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Take Your Business to New Heights in 2020 with the Business Academy

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Can you believe 2020 is almost here? We're hard at work gearing up for the Lake Area Chamber Business Academy and we couldn't be more excited to share some details. This six-week course can help you (or someone you know) grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks. The feedback from last year's course was fantastic and we can't wait to help even more businesses thrive at the Lake of the Ozarks with the Business Academy! Check out the details:


All About the Business Academy: The 2nd annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off Jan 8, 2019. Featuring 6 sessions, with 12 powerful workshops, and 12 expert speakers, this is one program you will not want to miss!

Our goal with Academy is to provide in depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next level. Each workshop focuses on a very specific topics to help your business grow, mitigate risk, develop your culture, amplify your reach, and impact you…

🎁Give the Gift of Business Growth🎁

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Are you trying to think of the perfect gift for a business owner or entrepreneur? The Lake Area Chamber Business Academy is the ideal gift! Nothing says "I care about you" more than helping that person on your list grow their business! Whether it's a family member or close friend, this opportunity is a business changing experience that your gift recipient will be thankful for for years to come! We hear a lot of people say things like "I'd do anything to help my family member's small business succeed"... now's your chance! Check out the details of the 2020 Business Academy:


The Perfect Gift for the Business Owner in Your Life: Our goal with Academy is to provide in-depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next level. Each workshop focuses on a very specific topics to help your business grow, mitigate risk, develop your culture, amplify your reach, and impact your bottom-line in a positive way.

We're THANKFUL for our 2019 Business Academy Participants!

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Our 2019 Business Academy was a roaring success and we couldn't be more pleased with our first year offering this highly effective workshop to help local businesses succeed and thrive at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Area Chamber Business Academy has offered helpful insight to a number of important business topics. From marketing strategy to legally covering your business, this academy offers a ton of helpful takeaways that your business will want to start implementing right away! We can't thank our 2019 participants for helping us kick off this successful workshop. This week, we're going to feature some of our 2019 participant testimonials!


Business Academy: Our goal with Academy is to provide in depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next level. Each workshop focuses on a very specific topics to help your business grow, mitigate risk, develop your culture, amplify your reach, and impact your bottom-line in a …

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: 2020 Lake Area Chamber Business Academy

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Don't miss your chance to attend this academy that may change the way you do business for the better! The Lake Area Chamber Business Academy has twelve unique sessions that focus on various segments of must-know business categories. This year we're changing things up and only one business type will be allowed to join -- so hurry up and sign up today to ensure your spot! Check out the details of the 2020 Business Academy below:


Who: Any area business leader, employee you want to develop, or entrepreneur
What: Lake Area Chamber Business Academy
When: Jan 8, Jan 29, Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 11, Mar 25 from 8:30am-12:30pm
Where: Willmore Lodge
Why: To take your business to new heights!

Our goal with Academy is to provide in depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next level. Each workshop focuses on a very specific topics to help your business grow, mitigate risk, develop your culture, amplify your reach, and impact your bottom-line…

📈Grow Your Business in 2020📈

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Are you looking for an effective way to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks? Running a business takes a lot of time and energy so it's best to find solutions that are worth the time and financial investment. The Lake Area Chamber's Business Academy is for you! It's a highly effective and thorough twelve-session workshop that offers insightful information to help you better manage and grow your business. Learn more about this awesome learning opportunity for your business:


2020 Business Academy by the Lake Area Chamber The 2nd annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off Jan 8, 2019. Featuring 6 sessions, with 12 powerful workshops, and 12 expert speakers, this is one program you will not want to miss!

Our goal with Academy is to provide in depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next level. Each workshop focuses on a very specific topics to help your business grow, mitigate risk, develop…

CALLING ALL BUSINESS LEADERS: Register for the 2020 Business Academy!

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The 2nd annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off Jan 8, 2020. We're thrilled to bring back the Business Academy to help grow experienced, new, and future business leaders at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Area Chamber is excited to offer this unique training opportunity to help you and your business grow. The academy will feature 6 sessions, with 12 powerful workshops, and 12 expert speakers. This is one program you will not want to miss!

About The Business Academy: Our goal with Academy is to provide in-depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next level. Each workshop focuses on a very specific topics to help your business grow, mitigate risk, develop your culture, amplify your reach, and impact your bottom-line in a positive way.

Each of our sessions are presented by experts in their respective fields. Sessions will be highly interactive, engaging, and extremely educational. We guarantee you will…

5 Ways a Virtual Booth with our Lake Home Show Can be Beneficial

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Are you looking for unique ways to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks? We're thrilled to host the innovative Lake Home Show -- the Lake of the Ozarks only virtual home show! The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is constantly looking for effective platforms in which our member businesses can grow and we love the concept of a virtual trade show at the Lake of the Ozarks. As we dive a little deeper into how your business can benefit from this platform, take a look below for reasons you should reserve your virtual booth space today!


Everyone is looking online for solutions to their problems and our virtual home show is a great place for answers! Just like a traditional home show, there are many different booths set up on the website that showcase all sorts of information about each business. Searchers can even directly contact the business they are searching for to learn more! This innovative platform is truly a way to gain 24/7 access.

Ways a Virtual Booth can be a Benefit: 1)…

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO NEW HEIGHTS with the Lake Area Chamber Business Academy

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We've set the dates for the 2nd annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy and we've already started taking registration for the six-session event. This Lake Area Chamber event is designed to help you and your business grow. Whether you're looking to start a business or have owned a business for years, there are many opportunities for growth with this business academy. Check out the details for this important and impactful learning experience!



The 2nd annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off Jan 8, 2020. Featuring 6 sessions, with 12 powerful workshops, and 12 expert speakers, this is one program you will not want to miss!

Our goal with Academy is to provide in depth sessions on a wide array of critical business subjects to help you take your business to the next level. Each workshop focuses on a very specific topics to help your business grow, mitigate risk, develop your culture, amplify your reach, and impact your bottom-line in a positi…

Perks of Hosting a Holiday Party for Your Business

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It's hard to start thinking about holiday parties when we just got into fall but the holidays are right around the corner. The holiday season is the perfect time to treat your employees for all their hard work throughout the year. As a member of the Lake Area Chamber, we want to help feature some perks of treating those who work so hard for you all year long! A party for your Lake of the Ozarks business can benefit your venture in a number of ways.


Boost Employee Moral Your workers put a lot of time and effort into helping your business succeed. From upper management to your front line staff, everyone comes together to help your venture do well. This is your chance as a business owner or manager to give back! Boosting employee moral can help your employees fee a stronger connection between one another. This bond can help keep your team together and even work as a more efficient unit.

Thank Your Employees Show your appreciation for the hard work your team puts forth day in and day …

5 Ways to Celebrate #SupportYourLocalChamberDay

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#SupportYourLocalChamberDay is October 16th and it's time to start planning how you're going to celebrate! As the biggest chamber at the Lake of the Ozarks, we pride ourselves on offering fantastic opportunities to help our member businesses grow. This is just one more benefit of being a Lake Area Chamber member! If you're looking for unique ways to get more involved and support the Lake Area Chamber on October 16, 2019, check out some of the ideas below!


1) Volunteer with the Chamber We host a ton of events throughout the year and we are always looking for help with these events. From setting up to planning, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available for our members. It's also a great way to get your name and business out there and gain exposure for your venture at the same time - it's a win-win!

2) Make Plans to Attend a Networking Social We have regular networking socials and they are an effective way to meet your fellow chamber members. Networking is…

RSVP For The Annual Fall Dinner

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October is here and that means the Lake Area Chamber Annual Fall Dinner & Awards is right around the corner. Don't miss this awesome night of celebrating a great year with your fellow Lake Area Chamber members! RSVP for this event to reserve your spot and get ready for a fun night of delicious food, great company, and exciting awards. Check out the details of the event below:


About the Fall Dinner & Awards: Around the World is the theme for the 2019 Annual Fall Dinner & Awards. Make plans to join us at the Regalia Hotel & Conference Center on October 17th from 5:30-8:00pm. It's going to be a fun night to dress like you're traveling to your favorite place -- so start planning your outfit today!

Annual Fall Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities:Platinum Sponsor $1,000
Tickets with preferential seating for 10 guests
¼ page ad in event program
Dinner table sponsor placard
Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor with company logo in a continuous slide show at the event
*Pl…

Marketing Tips You'll Want to Implement in Your Small Business

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Marketing a business is a key way to inform your potential customers about your product or service. Everything you do to represent your business is marketing. Anything that can give someone an impression of you or your brand reflects upon your business. Here at the Lake Area Chamber, we work hard to help our member businesses grow. Marketing is a vital strategy to grow a business. Marketing can be very expensive but it can have an effective return on investment, when it's used correctly. Check out a few marketing tips you'll want to start implementing in your business today!


Know the Ideal Target Market You have an ideal client, right? Someone who is your best customer and a great referral source for your venture. Think about this customer and what their habits are. This information can help you best reach your target market.

Use the Right Marketing Platforms (or marketing mix) An unfocused message can get lost in the mass of marketing messages that are floating around. Market…

Unexpected Perks of Joining the Chamber

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There are many perks of joining the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. We work hard to help our member businesses grow, as well as our lake area business community improve as a whole. The Lake Area Chamber does so by providing benefits to our members but some of the things you'll gain from your membership may come as a surprise. We know the suspense is too much... take a look below to discover some of the bonus perks you can start experiencing when you join the Lake Area Chamber!


Easily Build Relationships We provide a number of ways for you and your  business to strengthen your business relationship in the community. From networking events to big dinners to other chamber sponsored events, there are a ton of ways to get to know others in the community.

Member Discounts Many of our member businesses offer discounts to fellow members. This is a great way to support your fellow chamber business and save on a product or service you need. It's also a unique way to meet other members th…

>>STAND OUT<< with the Lake Area Chamber

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Gaining exposure for your business at the Lake of the Ozarks is a top priority. Here at the Lake Area Chamber, we work hard to help our member businesses stand out. We have a few different options when it comes to showcasing your business with our Lake of the Ozarks chamber. Check out the details on how we can help shine a spotlight on your venture below!


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.

HAVE A RIBBON CUTTING Upon request, our Chamber conducts groundbreaking/ribbon-cutting ceremonies for a variety of “milestone” events. Whether it’s a new…

Proven Networking Tips from the Pros

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Networking is an effective way to grow a business at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here at the Lake Area Chamber, we get to see the positive impact networking has on our Lake Area Chamber members each month at our networking socials. Check out the tips from professionals who have made networking a big part of their business plan and has proven to help their ventures grow.


Seek Out Someone New 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.

Avoid Jumping Into the Sale Sell, sell, sell is a quick way to put off a number of networkers. It's not a good tactic and can seem very tasteless. Listen to others as you attend a networking even…

5 Cutting Edge Benefits of Joining the Lake’s Only Virtual Trade Show!

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It is a familiar situation… You just used a large chunk of your marketing budget to enter a trade show, drove to the venue to set up your booth, and spent hours trying to reel in potential customers with flashy posters and winning smiles. Afterward, all you have to show for your hard work is a very short list of names and (possibly fake) email address. You might be missing out on a lot of business opportunities at Lake of the Ozarks.

We at Lake Area Chamber of Commerce have a solution: The first and only Virtual Trade Show at Lake of the Ozarks. Boost your business’s exposure, reputation, and investment power by participating in this cutting edge technology.


1. Our Virtual Trade Show Does the Work for You
Free up your time to focus on managing your thriving business while we do the leg-work collecting leads for you. Rather than dedicating staff, marketing funds, and office time to attending a trade show, trust the experts in lake area business by listing your business on our Virtual T…