The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is an exceptional resource serving over 550 members, and growing, for businesses and non-profit organizations within the Lake of the Ozarks community. Our focus is member driven offering individualized support, focusing on every opportunity to strengthen and spotlight the significance of each business and non-profit organization with whom we collaborate.
We are member focused, member driven, and look forward to serving YOUR business! Contact the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce to learn about the many ways we aim to serve our members. We are at your service! #LakeChamberAtWork is our hashtag for good reason!
A Note from the Executive Director
Greetings Chamber Members and Friends!
Now that summer is among us the phone calls, emails, and online inquiries have picked up immensely. People are ready to visit this beautiful community of ours and we have to be ready to welcome them. Many of our businesses have suffered major hardships due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and they rely on our visitors and the traffic it will bring to keep their doors open.
As we take the calls and inquiries from our visitors, rest assured that we are not only providing references on where to stay, play, eat, shop, etc. but also reminding them of the Governor’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan guidelines that are in place until May 31st.
Our members have done an amazing job adapting to the current situation and many are able to provide their service/product only in a different manner than before. As we visit with the inquirer we share many of those updates with them so they are not surprised once arriving to the lake.
As a business, if you need any assistance preparing for your customers whether it be signage, PPE supplies, or have other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Lake Area Chamber. There are a variety of resources available and many great organizations working together to provide assistance to our businesses.
Similar to any major natural disaster, the coronavirus will have a significant impact on workers, businesses, and the economy. The business community plays a vital role in combating outbreaks of viruses like the coronavirus.
People are busy, booths at traditional trade shows are expensive for a one weekend event, and everyone is searching online for solutions to meet their needs. These are just a FEW reasons to join us as we change the face of home and business tradeshows at the Lake.
Calling all veteran and new business owners, top level managers, and team members that you want to develop into business leaders! The 2nd Annual Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Academy kicks off in January 2020 and we are currently accepting registrations. The class is limited to 20 people in non-competing business, so don't wait if you want to attend! First come, first served!
"This was one of the best things I have done to improve as a business owner. It forced me to think about my business, my future, and take action. Thank You!"
"It was a great mix of topics to benefit business owners and employees. VERY eye opening to dive deeper into various segments."
"I thought the academy was amazing. I will definitely encourage others to participate in the next session!"
"Wow - this did not disappoint! As a business owner of 19 years, I still took away valuable information from every single session. Thank you, thank you!"
In addition to serving as a voice, resource, and marketing partner for member businesses and non-profit organizations, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce coordinates and engages in the following:
The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. The Lake Area Chamber serves the Lake of the Ozarks community including North Shore, Lake Ozark, Horseshoe Bend, Osage Beach, Kaiser and Linn Creek. It is one of five chambers that surround the Lake of the Ozarks and is one of the largest in Central Missouri.
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Join us on Wednesdays at 9 am to connect with our Chamber Team and your fellow Chamber Member peers. Each week we discuss current challenges and share resources that are available to our members. We’ve been delighted to welcome several various community leaders to share the latest updates for our community as well. Please use the registration button below to get registered today!