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7 Fun Facts About the Willmore Lodge

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Did you know that the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is housed in the historic Willmore Lodge? With a beautiful view, interesting history and rustic touches, the lodge is a great place to visit at the Lake of the Ozarks. Housing both the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and a museum focused on the building of Bagnell Dam, the lodge is a great resource for businesses wanting to grow their reach and visitors searching for more knowledge about the lake.  Whether you’ve visited the lodge before or not, here’s 7 fun facts about the Willmore that you may not have known.

1. Great Visitor Destination- In 2017, Willmore Lodge received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor due to consistent great reviews and it is featured in TripAdvisor’s top six things to do at the Lake of the Ozarks.  2. The View- Located right before you cross Bagnell Dam, Willmore Lodge boosts a view of the first seven and a half miles of the lake 3. Event Venue- Willmore Lodge hosts events! Our members can rent out the f…

Help Your Business Stand Out with the Lake Area Chamber

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Are you looking for an effective way to shine a spotlight on your business? The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce can help your venture stand out! From ribbon cuttings to referrals to newsletter spotlights, there are many ways we can help you and your business gain extra exposure in the lake area. A membership with the Lake Area Chamber is a fantastic way to get involved and help your business stand out!


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 var…

REGISTER TODAY: YPL Sand Volleyball Tournament🏐🏖️

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You heard that right -- the Young Professionals at the Lake are hosting the inaugural 2019 YPL Sand Volleyball Tournament on August 10th at Old Kinderhook! This is your chance to get your crew together and hit the sand this summer. Check out the details of this awesome new volleyball tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks!


About YPL: Member business owners or employees of member 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 bi-monthly and host a variety of events throughout the year!

2019 YPL Sand Volleyball Tournament: Young Professionals at the Lake is excited to announce our inaugural volleyball tournament! We are looking for teams and sponsors to help make our first event great.

Entry fee: $150 for a team of…

5 Success Tips for Lake Area Businesses

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When you own a business at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's likely a major part of your life. Business ownership is a great deal of work but comes with a great deal of reward, as well. If you're thinking of starting a business in mid-Missouri or already have one and are seeking some keys to success, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here for you!


Secrets to Business Success: 1) Plan for the Long Term Just like your personal life, you should have goals for your business. A big picture idea can help give you something to strive toward each and every day. Take time to plan and prepare for every step along the way to your business goals. As you take new steps in your business, keep your long term goals in sight.

2) Network, Network, Network Networking is a proven way to grow your connections and business. People want to do business with people. One of the best ways to ensure success for your company is to build a strong network with your local community. Lucky for you, our chamber o…