November 2017 E-Newsletter
Upcoming Chamber Events ... Please Join Us!
Wednesday, November 1
Ribbon Cutting Celebration
12:30 - 1:30 pm
AT&T - Wixom
28870 South Wixom Road, Wixom 48393

Chamber Members, Ambassadors and Community Leaders are invited to join us in welcoming AT&T of Wixom to the Lakes Area Chamber and the community. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there ...
Friday, November 3
1st Friday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
DFCU Financial Credit Union
2765 Commerce Crossings Road, Commerce 48390

Don't miss this fast, fun, FREE morning mixer. 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 ...
Tuesday, November 7
Ribbon Cutting Celebration
12:30 - 1:30 pm
AT&T - Commerce
3290 N. Pontiac Trail, Commerce 48382

Join members of the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Ambassadors and Community Leaders as we celebrate a Ribbon Cutting with this new Chamber member. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there ...
Tuesday, November 7
Business n' Brewz
5:30-7:30 pm
Doc and June
1967 Cass Lake Road
Keego Harbor 48320
FREE to current chamber members. Appetizers provided / Cash-Bar. Join us for this
After-Hours networking event at one of our newest members. Reservations Required.
Thursday, November 9
Educational Workshop -
Year-End Tax Planning for Businesses & Individuals
Presented by Regina Nock of Nock Accounting
10:30 am - 12 pm
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce office
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake 48390

Tips on how to get a smaller bill from both the IRS and your tax preparer. The workshop is complimentary to LACC members, but seating is limited so pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, November 15
Spotlight Lunch
11:30 am
Casey's of Walled Lake
1003 E. West Maple, Walled Lake 48390

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?! Hope you can join us ...
Thursday, November 16
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect
7:30 - 8:30 am - NOTE earlier than usual time!
Title Boxing Club
31196 Haggerty Road, Farmington Hills 48331
Stick around for the complimentary 8:30 am Kickboxing Class - Register Online HERE
Can't make the Friday Coffee events? We have the solution for you. It's our 3rd Thursday of the month FREE morning mixer. Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy a light breakfast along with some great networking.
Thursday, November 23
Friday, November 24

Chamber office closed for the Holiday

Our Newest Chamber Members ...
AT&T - Commerce
Chad Hartung - 248.960.3737
3290 N. Pontiac Trail, Suite 100, Commerce

AT&T - Wixom
Chad Hartung - 248.434.3399
28870 S. Wixom Road, Wixom

Dog Centers of America
Rob Quinn - 248.960.0800
46926 Magellan Drive, Wixom

Duluth Trading Company
Loren Gillis
10900 Assembly Park Drive, Wixom

General Fasteners Company
Kelli Clark - 734.452.2269
37584 Amrhein Road, Livonia

Maid Brigade
Sharon Gust - 248.449.4493
28317 Beck Road, Suite E11, Wixom
Michigan Clear Water
John Alban - 248.924.3550
28287 Beck Road, Unit D-14, Wixom

National Integrated Systems, Inc.
Donald Hiruo - 734.927.3030
29241 Beck Road, Wixom

Speedway
Jason Miller - 248.322.4722
10 W. Square Lake Road, Suite 307
Bloomfield Hills

Sweetwater Entertainment
Bill Nannoshi
1450 S. Hospital Road, Waterford

Tropical Smoothie Cafe'
James White - 248.716.9791
4863 Carroll Lake Road, Commerce
6 Insulation Services
Lori Kapelczak - 248.478.1885
Member Since: 2014

Alba-Luxe
Alban Mustafa - 248.884.7733
Member Since: 2016

Applebee's Bar & Grill
Hope Jones - 248.926.8060
Member Since: 2015

Avon Beauty Center Waterford LLC
Kim Szegi - 248.674.2208
Member Since: 2016

Beauchamp Water Treatment & Supply
Sandy Rachwal - 810.632.2000
Member Since: 2016

Chemical Bank
Carrie Merckling - 248.994.0242
Member Since: 1995

Custom Benefits Insurance Group
Bob Chiesa - 248.960.5100
Member Since: 2005

Independence Village of White Lake
Mary Menosky - 248.360.7235
Member Since: 2000
Keller Williams Realty-the Stockton Team
Steve & Janet Stockton - 248.366.7200
Member Since: 1998

Lakes Pediatric Dentistry
Naila Farooq - 248.360.2555
Member Since: 2002

Nationwide Laser Tech
Omar Tame - 248.488.0155
Member Since: 2002

Pixelpot Studios
Jennifer Ortwine - 248.960.1669
Member Since: 2005

Rader Electric Company, Inc.
Sheldon Rader - 248.438.6100
Member Since: 2011

Real Estate One
Carol Wagner - 248.363.8300
Member Since: 2012

Roof-Rite Roofing
Jim Brown - 877.451.7663
Member Since: 2004

Uncle Buck's Party Rental
Paula & Chris Phanuef - 248.666.5432
Member Since: 2007
We've been busy!
Check out photos from our recent events ...
Mark your calendar and join us when you can!
T-Mobile Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Miller House 1 Year Anniversary / Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Thursday, October 5, 2017
1st Friday Coffee Connect at Crossroads Presbyterian Church
Friday, October 6, 2017
Educational Workshop - Building an Effective Marketing Strategy
Presented by Colleen Melie of SaveOn
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Chamber office
Levin Insurance Agency Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Michigan Eye & Contact Lens Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
Monday, October 16, 2017
West Oakland Regional Job Fair - Wixom Community Center
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors:
Board Meeting / Retreat - Edgewood Country Club
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect - Kroger of Commerce
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Magnolia by the Lakes Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Friday, October 20, 2017
Spotlight Lunch - Greek Jalapeno
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Ambassador "We Thank You Wednesday" visit to Cutting Edge Countertops
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
-Thanks to Ginger Paige at Edible Arrangements for the delicious gift-
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - MAK Allstate Insurance Agency
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Women's Forum Networking Group
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Happy's Pizza of Commerce
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Seeking Sponsors for Winter Wonder Bowl 2018
Join the fun ...
Pirates & Mermaids are the theme for the 2018 Winter Wonder Bowl. We're currently seeking Sponsors for the event which will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Wonderland Lanes in Commerce.

Sponsorhip Levels include:
Captain Hook $250
Mermaid $100
Jolly Roger $50
For more information about the benefits of each sponsorship level, download the Sponsor Registration Form below.

Deadline to be included in advertising is November 30, 2017.
Lakes Area Business Alliance Team (LABAT)
Expand Your Network ~ Grow Your Referrals
LABAT is a “hard networking & qualified referral sharing” group of Lakes Area Chamber Members. The primary goal of LABAT is to help our members develop strong relationships among each other for the consistent exchange of ideas, resources and qualified referrals that will generate new business. These groups are category exclusive (comprised of one person from each professional specialty) and the members are committed to helping one another through networking and referrals. Regularly scheduled LABAT group meetings have been structured on a bi-weekly basis to provide a supportive system of Giving and Receiving qualified referrals.

Our Tuesday & Wednesday LABAT Groups are nearly FULL (limited to 25 people in each group). So, we're in the process of ADDING a Third LABAT Group which will meet late morning, every other Thursday. If you are interested, please call the Chamber at 248.624.2826 or email laura@lakesareachamber.com .

Join a Committee for 2018
Committees are an integral part of how we make things happen. Maybe you know how we can add to our current list of events? Or perhaps you can add something new and exiting to an existing event? We invite you to bring your energy, enthusiasm and ideas to our 2018 Committees. It's a great way to get involved, grow your network and have an impact on the forward progress of the LACC. For a complete list of committees, download the Committee Interest Form below. We look forward to hearing from you ...

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