Showing posts from December, 2017

A Look Back at 2017

As the year comes to a close, the Lake Area Chambe r would like to reflect on some of our events in the past year. It's a great way for us to showcase just a few of the fun events at the Lake of the Ozarks that we help put on and helps our members see how they can get more involved in the community. 2017 has been a fantastic year for our Lake of the Ozarks chamber and we look forward to continued growth and prosperity for our members in 2018! Take a look back with us as we cover some of our major events that took place over the past year. Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Recognized as one of the largest car shows in the Midwest, we cap our registration at 1,000 participants. The car show is held the first weekend in May each year, and is one of the largest events held at the Lake of the Ozarks annually with an average of 10,000 spectators Thursday thru Sunday. This event supports businesses across the Lake area, not just the Bagnell Dam Strip. This is one of our maj

Networking Tips for Our Upcoming Christmas Social

Networking can do wonders for you and your business. From meeting business prospects to getting to know fellow business people in the area, you can gain a lot from proper networking. While some may attend a social event and visit with a friend or familiar face the entire time, it's much smarter to try to make new connections at every networking event you attend. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas at Willmore social is Tues, Dec 19 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Santa shows up at 5:30, we'll have free appetizers, and a cash bar hosted by Baxters. We hope you'll plan to attend and bring the kiddos to see Mr. Claus himself!  While your're here, try putting some of these networking tips into action and make a goal to generate at least one new contact during the event! 6 Networking Tips to Help Make New Connections 1. Stay Approachable It's important that others feel comfortable around you, especially at a networking event. Try to smile at everyone you come a