554 West Lancaster Boulevard Lancaster, CA 93534 (661) 948-4518
Serving the community by Promoting, Protecting, Encouraging and Developing Business since 1902

Business Connection


December 2015

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Executive Board

Chairman of the Board
Josh Mann, Waste Management
Gina Rossall, Westside Union School District

Past Chairwoman of the Board
Tamara Stoebe, Stoebe Services 

Luis Garibay, City of Lancaster

Katy Nelson, Hunter Dodge

Mark Troth, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Troth REALTORS

Terry Roth, Joshua Memorial 

Mark Hemstreet - Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce   
Board of Directors
Theresa Dawson, Lancaster Sheriff's Station

Rosemary Mann, Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

Chris Spicher, Antelope Valley Florist

Stan Turner, Edwards Federal Credit Union

Bernie Longjohn, Learn 4 Life

Gene Melchers, Melchers Construction

Monica Grado, George's Cleaners

Calli Jaqua, Jaqua & Sons

Elizabeth Diachun, Antelope Valley College 

New and Renewing Members

 Introducing Our Newest Members!
Carroll's Satellite
Rick Bierbower
5320 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-2121

Lean QA
Will Trikha
1930 South Brea Cnyn Rd, Ste 112
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

The Hier Advantage
Ron Hier
(661) 406-1562

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members 
Paraclete High School
42145 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-3255
Member Since: 1976

United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Antelope Valley Region 
44907 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 874-4288
Member Since: 1991
John E Peakes Insurance Agency, Inc
568 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
Member Since: 1996

AV Occupational Medicine 
42220 10th Street West, Ste 109
Lancaster, CA  93534
(661) 951-9195
Member Since: 1999

901 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-3644
Member Since: 1999

Douglas B Weber, DDS
44404 16TH Street West, Ste 201
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-3661
Member Since: 1999

Park West Village
43032 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-2438
Member Since: 2002

Extra Space Storage
45615 23rd Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 945-3601
Member Since: 2009

Westside Union School District
41914 50th Street West
Quartz Hill, CA 93536
(661) 722-0716
Member Since: 2009

Chuck Simons, Realtor
(661) 350-1006
Member Since: 2013

Farmers Insurance
Jack Gilliam Ins Agency 
44504 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-0241
Member Since: 2013

2 Embarcasero Center, Ste 410
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 692-7727
Member Since: 2013

Antelope Valley Partners for Health 
45104 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-4719
Member Since: 2014

Jewish Vocational Services
1817 West Avenue K, Ste 205
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 726-3357
Member Since: 2014

Interested in Becoming an Ambassador?


Ambassadors have a unique opportunity to represent the Lancaster

Chamber at many events, including breakfasts, luncheons, mixers, ribbon cuttings/grand openings and more!  Through this involvement, ambassadors are able to represent the chamber while also representing and marketing their own businesses--it's truly a "win/win" relationship!



 If you or someone at your place of business is interested in

 participating in our comprehensive training series and ultimately

 becoming an ambassador, please contact the Chamber: 

(661) 948-4518

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
 Upcoming Events
December 2015

Lancaster Christmas Parade
10:00 AM
Lancaster Blvd 
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Finance & Executive Committee Meeting
7:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Holiday Open House
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Ribbon Cutting 
H&M Veterinary Hospital
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2330 Mall Loop Rd #15
Lancaster, CA 93536

Ribbon Cutting
Caliber Collision 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
146 East Ave K-4
Lancaster, CA 93534

7:00 am- 8:30 am
Domingo's Restaurant
1324 W. Ave I
Lancaster, CA 93534
RSVP: 948-4518

Chamber Office Closed
12/25/2015-Christmas Day 
1/1/2016-New Year's Day 

Stay Tuned For The Location Of Our Next Quarterly Mega-Mixer 

 With Mega-Mixers, your opportunity to network with others is greatly increased as these mixers are large-scale and are FREE to our members!  


If you are interested in hosting a mixer at your place of business, please contact Anna at the Lancaster Chamber office for more information:

(661) 948-4518 

Please click on the link below to visit our events calendar



Helping Support Your Local Chamber is a


Take advantage of these special rates for chamber members!!



  •  Digital Display Ad on Chamber Wall - $250 / year (2050x1400 dpi).
  • Static Display Framed Poster* on chamber/visitor's center wall - $1000 / year (24x20 inches -8  AVAILABLE) -includes a free digital display for one year.
  • Chamber newsletter ad (600x600 dpi, includes link to your website) - $75 each or $750 for one year.
  • Website home page banner ad (along top of page) - $2500 per year 
  • Website home page ad $500 / year (600x600 dpi - TWO AVAILABLE).


  •  Package 1 - $500 - Includes one digital display ad and four newsletter ads.           
  • Package 2 - $1000 -  Includes one digital display ad, four newsletter ads, and one website home page ad (TWO AVAILABLE).
  • Package 3 - $1000 - includes one  24"x20" framed Chamber Wall poster* (12 AVAILABLE) and one digital display ad.

           *price includes poster production costs.




  • Community Calendar member event posting.
  • Annual area map and directories with advertising opportunities.
  • Referrals - Hundreds of request directed to members "ONLY".
  • Mailing Labels and Membership Lists available to members "ONLY".
  • Chamber Radio Talk Show and Chamber YouTube Free to members "ONLY".
  • Your business listed in the printed and online Membership Directory (Link to your website or social media!).

Chamber Membership Lists


Labels by Alpha: $50.00

Email Data: $50.00


Please call the Chamber for more information:

 (661) 948-4518

In this Month's Issue
Chairman's Message

December is upon us, bringing the cool weather and warm hospitality of another holiday season. As a reminder, the chamber is hosting and supporting  several great events this month to promote our members and spread the holiday cheer:
Christmas Parade - The chamber proudly presents the 2015 Lancaster Christmas Parade, "Toy Trains and Candy Canes" on Saturday, December 5. This year's event starts at 10 a.m. on Lancaster Boulevard between 10th Street West and Division Street and features over 100 entries. Thank you to returning sponsors: Lancaster Auto Mall, Lancaster West Rotary, Antelope Valley Fair Association, Time Warner Cable News, Sol Graphix and the City of Lancaster.
Holiday Open House - In lieu of our December luncheon, join the board of directors, ambassadors and staff for the Lancaster Chamber's Holiday Open House on December 9. Stop by the Lancaster Chamber office from from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate the season and enjoy refreshments provided by your fellow chamber members. Also, don't forget your unwrapped toy donation for CHiPS for Kids!  
Magical BLVD Christmas - On December 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., The BLVD will be transformed into a winter wonderland.  Bring the entire family and spend the evening enjoying the sight and sounds of the season. Event highlights include real snow, the AVTA Stuff-A-Bus and, of course, Santa Claus. 
Holiday Business-4-Breakfast - Bring a stack of business cards and join us for a special Holiday Business-4-Breakfast. In addition to the great networking, all attendees are invited to bring a wrapped gift for our Wright Story Gift Exchange.
On behalf of the board of directors, ambassadors and staff of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, I would like to personally thank you for your membership. We appreciate the opportunity to share in and support your business' success. A merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, blessed Kwanzaa and prosperous New Year to all!
Josh Mann
Chairman of the Board
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Lancaster Chamber 
Holiday Open House
Come and visit the Lancaster Chamber for our Annual Holiday Open House/Luncheon! There will be plenty of food and festive fun, as well as networking opportunities. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and/or flyers to promote your business. 
RSVPs are suggested for this event.
                    EVENT INFORMATION
December 9 , 2015
11:30am - 2pm

554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Mayor Parris Met with Chinese Companies 

Lancaster, CA. November 23, 2015 -City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris met with several Chinese companies and government officials in the Shanghai region of China, regarding business attraction and alternative energy.

"Lancaster's international trade missions continue to open doors, garner government cooperation and support, and develop strong business connections," said Mayor Parris. "In turn, such connections have enabled us to introduce new industries and additional jobs to our local economy."

The primary focus of the meeting was to court mid-size manufacturing firms looking to expand operations in North America and to discuss alternative energy projects. As with the recent establishment of the China-based BYD electric bus factory in Lancaster, the purpose of such projects is to benefit the local economy and increase employment opportunities throughout the Antelope Valley region, as well as propelling Lancaster toward its goal of becoming a net-zero City.

"We believe in proactively building public-private partnerships; evidenced by the City's successful partnerships with organizations such as BYD, KB Homes, and SolarCity," said Mayor Parris. "As we aggressively pursue our net-zero energy goals, we look to develop more such mutually-beneficial associations."

         Promote YOUR business 
FREE of Charge 
 FREE Chamber Radio 
Talk Show

"Minding Your Business"
    Saturday, 12-1 pm
 Call Chris Spicher: (661) 948-6006

  Join us for business, stay for breakfast!
     Thursday, December 17, 2015   7:00 A.M.- 8:30 A.M
Event Location
Domingo's Restaurant
1324 W. Ave I
Lancaster, CA 93534
RSVP: 948-4518

This Months Breakfast will feature: 

The Wright Family Gift Exchange
Please bring a wrapped, uni-sex gift with you!
 Also, be sure to bring plenty of business cards to promote your business.

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the following businesses who brought Raffle Gifts to the 
November B-4-B:

Starbucks-Ruben Arias
AV Florest-Chris Spicher
Melchers Construction-Gene Melchers
AV Showcase Chorus-Kira Wagner
First City Credit Union-Kim Perkins
Citizens Business Bank-Ann Carlson 
Care Pest Solutions-Dale & Mary Majors

*Please note - If you RSVP and do not attend you will be invoiced for $12.00

The Month In Pictures


Business-4-Breakfast Table Sponsor

Kira Wagner, AV Showcase Chorus 

 B-4-B Best Commercial Winner

Rick Webb, After Hours Lock & Key  

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening
New Location 

Lighthouse Studios & Ventura Graphix

Lancaster & Quartz Hill Chamber Joint Membership Luncheon 

Josh Mann and Chris Perosi with

Trish Bogna, AV Partners for Health 

Lancaster & Quartz Hill Chamber 

November Joint Membership Luncheon 

What can the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce do to help grow YOUR business???

What is Your Chamber?


Since 1902, the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce has existed as a private, voluntary, nonprofit (501(C)(3) and (C)(6) business organization dedicated to improving the economic environment of business growth and prosperity. The business community now serves a greater Antelope Valley Region, with a population of more than 480,000 people


As the Antelope Valley continues to develop and thrive, the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce continues to evolve to meet the needs of its members and our growing community. The Lancaster Chamber offers a variety of benefits to help businesses, large and small, to network and grow. 

Membership Benefits 

  • Chamber Website
  • Monthly Business Connection E-Newsletter
  • Membership Directory
  • Membership City Map
  • Radio Talk Show - Free
  • Super AV Expo
  • Quarterly Mega Mixers
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Endless Networking
  • Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings
Monthly Events 
  • Membership Luncheon
  • Business-4-Breakfast

Discount Advertisement 

  • AV Press - Chamber Page
  • Video Commercials
  • Web Video - Business Showcase

Please call the Chamber for more information:

 (661) 948-4518 


For those of you who have utilized all the wonderful features of our new website, we are confident that you have seen interest in your business grow!  We are seeing

triple the traffic on our site since we rolled out the new product in late October!  It's easy for our members to use and navigate and the free marketing tools that are included are state-of-the-art!  If you have not yet had the opportunity to request optimization of your member page, upload coupons, classified ads, and member-to-member discounts, or submit your events and meetings to our community calendar, please log in to your account and take full advantage of these exciting ways to market your business on both our website and our mobile app!  If you need us to re-send your log-in information, please contact us at


 (661) 948-4518