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CELEBRATING 4TH OF JULY

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From the year of 1776 to our present day in 2022, the 4th of July has been noted and celebrated as the “birth of American independence”! This day is celebrated with parades, concerts, family get-togethers and barbecues, and most importantly, the grand Fireworks displays! Although the 4th of July has only been a federal holiday since 1941, the celebrations have been happening since the 18th century after the official signing of the Declaration of Independence! The Lake West Chamber of Commerce knows there is no place better to celebrate this holiday than right here in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks! There are special events, including concerts, lake cruises and fireworks displays both on land and water!   The Lake West Chamber of Commerce would like to share with you where you, and your friends and family can enjoy these happenings to celebrate our nation’s independence with a bang! Fireworks At Lake Of The Ozarks Millstone Marina & RV Resort WHEN: July 2, 2022 @ 9:30 p.m. WHERE

WANT TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE?

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We all experience the feeling at some point in time of not having the motivation or the know how to get things done in a timely manner! The Lake West Chamber of Commerce understands how times are changing and the need to lead a more productive life, both personally and professionally, is more important than ever. Realizing that the process will not happen overnight, the Lake West Chamber of Commerce would like to provide some helpful hints to get you started in the right direction. Start with small adjustments, be patient, and you will start to gain the knowledge to develop new skills and habits to become more productive in every aspect of your life. MAKE A TO DO LIST Make yourself a reasonable to do list making sure not to be overwhelmed. Divide your tasks evenly between the difficult and the easy to create a balance to conquer all the items on your list. BREAK IT DOWN If there are certain projects on your list that seem too big to tackle, break it down into smaller, individual step

PLANNING TO MAKE A MOVE?

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Thinking about relocating? Making a move can be an incredibly stressful time for you and your family. Whether you are relocating for a job, retirement, or simply need a change, the Lake West Chamber of Commerce would like to provide you with information to make the transition a smooth one. Finding the perfect place to call home is just one of the many steps involved when relocating to a new area. The Lake West Chamber of Commerce has extensive knowledge of our Lake West area, and the tools and resources needed to help you get familiar and settle into your new community. By definition, a Chamber of Commerce is “an association or network of businesspeople designed to promote and protect the interests of its members” . The Lake West Chamber of Commerce has been building a stronger economy and a better business community since 1987. The Lake West Chamber of Commerce is proud to represent over 380 members on the West Side of the Lake and Central Missouri. If you are planning to make t

The Benefits of Membership

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The Lake West Chamber of Commerce is proud to represent such a thriving community on the west side of the Lake of the Ozarks. The West side is an exciting place to visit, but more importantly, it is a great place to live, work, and start a successful business, thanks to the assistance of the Lake West Chamber of Commerce. There are amazing benefits to joining the Lake West Chamber of Commerce, and we would like to share them with you. MAKE BUSINESS CONTACTS: The Lake West Chamber of Commerce hosts numerous opportunities during the course of the year to get together and share new, innovative business and marketing ideas and strategies with other local business professionals. CUSTOMER REFERRALS: The Lake West Chamber of Commerce  receives thousands of requests each year for local information and guidance for business service which we, in turn, refer our members. We strongly encourage business-to-business practice among our members.   INCREASED VISIBILITY: As a member of the  Lake We

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY

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Memorial Day celebrations typically involve barbeques with family and friends complete with outdoor activities to start off the summer season. The Lake West Chamber of Commerce would like to share with you the meaning of Memorial Day, and some interesting facts about this very important holiday. Memorial Day is always the last Monday in the month of May, and is a day devoted to honor the fallen men and women who have served our country. Memorial Day was first recognized a few years after the Civil War, in 1868. The holiday was established by Major General John A. Logan, the speaker at a gathering of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, "for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion." Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., has formally observed this holiday ever since. The National Moment of Remembrance Act was passed in 2000, enco

MARKETING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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  Now that you have made the exciting decision to start your small business here on the West Side of the Lake of the Ozarks , it is time to put in place the marketing strategies to get your company noticed and stand out above the rest. There is no magic involved in marketing as every business is individual and unique to the particular products and services that they offer. Marketing your business is the best way to reach out to your potential clients and let them know what you do and how it could benefit them. The Lake West Chamber of Commerce knows the importance of marketing for small businesses in our area and would like to share with you some ideas to get you started. KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS: Do your initial homework. Getting to know the customer base you are targeting in your area is an essential beginning for your marketing strategy. Knowing and growing your client base with repeat customers will ensure your continued success, and lead to referrals and word of mouth recommendations

THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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Community involvement is vital to the success and continued growth of the businesses and residents that live, work and play in the direct and surrounding areas. There is no better feeling than that of giving back to support your friends, neighbors, and fellow business owners that make up the community. The Lake West Chamber of Commerce is proud to represent our community and would like to share some thoughts and ideas on how we can work together so that our area can continue to grow and thrive. The happenings within each community directly affect its citizens, from crime and pollution to road issues, government, and school issues. All of these play a role in our continued growth, and together we can work to make changes and improvements. In our unique Lake West Community , tourism plays a very important role. With the constantly changing times, it’s important to stay up on current issues to ensure that visitors to our area can enjoy all the amenities and activities that we have to o