Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Events Overview

 

Monthly Business Networking Socials

We invite all Lake Area Chamber Members and Future Members to our Monthly Networking Socials. Since networking should be a vital part of your business marketing plan, you are encouraged participate, exchange business cards, and get to know other members at our socials. This is an ideal way to gain visiblity for your business and share information about you and your business.

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  • Socials are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except August & October) from 5-7pm at various Lake Area Chamber Member locations
  • An average of 80-100 business professionals attend each month

Eggs & Issues Breakfasts

Six Annual Eggs & Issues Breakfasts are hosted among the three Chambers serving the Lake Area: Camdenton, Lake Area and Lake West. Two breakfasts are held in each service area. Topics affecting the Lake Area and the business community are the focus. Sponsorships are available for this program which gives you an opportunity to present to an average 60-80 business members to further promote your business. Members from all three Chambers attend these events, so it’s an opportunity to market to many businesses.

 

Young Professionals at the Lake

Member business owners or employees of your business that are aged 21-45 can join our Young Professionals at the Lake and take advantage of the professional development offered by the group. Connecting young professionals to foster community engagement, exchange ideas and support the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission and activities. The Young Professionals meet monthly and host a variety of events! Visit the YPL Facebook Page

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

Recognized as one of the largest car shows in the Midwest, we cap our registration at 1,000 participants. The car show is held the first weekend in May each year, and is one of the largest events held at the Lake of the Ozarks annually with an average of 10,000 spectators Thursday thru Sunday. This event supports businesses across the Lake area, not just the Bagnell Dam Strip. The show is heavily promoted through multiple channels (news releases, radio, and social media). In addition to the Sponsorship benefits, our Sponsors also receive social media spotlights leading up to show. The car show looks for volunteers each year to help with planning and execution. Organizations who volunteer may be eligible to receive a portion of the proceeds from the event. Contact the Lake Area Chamber for more information! Visit the Magic Dragon website for more details!

 

Home, Lifestyle, & Sport Show

We rolled out this NEW show in 2016 and were proud to have 45 vendor booths and over 500 quality attendees. This annual event is held in the Fall each year, and is the only Fall tradeshow in our area! We provide heavy promotion of the show through multiple channels (press releases, printed flyers & posters, radio, social media, website, billboard, and much more!). Vendors & Sponsors receive social media spotlights in months leading up to show. Chamber members receive discounted booths anad sponsorship pricing.
VENDOR APPLICATIONS, SHOW MAP, & EVENT DETAILS

 

 

Midwest Wine & Brew Festival

With over 500 attendees and 29 Vendors last year, we’re sure to see an even bigger crowd for this year! This even is held in August each year and is attended by locals and tourists alike! The Midwest Wine and Brew Festival is promoted heavily through multiple channels (news release, flyers throughout Lake and at participating wineries and breweries, social media, billboards, and radio). Sponsors and Vendors also receive social media spotlights leading up to show.
MORE INFORMATION & TICKETS

 

Cocktails & Caddies Golf Tournament

Held in April of each year; with an average of 60 -70 players, plus 5 Hole Hosts and several Food Sponsors. Participants are affluent women with purchasing power, so it’s a good chance to put your business directly in front of them. Social media spotlights for sponsors leading up to show.

 

Lake Area Chamber Annual Dinner

Held in October each year, this event is the annual business meeting and celebration for the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. We host a different theme each year, often with live entertainment. We review the accomplishment of the Chamber over the past year for our members, introduce the incoming Board of Directors, thank outgoing board members, and recognize local businesses with Annual Awards. The annual dinner is always well-attended by our membership and is a fabulous evening of celebration!
INFORMATION & TICKETS

Legislative Reception

This event is held in January each year and is hosted and attended by the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members, as well as board members from the other surrounding Chambers, the CVB, the TCLA, and local and state elected officials. The topics and presenters vary each year, but the topics generally revolve around current issues that are important for our members and local community. It's an opportunity for the Board members of the various Chambers to educate themselves around these issues to better serve their member businesses.

Member 2 Member Knowledge to Know

If you are a Lake Area Chamber Member that would like to share pertinent information about your industry or services that could assist and educate our members we’d like to invite you to participate as a contributor to our new “Member 2 Member Knowledge to Know” series. The goal of this new series is not to be an advertisement for a particular company or member; it’s to give you an opportunity to share your knowledge with fellow members who are seeking your professional expertise. We would like to have a variety of industries participate as our membership is composed of many entities. Contributors have the opportunity to host a 1-Hour seminar or provide a write-up of their expertise for us to share with our members via electronic format. Let’s help one another grow! GET THE WORKSHOP APPLICATION HERE

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NETWORKING SOCIALS

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Location Rotates to Member Businesses

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