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What Makes the Lake of the Ozarks Great Year-Round?

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Living at the Lake of the Ozarks is a dream, you've likely heard about the lively summer activity that draws crowds from all across the nation. Well, the Lake of the Ozarks, while being the vacation destination of the Midwest for its summer vibes, is an amazing place to live year-round. In this week's blog, we're going to tell you why the Lake is one of the best places to live any time of year, and if you're interested in relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks, the Lake West Chamber is here to help! Four SeasonsAfter living here for a year, you'll notice one striking thing that you may not have experienced elsewhere, all four seasons. The Lake of the Ozarks experiences spring, summer, fall, and winter seasons, all dramatically changing the climate and look of the landscape. Living in an area that experiences all four seasons can bring its fair share of challenges, but it also brings astounding beauty and the chance to witness nature and wildlife like never before - th…

Networking & How It Can Impact Your Business

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If you have a business at the Lake of the Ozarks or are looking to start a business, one critical component in your toolkit should be networking. It's commonly known that networking has beneficial effects on your business, but we want to expand on some of the high-points that networking at the Lake of the Ozarks can provide. At the Lake West Chamber of Commerce, we understand the importance of networking and community involvement. Continue reading our blog to learn more about networking and how it can impact your business. Start New Relationships & Strengthen Existing OnesAttending networking events is a great way to meet new people entering the community, as well as existing business owners and organizations. Be sure you "working the room," go over and mingle with strangers, introduce yourself, strike up a friendly conversation. You'd be surprised by how much you can quickly learn about a person and their business doing so, gain insight, recognize opportunities, …

Fun Events This October!

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Fall is now in full swing, and as such there are some amazing October events at the Lake of the Ozarks that you won't want to miss! The Lake's Westside will have you out enjoying the fall season with a theatre production, a business expo, and a Halloween event to close out the spooky season. So, if you're looking for fun and engaging ways to enjoy the fall season at the Lake of the Ozarks, these events are sure to please. This week's blog will tell you all the details you'll need to enjoy each event.  Sunrise Beach Little Theatre Presents: Gas Light - Oct 21-23The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre, 15133 North Highway 5, Sunrise Beach MO 65079
The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre will be presenting a Dessert Theatre Production of "Angel Street (Gaslight)" by Phillip Hamilton. A Broadway hit first produced under the title “Gaslight” and filmed as a motion picture twice. This drama is about the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. Mr. Manningh…

October 2020: Lake West Business Expo!

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The Lake West Chamber of Commerce is honored to, once again, host and sponsor the Lake West Business Expo! This month’s Expo is looking to have an amazing turnout, with many local businesses & civic organizations coming out to support our community. Here at the Lake West Chamber of Commerce, we strive to improve the quality of life at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as enhancing the business community.

Many of the local businesses that will be featured at the Lake West Business Expo are companies that we support and provide essential business, healthcare, and government information in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Continue reading to learn more about this fantastic event!
Event DetailsThe Lake West Business Expo is the only product and service event on the West Side of the Lake of the Ozarks. The event is scheduled Saturday, October 24th from 9am to 4pm. The event will again be held at the Lake Christian Academy, located at 17178 North State Hwy5, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079. We cannot …

The Lake of the Ozarks Lifestyle

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The Lake West Chamber of Commerce is proud to call the Lake of the Ozarks home. We pride ourselves on giving back to the community and helping to promote growth in the economy, as well as the outstanding events that make the Lake of the Ozarks an award-winning vacation destination, year after year. Living at the Lake of the Ozarks gives one the ultimate lake experience, world-class entertainment just moments away from your backyard while keeping the small-town vibe. If you've considered relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks, here's a sneak peek into the lake lifestyle. RecreationAs we mentioned above, the Lake of the Ozarks continually ranks among the top vacation destination across the nation, winning the #1 Recreational Lake in the US as well as other awards such as 2nd best place in the US to view fall foliage. The smorgasbord of events and recreational opportunities are available throughout the year and when you call the Lake of the Ozarks your home, you can enjoy them at yo…

LOWA: Fall Native Plant Sale

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The Lake West Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a resource for the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance (LOWA)  and their Fall Native Plant Sale. This event is essential to the education of residence on the preservation and protection of the Lake of the Ozarks streams and watershed. Read below to learn more about Missouri's native perennials as well as the benefits they provide to the environment.
What is LOWA?Lake of the OZARKS Watershed Alliance (LOWA) is an organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and improve the Lake of the Ozarks watershed, it's waters, and natural resources while maintaining economic, social, and environmental health. LOWA's efforts to do so include maintaining water quality, coordination of wastewater systems, lake/water safety, education, Low Impact Landscaping, and recycling. There are plenty of neat ways to assist LOWA in their efforts. If you're interested in helping out check out their website to see how you can make a difference …

CARES ACT Funding: Business Assistance Grant Opportunity

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The Lake West Chamber of Commerce prides itself on being a centerpiece of resources at the Lake of the Ozark for businesses, healthcare, and government. We work diligently to provide all the essential information as it becomes known, as well as providing a focal point for businesses and community members to network in the goal to enhance the quality of life and economy at the Lake of the Ozarks. During these unprecedented times, we are working hard to provide the most accurate information relating to COVID-19 and offer resources to assist businesses during their times of need. Continue reading to learn more about the Camden County Business Grant Application! About the ProgramCamden County has received Cornoavirus Relief Funds, provided by the Federal CARES Act. The Camden County Commission is making the funds available, on an application basis, to eligible entities for necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency.Funds may only be used to cover costs that:Expendit…