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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…