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One of the benefits of being a chamber member are the many great opportunities to make more business connections in the Branson/Lakes area and one of those events is happening next month . The Branson Chamber of Commerce invites all chamber members out for great conversation, delicious refreshments, and prizes. Happening this month is another Business After Hours hosted by the Branson Chamber of Commerce. Join your fellow chamber members on June 18th, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Central Bank of Missouri, formerly known as Ozark Mountain Bank located on Business 65. Cost per person is 5 dollars. Business After Hours is a members-only benefit of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and is a fun and laid back evening of networking. Be sure to RSVP online or email Emily Sutliff at the address on your screen.

To make even more business connections in the Branson area the perfect event is taking place next week. The Branson Chamber of Commerce invites all chamber members out next month for June’s First Friday Coffee with Friends. First Friday Coffee with Friends is taking place next Friday, June 5th, from 7AM to 8AM at Branson Bank located off Highway 248. First Friday Coffee with Friends is a morning networking event for Branson Chamber of Commerce members. This event is casual and meant as an opportunity for you to visit with and learn about other businesses in the Branson / Lakes Area as well as share your own business information. Branson Bank is this month’s location for the networking event but each month First Friday Coffee with Friends is held at a different member location and it is FREE to attend. It is strongly encouraged that you bring a good supply of business cards and be ready to pass them around.

May is Small Business Month in Branson featuring many ways small businesses are highlighted throughout the month and one of those ways is through the Branson Area Community Expo. The expo will feature fun for the entire family with a kids zone area, entertainment, and food. Everyone is invited out to the Branson Convention Center where the venue will be filled with a variety of vendor booths for the 2015 Branson Area Community Expo. The expo is a great opportunity for Chamber Members to showcase their goods and services with area businesses and the community. The expo will be taking place on Saturday, May 30th from 10AM to 4PM with admission being completely free and open to the public. To find out more on the 2015 Branson Area Community Expo, or how to become a vendor, you can visit bransonchamber.com or contact Julie Bolton by calling 417-243-2115 or by emailing jbolton@bransonchamber.com

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Happening in June is another great Learning on Wednesday event at the Kimberling Area Library. Next month’s Learning on Wednesday topic will be “Drip Irrigation For Your Garden”. This Learning on Wednesday event will be led by Master Gardener Bill Greet. Bill will discuss the options of installing a drip irrigation system. The above-ground hose and emitters are inexpensive and easy to install. Bill has been active in many Master Gardener project gardens and speaks from his experiences in various planting situations. June’s Learning on Wednesday event will take place in two weeks on Wednesday, June 10th, at 10:00AM in the Kimberling Area Library Community Room. Everyone is invited to this free and fun learning event and registration is not required in order to attend. For more information on this Learning on Wednesday you can call 417-739-2525 or visit kalib.org

June will also feature a second Learning on Wednesday event the following week on Wednesday, June 17th. The second Learning on Wednesday topic will be “Climbing the Family Tree”. This Learning on Wednesday event will be led by Kay Vinsand of the Stone County Historical and Genealogical Society. Kay will present an introductory program on genealogy. If you’ve ever wondered how to get started in genealogy, this is the session for you. Kay will present an overview to get you started on your family tree. June’s second Learning on Wednesday event will take place on Wednesday, June 17th, at 10:00AM in the Kimberling Area Library Community Room. Everyone is invited to this free and fun learning event and registration is not required in order to attend. For more information on this Learning on Wednesday you can call 417-739-2525 or visit kalib.org.
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