Chamber in Action


We’re proud to be on the cutting edge in America as one of the few Chambers working hand in hand with our Convention and Visitors Bureau and Economic Development agency (Taney County Partnership). In addition to giving our region a competitive advantage, it ensures we maximize operational resources and streamline strategies aimed at growing the community. Below, you can meet the volunteer leaders who oversee our innovation initiatives, learn more about this year’s legislative priorities, and get a sneak peek at what the Branson/Lakes Area could look like in 2032.




Millions in State Funding for Branson

  • Secured more than $3,000,000 in CARES Act funding for marketing Branson businesses during the pandemic
  • Secured more than $840,000 in grants for marketing and research in 2022 and 2023
  • Helped live shows and theatres secure hundreds of thousands of dollars through the “Shuttered Venue Operator Grants” from the federal government

Big Events Supporting Local Businesses

  • American Quilters Society Conference: 14,000 people and $6,000,000 economic impact
  • Cal Ripken World Series: 500 baseball teams and $3,700,000 economic impact
  • Missouri State Archery Tournament: 16,000 people and $7,600,000 economic impact

Keeping Branson in the News

  • $16,400,000 advertising equivalency in 2021 through Public Relations
  • USA Today: “10 Reasons Why Branson is Worth a Visit During Holidays” reaching 20 million
  • Southern Living: “15 Best Train Rides for Spotting Fall Foliage” reaching 8 million
  • Forbes: “Branson #3 Trending Destination on Trip Advisor” reaching 69 million

Attracting More Workers

  • Launched #1 Jobs Board for businesses in Taney and Stone Counties,
  • Advertise online the benefits of living in Branson to potential workers in surrounding states
  • Assist with new workforce solutions through College of the Ozarks and MyShift

Voice of Business

  • Keeping Branson top of mind with elected officials including Governor Parson who has been the featured speaker at State of the State Luncheon in 2021 and 2022
  • Assisted campaigns to renew vital taxes for businesses including the Sewer District Tax and Branson Tourism (and infrastructure) Tax
  • Educate government officials on new housing projects for locals and J-1 Visa Students

Theatre Industry Study

As part of the “5 in FIVE” initiative, the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB and Branson Show Task Force, comprised of 17 show…