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Serving the community by Promoting, Protecting, Encouraging and Developing Business since 1902

Business Connection

 

April 2016

In this Month's Issue

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Executive Committee

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

Past Chairwoman of the Board
Tamara Stoebe, Stoebe Services 

Vice-Chair
Luis Garibay, City of Lancaster

Vice-Chair
Katy Nelson, Hunter Dodge

Treasurer
Stan Turner, Edwards Federal Credit Union 

Secretary
Terry Roth, Joshua Memorial 

Ex-Officio
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
 College 

Austin Rice, Fourr, Alden & Associates, LLP

Shandra Goben, TownePlace Suites

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Office Staff 

Mark Hemstreet, Chief Executive Officer
Anna Zarley, Event Coordinator
Sharon Molnar, Office Coordinator

New and Renewing Members

March

 Introducing Our Newest Members!
 
Antelope Valley Mercedes, Inc.
Vicky Ilic
45310 23rd Street West
Lancaster, CA 93533
(661) 726-4220

Audio Visual Live, Inc.
Dennis Layton
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 886-5730

Cycles of Change Recovery
Joseph Hunter
Palmdale, CA 93551
(818) 489-3779

Town & Country 
Garage Door Systems, Inc.
Meni Mageni
211 East Avenue K-6, Unit F
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 949-0400

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members 

 
Lamar Advertising Company
104 Enterprise Parkway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-0721
Member Since: 1953

Richard Spann
(661) 942-7806
Member Since: 1975

Hunter Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat
1130 Auto Mall Drive
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-8411
Member Since: 1978

Town House Motel
44125 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 9334
(661) 942-1195
Member Since: 1986

Fourr, Alden, and Associates, LLP.
44288 Lowtree Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-8602
Member Since: 1989

All Things Engravable
44242 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-5443
Member Since: 1992

America's United Bank
539 West Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA  93534
(661) 945-6955
Member Since: 1993

Donnell Printing
44154 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-1449
Member Since: 1993

McDonald's
44846 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-6300
Member Since: 1993

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

Antelope Valley Union High School District
44811 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-7655
Member Since: 1994

Kaiser Permanente
615 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-2817
Member Since: 1995

Koso Pacific Seismic Products, Inc.
233 East Avenue H-8
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 942-4499
Member Since: 1997

Aurora Village
43862 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-1921
Member Since: 2001

Gilbert Snow DDS, Orthodontist
161 East Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-2771
Member Since: 2001

Sierra View Gardens
37850 20th Street East
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 266-2731
Member Since: 2001

Arrow Enterprises, Inc.
44932 Yucca Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-7648
Member Since: 2002

Royal Family Kids
44514 20th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-5677
Member Since: 2003

Adelman Radio Broadcasting
104.9, 100.9, 103.9, 877.7
42010 50th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 718-1552
Member Since: 1994

John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 948-1413
Member Since: 2007

SourceOne Payroll Services
43141 Business Center Parkway, Ste 108
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 949-1124
Member Since: 2009

Camacho Auto Sales
44446 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-2609
Member Since: 2013

CASA of Los Angeles
1040 Weast Avenue J, Room 1153
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-2272
Member Since: 2013

Omidi Enterprises
42342 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 272-9999
Member Since: 2013

Barclay Digital
(661) 802-9341
Member Since: 2014

Clean Smile Dental
1669 West Avenue J, Suite 305
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-1181
Member Since: 2015

DT's Variety of Things
(323) 228-2131
Member Since: 2015

MomsHouse
PO Box 805
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 529-2985
Member Since: 2015

Senior Resource Alliance
44831 Cedar Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-7883
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 
4/2/2016
11:00 AM
Picture Perfect
622 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Finance & Executive Committee Meeting
4/12/2016  
7:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon
4/13/2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
JP Eliopulos Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
 
Coffee with a Sheriff  Deputy
4/14/2016
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lemon Leaf
653 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93536

Two Year Anniversay/Mixer
4/14/2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
America's United Bank
539 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber
Board of Director's Meeting
4/20/2016
7:30-9:00 am
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Business-4-Breakfast
4/228/2016
7:00 am- 8:30 am
Domingo's Restaurant
1324 W. Ave I
Lancaster, CA 93534
RSVP: (661) 948-4518

Ribbon Cutting / Re-Grand Opening
4/29/2016
10:30 AM
Olives Mediterranean Cafe
518 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

50TH Anniversary Semi-Annual Flea Market and Shop Local Showcase
5/1/2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
2551 West Avenue H
Lancaster, CA 93534

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:

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Helping Support Your Local Chamber is a

WIN-WIN!!

Take advantage of these special rates for chamber members!!

  

"A LA CARTE" OPPORTUNITIES:

  •  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).

PACKAGES:

  •  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.

 

ADDITIONAL MARKETING/ADVERTISING

OPPORTUNITIES:

  • 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 

OUR WEBSITE OFFERS INCREDIBLE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR MEMBERS!
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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Follow us on Twitter 

 

Lancaster Chamber 
Membership Luncheon 
Please join us for the annual Lancaster State of the City Address delivered by Mayor R. Rex Parris. Mayor Parris will be sharing Lancaster's accomplishments over the past year and will also give us a glimpse as to where the city is heading in 2016.

RSVPs are suggested for this event.
                    
                       EVENT INFORMATION
 
Date: 
April 13, 2016
 
Time: 
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
(Please note the early check in)

Location: 
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,
 
First, thank you for your membership. The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce continues to be the oldest and largest chamber in the greater Antelope Valley because of your investment in our staff, office and business resources.
 
In case you missed it, March was another exciting month for chamber:
  • Seven of the nine candidates running for Los Angeles County Supervisor in the 5th District joined us for our monthly Luncheon. I appreciate their attendance and encourage them to connect with our members. I also want to thank our Chair-Elect and Westside Union School Superintendent, Gina Rossall, for moderating the forum.
  • The Chamber welcomed several new members, including PMD Pharmacy and EZ Auto Center #3. If you have not stopped by EZ Auto Center #3, they have the largest inventory of engines and transmissions for the most popular makes and models of cars and trucks in stock.
  • We had another great Business-4-Breakfast sponsored by our friends at Caliber Collision!
April is a month to "spring" into action with your 2016 business plans and I encourage all of 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, lancasterchamber.org. 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. It doesn't get much easier or cheaper to have a webpage than this!
There is real value in your Lancaster Chamber of Commerce membership. Let us be a part of your business success!
 
Josh Mann
2015/2016 Chairman of the Board
Shop Local Showcase

With the event being less than one month away, Shop Local Showcase Vendor Spaces are selling quickly!  Reserve your space today. Don't miss out on the opportunity to showcase your business!

 

     
         Promote YOUR business 
FREE of Charge 
  
    FREE 
Chamber Radio 
Talk Show

"Minding Your Business"

Minding Your Business (MYB) the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce weekly radio show features Chamber members and Friends each Saturday at 12 noon on High Desert Radio 1380am. Hosted by Chris Spicher of AV Florist and Aaron Goldstein of GoldsteinDigital. Music is by Lions Named Leo of Bakersfield, CA.
                       
    Saturday, 12-1 pm
 Call Chris Spicher: (661) 948-6006


 View our videos on YouTube 

Two-Year Anniversary  Mixer 


Please join us for this wonderful Two Year Anniversary event.

We will have a ribbon cutting at 5:00 pm with a Mixer to follow.

Come have a great time networking, appetizer's and drinks will be served. 

Make sure to bring a raffle prize with your business card attached.  

Date
April 14, 2016

Time
5:00 - 7:30 pm

Location:
America's United Bank
539 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534  

RSVPs are suggested
661-948-4518



Business-4-Breakfast

 
   
  Join us for business, stay for breakfast!
 
     Thursday, April 28, 2016

   7:00 A.M.- 8:30 A.M

This Months Breakfast is sponsored by:

Lancaster Modern Dentistry
                               
Event Location
Domingo's Restaurant
1324 W. Ave I
Lancaster, CA 93534
RSVP: 948-4518 

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 Month In Pictures

March 

Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening

pMD Pharmacy

Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting

EZ Auto Center #3

March Luncheon featuring a 5th District Board of Supervisors Candidates Forum

March Luncheon Candidates Forum

5th District Board of Supervisors Candidates

Business-4-Breakfast Table Sponsor

Caliber Collision

Business-4-Breakfast "Best Commercial" Winner Stacy Collins, America's United Bank 

Miss Lancaster 2016 Contestants 

Happy 20th Birthday Kaboom!

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 www.lancasterchamber.org  or contact Sharon Molnar at [email protected] for more information. 



Lancaster Chamber of Commerce | 554 West Lancaster Blvd | Lancaster | CA | 93534