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

Business Connection


November  2016

In this Month's Issue

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Executive Committee

Chairwoman of the Board
Gina Rossall, Westside Union School District
Monica Grado, George's Cleaners

Past Chairman of the Board
Josh Mann, Waste Management

Luis Garibay, City of Lancaster

Katy Nelson, Hunter Dodge

Austin Rice, Alden & Associates, LLP

Terry Roth, JAG Insurance Agency, Inc. 

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

Charles Hoey, Charles Hoey & Associates

Chris Spicher, Antelope Valley Florist

Gene Melchers, Melchers Construction

Elizabeth Diachun, Antelope Valley

Shandra Goben, TownePlace Suites

Bernie Longjohn, Learn 4 Life

Barry White, Carpeteria

Heather Massari, VINSA Insurance Associates

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Office Staff 

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

  • Personal Page on Chamber Website
  • Chamber Mobile App
  • Monthly E-Newsletter
  • Community Calendar
  • Membership Directory Listing
  • Membership City Map Listing
  • Radio Talk Show - Free
  • Chamber Classes / E-Learning Portal
  • Conference room for Members
  • Quarterly Mega Mixers
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Endless Networking Opportunites
  • 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 

New and Renewing Members


 Introducing Our Newest Members!

M1 Express Car Wash
Andrew Marroquin
44846 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 942-5777

Meece Car Audio
Jeff Meece
169 West Avenue J-5, Unit F
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-2266

Morris Clinic, Inc.
Sheila Morris
1672 West Avenue J, Ste 207
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-4662

Nor Kare Consulting
Karen Hickling
PO Box 4125
Lancaster, CA 93539
(661) 350-4990

Opportunities for learning
David Sinclair
1160 Commerce Center Drive
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-3646

Travel Baby Network
Itaska Dheini
43631 10th Street West, Unit C
Lancaster,  CA 93534
(661) 422-6316

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members 

The Gas Company 
3701 Pegasus Drive, Suite 114
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 393-1501
Member Since: 1952

Wells Fargo Bank
802 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-2304
Member Since: 1952

Gilbert Snow DDS, Orthodontist 
868 Auto Center Drive, Ste C
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 273-1750
Member Since: 1971

Stephen B Marvin Real Estate, Inc 
43700 17th Street West, Ste 102
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-9583
Member Since: 1972

Paraclete High School
42145 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-3255
Member Since: 1976

Garrison Family Medical Group
41210 11th Street West, Ste A
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 947-7100
Member Since: 1995

Frye Chiropractic, Inc
42283 10th Street West, Ste 107
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-9655
Member Since: 1996
Law Offices of David M Wallin
41319 12th Street West, Ste 101
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 267-1313
Member Since: 1996

High Desert Medical Group
43839 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-5984
Member Since: 1998

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

Sixcess Inc Drug Testing Services 
43535 17th Street West, Ste 302
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-0444
Member Since: 1999

Care Pest Solutions 
PO Box 2887
Lancaster, CA 93539
(661) 951-1843
Member Since: 2001

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

Holiday Inn Express
43719 17th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-8848
Member Since: 2004

Design For Change 
1066 East Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 942-1026
Member Since: 2006

Healing Touch Rehab, Inc
42220 10th Street West, Ste 109
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 729-4231
Member Since: 2006

Gene Wheeler Farms, Inc
220 West Avenue H-6
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-2100
Member Since: 2007

Lancaster Cemetery
111 East Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-6110
Member Since: 2007

SpringHill Suites Lancaster & Palmdale
1811 West Avenue J-12
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 729-2390
Member Since: 2007

Passantino Andersen 
Communications, LLC
42305 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 538-1100
Member Since: 2008

Valleywide Dental, Inc
1021 West Avenue M-14
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 267-4000
Member Since: 2009

High Desert Legacy Education 
Medical College
701 West Avenue K, Ste 123
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-9300
Member Since: 2010

 Antelope Valley Schools 
Transportation Agency 
670 West Avenue L-8
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-3621
Member Since: 2011

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
730 West Lancaster Blvd, Ste 103
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 802-0763
Member Since: 2012

Olive's Mediterranean Cafe
518 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-4500
Member Since: 2013

Xerox Image Source
17072 Silica Road, Suite 102
Victorville, CA 92395
(760) 241-8044 x 600
Member Since: 2013

Steven D Heffelfinger, DC Inc
44130 N Division Street
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 948-5988
Member Since: 2014

Jersey Mikes Subs-Lancaster
1006-A Commerce Center Drive
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-8855
Member Since: 2015
Congratulations to our October Ambassador of the Month
Rick Chisham, Royal Family 
Kids! (661) 948-5677
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
October 2016

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Finance and Executive Committee Meeting
7:30 am - 9:00 am
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
J.P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Office Closed
Normal Business will resume on 11/12/16

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

Calico Saloon & Grill / Elegant Affairs
Ribbon Cutting / Mixer
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
42525 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536

7:00 am- 8:30 am
A.M. Cafe
44205 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Meece Car Audio 
Ribbon Cutting / Mixer
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
169 West Avenue J-5
Lancaster, CA 93534

M1 Express Car Wash
Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
44846 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93534
All Chamber Members to receive a FREE Car Wash from 1-2 pm!

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Committee Meeting
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador Corp Meeting
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

To view Job Openings please click on the links below.



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

Chairwoman's Message 

Greetings Members, 

Taking the time to reflect on all of the reasons to be thankful for in the community  which we live, the businesses that allow us to serve our community, and the good fortune that we have with our families, friends, and business associates is a cornerstone of our thoughts during the month of November. Personally, I am thankful for the opportunity to work with the members of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and to be surrounded by folks who are so upbeat about the work that they do!  Thank you for providing terrific businesses in our community and beyond that for the service you provide to make our community even better.

During this month, we also will see changes take place within our government as we go to the polls to elect new officials at all levels.  Even though the ballot is long, I encourage each of you to exercise your right to vote for officers as well as significant propositions and other local initiatives that will impact our community, businesses and families. 

Veterans' Day also happens this month giving us the chance to thank the service men and women who have served our county which has allowed us to maintain the freedoms we enjoy.  Several events in our community will salute veterans and I am hopeful that some of you will be able to attend those events.
Please note that our regular Membership Luncheon meeting will be on November 9th at the Hellenic Center, and our Business-4- Breakfast will take place a week earlier than usual on November 17th at 7 a.m. at the AM Caf´┐Ż on 10th Street West. Join us for these wonderful networking and learning opportunities. 

Our annual Holiday Parade is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00 am on Lancaster Blvd for the festivities. The theme for this year is "A Hollywood Christmas" and parade entries are being accepted daily; We will continue to take applications until November 18th.  A great way to advertise your business is to advertise it in our Parade Program. Business card ads start at only $25! We will be taking ads and artwork until November 18th as well. Please contact the Chamber office at 948-4518 if you would like more information.  Thank you to our Parade Committee Chairman, Luis Garibay, and to our Events Coordinator, Anna Zarley, for putting together this special day for our community.  Please let us know how you can help make this parade a big success. Your Chamber needs you, so please volunteer.

Our October Flea Market was a huge success! Keep an eye out for the May Flea Market information to be up on our website as we will be taking vendor applications and looking to line up more volunteers in the upcoming months.  Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help make the October event outstanding!!  We hope to see you again this May.

I am hopeful that each of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating with your family and friends in whatever tradition works for you.  It is a time to be thankful for all the many blessings we receive as well as sharing our blessings with others.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.  

Regina Rossall, Chairwoman of the Board
Lancaster Chamber 
Membership Luncheon 

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on 
November 9, 2016!

The City of Lancaster and Antelope Valley Hospital have teamed up to create "Medical Main Street," a health hub designed to ensure access to world-class health care in a wide variety of specialties right here in the Antelope Valley.  Anchored by the existing hospital campus, the district will encompass medical institutions and office buildings alongside mixed-use, commercial and residential developments.  A host of complementary amenities and businesses are envisioned, including such elements as health-oriented retail, activity centers, walking paths, and green spaces to encourage healthy, active lifestyles.  Join us to learn more about this exciting new project from Lancaster City Council Member Raj Malhi!

RSVPs are suggested for this event

November 9, 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!

Weekend Early Voting at Antelope Valley College

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is offering weekend early voting for the upcoming November Election. The AVC Board Room (SSV 151) will be one of five (5) weekend early voting locations open throughout Los Angeles County on the two (2) weekends prior to the upcoming November 8th Election (8 am to 4 pm). LA County registered voters can visit any weekend early voting location and cast their vote. Fore more information please contact AVC at 661-722-6300.

Finding Your Polling Place 

If you are looking for your polling place you can find it online using the link below, or you can call (800) 615-2666

Time Off to Vote Obligations

With the November 8 general election only one week away, employers should already have been displaying a poster describing voting leave requirements.

Employers must display the time off to vote poster at least 10 days before every statewide election.

If an employee does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote in a statewide election, the employee may take up to two hours of working time to vote without loss of pay. If the employee needs more than two hours to vote, he or she can take it - but only two hours is paid.

The time off must be taken at the beginning or end of the regular working shift, whichever gives the employee the most free time for voting and the least time off from working. The employer and the employee may mutually agree to a different part of the working shift when the time off can be taken. The employee must notify the employer at least two working days in advance to arrange a voting time.

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce presents:
"A Hollywood Christmas" 

Specifications for the Holiday Parade Program

December 3, 2016

            Full Page                8 h X 5 w                      $200.00_____
            Half Page               3.75 h X 5 w                 $125.00______
            Business Card        1.625 h X 5 w               $50.00______ 

*ONLY ONE AVAILABLE (will be sold on a first come, first serve basis):

*Full Page Back Cover Color                                $300.00______

*Full Page Inside Back Cover Color                     $250.00______


Company Name: ________________________________
Mailing Address: ______________________Zip:_______
Telephone: _____________________Fax____________
E-Mail: ______________________________________
Please make checks payable to: Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and mail to:
                  554 West Lancaster Blvd.
                  Lancaster, Ca. 93534

For credit card orders call 661 948-4518

Artwork and Payment Deadline November 18, 2016

Come on out and join the fun!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3, 2016!  The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will take place on Lancaster Blvd between 10th street West and Division Street in the heart of downtown Lancaster starting at 10:00 am. 

Parade entry applications are available on our website at 

For more information please the Chamber office at 
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, November 17, 2016

   7:00 A.M.- 8:30 A.M

This Months Breakfast Sponsor:

First City Credit Union
Kimberly Perkins
(661) 816-0089
 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


Ribbon Cutting / Anniversary Celebration

MG Lawn Mower Shop & Garden Supply

42141 50th Street West, Lancaster CA 93536


"Table Sponsor"

Home Instead Senior Care 


"Best Commercial Winner"

Damsel in Defense, Debbie Cardenas

October Membership Luncheon 

Candidates Forum 

Membership Luncheon Candidates Forum


MembershIp Luncheon
Our Candidate Forum Moderator,
Mr. Mark Troth, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Troth REALTORS

On the Labor Scene....

With so many laws continually being thrust upon businesses, we wanted to start a little update employer's might find useful.  This month we highlight: Permits, Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Use this link to find out more from the Department of Industrial Relations:  

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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