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Business Connection


March 2016

In this Month's Issue

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Executive Committee

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

Stan Turner, Edwards Federal Credit Union 

Terry Roth, Joshua Memorial 

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

Rosemary Mann, Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

Chris Spicher, Antelope Valley Florist

Bernie Longjohn, Learn 4 Life

Gene Melchers, Melchers Construction

Monica Grado, George's Cleaners

Calli Jaqua, Jaqua & Sons

Elizabeth Diachun, Antelope Valley

Austin Rice, Fourr, Alden & Associates, LLP

Shandra Goben, TownePlace Suites

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Office Staff 

New and Renewing Members


 Introducing Our Newest Members!
Bakersfield Business Conference
Linda Haartman
PO Box 2026
Bakersfield, CA 93303
(661) 371-2202

EZ Auto Center 3
Jorgie "Alberto" Giron
45231 Trevor Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 802-7225

Marilyn Morales Web Design
Marilyn Morales
43142 Sandwest Court
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 435-3121

Picture Perfect
Chris Rael
622 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(949) 285-5018

PMD Pharmacy
Mike Quan
44469 10th Street West, Ste B
Lancaster, CA 93534
(714) 548-1749

Rainbow International -Palmdale
Lauri Jackson
1543 East Palmdale Blvd, Ste K-1
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 202-3700

Sandhu Dermatology
Jasbir Sandhu, MD
44215 15th Street West, Ste 209
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-0818

Spotlight Photo Booth
Don Gonzales
2851 West Avenue L, Unit 144
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 231-8877

Vision Engineering
Joseph Avila
114 Grand Cypress Avenue
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 575-9258

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members 

Century 21 Doug Anderson & Associates
1727 West Avenue K, Ste 102
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-4521
Member Since: 1963

Currado Insurance Agency
43713 20th Street West, Ste 2
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 945-2696
Member Since: 1983

Mayflower Gardens
6570 West Avenue L-12
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-3228
Member Since: 1987

Northrop Grumman Corporation
3520 East Avenue M, 4t00/4B
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 540-0339
Member Since: 1987

Costco Wholesale
1141 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 802-4500
Member Since: 1988

Desert Christian Schools
44662 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-5071
Member Since: 1990

Kwik Oil
45333-1/2 Trevor Avenue
Lancaster, CA  93534
(661) 945-3335
Member Since: 1992

Century 21
Al Midori Yarrow & Associates
44143 20th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-3703
Member Since: 1993

Coldwell Banker 
Commercial Valley Realty 
42402 10th Street West, Suite E
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-2611
Member Since: 1993

Farley Brothers of Lancaster, Inc. 
334 East Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 948-4541
Member Since: 1993

JB Wholesale Roofing / Building Supplies
45515 23rd Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 948-4537
Member Since: 1993

Lancaster Flooring, Inc.
44910 Yucca Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-2813
Member Since: 1993

Mental Health America
506 West Jackman Street
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 726-2850
Member Since: 1993

Sierra Towing
45813 Division Street
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 948-4521
Member Since: 1993

All American Financial Services
530 Commerce Avenue, Ste B
Palmdale, CA 93534
(661) 949-6681
Member Since: 1994

Antelope Valley Plumbing, Inc
4654-B East Avenue S, PMB #226
Palmdale, CA 93552
(661) 533-1234
Member Since: 1994

Earth Systems Southern California
1024 West Avenue M-4
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 948-7538
Member Since: 1994

Fletcher's Fire Protection
3318 West Avenue L-4
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-0643
Member Since: 1994

Hi-Grade Materials Company
Ascon Recy Co
17671 Bear Valley Road
Hesperia, CA 92345
(661) 533-3100
Member Since: 1994

Lancaster Marketplace
44950 Valley Central Way, Suite 1- 105
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 942-7897
Member Since: 1994

AV Boys & Girls Club
PO Box 10047
Lancaster, CA 93584
(661) 267-2582
Member Since: 1995

Forris Ed Crow
(661) 948-2983
Member Since: 1996

Cash America Payday Advance
2021 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 726-1902
Member Since: 1997

Children's Center of the Antelope Valley
45111 Fern Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-1206
Member Since: 1998

PNS Coins & Collectibles
Professional Numismatic
620 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-3554
Member Since: 1998

Antelope Valley Care Center
44567 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 949-5524
Member Since: 2000

Office Depot Business Services Division
100 North First Street, Ste 200
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 557-1700
Member Since: 2002 

ProCare Hospice
42442 10th Street West, Suite E
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-1146
Member Since: 2002

Arnold N. Applebaum
PO Box 1510
La Mirada, CA 90637
Member Since: 2003

Face & Body Place
44832 Date Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-0055
Member Since: 2004

Partcraft, Inc.
414 East Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-8731
Member Since: 2004

Kestler / Derryberry, LLP.
641 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-6115
Member Since: 2009

Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts
23502 Lyons Avenue, Ste 105
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 222-7910
Member Since: 2009

Budget Self Storage
41843 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93551
(661) 948-3022
Member Since: 2013

Budget Self Storage
42722 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-2098
Member Since: 2013

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

Lancaster School District
44711 Cedar Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-4661
Member Since: 2013

Pampered Nails & Spa
42051 10th Street West, Ste 101
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-2628
Member Since: 2013

The OUTreach Center
44845 Cedar Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 92-pride
Member Since: 2013

Hispanic Multi-Media
(661) 492-5545
Member Since: 2014

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt
44758 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 643-7593
Member Since: 2014

AAA Stor-Stuff RV & Self Storage
42133 Challenger Way
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 942-6641
Member Since: 2015

Best Western Plus Desert Poppy Inn
2038 West Avenue I
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 418-0850
Member Since: 2015

Dickinson Graham Capital Management
42053 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 471-2043
Member Since: 2015

Linda Volkmar Ministries
House of Peace
(310) 633-3479
Member Since: 2015

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
March 2016

Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening 
10:00 AM
PMD Pharmacy
44469 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(in the Sierra medical Group building)

Miss Lancaster Orientation 
6:00 PM
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West 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 Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
JP Eliopulos Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536

Coffee with a Sheriff  Deputy
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lemon Leaf
653 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93536

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening
11:00 AM 
Picture Perfect
622 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber
Board of Director's Meeting
7:30-9:00 am
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

7:00 am- 8:30 am
Domingo's Restaurant
1324 W. Ave I
Lancaster, CA 93534
RSVP: (661) 948-4518

Bakersfield Business Conference Special Pricing opportunity!

Chamber Members:

The Bakersfield Business Conference returns on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Don't miss America's best one-day program with business, investment, motivation, political and governmental thought, plus entertainment personalities and speakers on the main stage and alternative venues throughout the day.

Chamber members receive special pricing until February 1, 2016. Seating
assignments are based on receipt of purchase.

Tickets can be purchased by phone at (661) 371-2204, by mail to the Bakersfield Business Conference, PO Box 2026, Bakersfield, CA 93303, or on
our website.

For more information or to purchase tickets on the web please visit:



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

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 

Lancaster Chamber 
Membership Luncheon 
Please join the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce at our monthly membership luncheon featuring a:

5th District Los Angeles County
 Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum

Come out and  hear the Candidates address the pertinent issues facing our district. We are looking forward to hearing them answer questions regarding their views on how to support local businesses. 

Candidate questions are being compiled and can be sent to [email protected]  for consideration. 

RSVPs are suggested for this event.
                                     EVENT INFORMATION
March 9, 2016
11:00am - 1pm
(Please note the early check in)

JP Eliopulos Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536

The Chamber board of directors and staff look forward to seeing you there!
Chairman's Message

Greetings Members,
February was another exciting month for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and activities throughout the Antelope Valley. In case you missed it:
  • Theresa Dawson from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lancaster Station provided a timely and informative presentation on preparing for an active shooter situation at our monthly Luncheon.
  • We welcomed Monster Sports Center as a new member of the Lancaster business community with a grand opening ribbon-cutting event.
  • The Senior Resource Alliance hosted our Quarterly Mega-Mixer at Antelope Valley Partners for Health to share information about heath, wellness and financial options for you and your loved ones.
  • Team Referral Network sponsored another great Business-4-Breakfast networking opportunity.
  • Chamber Board Member and AV Florist owner Chris Spicher presented our new member orientation program, which provides valuable tools for our members to get the most out of their membership.
During the month of March, I encourage our members to take advantage of one of the many benefits that come with a Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Membership, including (but not limited to):
  •  Reserve your space for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce's Flea Market and Shop Local Showcase on Sunday, May 1st. This year, we are celebrating the Flea's 50th anniversary and you won't want to miss this super-sized event!
  •  Book your spot on the Minding Your Business radio show with hosts Chris Spicher and Aaron Goldstein. Taped weekly, this is your opportunity share your business via radio and webcast.
  • Set up your FREE member page on the chamber website, Even if you're not tech savvy, our chamber services team can take your logo, photos and business info and build the page for you. How easy is that!
There is real value in your membership. Let the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce be a part of your business success!
Josh Mann
2015/2016 Chairman of the Board

Shop Local Showcase Vendor Spaces Available!  


         Promote YOUR business 
FREE of Charge 
Chamber Radio 
Talk Show

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

 View our videos on YouTube 

Quarterly Mega Mixer

Stay Tuned for the location of our next 
Quarterly Mega Mixer!

We would like to thank the following for the donation of Raffle Prizes at our February Mega-Mixer:

ADT-Eli Colvin
Home Instead-Terry Nuner
365 Signature Card-Stan Rey
Sport Clips-Kristiana Maldonado
Senior Resource Alliance-Angela Miki
AV Florist-Chris Spicher
The Vine Fefuge-Erica Alverdi
Troth Realtors-Vicki Ryan
Farmers Insurance-Don Ryan 


  Join us for business, stay for breakfast!
     Thursday, March 24, 2016

   7:00 A.M.- 8:30 A.M

This Months Breakfast is sponsored by:

Caliber Collision

(661) 945-6551 

Giovanna Nesel
Event Location
Domingo's Restaurant
1324 W. Ave I
Lancaster, CA 93534
RSVP: 948-4518 or Click the link below

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and a raffle prize to promote your business!

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

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following for their donation of raffle prizes at the February Business-4-Breakfast:

ADT-Eli Colvin
Starbucks - Ruben Arias
AV Florist - Chris Spicher
Chuck Simons & Associates
Farmers Insurance - Don Ryan
The Tech Gods - Christopher Perosi
Mental Health Amerca - Tina De'Rienzo
Domingo's Mexican Restaurant - Domingo Coronado

The Month In Pictures


Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening

Monster Sports Center

February Membership Luncheon 

February Membership Luncheon Speakers Sgt. Teresa Dawson and Andrew Nagel

Business-4-Breakfast "Best Commercial" Winner, Citizens Business Bank 

Business-4-Breakfast Table Sponsor

Terri Lee Harrison 

Team Referral Network AV

Quarterly Mega-Mixer

Senior Resource Alliance

Chamber hosted Field Trip from 

AV Learning Academy 

2016 Work Ethics Scholarship

The Work Ethics Scholarship program is fully funded by your donations and last year provided $6,500 in scholarships to 12 local High School graduates who are attending Colleges and Universities this year. The Lancaster Chamber is dedicated to building a strong future for the youth of today by supporting our students who have made a commitment of attending college. For over 100 years the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce has remained dedicated to encouraging higher education as a means of preparing young people to become stronger leaders and citizens in our community.

The Scholarships are based on academics, the student's demonstrated work ethics in either a paid job or internship, and future aspirations. Awardees must graduate High School in the Antelope Valley and provide proof of college enrollment. Scholarships are provided in $500 levels, dependent on sponsorships received.

Gold Sponsor $1,000. 
Sponsor Name Displayed on the Chamber's Web page. Sponsor Name Displayed in the Chamber's Office. Sponsor Name Prominently Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon. Congratulatory Letter from the Sponsor to awarded Student. Sponsorship Mention at the Scholarship Luncheon Two Tickets to Scholarship Lunch.

Silver Sponsor $500. 
Sponsor Name Displayed on the Chamber's Web page. Sponsor Name Displayed in the Chamber's Office. Sponsor Name Prominently Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon. Congratulatory Letter from the Sponsor to awarded Student.

Bronze Sponsor $250 
Sponsor Name Displayed on the Chamber's Web page. Sponsor Name Prominently Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon.

Recognition Sponsor $100 to $250
Sponsor name Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon
For the complete sponsorship application and to sign up to be a sponsor, please visit our website at  or contact Sharon Molnar at [email protected] for more information. 


554 West Lancaster Blvd. 
Lancaster, CA 93534

Rent an office  space in the heart of Downtown Lancaster 

                                Only $300 per month!

  • 10 X 17 Space
  • LightlyFurnished
  • 24/7 Access
  • Utilities Included
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
For more information or to view the space, please contact the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce at 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


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