Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2016.
The Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce represents Branson and the surrounding seven county region. The Chamber leads the community promoting a healthy economic environment and workforce. Since 1946, the Chamber has been the voice of the areas business community, representing their interests before the local, state and federal government.
From its lush Ozark Mountains to its vast limestone caves, Missouri’s Springfield region provides a breathtaking backdrop for both business and pleasure. In the southern part of the region is Branson, one the most unique entertainment spots in Missouri, if not the country. Nicknamed “The Live Music Capital of the World,” Branson draws millions of visitors a year to its live theaters.
Springfield, Missouri’s third largest city, is located at the crossroads of Interstate 44 and U.S. highways 60 and 65, providing regional companies easy access to both customers and their supply chains. In fact, several company headquarters call the region home, including Bass Pro Shops and O’Reilly Automotive. Missouri State University, located in Springfield, provides a steady stream of talent for area businesses.