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Join Us for a Day of Festive Fun!

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Saturday, November 26th is a busy and festive day for us! As we gear up for the holiday season, the  Lake West Chamber  is kicking it off in style! This day will be filled with festive fun with Small Business Saturday AND The Lighted Christmas Parade. As the promoter of  businesses on the West Side of the Lake of the Ozarks , we want to share a few details about these exciting upcoming events. Take a look below to learn WHY you should support local businesses this Small Business Saturday AND you should attend our Lighted Christmas Parade. Small Business Saturday Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It's an important push to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. While many big box stores welcome a big number of shoppers on Black Friday, we want to support our local businesses on Small Business Saturday. It's a great way to give back to local business owners and show your support. Shopping small is incredibly important to our area. When you shop s

Great Reasons To Shop Small

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Although it feels like the Summer season just ended, the truth is that the holiday shopping season has snuck up on us! Wish lists, shopping, and holiday gift exchanges are right around the corner, and the Lake West Chamber of Commerce would like to share with you the importance of shopping small and local this holiday season. Supporting our small, local businesses can have a positive impact on our community, especially during this time of the year. Our local businesses work hard during the season, and even harder during the offseason, so this is the perfect opportunity to show your commitment and support by shopping and dining at the many shops, services, and restaurants that our  West Side has to offer! CREATE LOCAL JOBS Small businesses are the backbone of our West Side Community . Small businesses help with our economic growth and local economy by providing employment opportunities to our residents who prefer the personal experiences that come from working in a small, local busine

Happy Veterans Day!

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Veterans Day is an important holiday worth observing, whether you have served in our military, or know someone who has. This important day is a national holiday held on November 11th in the United States to honor those who have served in our armed forces. The Lake West Chamber of Commerce knows the importance of this holiday and would like to share some interesting facts surrounding this day. CONFUSION ABOUT THE HOLIDAY Often confused with Memorial Day, which is a holiday to remember and honor those who gave their lives for our country, Veterans Day is the time to recognize all veterans, both living and deceased. If you notice that there is no apostrophe in Veterans Day, that is because it is a day that belongs to honoring all veterans. HOW THE HOLIDAY GOT ITS NAME On November 11, 1919, then President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this day to be "Armistice Day" as it marked the end of World War I a year earlier, and was later declared an official holiday in 1938. The holiday wa

TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE NETWORKING

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Networking has been proven to be a great tool in helping businesses grow and thrive within their community, and business on the West Side of the Lake of the Ozarks is no exception. Consumers trust the recommendations of the people they know. Networking and introducing yourself to the community and to prospective clients that will share your name and information with others is a powerful tool for creating and building a well-respected and sought-after business. The Lake West Chamber of Commerce hosts networking opportunities throughout the course of the year, enabling you to get you and your business in front of other business owners and potential clients. The more you can put a face to your business, the more people will easily recognize you and your business in the community. Networking allows you to raise awareness of your business and the services you offer, share new and innovative ideas and, in turn, increase your sales. The Lake West Chamber of Commerce has some tips to share

SPOOKY FUN FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN WEEKEND!

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Halloween is approaching, and the bewitching hour is close at hand! Looking for some festive fun things to enjoy on this exciting spooky weekend? The Lake West Chamber of Commerce wants to share some ghoulish gatherings happening around the lake area for some haunting good times for your family and friends!

WHAT'S THE VALUE OF MY BUSINESS?

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When determining the value of a business, there are many things to consider. While the financial aspect is the most notable when calculating the value of a business, there are some vital, non-financial factors that play an important part in the overall worth of a business. While financial statements can tell you a lot about a business, it doesn't show the whole picture.  The Lake West Chamber knows the local business community and understands how businesses need to continue to grow and thrive while staying in tune with the changing times. We would like to share with you some of the non-financial aspects of a business that play a key role in its value and its continued success. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Your company's location is key to being successful, and the potential to grow within the community. Deciding where to set up shop is important and plays a crucial role in attracting both employees and customers alike. Here on the West side of the Lake of the Ozarks , location

GET TO KNOW US!

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If you are interested in becoming more involved in our community, joining the Lake West Chamber of Commerce is the perfect opportunity! From a seat on the Board of Directors to becoming an Ambassador for the Chamber, you can experience firsthand the happenings and growth of our unique community! We would like to share with you how the Lake West Chamber of Commerce works and the benefits of joining us! BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Lake of the Ozarks West Chamber of Commerce shall serve as the catalyst for economic growth by promoting commercial, industrial, educational, civic, and community interest in the Lake West area. The board of directors is elected by the membership who governs the Chamber. The Board employs an Executive Director who hires a professional staff to handle the daily operations of the Chamber. We are currently accepting applications for our Board of Directors. CHAMBER AMBASSADORS There are many benefits as a Chamber Ambassador. You get to be more involved in our communi