvements, take a look at the tips below.


1) Gravitate toward new people. It's always fun to catch up with old acquaintances and friends, but keep in mind the purpose of a networking event. Meeting new people is a great way to continue to grow your network. You can always make a friendly introduction from a new networking partner to an old acquaintance. This can help you show the new networker that you take networking seriously and you want to help them meet others, as well.

2) STOP selling and listen.  Sell, sell, sell is a quick way to put off a number of networkers. It's not a good tactic and can seem v…

JUST DODGE IT - Join Us For YPL's Dodgeball Tournament

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Have you heard? The Lake Area Chamber's Young Professionals at the Lake are hosting a dodgeball tournament this weekend! If you haven't made plans to attend, mark your calendar now. This annual fundraiser is an exciting time for everyone involved. Whether you are participating or spectating, you are sure to be entertained during this fun dodgeball tournament! Come out for a morning of fun, entertainment, and a little friendly competition. To learn a little more about the YPL organization and this great event, take a look below.


All About YPL: Member business owners or employees of your business that are aged 21-45 can join our Young Professionals at the Lake and take advantage of the professional development offered by the group. Connecting young professionals to foster community engagement, exchange ideas and support the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission and activities. The Young Professionals meet monthly and host a variety of events throughout the year! This organizati…