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

Cocktails & Caddies Golf Tournament

This FUN tournament is held in April of each year. It is a scramble format made up of 3-Lady teams, where the teams bid on a male "caddie" and his prize package. The male "caddie" the team "wins" then plays with the team as their fourth player. Local male golf pros, low handicap male golfers, and local "personalities" make up our caddie pool - many tell us it's their favorite tournament of the year!

This tournament draws an average of 60 -70 lady golfers from the local area and surrounding cities like Rolla and St. Louis! It features 1st-3rd prizes in 3 flights, proxy prozes on EVERY hole, plus 3 Hole Hosts, 3 Vendor Booth Sponsors, a Lunch Sponsor, and Mimosa Sponsors. It's a great tournament to be a hole sponsor too! 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.

April 15, 2022
The Golf Club at Deer Chase


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!

May 5-8, 2022
Visit the Magic Dragon website for more details!


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

Virtual Home, Lifestyle, & Sport Show

Whether you live at the lake year-round or are a second home owner, we’re sure there comes a time for the need of a good referral. The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to roll out the Lake’s first ever VIRTUAL Trade Show. At you will be exposed to many of the best local professionals the area has to offer all at the comfort of your computer or smart device. With we’ve made it super easy to connect with businesses 24/7, 365! Like the personal interaction at trade shows? No worries! At you’ll still have the opportunity to connect one-to-one with the businesses, also while visiting their virtual booth you’ll stay in the know of all the latest and greatest products and services they have to offer.; whether it’s spring or fall you’ll have access to them all! Visit the Virtual Show Now!



Lake Pub Crawl

The Annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is the biggest party at the Lake of the Ozarks. A great event that promotes good times in a safe environment every February. For $10 each "crawler" will have access to bus transportation to and from each participating bar, endless entertainment, and entry into every participating venue. Leave your keys and take the buses, which run from 4:00 pm-2:30 am and will get you to and from your locations on the pub crawl route with no need to drive. So kick back, leave your keys in the drawer, jump on a bus and let's have some fun!!!!

February 18-20, 2022


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!


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.

School of the Osage Community Night

Back by popular demand the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to once again partner with the School of the Osage to host Community Night. Lake Area Chamber Businesses are encouraged to participate and set-up their own business booth at the first home football game of the season. This is a great occasion to greet the community in attendance and promote your business. This is also an ideal time to give away custom promotional products! We’re delighted to offer this opportunity FREE to Lake Area Chamber Member businesses in good standing that has interest in attending.



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