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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…