Showing posts from November, 2020

Easy Ways to Support Local Businesses this Holiday Season

Small Business Saturday is right around the corner but we encourage everyone to shop local all holiday season! Local businesses offer a unique set of gift items for everyone on your list! From home made goods to grabbing a bite to eat at a local restaurant, our Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here to showcase a few of the fun & easy ways you can support local businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks this time of year.  Find Unique Gifts There are a ton of local shops in which you can find the perfect item for everyone on your list. From homemade goodies to home d├ęcor to clothing, shopping small has a BIG impact! Another fun gift idea is a season pass to a local attraction. Your gift recipient will have some excitement to look forward to as they unwrap their experience based gift! Purchase Gift Cards Who doesn't love gift cards?! Whether it's their favorite restaurant or a place they would enjoy visiting, a gift card is the perfect way to check some of those hard to shop for

Impact of Shopping Local

As a consumer, it's a blessing to be able to choose where we spend our money. This time of year, many gifts and other items are being purchased for the holiday season. Our Lake of the Ozarks chamber is honored to see the positive impact of shopping local businesses and that's why we're here to point out some of the lesser-known positive impacts shopping small can lead to. Check them out and strive to purchase more gifts from local vendors this holiday season! Keep Money Circulating Many local businesses utilize local vendors and other businesses to meet their needs. When you purchase locally, they are able to hire or purchase from a different local business, who can then turn around and support another local business. It truly is the circle of life in a small community like ours.  Support Local Economy The economy at a local level is stimulated every time a purchase is made in our area. We all are impacted by the economy of our area and supporting it only leads to positive

Must-Know Networking Tips for Success to Try Out at Our Next Networking Social

The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host monthly networking socials at the Lake of the Ozarks. This gives our member businesses the chance to mingle with fellow members and other community leaders. Networking can seem intimidating but we're providing you with some tips to make you feel more at ease as you join us for our next social on November 17th.  November Networking Social Details: Our next social is an exciting one at JB Hooks on November 17th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. We invite you and anyone you would like to bring to our social! You should also bring any young professionals you know to check out our Young Professionals at the Lake membership drive. We look forward to seeing you there! Top Networking Tips: Arrive Early Walking into a crowded room full of people already networking and chatting with others can seem very intimidating. That's why arriving early is key! If you are one of the first people to arrive, you can start greeting other attendees as they enter th