Showing posts from March, 2017

13 Fun Facts About The Lake Of The Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is famous for being a popular tourist destination in the Midwest. It has been well known for many years, but since it was recently named the Best Recreational Lake in the Country, the Lake of the Ozarks has been gaining increasing fame and popularity. At the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce , we consider ourselves extremely fortunate to know and love this unique area as more than a summertime destination - it's our year-round home. This week, we wanted to take a moment to help you learn more about this great location we are privileged to call our home. Even if you have lived here your whole life, you might be surprised to learn some of these interesting facts! Fun Facts About The Lake Of The Ozarks 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 th

The Summer Season Is Coming ... Are You Ready?

Just like that, another winter has come and gone. The bright spring flowers and the steadily rising temperatures make it impossible to ignore the fact that the summer season is right around the corner. As the owner of your own Lake of the Ozarks business , now  is the time to ensure your company is ready for all that the busy summer season will bring. Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help! Advertising Your Business Advertising your business is the only legitimate, measurable way to get your company name in front of potential and existing customers to generate new and repeat business. Radio, television, and magazine ads are powerful examples of traditional forms of advertising, but they aren't the only ones available to businesses today.  Joining Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a great way to round out your advertising strategy. We proudly promote our members' businesses by displaying their brochures in Willmore Lodge, posting about their involvement on our F

5 Networking Statistics You Can't Ignore

As the modern world becomes increasingly digitally focused, traditional forms of communication are becoming lost arts. Many business professionals - especially the Millennial generation - tend to favor texting, email, and social media over phone calls and, in some cases, in-person visits. Despite the many conveniences it offers, however, modern technology will never be able to compete with the power of face-to-face communication. Since our March  Lake of the Ozarks business networking social is next week, we thought it would be appropriate to take this opportunity to share with you some eye-opening statistics about the power of in-person networking. The numbers speak for themselves! 5 Face-To-Face Networking Stats Source: Hubspot 95% say that face-to-face meetings are essential for long-term business relationships. 85% of professionals say they build stronger, more meaningful business relationships during in-person meetings and conferences.  77% of professionals say they

Be a Sponsor for the 5th Annual Cocktails & Caddies Golf Tournament!

Are you interested in... Marketing your business to affluent (mostly local) women? Supporting your local economy? Expanding your company's exposure? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has the perfect opportunity for you! 5th Annual Cocktails & Caddies Golf Tournament The Cocktails & Caddies Golf Tournament is one of our favorite annual events. It's a great opportunity for local business women to get outside, enjoy some fresh air, and network with their colleagues - and for local businesses (like you!) to get in front of these professionals by sponsoring the event. Here's the info on this year's event: Date:   Friday, April 14 Time:   Lunch & Auction at 11:00 AM, Tee Off at 12:30 PM Place:   The Ridge at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO This is a ladies three-person scramble where, on the day of the tournament, you bid on a fourth player/caddie (a male). E

GROW YOUR TEAM at the Community Job Fair!

Can you feel it? Spring is in the air! March is here, the forecast is beginning to hold steady with highs in the fifties, sixties, and seventies, and the atmosphere is buzzing with the promise of springtime. As the our community prepares for spring, summer, and the influx of tourists the warm weather brings, it's time for business owners to start thinking about whether or not they will need to hire additional help to get them through the upcoming season. If you plan to recruit new members for your team, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has the perfect solution for you! We're always looking for ways to further support our members and help them grow their businesses. This week, we're here to provide all the info one a spectacular upcoming opportunity for our members (and other businesses) in the Lake Area: the 2017 Community Job Fair. Lake of the Ozarks Community Job Fair Date:   Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 Time:   10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Place:   Tan-Tar-A Resort,