It was a big night for the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber, last week, held its annual fall dinner and awards ceremony at Camden on the Lake.

Among the recognitions during the evening was the Boy Scouts Great Rivers Council being named as the non-profit of the year.

“Scouts have gone well here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Cub Scouts, Scouts of BSA all made it through 2020 and I think we’re doing quite well” says BSA Executive Director Chris Harper on behalf of the Boy Scouts.

Others who were recognized included: Mike Smith of Precision Auto with the President’s Award, Morgan Crainshaw with Arrowhead Senior Living and Luke Hagedorn with Dog Days (and, of course, KRMS/93.5 Rocks the Lake) sharing the honor of Board Member of the Year, Sandy Waggett as the Distinguished Citizen of the Year, Sam Beck as the Young Professional of the Year, the Barrett Restaurant Group as the Large Business of the Year, and Ball Parks National as the Small Business of the Year.

There were also 10 business members recognized for being with the chamber for 25 years.

 

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Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Fall Dinner and Awards Ceremony

LAKE OZARK, Mo. – Over 200 members of the Lake business community gathered for the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Fall Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 at Camden on the Lake Resort and Conference Center.

 

Seven prestigious awards were given throughout the evening in the following categories:
Non-Profit of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Board Member of the Year, Distinguished Citizen of the Year and the President’s Award.

 

The winners of the 2021 LACC Annual Awards are:

  • Non-Profit of the Year: Great Rivers Council – Boy Scouts of America
  • Small Business of the Year: BallParks National
  • Large Business of the Year: Barrett Restaurant Group
  • Young Professional of the Year: Sam Beck – Edward Jones – Financial Advisor
  • Distinguished Citizen of the Year: Sandy Waggett – MSW Interactive

 

The Lake Area Chamber staff awarded Board Member of the Year to both Morgan Crainshaw with Arrowhead Senior Living and Luke Hagedorn with Dog Days Bar and Grill for their exceptional service to the Lake Area Chamber and the countless hours donated to serve. Mike Smith with the Precision Auto & Tire Services was presented with the President’s Award, in recognition of his outstanding service to the Lake Area Chamber and to the Lake community.

 

Lake Area Chamber of Commerce members celebrating 25 years of membership were also recognized. These members include:

 

  • Central Bank – Lake of the Ozarks
  • Old Kinderhook
  • Instant Signs and Banners
  • S. Resort management
  • City of Linn Creek
  • Windows and More
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • StoneBridge Senior Living
  • Miller Companies
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church

 

 

The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with more than 590 members ranging from home-based businesses to large corporations. The Chamber’s mission is to improve the economic and community prosperity in the Lake of the Ozarks area by providing services to and advocating for businesses. To learn more about the Chamber, including membership, please contact Casey Alexander, Membership Director, at (573) 964-1008 or Calexander@lakeareachamber.com.