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11 Lake of the Ozarks Fun Facts

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The Lake of the Ozarks is a popular destination for tourists. Families come from all over for summer vacations. As the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we want to help share some fun facts about the awesome area we get to call home! Check them out:


1. Bagnell Dam was built from 1929-1931. It was a beacon of light during the Great Depression, providing thousands of jobs to workers in the region.

2. At the time that the Lake of the Ozarks was completed in 1931, it was the largest man-made lake in the United States.

3. Every year between Memorial Day and Labor Day, approximately 3.5 million tourists will visit the Lake of the Ozarks.

4. The Lake of the Ozarks earned its nickname "The Magic Dragon" because of its serpentine shape.

5. From end to end, the Lake of the Ozarks spans 92 miles.

6. There are over 1,100 miles of shoreline along the Lake of the Ozarks. This is longer than the coastline of the state of California.

7. The Lake of the Ozarks contains approximately 617 billion…

Tips for Preparing for a Ribbon Cutting at your Business

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Are you planning a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lake Area Chamber? A ribbon cutting is a fantastic way to promote your Lake of the Ozarks business. Whether your venture is new, expanding, or celebrating a milestone, a ribbon cutting is the perfect way to celebrate! Along with a ribbon cutting ceremony, our Lake of the Ozarks chamber will prepare a news release and distribute it to local media outlets to help get the exciting news out about your business. If you are planning to host a ribbon cutting with the Lake Area Chamber, you may wonder what you need to be prepared. Take a look below for some tips on ways to host a successful ribbon cutting event!
Invite Friends, Family, and Acquaintances It's important to invite as many people as you can think of to help support your ribbon cutting. Whether it's business acquaintances or family members who have helped you get your business up and running, invite others to join in this exciting occasion. In addition to your invitations…

Membership Benefits to Expect When Joining the Lake Area Chamber!

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Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber is all about our members and helping our local economy grow as a whole. If you're looking for a proven way to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have just the thing for you! A Lake Area Chamber membership can help you and your business thrive in a number of ways. If you're still on the fence, check out the benefits of joining the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce below!


Membership Benefit #1: Network & Connect Our chamber hosts monthly networking opportunities making the ideal place to meet fellow members and business owners at the Lake of the Ozarks. All members and future members are invited to join in our monthly socials. We encourage you to participate, exchange business cards, and get to know other members at our social events. It's a great way to gain visibility for your business!

Membership Benefit #2: Get Your Business Noticed There are a TON of different ways the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce helps to get your name out …

Prepare For Our Upcoming Networking Event

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Networking is an effective way to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks. Making connections in our community has proven to help area businesses thrive. If you're looking to grow your business, don't miss the Lake Area Chamber networking events! We host a networking event every month and help bring together business people and this week's blog can help prepare you for our next networking event at the Lake of the Ozarks.


What to Bring to a Networking EventSmile - A smile is a sure way to be approachable! It's a friendly way to greet your fellow networkers and welcome them to visit with you about your business.

Understanding of what your business offers - Before you start visiting about your business, you should be comfortable with all that you can offer. It's a great opportunity to share information about your business. Make sure you are comfortable with this information before the next event!

Engaging questions - Open-ended questions are a quick way to learn ab…

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is Coming Your Way

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Have you heard? It's car show weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is May 3rd & May 4th! Check out sweet rides this weekend at our annual Lake Area Chamber event. If you like cool cars, thrilling rides, or just hanging out in an enthusiastic atmosphere -- the Magic Dragon Car Show is for you! Check out the details of this unique car show at the Lake of the Ozarks.


All About Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals: The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. With 1,000 participants and close to 10,000 spectators, this show is a must-attend annual event at the Lake. Located in Central Missouri, we bring many years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so we only have show vehicles within the boundaries. This creates an absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it's like…