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Surprising Ways Networking Can Help Your Business

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Networking is a great way to grow your business. While there are commonly known benefits of networking at the Lake of the Ozarks, we want to help point out some of the unique perks of networking. As the Lake West Chamber, we know how important it is for a business to get out and get involved in the community. Take a look below to learn about the surprising ways networking can be a benefit to your business at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Meet New People While many people attend our networking events on a regular basis, we have new member and attendees all the time. Get out and meet new people as you attend our events. It's an easy way to meet new people and businesses in the area. Meeting new people can benefit you in a personal and professional way.

Strengthen Relationships As you start to network with new people, you are building relationships. You can also get to know other business owners and associates on a deeper level the more events you attend. It's a great way to grow roots…

Impressive Benefits of Joining the Lake West Chamber

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Are you looking for a unique way to grow your business? The Lake West Chamber is a great way to expand your reach and gain momentum for your business at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our current members love the benefits of a Lake West Chamber Membership. If you're wondering about some of the benefits you can start reaping when you join the chamber, take a look below!


The Lake West Chamber of Commerce has been building a stronger economy and a better business community since 1987. Focusing efforts on business expansion, attraction, and tourism along with special events to enhance the business climate and quality of life at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Lake of the Ozarks West Chamber of Commerce represents businesses along highway 5, representing the cities of Laurie, Sunrise Beach, Gravois Mills and Greenview area. With members from all around the Lake and central Missouri, the Lake of the Ozarks West Chamber of Commerce represents over 400 members.

REFERRALS We LOVE referring to our cha…

The ULTIMATE Guide for Visiting the West Side

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The Lake of the Ozarks offers a unique experience. Whether visiting or relocating, our area creates the ideal place for all. If you've been thinking about relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks or are simply planning a trip to the area, we highly recommending checking out the West Side! While our area as a whole offers a unique experience for everyone, the West Side of the Lake of the Ozarks is even more distinct from our East Side counterpart. Take a look below to learn about a few of the factors that set our side of the Lake apart!


Relaxed Pace Take it EASY and relax when you're on the West Side! Visiting our area offers a unique experience for all. We look forward to showing you how to truly enjoy life at the Lake. Kick back and unwind when you visit or relocate to our area! 

Breathtaking Views Our scenery is second to none! Beautiful, uninterrupted lake views are abundant on the West Side. Not only is the waterfront scenery amazing, but our naturally wooded area also offers …

5 Tips to Help Nervous Networkers Break Out of Their Shell

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Networking is an important part of a successful business. When doing business in a small community, like the Lake of the Ozarks, attending local networking events can help you grow your connections. People like to do business with people and networking is an easy way to meet other professionals in the area and give a personal side to your business. If you're looking for a way to help grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks, consider attending our Lake West Chamber networking socials.



Networking has a stigma of being scary or hard. While we know it can seem intimidating if you aren't used to it but networking doesn't have to be scary. If you are nervous about attending an upcoming networking event, take a look below for some easy ways to help ease your networking nerves.

Tip #1 - Make your way around the room. Working your way around the entire room can help broaden your networking scope. People tend to stay in the same place and mingle with the same people. Don't …

Quality of Life at the Lake of the Ozarks

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The Lake of the Ozarks is the BEST place to live. With a healthy economy and great destination for families, our area provides the best of both words - world-class entertainment with a small-town feel. Living at the Lake of the Ozarks provides a wide range of perks. If you are thinking about relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks, take a look at the fantastic quality of life you can expect!


Recreation It's no wonder the Lake of the Ozarks was voted the #1 Recreational Lake in the United States! Our area is home to a TON of fun events and recreational opportunities. This makes it one of the most fun places to live. Not only can you enjoy these fun activities on a regular basis, but you can also enjoy them in the convenience of your own backyard!

Healthcare Our local healthcare is second to none. There are a number of proven doctors around the area and our local hospital has been accredited by The Joint Commission AND has received the Missouri Quality Award. You can rest assured that …

Cast a Line at our Kids Fishing Derby

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We're getting excited about the upcoming Kids Fishing Derby put on by the Lake West Chamber. We LOVE getting involved with the youth in our community - after all, they are the future of our beautiful area! This fishing tournament is all about the kids. Take a look below to learn further details about the Kids Fishing Derby coming up this weekend (9/16)!


All About the Kids Fishing Derby:
Free Kid’s Fishing event for all anglers from ages 1 to 14. It’s the Lake West Chamber 7th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at Captain Ron’s. This free event is made possible by our wonderful sponsors: Captain Ron's, Renken Law Firm, Ozark Bait and Tackle, Season to Season Outdoors, the Tiered Members of the Lake West Chamber. And a special thanks to the many volunteers who help with event set up, registration and donation of supplies and prizes so that each child who participates receives something. Awards will be given in all 4 age categories. For more information on…

Meet Our Board Of Directors

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The Lake of the Ozarks West Chamber of Commerce shall serve as the catalyst for the economic growth by promoting the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and community interest in the Lake West area. 400+ members who elect a 12-member board of directors govern the Chamber. Meet our FANTASTIC Board of Directors below!



Board President
Liz Brown
US Resorts/Mills & Sons Insurance

Board Vice President
Dr. Joyce Ryerson
Morgan County RII Schools

Board Treasurer
John Wheeler
Preferred Land Title

Board Secretary
Joy Frederiksen
Kevin Winters Team- RE/MAX at the Lake

Board Member At Large
Pam Huschle
Central Bank Lake of the Ozarks

Board Member
Billi Johnson
Billi Johnson eXp Realty
Laurie RV Park & Access Storage

Board Member
Sue Kmet
Kmet HR Consulting

Board Member
Mark Maasen
Poly Lift of Sunrise Beach and Osage Beach

Board Member
Matt Schmidt
Boater’s Choice Marine
A & M Vehicle Sales, LLC

Board Member
Mitch Shields
Lake Regional Health System

Board Member
Connie Weyer
Ad…