Lake of the Ozarks Chamber of Commerce
Contact the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
800-451-4117 or 573-964-1008
info@lakeareachamber.com
#1 Willmore Lane
P.O. Box 1570
Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049
(1/4mi. northwest of Bagnell Dam )
 
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Speed Leads Networking

One of fun member benefits offered by the Chamber of Commerce is our Speed Leads program. Three Speed Leads Networking Lunches are held among the three Chambers serving the Lake Area:  Camdenton, Lake Area and Lake West, with one held in each service area, offering direct networking in a fun and fast paced environment.  Sponsorships are also available for this program to further promote your business.

Contact the Chamber for More Information!

Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner

The Lake Area Chamber Members come together every year in the Fall for an annual member meeting and dinner celebration. This event is always very well attended and is one of the Fall events at the Lake that everyone looks forward to. As a Chamber member, this is just one of the great social and networking opportunities you can attend.

Why not add the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce to the marketing plan for your business? Contact us for more information!

  ABOUT THE LAKE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

About the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Current issue of the News & Views eNewsletter

Mission
The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in the Lake of the Ozarks area, and to be the principal advocate for and a provider of services to its business community.

Vision
Be the foremost voice and partner for business, economic development and community enrichment.

Board of Directors

Past President
Joe Roeger
First Title Insurance
Service Began: 1995
Length of Term: 2014-2017

President
David Crane
Culligan/Lake of the Ozarks
Service Began: 2012
Length of Term: 2015-2018
Vice President
Sandy Waggett
MSW Interactive Designs, LLC
Service Began: 2012
Length of Term: 2015-2018
Treasurer
Nick Brenizer
Golden Rule Insurance
Service Began: 2013
Length of Term: 2016-2019

Secretary
Angie Schuster
Summset Inn Resort & Summerset Boat Lifts
Service Began: 2014
Length of Term: 2014-2017

Board Representative
Cole Bradbury
Anytime Fitness
Service Began: 2015
Length of Term: 2016-2019
Board Representative
Morgan Crainshaw
Osage Beach Premium Outlets
Service-Began 2015
Length of Term: 2015-2018
Brian Gagnon
Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks
Service Began: 2016
Length of Term: 2016-2019

Lisa Larsen
Showcase Publishing, Inc.
Service Began: 2015
Length of Term: 2015-2018

Dale Law
Marine Max of Missouri
Service Began: 2015
Length of Term 2015-2018
Willie Maxwell
Lake Regional Health System
Service Began: 2016
Length of Term 2016-2017
Tony Reahr
Edward Jones Investments
Service Began: 2016
Length of Term:2016-2019

Corey Roberts
Baxter’s Lakeside Grille
Service Began: 2016
Length of Term: 2016-2019

Matt Schrimpf
Berkshire Hathway HomeServices Lake Ozark Realty
Service Began: 2016
Length of Term: 2016-2017
Bert Westbrook
AB Pest Control
Service Began: 2014
Length of Term: 2014-2017

STAFF

K.C. Cloke
Executive Director
Tia Chamberlin
Membership Director
Chelsea Hayes
Office Manager
   
Jamie Beitzell
Marketing, Events & Visitor Center
   

CHAMBER AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The Chamber's Ambassadors are a group of business leaders in the community that are experienced and active Partners of the Chamber. They are volunteers who act as public relations representatives on behalf of the Chamber at business openings, ribbon cuttings, socials, special events and other activities. The Ambassador Program consists of volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities.

To learn more about becoming a Chamber Ambassador contact the Chamber today!

2017 COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES
Economic Development
Finance/Budget
Legislative/Government
Membership Marketing
Street Meet National (May 5-7, 2017)

TASK FORCE COMMITTEES
Golf (April 2017)
Nominating
Shop Local Campaign
Strategic Plan
Wine & Brew Festival (August 2017)
Home, Lifestyle & Sport Show (October 2017)
Annual Dinner/Fall Dinner (October 19, 2017)

Download List

Contact the Chamber if you would like to volunteer on a committee!

Member Benefits

JOIN THE LAKE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TODAY!

When you join the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
ALL of these great benefits are available to you:

REFERRALS:  The prime responsibility of your Chamber is providing direct reference service for member businesses.  ONLY Chamber members are referred by our office.

RIBBON CUTTING:  Upon request, our Chamber conducts ground breaking/ribbon cutting ceremonies for new, expanding or moving businesses.  This valuable publicity for your business is a benefit of membership.

EBLAST:  General advertising guidelines apply to broadcast email.  Members are allowed to participate by providing 150 word text copy and limited graphics to the Chamber at a cost of $75.00 per blast (jpeg please). 

SOCIALS:  Monthly Networking Socials are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in various locations in the Chamber area. There is a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.  The October social is the annual membership dinner and business meeting of the Chamber.  Since networking is a vital part of your business plan, you are encouraged to exchange business cards and ideas at the socials.  This is an ideal way to get to know members and share with them information about you and your business.

NEWSLETTER: Our monthly newsletter is emailed to members of the Chamber of Commerce and available on the web site.  Advertisers (business cards) will be listed in the broadcast email announcement.  This will provide updates on endeavors of the LACC and its members. 

You are encouraged to write a 150-word “Business Spotlight” article about you and/or your business that introduces you and your services to our members.  We encourage logos and articles.  The article must be submitted by the twentieth of the month. 

For a fee of $90.00 per quarter you can participate in the Chamber newsletter with a business card-size ad.  Only 20 business card-size ads are permitted and a waiting list is kept in the Chamber office. Upon request, your special events may be publicized through the newsletter and/or Chamber website event calendar.

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: Constantly updated, find member businesses with ease at www.lakeareachamber.com.  Enhancements, links or display advertising can be purchased if desired. 

WEB LINK: Visit us at www.lakeareachamber.com and view the entire membership, the newsletter, event specials and seasonal promotions and calendar of events of the Lake Area.  Add a hyper-link to connect your web site for $50.00 annually.

BROCHURE DISPLAY RACKS:  Our Chamber office provides display racks (Willmore Lodge Visitors Center and Osage Beach City Hall), where members’ brochures can be displayed for thousands of annual visitors to the lake and for those people relocating.

SPECIAL EVENTS:  The Chamber sponsors a number of events to attract more visitors to the Lake therefore, generating more overnight stays and traffic for area businesses.  Additional marketing / promotional opportunities exist with each event.

NEW MEMBER MENTOR:  New members will be paired up with an existing member, who will act as a Mentor, for the first year of membership.  The Mentor will keep in contact with the new member and be another point of contact throughout the first year to ensure they are aware of what is coming up and what opportunities exist.

BENEFACTOR COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM:  If you choose to participate:

Your business will be listed in the appropriate category in the monthly newsletter.

Your business will be promoted through signage at monthly networking socials.

Your business will be recognized in the Annual Report which begins distribution at the Annual Dinner. Supporters: $25-49.99 • Patron: $50-74.99 • Investor: $75+

GATEWAY PROGRAM: The monthly Gateway mailing is the connection to seven State Welcome Centers and three Affiliate Welcome Centers which are considered to be the “gateways” to Missouri and the Lake of the Ozarks.  Your business can be included in this program of information distribution for an additional fee.

EGGS & ISSUES BREAKFASTS:  Six Eggs & Issues Breakfasts will be hosted among the three Chambers serving the Lake Area:  Camdenton, Lake Area and Lake West.  Two breakfasts will be held in each service area.  Topics affecting the Lake Area and the business community will be the focus. Sponsorships are also available for this program to further promote your business.

SPEED LEADS NETWORKING LUNCHEONS:  Three Speed Leads Networking Lunches will be held among the three Chambers serving the Lake Area:  Camdenton, Lake Area and Lake West, with one held in each service area, which will offer direct networking in a fun and fast paced environment.  Sponsorships are also available for this program to further promote your business.

MEMBERSHIP LIST:  Upon request, a complete Excel spreadsheet of Chamber members is provided of nearly 600 businesses.  This is an excellent resource for direct mailings.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Chamber has partnered with Coggno, the premier internet source for thousands of online training courses. We are now offering our member businesses the opportunity to purchase, through our website, a carefully selected assortment of online training courses that are relevant to your needs.

COMMITTEES: Serve your community and promote your business by volunteering on a committee(s) of your Chamber.  Committees carry out special events, focus on economic development, monitor legislative activity and market new and existing businesses.

FORT LEONARD WOOD PROGRAM: The monthly Fort Leonard Wood program participants are represented at the monthly orientation for new incoming permanent parties to the base.  Your business can be included in this Program of information distribution for an additional fee.

DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE:  Complete Statistical demographics and a data profile are available for an additional fee.  A synopsis of the demographic information in the form of a Snap Shot is free. Rev. 06/15

JOIN THE LAKE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TODAY!

 


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Willmore Lodge & The Bagnell Dam History Museum

Willmore Lodge is home to Lake Area Chamber of Commerce in addition to the Bagnell Dam History museum. Stop and take tour!

Willmore Lodge Visitor Center Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am -3:00pm

Closed Sunday only November 1 – March 31
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and during inclement weather.

Rent Willmore Lodge

Willmore Lodge offers an expansive, intimate setting for your next meeting, social function, reunion, or wedding. Willmore Lodge can comfortably accommodate 80 people inside, and including the gardens and waterfront.

The flower lined path to the Gazebo that looks out over the first 7 miles of the lake makes a beautiful backdrop no matter what your function. Ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions this area provides ample space for all of your guests.

Contact Willmore Lodge for More Information
800-451-4117
573-964-1008

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Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
#1 Willmore Lane
PO Box 1570
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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800-451-4117
573-964-1008
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