Showing posts from June, 2020

Shop Small this 4th of July Weekend

Can you believe 4th of July is almost here?! The Lake Area Chamber is busy preparing for the upcoming holiday weekend and we want to remind you to support local businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend (and every day). Visit and check out our online directory to check out our Lake Area Chamber members to support. We've included some fun ways you can show your support for local businesses this holiday weekend. Buy Local Groceries for your Crew As you make your way to the Lake of the Ozarks this holiday weekend, you're going to want to have some food on hand for meals, snacks, and drinks. Stop by one of our local grocery stores to stock up and ensure your group has everything they need for food and drinks! Dine Out at Local Restaurants to stay Fueled Show your support for local restaurants this holiday weekend. Almost every restaurant is offering dine in and take out options. Keep your crew full and happy with one of the many restaur

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Women Inspiring Women Conference this Fall!

The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to present the Women Inspiring Women Central Missouri Conference ! We can't wait to bring this amazing conference to our backyard this fall. It's all about supporting fellow women and business owners in the community. Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber is here to share some more information about the conference with you: 2020 Women Inspiring Women Central Missouri Conference October 1 - October 2, 2020 The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the Women Inspiring Women Central Missouri Conference. The purpose of this event is to bring women together to grow in a variety of aspects of their life. Topics provided will break down barriers and offer solutions to every day challenges whether business or personal related. This will also be a great opportunity to connect with like-minded women and make lasting new friendships with women from all over the state. Be sure to follow our event on Facebook where we'll

Reasons to Relocate to the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a fantastic place to live! After all, it's the top recreational lake in the United States! Our Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to showcase just a few of the benefits of moving to the Lake of the Ozarks . Whether you're looking to start a business or you're wanting to relocate your family, the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place for you! Robust Business Environment Our booming business environment offers a great place for you and your family to thrive. Starting a business at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a ton of perks. Diverse customer environment, seasonal influx of tourists, and commercial property availability are all strong reasons why having a business in the area is a great idea! Low Cost of Living As you move your family to the area, you may be surprised by the low cost of living we have to offer. With relatively low housing options available, you can find a place to call home without breaking the bank. Compared to m

3 Common Business Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Being a business owner at the Lake of the Ozarks has its rewards and its challenges. If you’re a seasoned business owner, you’ve likely experienced both the highs and lows. Often the freedoms override the dissatisfaction, but if you find that the negatives are wearing on you, don’t get discouraged. The Lake Area Chamber wants to help you persevere by pointing out the most common challenges of business ownership, so you can feel a sense of community in that others face many of the same hurdles you're facing right now!  1) Hiring This is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a business owner is hiring. The first challenge for most businesses when it comes to hiring is deciding when it’s time to hire the first employee or grow past that first employee. After you make that decision to add to your business, deciding who that person will be is your next big challenge. If you hire poorly, you’ll be doing it again soon, or worse, it will affect morale if you already have m

Perks of Being Featured in Our Virtual Home Show!

The Lake Area Chamber is proud to be a driving force for the area's ONLY virtual trade show . We've seen a number of members benefit from their booth space on our trade show website. If you're interested in learning how a virtual booth on our Lake Home Show can benefit your business, this is the right spot! Learn all about the benefits of being featured in our Lake of the Ozarks virtual home show : People are busy, booths at traditional trade shows are expensive for a one-weekend event, and everyone is looking online for solutions. These are just a FEW reasons to join us as we change the face of home and business tradeshows at the Lake. Cost-Effective The price of our virtual booth is comparable to one weekend-long show. You get year-round exposure for about the same cost as one weekend. It's really one of the most cost-effective home shows out there! Visual Exposure for Products & Team Your booth can feature any kind of visual aspect you want! Video