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Local Charities and Nonprofits You Can Support at the Lake of the Ozarks

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If you're looking for ways to help support the Lake of the Ozarks , few are more impactful and feel-good than assisting charitable organizations to meet their goals. Charitable organizations provide a great, and much needed service to the community. Helping to provide a solution and support for those in need. In this week's blog, the Lake West Chamber of Commerce is going to spotlight just a few of these charities.  Sunrise Beach Little Theatre The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre strives to bring a smile to your face and warming your heart by providing the Lake of the Ozarks with live entertainment. From plays to musicals, dance classes to garage sales, the Sunrise Beach Little Theatre is a great place to celebrate and be merry! Westside Senior Activity Center The care and comfort of our aging family and friends is an essential need. There is a great deal of planning, dedication, and resources involved in setting up a great healthcare and living system for our elderly citizens. T

5 Reasons to be Involved within your Community

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 Being an active member of your community, whether a business or as an individual can create a wonderful atmosphere and help people in need. It also works to bring the community closer together and can provide numerous benefits. In this week's blog, the Lake West Chamber of Commerce is here to tell you 5 reasons to consider getting involved within your community. Stronger Community When you engage within the community you'll become more in tune with the wants and needs of the people that live there. As well as getting to know them on a more personal level. A community that pulls together in times of need and simply for entertainment is stronger than one that does not. Plus, it's a good feeling to know your neighbors by name. It can provide a sense of belonging and importance that can be hard to replicate. Promote Growth As we mentioned above, a community that interacts and engages together prompts the discovery of wants and needs. This can help spark a movement or plan of

How to Network Effectively at the Lake of the Ozarks

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If you’re looking for ways to enhance your business at the Lake of the Ozarks , there are few ways that can do so as well as networking within your community. But, it’s more than simply attending the socials and events, you need to know how they operate and how you can capitalize on your time spent there to get the best results. In this week’s blog, the Lake West Chamber of Commerce is going to give you a few pointers to help you make the most of your time networking at the Lake of the Ozarks . Continue reading to learn more! “The Early Bird Gets the Worm” While most networking events have a set time and while it can be tempting to arrive slightly after the event has started, we wouldn’t recommend it. The reason being, doing so can increase the barriers of entry to a conversation – making it more difficult for you to meet new people and have meaningful conversations. However, if you arrive before the event has begun, you’ll be able to meet more people as they enter and strike up a con

Upcoming Events at the Lake!

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It’s vacation season at the Lake! So, we thought it would be fitting to showcase some of the fantastic events at the Lake of the Ozarks that you can enjoy this May. So, get to planning that trip to your favorite vacation destination and come enjoy some much-needed relaxation. The Lake West Chamber is proud to be able to promote such a beautiful area of the Midwest, providing you all the resources you’ll need to have a wonderful vacation to the Lake oft he Ozarks . Continue reading to learn more about these upcoming events! PAPA CHUBBY'S IS OPEN FOR THE SEASON Looking for a new spot for some grub & booze at the Lake (or returning to a long time favorite), Papa Chubby's Food & Booze is now open for the season. Located at the 26MM, they have some amazing specials throughout the week, delicious burgers, appetizers, and more. Not to mention they know how to pour a mean drink! Come celebrate their reopening at the 26MM and let them show you how Papa does it.  April 23rd - RI

4 Must See Attractions to Visit at the Lake this Spring (Part 2)

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  In last week’s blog, we showcased just a few of the must see places to visit when you vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks this spring. Because there are so many wonderful attractions to see, we thought it would be fitting to expand our list. So, without further ado, here is part two of our best attractions at the Lake of the Ozarks ! Bear Bottom Resort This family-friendly resort located in Sunrise Beach has a slew of entertainment that you’re sure to enjoy. From a campground, cottages, restaurant & pub, gas dock & boat slips, watercraft rentals, live music, and even waterslides! Tropic Island Cruises, Inc. Tan-Tar-A’s Tropic Island Cruises offer some of the best views of the Lake with customizable boat tour packages. So, whether it’s a luxury yacht experience you seek, a private charter for special occasions or corporate outing, a motor coach tour with friends and family, or simply a scenic narrated cruise. Topical Island Cruises has a professional, accommodating sta

7 Must See Attractions to Visit at the Lake this Spring! (Part 1)

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There are many reasons to vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks during spring. The pleasant weather, scenic views, and many attractions to keep your families’ days filled with fun and adventure. In this week’s blog, the Lake West Chamber is going to highlight just a few of the attractions at the Lake of the Ozarks . Ballparks National Bringing American’s pastime to one of the nations’ best recreational and resort areas, the Lake of the Ozarks. Ballpark’s National offers a unique and welcoming spin to traditional complex’s, offering authentic BBQ and high-quality food and beverage choices.   Big Surf Waterpark Lake of the Ozarks is blessed to have such a great family waterpark as this. Big Surf offers a sizable waterpark complex that holds fun for the whole family. Take the plunge down Zambezi Fall or simply relax on the Lazy River. Big Surf is a great way to cool off and enjoy the lovely spring weather. Open May – September.   Bridal Cave Bridal Cave is one of several l

How the Lake West Chamber benefits the Business Climate at the Lake of the Ozarks

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 The Lake of the Ozarks West Chamber of Commerce plays an integral role in helping to enhance the business climate at the Lake of the Ozarks. We’ve proudly served the areas of Laurie, Sunrise Beach, Gravois Mills, and Greenview since 1987.  Focusing our efforts on a few key items to ensure we can provide the utmost benefits to them. In this week’s blog, we’re going to dive into where we focus our efforts to help support local businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks . Business Expansion We are constantly looking for innovative ways to assist businesses in growing their business here at the Lake. Through multiple networking and referral channels, we provide our members with the resources, advocacy, and connections they need in order to thrive. Whether it’s a start-up business, a relocation, or an already established and seasoned business.  Our benefits are tailored to the needs of our friends and clients, so they receive just what they need to flourish.   Promotion of Lake Attracti