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Win Big at Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport Event: Feb 19th-21st

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This weekend is the big Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport Event at the Lake of the Ozarks ! This annual event is a fun way to kick those winter blues and get out of the house. Take advantage of drink and menu specials, live entertainment at many of our passport stops, and MORE! The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to host this event again this year with some changes to the typical layout. Check out the details of this year's event: How to Participate: Participants are invited to "check in" at various passport stops on the LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport. If you check in with at least 50% of the participating locations, you'll be entered into the prize drawing. If you check in at all of the locations, you'll be entered for a chance at the grand prize drawing of $1,000 cash! The passport app will be available for purchase on Google Play Store and Apple App Store in early February. Transportation will not be provided at this year's event but there are va

Don't Miss the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Event: Feb 19th-21st

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The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to put on the annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl this February. While some of the event has changed this year, there's still plenty of amazing places to visit for yummy drinks and menu items and great times! Check out the updated details of the event: Participants are invited to "check in" at various passport stops on the LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport . If you check in with at least 50% of the participating locations, you'll be entered into the prize drawing. If you check in at all of the locations, you'll be entered for a chance at the grand prize drawing of $1,000 cash! The passport app will be available for purchase on Google Play Store and Apple App Store in early February.  Transportation will not be provided at this year's event but there are various transportation opportunities that are featured on the www.LakePubCrawl.com website and the app to help you plan your weekend.  Participating Venues: Alley Cats 12

5 Perks of Attending a Business Networking Social

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Networking is one of the most effective ways to grow your business. Making personal connections can help attract more people to your company. People like to do business with people and once someone has met the owner or employees of a company, they are more likely to choose that business and refer business to that person, as well. Our Lake Area Chamber of Commerce sees how important it is for businesses to network. That's one of the reasons why we love hosting our monthly networking social at the Lake of the Ozarks ! Check out some amazing benefits you and your business can gain from networking! 1. Meet New People Meeting new people is the main purpose of a networking event. While it's always fun to catch up with old friends, building new relationships is what it's all about. New people can help you bring new ideas and potentially new customers to your business.  2. Chance to Fine Tune Your Message As you talk with different people at a networking event, you have a chance t

📢LAST CHANCE to Take Your Business to the Next Level with Business Academy!📈

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The Lake Area Chamber Business Academy is starting this week & now's your last chance to reserve your seat! Seats are limited to 20 participants from non-competing businesses so make sure you lock in your seat ASAP. Contact the Lake Area Chamber office today to reserve your seat and prepare to gain a wealth of knowledge in order to take your business to the next level. Check out the details of the impactful Business Academy at the Lake of the Ozarks :  All About 2021 Business Academy: The 3rd annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off Jan 6 . 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

👍Business Academy Participant Testimonials👍

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The 3rd Annual Lake Area Chamber Business Academy is nearing! Registration for the Academy is open through January 5th, but the class is limited to 20 participants from non-competing businesses so it's important to register soon! Check out what previous participants have said about attending the Academy! Academy Participant Testimonials: "This was one of the best things I have done to improve as a business owner. It forced me to think about my business, my future, and take action. Thank You!" "It was a great mix of topics to benefit business owners and employees. VERY eye opening to dive deeper into various segments." "I thought the academy was amazing. I will definitely encourage others to participate in the next session!" "Wow - this did not disappoint! As a business owner of 19 years, I still took away valuable information from every single session. Thank you, thank you!" About Business Academy: Our goal with Business Academy is to provid

👀SEE WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE: Business Academy Session Breakdown🤩

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The Lake Area Chamber Business Academy is right around the corner & now's the time to reserve your spot! There is limited seating and the class is for non-competing businesses so reserve your spot today. The Lake Area Chamber has provided a sneak peak of the awesome sessions we have in store for attendees. Check them out: Session 1 | January 6, 2021 Cyber Security for Your Business & Your Responsibility (Liability) for Employee and Customer Data Protection Randall Cowan, OakStar Bank It's not a matter of if, it's when. At some point, your system will be compromised. Cyber fraud, phishing attempts, malware, DDOS, bots, trojan horses, ransomware, viruses … all put a business at significant risk. A compromised system or network can be catastrophic for a business on many levels. What you don't know, can hurt you. In this session, an IT Expert will detail some of the most common techniques used by hackers to compromise computers and POS systems, as well as some of

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO NEW HEIGHTS with the Business Academy📈

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Registration is open for the 3rd annual Lake Area Chamber Business Academy ! Whether you're a seasoned business owner, starting up a new business, entrepreneur, or there is someone in your company you want to develop, this is the perfect opportunity. Registration is first come, first serve so hurry & get registered today by visiting our website or calling the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce .  Lake Area Chamber Business Academy Details: 6 SESSIONS - 12 WORKSHOPS Jan 6, Jan 20, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 10, Mar 24 (Mar 31 - Make Up Day If Needed) 8:30 AM - 12: 30 PM Location: Willmore Lodge CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE IN NON-COMPETING BUSINESSES TUITION Chamber Members : $300 Non-members :$450 SESSIONS: Session 1 Cyber Security for your Business & Your Responsibility (Liability) for Employee and Customer Data Protection A Great Company Handbook is Critical for your Business Session 2 Be Intention About Your Business Structure 10 Business Ratios Any Business Owner Should Know Ses