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

Business Connection


May  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 

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

New and Renewing Members


 Introducing Our Newest Members!
AV Computer Tutor
Brent Baker
554 West Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 874-4807

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC
Gabriella Godde
1206 West Avenue J-2, Ste 220
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 902-6000

Glossy Auto Detail
Frank & Theresa Cervantes
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 886-8732

Innovative Home Improvements
Kenneth Petersen
PO Box 1736
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-0981

JF Enterprises, LLC
Jeremiah Flowers
111 N La Brea Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
(888) 203-4442, Ext 2

Lancaster Choice Energy
Patty Garibay
44933 Fern Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-6084

Mark Madonado's 
M&M 3D Landscape Designs
Mark Maldonado
313 East Palmdale Blvd., Ste C
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 816-1626

Morgan Stanley
Bill Silva
1137 West Avenue M-14
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 575-9873

Sagebrush Signing Mobile Notary
Bonnie Borough
42462 Marsuerite Way
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-4996

Signatures 2u -Notary Public
Michael Douglas
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 723-3084

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members 

Antelope Express / AV Fly Away
332 West Avenue S, Suite A
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 947-2529
Member Since: 1987

Chryssostomides Financial Services
2566 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 948-0474
Member Since: 1992

Cedar Town Square
44942 Cedar Avenue, Ste 110
Lancaster, CA 9334
(661) 948-2571
Member Since: 1993

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
1011 Lockheed Way, MZ 1089
Palmdale, CA 93599-0001
(661) 572-4077
Member Since: 1994

Western Pacific Roofing Corp
2229 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 273-1336
Member Since: 1998

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

California State University Bakersfield
Antelope Valley 
43909 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 952-5024
Member Since: 1999

Charles Hoey and Associates
43759 15th Street West, Ste 243
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-3222
Member Since: 1999

Davis Tax Service
42918 Fenner Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93536-1116
(661) 943-4183
Member Since: 2002

Joseph A Meekins Lodge #103
PO Box 2654
Lancaster, CA 93539
(661) 274-7536
Member Since: 2004

The Barber Shop
1221 West Avenue I
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-2581
Member Since: 2008

Love and Grace 
Christian Fellowship Church 
2052 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 722-2584
Member Since: 2012

Melchers Properties
PO Box 1468
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 810-0782
Member Since: 2012

AV Chiropractic Health Care
44820 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-6302
Member Since: 2013

SOL Plaza
1140 Commerce Center Drive
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 729-4900
Member Since: 2013

After Hours Lock & Key
(310) 930-2556
Member Since: 2014

Famous Daves
1205 West Rancho Vista Blvd
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 225-9616
Member Since: 2014

Lancaster Optometry
516 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-1511
Member Since: 2014

Light House Studios
42309 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 998-4200
Member Since: 2014

Westside Body & Paint, Inc
5054 West Avenue M-2
Quartz Hill, CA 93536
(661) 943-3639
Member Since: 2014

All Valley Surveying
44909 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-3639
Member Since: 2015

Bella West Salon & Spa
1560 West Milling Street
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-7447
Member Since: 2015

Damsel in Defense
3550 Emerald Lane
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 718-1002
Member Since: 2015

Robert Munden Insurance
190 Sierra Court, Ste A-8
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 575-9656
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
May 2016

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

25th Congressional District 
Candidate Forum
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chimbole Cultural Center
38350 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA 93550
Hosted by the 
California Alliance for Retired Americans

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 
This year our career education committee has selected fifteen exceptional students to receive our work ethics scholarship. Through their academic dedication and exemplary work ethics these young people have demonstrated that they truly are deserving of this award. We hope that you will join us in honoring their achievements and acknowledging their gracious sponsors who continue to make this scholarship program possible year after year.

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 2016 Work Ethics Scholarship Recipients are:

Mr. Noah Purcell
Ms. Gabriela Romero
Ms. Emilie Hatcher
Ms. Patricia Hinanay
Ms. Alice Gonzales
Ms. Alexus A'Shantee Lawson
Mr. Zachary Jones
Ms. Kayleigh Kaveney
Mr. Jordan Martin
Ms. Andrea Hill
Ms. Michelle Castillo Pedraza
Ms. Natividad Delgadillo
Ms. Raquel Rodriguez
Ms. Saraan Smith
Mr. Michael Papias

RSVPs are suggested for this event.
                       EVENT INFORMATION
May 11, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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,
With just two months left in my term as your Chairman, May marks another exciting month at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. As we work to plan the 2016-17 year ahead, the Chamber's board of directors, committees and staff are working hard to create new business opportunities and value for you!
In case you missed it, the Chamber had an eventful April:
  • Vice Mayor Marvin Crist and City Manager Mark Bozigian presented the annual "State of the City" at our monthly Luncheon.
  • The Chamber celebrated milestones with both new and existing members, including the grand opening of the Picture Perfect portrait studio, the two-year anniversary mixer with Americas United Bank and the reopening of the expanded Olives Mediterranean Café!
  • The Lancaster Chamber's Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) held their second annual Investor's Panel, where middle and high school participants vied for thousands of dollars in seed money for their business ventures. Congratulation to all of the YEA students for their hard work and especially to Sa'eed Dasher and his Ties for Lil Guys, which was awarded $1,875 and a chance to give his pitch at the YEA regional competition this month in New York.
 As we move into May, 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):
  • 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. It doesn't get much easier or cheaper to have a webpage than this!
  • 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.
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
         Promote YOUR business 
FREE of Charge 
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 

Quarterly Mega-Mixer

Please join us for our quarterly Mega-Mixer!

Come have a great time networking! 
Appetizer's and drinks will be served. 

Be sure to bring a raffle prize with your business card attached!

May 19, 2016

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Camacho Mitsubishi
401 Auto Vista Drive
Palmdale, CA 93551

RSVPs are suggested


  Join us for business, stay for breakfast!
     Thursday, May 26, 2016

   7:00 A.M.- 8:30 A.M

This Months Breakfast is sponsored by:

Senior Resource Alliance of the Antelope Valley 
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


Congratulation to our 2016

 Miss Lancaster, Madeline Shaver!

Ribbon Cutting / Two-Year Anniversary

Americas United Bank 

Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening 

Picture Perfect

Ribbon Cutting / Grand Re-Opening 
Olives Mediterranean Café 

Business-4-Breakfast Table Sponsor 

Lancaster Modern Dentistry 

"State of the City Address" given by City Manager Mark Bozigian at our Membership Luncheon 

 2015 Miss Lancaster Ashlynn Winchester attends her final luncheon 

50th Semi-Annual Flea Market 

Young Entrepreneurs Program "Investor Panel" 

Our 2016 Lancaster Queens 

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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