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Quick Networking Tips You Won't Want to Miss

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Networking is a proven way to help grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's important to get out and mingle with fellow business owners and potential customers. This not only gets your business in front of others, but it's also a great way to build visibility. The more exposure you and your business get, the more people will start to easily recognize your business.


Many people believe networking is intimidating but it doesn't have to be! Just like with most things, the more you do it - the more comfortable you'll become. Lucky for you (and your business) the Lake West Chamber hosts a networking social once a month. It's the ideal way to get out and gain exposure for your venture. If you're nervous about attending a networking event or simply just don't know what to do at an event like that - take a look below for some quick and easy tips!

Arrive Early Many networking events are a few hours in length. Try to arrive when the event starts. This is a …

A DAY OF FESTIVE FUN - Small Business Saturday & The Lighted Christmas Parade

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Saturday, November 24th is a busy and festive day! 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 small you a…

Reasons to Shop Small at the Lake of the Ozarks

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As we approach the holiday season, shopping and gift giving will be top of mind. As you think about what you are going to purchase for your friends and family - think about the impact you can make on your community. Supporting a small business can make a positive impact on our area - especially this time of year. As many of our local businesses work hard to make it through the offseason, take this opportunity to show your support and shop small.


Create Local Jobs The more money that is spent with local businesses, the more people they will need to staff their business. Eventually, supporting a local business can help create more jobs in the area. Shopping local is a great way to boost the local economy and job creation is just one of the perks our area may see.

Increase Local Money Circulation Many local businesses use other local businesses to help with the ins and outs of their ventures. A local florist may use a local printing company for advertising, do business with a local bank,…

🎄REGISTER TODAY for the 17th Annual Christmas Lighted Parade🎄

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Get into the holiday spirit with the Lake West Chamber's Annual Christmas Lighted Parade! We pride ourselves on providing a spectacular way for our community to come together and get into the holiday spirit. Kick off the Christmas season by joining us at the Annual Lighted Parade. Whether you're looking to spotlight your Lake of the Ozarks West Side business or enjoy being a part of a community event, this is the place for you and your family!


If you're interested in being in the parade, register your float with the Lake of the Ozarks West Chamber. It's a great way to highlight your business as you support this community event. Don't miss this opportunity to get your business in front of a TON of locals in attendance.

All About the Parade: On November 24th at 6:00pm, a number of lit floats will make their way down Highway 5. The theme of this year's parade is a Star Spangled Christmas Parade. Be sure to don your most patriotic attire as you come out to celebrat…