January 2018 E-Newsletter
May 2018 bring new happiness,
new goals, new achievements
and new inspirations!

LACC Staff ~ Laura, Lori & Pauline
Upcoming Chamber Events ... Please Join Us!
Friday, January 5
1st Friday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
X-Golf Novi
44325 W. Twelve Mile Road, Novi 48377

It's the FIRST COFFEE CONNECT of the New Year! Don't miss this fast, fun, FREE morning mixer. Golfers - join in the fun to get your golfing fix! Learn more about our host and network with fellow chamber members while enjoying breakfast. It's a great way to start your Friday! We hope you can join us ...
Wednesday, January 17
Ribbon Cutting Celebration
11 am
The Big Salad
3050 Union Lake Road, Commerce 48382
Chamber members and community leaders are invited to join in the Grand Opening Celebration of this new Commerce Township business. The Ribbon Cutting is at 11 am - stick around for lunch or grab a salad to go while you are there ...
Thursday, January 18
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
TSS Accounting
7932 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford 48327
Join us for this fast, fun, FREE morning mixer. Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy a light breakfast along with some great networking. Don't miss the fun!
Monday, January 22
Government Affairs Committee Meeting
3 pm
Chamber Office
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake 48390

This committee works to stay connected with community leaders from each of the municipalities we serve. Join us as we work to make the Lakes Area stronger by working together.
Wednesday, January 24
Spotlight Lunch
11:30 am
Total Sports Grill
30990 Wixom Road, Wixom 48393

We invite you to join us at this monthly gathering for informal networking over lunch. FREE soft drink provided with your meal purchase. You have to eat - why not enjoy lunch at a local eatery with member friends?! Yes - they have a great place to eat along with the fun sports facilities. Check it out ...
Thursday, January 25
Multi-Chamber Networking / Educational Breakfast
Don't Coast in Neutral - Positive Shift Ahead
$20 /person includes Continental Breakfast
8 - 10 am
Lyon Oaks Golf Course
52251 Pontiac Trail, Wixom 48393

Start the New Year off with a Positive Shift! Join members from the Huron Valley, Kensington Valley, Lakes Area and Novi Chambers of Commerce at this Multi-Chamber Networking / Educational Breakfast. Reservations are required with the Lakes Area Chamber. Continental Breakfast Provided by Katherine's Catering.
Wednesday, January 31
Ambassador Meeting
10 am
Chamber office
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake 48390

Ambassadors are making great things happen. If you're interested in joining the group, contact Laura at laura@lakesareachamber.com . Join the fun!!
The calendar is overflowing with opportunity.
Join us at an upcoming event ...

Continue to check our website calendar at www.lakesareachamber.com for the most up to date event information.

Save the Date!
2018 Winter Wonder Bowl
Membership Updates for the
2018 Community Resource & Buyer's Guide
We're in the process of updating our records for the soon-to-be-released 2018 Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Community Resource & Buyer's Guide ...

Watch for email reminders or check out your listing on the Chamber website to insure that your information is up to date and current. We want to make sure your emails, website, phone numbers, faxes, etc. are listed accurately.

Updated information or questions can be emailed to info@lakesareachamber.com or call the office directly at 248.624.2826.
Our Newest Chamber Members ...
Absotemp Climate Control, Inc.
Matt Dickow - 248.960.3100
1036 Benstein Road, Suite #101, Commerce

Affordable Floors & Restorations
Chuck Sutherlin - 734.512.3988
Commerce

Autumn Financial Advisors, LLC
Brittany Goodwillie - 248.716.8307
5820 N. Canton Center Road, Suite 165, Canton

DTE Energy
Michael Palchesko - 248.427.2240
37849 Interchange, Farmington Hills

Razberry's Yogurt
Katie Ponagajba - 248.670.7781
3375 Union Lake Road, Commerce

Red Lobster Restaurant
Jason Lamontagne - 248.349.8470
27760 Novi Road, Novi

Rudy's Waffle & Pancake House
Rudy Deanda - 248.669.7550
674 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake

Sapphire Springs Float-Spa
Alex Runinkevich - 248.702.0990
31166 Haggerty Rd, Farmington Hills

The Beach Tiki Bar & Boil
Jeff Gappy - 248.669.3322
142 E. Walled Lake Drive, Walled Lake

Tru Salon
Cheri Ponagajba - 248.360.5422
3385 Union Lake Road, Commerce
Blind Depot
Lane Hoberman - 248.683.3768
Member Since: 1999

Brookdale Novi
Sara Reyst - 248.669.0213
Member Since: 1996

Electronics Remanufacturing Co. LLC
Russ Schinzing - 248.313.9026
Member Since: 2014

Insight Business Coaching
Tom Powers - 248.449.5100
Member Since: 2017

Keller Williams - Kathleen Jackson
Kathleen Jackson - 248.568.5505
Member Since: 2016

Mark Epps Financial Advisory Services
Cara Gardner - 248.203.5955
Member Since: 2010

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
David Fisher - 248.363.9109
Member Since: 2008

Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall
Lynn O'Brien - 517.373.1758
Member Since: 2014

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Lorrie Wonfor - 248.624.0685
Member Since: 2010

We've been busy!
Check out photos from our recent events ...
Mark your calendar and join us when you can!
1st Friday Coffee Connect at Open Door Outreach Retail Store
Friday, December 1, 2017
Holiday Jingle Mingle Mixer at Beacon Hill Golf Club
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to present a check to Open Door Outreach in the amount of $938 to help families in the Lakes Area for the holidays. Thanks to everyone who attended, donated and/or purchased Silent Auction items and to our event sponsors. Your support allowed this to happen!
Spotlight Lunch at Dickey's Barbeque Pit
Monday, December 11, 2017
Thursday Coffee Connect - Genisys Credit Union Wixom
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Grand Re-Opening / Open House at Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
Monday, December 18, 2017
2018 LACC Board of Directors
EXECUTIVE BOARD
 
President
JACK SHUBITOWSKI
Huron Valley State Bank

President Elect
SUE VANDERWILL
Comerica Bank - Novi

Vice President
JIM SZEGI
LegalShield

Treasurer
WALTER ROSENBLUM
Associates In Hypnosis, LLC

Past-President
CAROL WAGNER
Travel Plus/Travel Leaders
DIRECTORS

DEBRA BARKER
City of Wixom

MATT BURNS
Burns & Company, LLC

CARA GARDNER
Mark Epps Financial Advisory Services

DORI MATKOWSKI
Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center

REV. DR. JOHN H. PAVELKO
Crossroads Presbyterian Church

DAN PHILLIPS
Westlake Health Campus

AUDREY RYSKAMP
LaFontaine Automotive - Subaru

MARK STEINBERG
UBS Financial Services, Inc

PAT WLODARCZYK
Modern Floors//Carpet One

STACIE ZOTKOVICH
The Positive Shift
Our thanks to the 2018 Board of Directors for devoting their time, talent and energy to helping the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce best support our businesses and community.

As many of you may already know, longtime Chamber Advocate / Board Member, Robert McGee, recently passed away. We are grateful for his guidance and support -
he will be missed.
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Walled Lake 48390
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