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 Directory
  • 237 Vacation Mailing Packets were mailed in 2016

HAVE A RIBBON CUTTING

Upon request, our Chamber conducts groundbreaking/ribbon cutting ceremonies for a variety of “milestone” events. Whether it’s a new, expanding or moving business or one that has taken over new ownership, a chamber ribbon cutting is available. After each ribbon cutting, you will receive a news release, prepared by our Marketing Coordinator, which is sent to media outlets across the Lake and in the major metro areas surrounding the Lake of the Ozarks. This is a great opportunity for us to help you get the exciting word out to our community and surrounding areas.


  • Last year, the Chamber held 32 Ribbon Cuttings for our members!
  • Our ribbon cuttings see a variety of attendees; from business owners, business professionals, elected officials, Chamber Board Members, and Chamber Volunteers. 

SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON YOUR BUSINESS

Who doesn’t like to brag?! All Lake Area Chamber Members have the opportunity to be featured in one of our “Business Spotlights”. You are encouraged to write a 150-word article about you and/or your business that introduces you and your services to our members. We encourage logos, at least one photo and the article. The article must be submitted by the twentieth of the month. Not a writer? Not a problem! Let our Chamber Marketing Coordinator assist you in the write-up of your business. Remember, we are here to help and here to promote!


  • Your business spotlight is visible to 1,400 individuals with interest in the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and its member’s services through the newsletter
  • Your business spotlight is visible to thousands MORE on an ongoing basis through the newsletter archive on our website.

HAVE A PRESENCE IN THE VISITOR CENTER BROCHURE DISPLAY RACKS

Our Chamber office is fortunate to be located at Historic Willmore Lodge. Located inside Willmore Lodge is our Visitors Center where we feature display racks for Chamber Members only to display their promotional pieces for thousands of annual visitors and residents of the lake.


  • The Lake Area Chamber welcomed over 11,000 visitors at our Visitors Center in 2016
  • 90% of visitors leave with some sort of brochure, map or member information.
  • The most common referrals to our visitors are for restaurants, lodging, and area attractions (boat rentals, hiking, swimming, shopping, golf).
  • Chamber Members also have the opportunity to advertise their upcoming special events in the visitor center.

SEND AN INDIVIDUAL E-BLAST

Do you have a special promotion coming up? Take advantage of the opportunity to reach our subscribers list of 1,400 at a minimal cost of only $75.00 per blast. General advertising guidelines apply to broadcast email.

  • Community Event/Non-Profit e-blasts available with special pricing, contact the chamber for further details.
  • Reach 1,400 individuals via email!

BE FOUND IN OUR ONLINE MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Constantly updated, our website visitors find member businesses with ease at lakeareachamber.com. Additional enhancements such as hyperlinks or display advertising can be purchased by members to make their listing stand out from the crows! By taking advantage of the hyperlink capability to your website, you will be creating a “backlink” which in turn, from a search engine optimization perspective, demonstrates a sites popularity.

  • 43,506 visits to the online directory in 2016
  • Of those visits, 2,684 clicked on member hyperlinks which lead them directly to member’s website. 

ADVERTISE IN OUR E-NEWSLETTER

Our monthly newsletter is filled with the content of upcoming events, lake area trends and topics and the latest visitor statistics. We email our newsletter to a subscription base of over 1,400 which consists of members of the Chamber of Commerce, and additional individuals who have subscribed to our website. The newsletter can also be found on our Lake Area Chamber Website. Chamber Members have the opportunity to advertise in our newsletter with a business card size ad for a small additional fee.

  • Sent monthly to 1,400 email addresses

PARTICIPATE IN THE GATEWAY PROGRAM

Your business can be included in this program of information distribution for an additional fee of $150 annually. Provide the Chamber with a minimum of 500 marketing pieces to distribute to the centers and we may request additional pieces later in the year if inventory runs low.

  • Materials distributed to 7 State Welcome Centers & 3 Affiliate Welcome Centers

PARTICIPATE IN THE VACATION MAILING PROGRAM

These packets are sent to individuals actively planning their Lake vacations. Your business can be included in this mailing program for an additional fee of $150 annually. By providing the Chamber with a minimum of 250 of your marketing material pieces, you will be ensuring that your business is included in this very important mailing program.

  • 237 Vacation Mailing Packets mailed last year!

PARTICIPATE IN THE FORT LEONARD WOOD PROGRAM

The Fort Leonard Wood Program participants are represented at the monthly orientation for new incoming soldiers and their families. An average of 40 news soldiers/families per month will receive information about your business through your participation in this program. Your business can be included in this Program of information distribution for an additional fee of $150.

  • Promotion of your business to an average of 40 new soldiers and their families a month

BE A COMMUNITY INVESTMENT BENEFACTOR

The Chamber uses contributions from our Benefactors to produce quality networking and professional development opportunities for our Chamber Members.

  • Benefactor levels include: Supporter: $25-49.99; Patron: $50-74.99; Investor: $75+
  • Benefactors receive special recognition in our monthly newsletter, at our monthly networking social, online through our social media outlets, and at our Annual Dinner.

Now that you have seen some of the ways to get your Lake of the Ozarks business noticed, you're ready to make the investment to join. If you are interested in becoming a Lake Area Chamber member, visit our website or contact our office today. We would be thrilled to help you make the first step into growing your new or existing business at the Lake!

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