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An Eventful Spring on the West Side

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If you're starting to feel the winter blues, the Lake West Chamber of Commerce has some good news for you! We have some great events coming up this spring that will bring awareness to our members' businesses while providing a fun atmosphere. Kick the winter blues and check out some of these awesome upcoming events you'll want to participate in. If you have questions regarding the events or memberships, our Lake of the Ozarks chamber is here for you! Sat., Mar. 13th - 30th Annual St. Pat's Water Parade What a great way to kick off the boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks! We hope you'll join us for the 30th Annual St. Pat's Water Parade for a morning filled with fun and fellowship. The parade will take place at Captain Ron's. Spectators and participants alike are welcome to attend this event. Decorate your boat or just cruise through the parade and enjoy the excitement! Sat., Mar. 13th - 11th Annual St. Pat's Pub Crawl  The 11th Annual St. Pat's

5 Ways Business Expos Can Benefit Your Business

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 When you're a business owner, it can be hard to gain traction for your business without having a dedicated partner to help promote your business at the Lake of the Ozarks . You may not know where to start, how to position yourself, or many other factors that could cause difficulty in spreading awareness of your business. However, that's where the Lake West Chamber of Commerce can help! We have many avenues to assist and provide you a platform to gain exposure for your brand. One of which is our business expo at the Lake of the Ozarks . Read on to learn just how our business expo can benefit your business! Opens New Doors When you attend a business expo, you'll be in an environment where opportunities are abundant. You'll be able to visit with fellow business owners, which can lead to insightful conversations. You'll also have the opportunity to meet with potential clients, explaining and demonstrating your product or service. These networking events are great for e

Top 4 Reasons to Join the Lake West Chamber in 2021!

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There are many benefits to joining the Lake West Chamber of Commerce. One of the foremost being to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks . With the new year on the horizon, we know that many individuals are reflecting upon their past year and planning ways to improve for the next. Well, we're here today to showcase 4 of the top reasons to consider joining the Lake West Chamber of Commerce in 2021! Read on to learn just how our Lake of the Ozarks chamber  can benefit your business in the new year! Connect with Members The connections that you will make among like-minded business owners when you become part of the Lake West Chamber is invaluable. We attract some of the best in their industry, offering you opportunities to chat, brainstorm, coordinate with fellow business owners in your local area. This can provide you with valuable insights and ideas. Network with Business Owners The Lake West Chamber hosts numerous networking events throughout the year. These events are a gre

4 Tips to Enhance Your Networking Experience

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 When looking to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks , there are few things that are more effective than attending networking events. Any way that you can mingle and network with fellow business owners and community members is going to impact your business. It not only gets you valuable connections and resources but also allows you to build awareness for your business as well. At the Lake West Chamber of Commerce, we've made it our mission to enhance the economy at the Lake of the Ozarks by helping build a stronger business and community environment. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your networking efforts! Arrive Early Networking events typically last for a few hours. While it can be tempting to arrive a little after the event has started, allowing everyone time to arrive and get settled, it's not advised. Doing so can put you in a position that makes approaching an individual or group nearly impossible. However, when you arrive early, you'll be a

Top 5 Reasons to Relocate to the Lake of the Ozarks

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 What's not to love about the Lake of the Ozarks? I mean, from breathtaking views, business and recreational opportunities, and gorgeous homes, there's really no shortage of things that make the Lake a phenomenal place to live year-round. The Lake West Chamber of Commerce can't say enough about the benefits of living at the Lake of the Ozarks , but today, we're here to showcase just a few of the top reasons we love living at the Lake. Check them out below! Business Opportunity The Lake area is full of the entrepreneurial spirit, meaning that there is plenty of business opportunity to go around! Plus, the real estate pricing is relatively low, so finding that business location for your endeavor should be rather smooth. The summer months bring much tourism, helping provide a boom for your business at the Lake of the Ozarks. A Variety of Recreation The Lake of the Ozarks is renowned for its summer boating recreation, and let's not forget about being an amazing place to

Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season

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We are now in the official gift-giving season of 2020, meaning that shopping will be top of mind. As you begin to create gift lists, think about the local businesses that may have what you're looking for. Buying from a small local business this holiday season can have a great deal of impact on the community. As well as in the lives of those small business owners and their families. Many local businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks work diligently to make it through the offseason.  Show them you appreciate them by shopping small and supporting small businesses at the Lake.  Support Local Business & Families These hard-working individuals and families strive to promote the best quality of life at the Lake of the Ozarks all year round. Providing fast, quality service during the tourist season, and then going back to the drawing board to make it through the slower offseason. Shopping local provides them with the means to support their families during these slow months.  Create Jobs T

How can the Chamber Benefit a Business in Need?

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 The Lake of the Ozarks is filled with an entrepreneurial spirit, having many businesses owned by local residence or second homeowners. There are times when businesses need a helping hand, they find themselves at a loss not sure where to turn or what resources are available to them. Well, The Lake West Chamber of Commerce strives to help grow businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks  by offering essential business resources, information, and networking opportunities. We're here today to give you a few ways that the Lake West Chamber can assist a business in need. Read on to learn more! Connecting with Your Chamber Staff When you become a new member of the Lake West Chamber, get to know your chamber staff. When your chamber knows more about you and your business, we are able to better assist by providing focus in specific areas where the member needs help. So, open up to the staff, tell them your goals, mission statement, target audience. Tell them about your strengths and weaknesses. T