LAKE OF THE OZARKS – While work continues on the baseball fields at Ballparks of the Ozarks, the owners are joining key lake area organizations.

In recent weeks BPO has joined the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau and has become a member of the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau is focused on visitor outreach and marketing Lake of the Ozarks using an integrated approach to promote the area as a travel destination. CVB director Tim Jacobson says BPO owners Bob Ramsey and Jeff Vernetti are investing in the community with the development of a state-of-the-art recreational facility. “At the same time, they are taking time from their busy schedules to participate in community organizations,” Jacobson said.

“We are very pleased to be one of the hundreds of local businesses that are members of the CVB,” Ballparks Chief Operating Officer Bob Ramsey said. “Their website does a tremendous job of promoting area events and we are happy to be a part of this important community organization.”

LOREDC represents the communities of Camden, Miller, and Morgan counties in efforts to promote development in the region.

“We have said from the beginning that we don’t just want to be at the lake, we want to be a part of the community,” said BPO Chief Executive Officer Jeff Vernetti. “Joining the CVB to help promote the area and LOREDC to promote the lake to businesses and industry leaders was critical for us. We are thrilled to be joining those organizations.”

Ballpark of the Ozarks is located on more than two hundred acres adjacent to Highway 54 just west of Camdenton. The state-of-the-art facility will host baseball tournaments for teams of players ages 8-14. Support facilities in the first phase of the project will include batting cages, concessions, a full-service bar and one-of-a-kind seating. The park will draw players and their families from around the nation.

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