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Business Connection


June  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
Sharon Molnar, Office Coordinator
Anna Zarley, Event Coordinator

New and Renewing Members

 Introducing Our Newest Members!
AV Towing
Nicole Correll
37822 6th Street East
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 480-1244

iVenture Traveler
Griselda Carrasco
3111 Pearlwood Drive
Lancaster, CA 93536
(844) 683-6887

Patricia Castillo
2071 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 902-1666

Sip & Dip Artistry
Brian Brown
508 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 547-2063

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members 

Brunswick Sands Bowl
43233 Sierra Hwy
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-2651
Member Since: 1971

Lancaster Baptist Church
4020 East Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 946-4663
Member Since: 1988

High Desert Broasdcasting
570 East Avenue Q-9
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 947-3107
Member Since: 1990

Antelope Valley Mall
1233 Rancho Vista Blvd, Ste 900
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 266-9150
Member Since: 1991

Day Star Foundation 
646 West Lancaster Blvd, Ste 109
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-7290
Member Since: 1991

Antelope Valley YMCA
43001 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-9622
Member Since: 1993

Round Table Pizza
44204 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-6677
Member Since: 1993

Guaranty California Insurance
Walter Mortensen
1113 West Avenue M-4, Ste C
Palmdale, CA  93551
(661) 948-1003
Member Since: 1994

Comfort Inn & Suites
1825 West Avenue J-12
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-2001
Member Since: 1999

42212 10th Street West, Ste 2A
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-2200
Member Since: 2002

Veterans Community Based 
Outpatient Clinic
340 East Avenue I
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 729-8655
Member Since: 2002

1731 East Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-9749
Member Since: 2002

Antelope Valley Adventist School
45002 Fern Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-6552
Member Since: 2003

Lancaster High School
44701 Eagle way 
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 726-7649
Member Since: 2005

Merritt Tae Kwon Do Academy, LLC
1945 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-5293
Member Since: 2007

Edward Jones Investment
44345 Lowtree Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-5624
Member Since: 2008

Extra Space Storage
1722 West Avenue J-8
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 729-8425
Member Since: 2008

Charlton Weeks, LLP
Attorneys at Law
1031 West Avenue M-14, Ste A
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 265-0969
Member Since: 2010

Sim Santitation
PO Box 2418
Tehachapi, CA 93581
(661) 823-8442
Member Since: 2010

Antelope Valley Showcase Chorus
38713 Tierra Subida #200, PMB 260
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 878-2872
Member Since: 2011

Ladies First Fitness & Spa
42015 10th Sttreet West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-6496
Member Since: 2013

J Salon Studios & Spa
44140 20th Street West, Ste 111
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 406-3515
Member Since: 2014

Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley 
742 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-4111
Member Since: 2014

Sears Outlet
320 West Rancho Vista Blvd
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 267-1264
Member Since: 2014

TownePlace Suites
2024 West Avenue J-8
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 723-6709
Member Since: 2014

California Coast Jewelers
715 Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 718-6820
Member Since: 2015

JOOIDroids of the Antelope Valley
(661) 466-3794
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

Boulevard Flooring
Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boulevard Flooring 
820 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

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

Pizza Hut
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 
Pizza Hut
2071 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93534

7:00 am- 8:30 am
A.M. Cafe
44205 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
RSVP: (661) 948-4518

114th Annual Installation Banquet
5:00 pm  - 7:00 pm
University of Antelope Valley 
44055 North Sierra Highway 
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:



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 us for our monthly luncheon on June 8, 2016 where we will be presenting our 2016 State of the Chamber which will include information on marketing your business through the Chamber website and how to utilize the website to maximize your exposure. 

RSVPs are suggested for this event.
                       EVENT INFORMATION
June 8, 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 a few weeks left in my term as your Chairman, I am excited about the future of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. As I write this, 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 May:
  • The month kicked off with the 50th anniversary of the semi-annual flea market on May 1. Kudos to Anna Zarley and the many volunteers who made this event a success.
  • The Chamber celebrated academic excellence with the awarding of $7,000 in Work Ethic Scholarships at our monthly luncheon. A huge thanks to chairwoman Kim Perkins and the scholarship committee for their hard work in the selection process. Also, let's show our appreciation for the scholarship program donors:  Southern California Gas Company, Choices In Learning National Foundation, Melchers Construction Company, Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Zonta Club of Antelope Valley, Care Pest Solutions, OPSEC Specialized Protection, First City Credit Union, High Desert Health Systems Auxiliary and Tamara Stoebe - Stoebe Services.
  • Breakfast Sponsor, Senior Resource Alliance of the Antelope Valley, provided great information at the May Business-4-Breakfast.
  • The Chamber celebrated milestones with both new
    and existing members, including an open house at Independent Living Center of Southern California, the grand opening of Sip and Dip Artistry and Gallery and afternoon of delicious street tacos and some great networking at the Camacho Mitsubishi Mega Mixer. Thank you to the Camacho family for being gracious hosts!
As we move into June, 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):
  • Wax up the Ferrari and join me at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce's 114th annual Installation Dinner, "A Night at the King Kamehameha Club" on Friday, June 24 where we will be saying "mahalo" to this year's board and volunteers and "aloha" to incoming chairwoman Gina Rossall and new directors.  
  • 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
114th Annual Installation Banquet 
To purchase tickets please contact


Specs for 114th Annual Installation Banquet Program 

"A Night at the King Kamehameha Club" 
June 24, 2016


Back Page Color  10.5"h x 8" w............   $300.00

Full Page       10.5" h x 8" w ...................$200.00 


Half Page        5.125" h x 8" w...................$125.00


Quarter Page  5.125" h x 3.875" w..........$  75.00 


Business Card Ad  2.5" h x 3.875" w........$25.00 


Please make checks payable to "Lancaster Chamber of Commerce"

For credit card orders, call Anna at 

661- 948-4518

554 West Lancaster Blvd.

Lancaster, Ca. 93534-2534

661 948-4518 ~ 661 949-1212 Fax

50th Anniversary Celebration / Mixer

Join us in celebrating 

LeeRoy Halley

50 Years in Business

Appetizer's and drinks will be served. 

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

June 9, 2016

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funerals and Cremations
44831 North Cedar Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534

RSVPs are suggested
         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.
    Saturdays, 12-1 pm
 Call Chris Spicher: (661) 948-6006

 View our videos on YouTube 

  Join us for business, stay for breakfast!
     Thursday, June 23, 2016

   7:00 A.M.- 8:30 A.M

This Months Breakfast Sponsor TBA 
NEW! Event Location
A.M. Cafe
44205 10th Street West
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


2016 Work Ethics Scholarship Committee Chair, Kimberly Perkins, hosting the May Scholarship Luncheon  

2016 Work Ethics Scholarship Recipients

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Commencement ceremony 

Ribbon Cutting / Open House

Independent Living Center 

Business-4-Breakfast "Best Commercial" Winner, Juan Diaz Caliber Collision 
CEO, Mark Hemstreet presenting Domingo's Mexican Restaurant with a Certificate of Appreciation for hosting our Business-4-Breakfast 2014-2016
Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening
Sip and Dip Artistry and Art Gallery 
CEO, Mark Hemstreet with 
Gus and Rhonda Camacho 
Camacho Mitsubishi Mixer
Camacho Mitsubishi Mixer
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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