October 2017 E-Newsletter
Upcoming Chamber Events ... Please Join Us!

Monday, October 2
Open House
4 - 7 pm
CNS - Community Network Services
24230 Karim Boulevard, Suite 100, Novi 48375

CNS is celebrating their new Novi office and you are invited ... Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres and Entertainment. Join us as we find out more about this community resource organization.
Tuesday, October 3
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
12-1 pm
46670 W. Pontiac Trail, Commerce 48390
We're celebrating the Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Might be time to turn in your flip phone?? Light refreshments will be served - Please join us!
Thursday, October 5
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
12-1 pm
Miller House
3395 Union Lake Road, Commerce 48382

Join us for a ribbon cutting & light refreshments at this fabulous clothing / home furnishings boutique. It's the perfect time to get your fall decorations or start shopping for the holidays! See you there ...
Friday, October 6
1st Friday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
Crossroads Presbyterian Church
1445 Welch Road, Walled Lake 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, October 10
Education Opportunity
11:30 am - 1 pm
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce office
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A, Walled Lake 48390

SaveOn is offering a special opportunity for the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce members to learn more about Building an Effective Marketing Strategy in Today's World . Create, Expand and Improve Your Marketing Plan. FREE to members of the LACC.
Lunch Included. Limited Space - Registration is Required. Call the office at 248.624.2826 or email info@lakesareachamber.com
Wednesday, October 11
Ribbon Cutting Celebration
10 - 11 am / ribbon cutting at 10:30 am
Levin Insurance Agency
4877 Carroll Lake Road, Commerce 48382

Join us as we celebrate the new location of the Levin Insurance Agency with a ribbon cutting. Donuts and cider will be served. We'll see you there for the celebration!!
Monday, October 16
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Celebration
4 - 6 pm / ribbon cutting at 5:30 pm
Michigan Eye & Contact Lens
42081 W. 14 Mile Road, Novi 48377
Members from both the Novi and Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce are invited to celebrate the Grand Opening of this new member business. Join us in welcoming
Dr. Alexandra Williamson and the staff at this after-hours ribbon cutting celebration.
Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 17
West Oakland Regional Job Fair
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wixom Community Center
49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom 48393

The West Oakland Regional Job Fair is a collaborative community event hosted by the
City of Wixom and the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Our primary goal is to help our local businesses find quality candidates anf for our local job seekers to find good jobs near their homes. Dozens of job openings in a wide range of industries. Job Fair is FREE to attendees and open to the community. Limited business booth recruiting space still available. For more information, contact the chamber office at 248.624.2826.
Thursday, October 19
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
2905 Union Lake Road, Commerce 48382
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.
Friday, October 20
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Celebration
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Magnolia by the Lakes
1700 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor 48320
Chamber members are invited to join in the Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Celebration of this new independent senior living community.
Tuesday, October 24
Spotlight Lunch
11:30 am
Greek Jalapeno Restaurant
6636 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford 48327

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 lunch ... why not enjoy lunch at a local eatery with member friends?! Hope you can join us ...
Wednesday, October 25
Ribbon Cutting Celebration
12:30 - 1:30 pm pm
MAK Agency Allstate Insurance
1545 N. Wixom Road, Wixom 48393

Join us in welcoming one of our newest LACC Chamber member's at their Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Find out more about this new member and enjoy light refreshments with us!
Our Newest Chamber Members ...
Aaron Strand Insurance Agency
Aaron Strand - 248.669.6978
825 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake

Action Associates/Work Skills Corp.
Kelly Tegrum - 810.534.6130
100 Summit Street, Brighton

Adept Plastic Finishing, Inc.
Carolyn Espinoza - 248.374.5870
29835 Beck Road, Wixom

American Family Life Insurance Company
David Tonkin - 248.2190861
2046 Dorchester Drive, Troy

Alex's Pizzeria
Maria Grossi - 248.926.1700
49000 W. Pontiac Trail, Wixom

Citiwide Truck & Crane
Michele McNeely - 248.446.4533
28990 S. Wixom Road, Suite C, Wixom

Commerce Hearing Center
David Kelley - 248.360.8825
9640 Commerce Road #106, Commerce

Community Network Services
Mya Mason - 248.871.1417
24230 Karim Blvd., Suite 100, Novi

Courtyard Manor of Wixom
Heather McKinney - 248.318.9563
48578 Pontiac Trail, Wixom

Dean Transportation
Burt Nowlin - 248.956.3091
46740 W. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake

Edward Rose & Sons
Jessica Crowell - 248.686.5369
38525 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills

ETNA Supply
Kelly Wadel - 616.514.5165
4901 Clay Avenue SW, Grand Rapids

Happy's Pizza
Ryan Buja - 248.946.8778
2163 N. Pontiac Trail, Commerce

iCare Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center
Dr. William Thompson, DDS, MD - 248.363.5900
2900 Union Lake Road, Suite 105, Commerce

Keeping It Golden Senior Care, LLC
Karen Fordham - 248.480.7410
900 Wilshire Drive, Suite 202, Troy

Magnolia by the Lakes
Debra Rush - 248.681.8000
1700 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor
MAK Agency Allstate Insurance
AJ Farha - 248.328.4200
1545 N. Wixom Road, Wixom

Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.
Kathe Cameron - 248.227.4256
West Bloomfield

Miller House
Julie Wells - 248.408.4419
3395 Union Lake Road, Commerce

Monat Global
Amy Lazare - 248.909.7199
4661 Walnut Glen Court, West Bloomfield

The Neighborhoods of White Lake
Shelley Cook - 248.618.4151
10700 Elizabeth Lake Road, White Lake

Re/Max Classic
Mike & Gail Bailey – 248.301.2222
170 W. Commerce Road, Commerce

Arneser Norman - 313.316.5459
300 McLaughlin Road 3740 John R, Detroit

Spot On Pet Grooming
Dawn Lyons - 248.202.3003
1560 Union Lake Road, Commerce

Michael Guysinsky - 248.757.7777
46670 W. Pontiac Trail, Commerce

John Colone – 248.669.2700
49524 Martin, Wixom

Volare Ristorante
Dino Grossi - 248.960.7771
48992 Pontiac Trail, Wixom

Walled Lake Prime Time Care
Judith Scott – 248.956.5111
615 N. Pontiac Trail, Rm 201, Walled Lake

Youngsoft, Inc.
Leanna Garnick - 248.675.1174
49197 Wixom Tech Drive, Suite B, Wixom

Zealand Spa Salon
Larenne Faithfull-Clark – 248.313.9228
1001 Welch Road, Commerce
Comerica Bank - Commerce
Sandi Henwood - 248.360.2563
Member Since: 1988

Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center
Dori Matkowski - 248.624.0707
Member Since: 1995

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Peggy Anicka - 248.360.4055
Member Since: 2012

Easterseals Michigan
Cerian Dunn -248.475.6405
Member Since: 2014

Katherine's Catering of Lyon Oaks
Jennifer Francis - 248.573.7787
Member Since: 2015

Ken Milburn - 248.956.1287
Member Since: 2013

Nerium Independent Brand Partner
Dori Matkowski - 248.421.8606
Member Since: 2015

Oakland Schools Technical Campus -SW
Scott Harris - 248.668.5600
Member Since: 1991

Open Door Outreach Center
Karen Myers - 248.360.2930
Member Since: 1993

Real Estate One
Carol Wagner - 248.363.8300
Member Since: 2012

Robert Kozloski & Associates
Robert Kozloski - 970.3471.6089
Member Since: 2015

Seglund Gabe Pawlak Groth & Kelley, PLC
Bruce Seglund - 248.869.0030
Member Since: 2010

Diane Ursu - 248.956.0095
Member Since: 2016

Strobl & Sharp, PC
Alan Rudzewicz - 248.540.2300
Member Since: 1994

Tim Hortons - Walled Lake
Maureen Stewart - 248.668.0044
Member Since: 2001

Twins Coney
Linda Leskaj - 248.360.6029
Member Since: 2010

We've been busy!
Check out photos from our recent events ...
Mark your calendar and join us when you can!
Team One Credit Union Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Jerry Scrivo from MasterMind Consulting Network
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Presented an Educational Workshop at the Chamber office
Chamber Chopped Edition -
Chef Tica Paraday from Doc & June takes on Ted Tetter from Fork n' Pint
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Spotlight Lunch at CJ's Brewery
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Down on the Farm Multi-Chamber Networking Event
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Erwin's Orchard
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect hosted by Lakes Area Community Coalition
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at WTVS Detroit Public Television
At Home Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
Friday, September 22, 2017
Ambassador Meeting
follwed by We Thank You Wednesday visit to Commerce Village Dentist
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Member Orientation Breakfast
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Independence Village of White Lake

Thanks to our Host & Our Sponsors:
Hampton Inn & Suites Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening Celebration
Thursday, September 28, 2017

West Oakland Regional Job Fair
Space is limited - register your booth today!
Having a hard time finding good talent? Look no further ...

The West Oakland Regional Job Fair offers local companies the opportunity to reach out to eager job seekers from nearby communities.

Hosted by the City of Wixom and the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, it's the perfect opportunity to find your next great employee!

Space is Limited - Register Your Business TODAY!

For more information, contact the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 248.624.2826 or email info@lakesareachamber.com
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 am
Set-Up, B2B Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Open to Job Seekers

Wixom Community Center
49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom 48393
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors:
2018 Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors Ballot Results
On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we thank all the candidates for submitting information to be considered by a vote of the membership to serve on the LACC Board of Directors. We appreciate your willingness to join the Chamber Board and thank you for offering to share your knowledge and experience. The individuals who have been elected to serve a 3 year term from January 2018 - December 2020 are:
Debra Barker, City of Wixom
Debra has been employed by the City of Wixom, a Chamber member since 1986, for over 18 years and is presently the City Assessor and the Economic and Community Development Director. Previously Debra was active as a business owner for 20+ years. She is currently collaborating with the Chamber on the pending West Oakland Regional Job Fair.

Daniel Phillips, Westlake Health Campus
Dan has been employed by the Westlake Health Campus / Trilogy Health Services, an LACC member, for 3 years and is Director of Sales and Outreach. He has attended the Annual Golf Outing, Spotlight Lunch and State of the Lakes events. This past year Dan also served on the Chamber Golf Outing Committee. He has also served on the Board of his local rotary club and on an Advisory Council at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. He also assists the Goodfellows newspaper sales and with the Walled Lake Beach Party event.
Audrey Ryskamp, LaFontaine Automotive/Subaru
Audrey has been employed by the LaFontaine Automotive Group for 7 years currently as a Business Marketing Representative at LaFontaine Subaru in Commerce Township. Audrey is currently Co-Chair of the LACC Ambassadors and participated on the Chamber Golf Committee in 2017. Audrey regularly attends LACC morning coffees, Spotlight Lunches and ribbon cuttings. She has also been active with the Novi Chamber, the West Bloomfield Chamber, the Greater Farmington Chamber and the Birmingham / Bloomfield Chamber.
  Pat Wlodzrczyk, Modern Flors//Carpet One
Pat has been a Chamber member since 1982 and has served on the LACC Board for many years. Pat has actively served on many LACC committees and has also been a very active member of the Lakes Area Rotary Club. Pat regularly hosts events at her store along with participating at many of the chamber functions throughout the year she also regularly sponsors events such as the Chamber Golf Outing and the Rockin’ Under the Stars event. Pat and her husband Tom have owned and operated Modern Floors/Carpet One since 1976.
Stacie Zotkovich, Associate Member
Stacie has been a Chamber member since 2008. Stacie was employed by Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, a Chamber member since 1985, when she was elected to the LACC Board of Directors in 2015. She has been very active in many Chamber and community activities. In 2016 she was recognized as LACC’s Outstanding Citizen for her many diverse achievements in areas such as healthcare, young adult guidance and community involvement. On a personal level, Stacie has received the following recognition—Mrs. Michigan USA in 2014, Mrs. Michigan Universal in 2016 and nominated for Esteemed Women of Michigan in 2017.
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Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A, Walled Lake 48390
Phone: 248.624.2826
Fax: 248.624.2892