Showing posts from June, 2017

All About The Midwest Wine & Brew Fest!

It's that time of year of the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce 's most recognizable summer festivals is quickly approaching! The 24th Annual Midwest Wine & Brew Fest is scheduled for August 19th, 2017 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO. Come out and explore the tastes of Missouri wines and brews, all in one location. For an exciting afternoon of samples from wineries, breweries, and area restaurants, it's a great way to spend time with others at our annual Lake of the Ozarks event ! WHO: Any wine & brew lover in Mid-MO - you know who you are! WHAT: 24th Annual Midwest Wine & Brew Fest WHEN: August 19th from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm WHERE: The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO WHY: An afternoon filled with wines, brews, food samples, and FUN! COST: Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door Taste Samples With a wide range of samples available from Missouri wineries, breweries, and restaurants, take advantage of this uni

How To Get MORE Out Of Your Chamber Membership

You’re a smart business owner. You know that in order for your company to succeed, you need to make wise investments of both your time and your money. You know that getting involved is a great way to help your company grow and succeed, but you only have so much time and so many resources at your disposal. That means that you’ll have to be strategic about which organizations you choose to join.   Depending on how you choose to structure your involvement, joining Lake Area Chamber of Commerce can be a valuable investment of both your time and your money. Keep reading to learn how you can maximize the benefits of a Lake Area Chamber membership.   What A Chamber Membership Offers You   At its most basic level, a Chamber membership offers you two primary advantages: Increased visibility Enhanced credibility   The amount of visibility and credibility you can get from a Chamber membership will depend on how you choose to handle your involvement. The more

What NOT To Do At A Networking Event

Networking is one of the most powerful tools in your entrepreneurial tool belt. When done well, networking can (sometimes single-handedly) lead to exponential growth of your business. In order to support our existing and prospective members, Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host monthly networking socials at the Lake of the Ozarks . A week prior to the event each month, we write a blog geared towards helping participants get the most out of these events by offering helpful tips and tricks for the upcoming social. This month, we're switching things up a bit - instead of focusing on what to  do to get the most out of your networking night, we're going to look specifically at some of the things you should not  do at a networking event. What NOT To Do At A Networking Event (Don't) Go With Friends. The biggest networking mistake people make is spending the whole event talking with friends and colleagues they already know, rather than taking the opportunity

How The Chamber Supports The Lake Community

At Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we do everything we can to support local businesses, professionals, and the fantastic community we are blessed to call home. As dedicated supporters of our local business community, we do a number of different things that contribute to the continued success of (and quality of life at) the Lake of the Ozarks.  Keep reading to learn more about how Lake Area Chamber of Commerce benefits the local community. You might be surprised by what you learn! Mission Statement:   The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is committed improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in the Lake of the Ozarks area, and to be the principal advocate for and a provider of services to its business community.  Our Vision:   Be the foremost voice and partner for business, economic development and community enrichment. Building The Lake Community's Brand Many people don't realize this, but the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce pioneered the initial installatio