Bassing Bob Recognized as Emerging Enterprise of the Year by Regional Economic Development Council

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Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council honors local small business, Bassing Bob, for its entrepreneurial accomplishments and community involvement.

This award is a testament to the importance that Lake of the Ozarks places on fishing

BassingBob.com, an online community that provides members with year-round bass fishing information, has been recognized as Emerging Enterprise of 2014 – described as a business that best displays the innovation, entrepreneurial accomplishments and/or utilization of emerging technology.

The Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council (LOREDC) held their annual membership meeting at The Lodge of Four Seasons on Thursday, January 15. The meeting featured the presentation of the 2014 LOREDC Business Awards. Bassing Bob founder Bob Bueltmann thanked the Economic Development Council saying, “We want to congratulate the Bassing Bob Fishing Community. This award is a testament to the importance that Lake of the Ozarks places on fishing.”

In 2013 Bob Bueltmann founded Bassing Bob, after retiring from a successful career in Technology Sales and Business Development. With an entrepreneurial spirit (having also founded his prior company, KnowledgeLake) and a passion for bass fishing – he focused his energy on creating a business that would benefit bass fishermen that fish Lake of the Ozarks. “I chose to retire at Lake of the Ozarks because I love the community and hope to go bass fishing every day possible,” said Bueltmann. “The old saying kept coming to mind: ‘do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.’ I hoped that others could benefit from my daily fishing experiences and those of some of the lake’s expert bass fishermen.”

After some research he realized there was no single informational source dedicated solely to bass fishing at Lake of the Ozarks, and thus Bassingbob.com was born. Since launching Bassingbob.com in July 2013, Bob and his team have assisted thousands of fishermen with techniques to catch more and bigger fish. Bassingbob.com also focuses on drawing more visitors and attention to the Lake through social marketing and continuous community engagement.

About Bassing Bob
Bassingbob.com draws nearly 15,000 website visitors each month by publishing over 200 articles, over 300 fishing reports, 100+ videos and over 3000 photos. Bob Bueltmann has been referred to as the Ambassador of Fishing within the local Lake of the Ozarks (LOZ) community. They frequently sponsor Lake of the Ozarks events and tournaments and donated $1500 in local scholarships in 2014.

Additional information on Bassing Bob can be viewed online at http://www.bassingbob.com.

About LOREDC
Lake of the Ozarks Economic Development Council is committed to serving the business community. Professional staff and experienced economic development representatives are available to assist with whatever challenges businesses encounter. Whether a business is new or expanding or just needs assistance, the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council will help. The group is striving to be a results-oriented team, committed to matching business needs with the best possible location and services with a creative financing package that helps companies with their bottom line and gaining a competitive edge. Some services available include site and facility tours, research, financing, customized proposals, regulatory agency assistance, government liaison, workforce training and development and business advocacy.

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