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

Monday, September 4
Happy Labor Day
Chamber Office Closed for the Holiday
Thursday, September 7
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
12 - 1 pm
Team One Credit Union
225 E. Grand River, Suite 201, Brighton 48116
Members from the Brighton, Hartland and Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce are invited to celebrate the grand opening of this new member location. Light refreshments will be served. See you there ...
Tuesday, September 12
So You Want to Start a Business
(or maybe just take it to the next level)
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A, Walled Lake 48390
You don't know what you don't know! The business world is a maze of opportunities, challenges and barriers that must be successfully navigated to attain and sustain a successful business. Jerry Scrivo of MasterMind Consulting Network, Inc. offers this presentation to highlight six elements you will need to address to reach your goals. Space is limited. No cost for LACC members to attend. Reservations required. Contact the Chamber office at 248.624.2826 or email
Thursday, September 14
Chopped Chamber Edition
8:30 - 10:30 am
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
(in the demonstration kitchen)
6777 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield 48322
Based on the wildly popular food Network show "Chopped," our teams will compete before a panel of expert judges taking everyday items and turning them into something healthy and extraordinary. Teams from the Waterford Area, Lakes Area, and Greater Farmington Hills Chambers of Commerce will compete in a breakfast challenge. No cost for LACC members to attend. Complimentary breakfast & great networking along with the fun competition are on the menu. Contact the LACC to reserve your attendance - phone 248.624.2826 or email:

Tuesday, September 19
Spotlight Lunch
11:30 am
CJ's Brewing Company
8115 Richardson Road, Commerce 48390
We invite you to join us at this monthly gathering for informal networking over lunch. FREE soft drink provided with your meal purchase. See you there ...
Wednesday, September 20
Multi-Chamber Networking Event
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Erwin Orchards & Cider Mill
61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon 48178
Join members from the Hartland, Huron Valley, Kensington Valley, Lakes Area and Novi Chambers of Commerce for this after-hours networking event.
Cost is $10 / person
Includes - networking, cider & donuts
Reservations & Payment being accepted by Kensington Valley Chamber. Call 248.617.3075 or email
Thursday, September 21
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
Hosted by the Lakes Area Community Coalition
location tbd
Can't make the Friday Coffee events? We have the solution for you. It's our NEW 3rd Thursday of the month FREE morning mixer. Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy a light breakfast along with some great networking.
Friday, September 22
Ribbon Cutting Celebration
8:30 - 9:30 am (ribbon cutting at 9 am)
At Home
10800 Assembly Park Drive, Wixom
Chamber members are invited to join in the Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the new At Home store in Wixom. Save some time to stick around and shop afterwards! Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there ...
Thursday, September 28
New (and not-so-new) Member Reception
8:30 - 10:00 am
Independence Village of White Lake
935 Union Lake Road, White Lake 48386
Join us as we review the benefits of membership. Networking, complimentary breakfast and the opportunity to make sure you are getting the most value out of your membership investment. Whether you are a brand new member or one who wants a refresher, you are welcome to attend. Sponsored by Consumers Energy & Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.
Thursday, September 28
Ribbon Cutting Celebration
5-8 pm - Ribbon Cutting at 6:30 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites Wixom
44025 Alpha Drive, Wixom 48393
Members from both the Lakes Area and Novi Chambers of Commerce are invited to celebrate the Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting of this new area hotel. It's a beautiful facility - check it out for business associates, friends & family. Light refreshments provided. Please join us!
Our Newest Chamber Members ...
Aladdin Printing and Copy Center
Matt MacDermaid - 248.360.2842
1546 Union Lake Road, Commerce

At Home 
Rachel Carrillo - 248.472.9177
10800 Assembly Park Drive, Wixom

Belle Tire
Erin Bauer - 248.438.8732
1919 Haggerty Road, Commerce

Doc and June
Matt Mullins - 248.682.2295
1967 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor

Fiberclass Insulation, LLC
Kate Honkala - 248.669.0660
50370 Dennis Court, Wixom

Kentucky Fried Chicken / Lucky Dining, Inc.
Glen Flewelling - 734.476.2917
49714 Grand River Avenue, Wixom

Magoo's Pet Outlet
Jason Corbet - 248.779.7790
3050 Union Lake Road, Commerce

Michigan Eye and Contact Lens
Dr. Alexandra Williamson - 248.655.7770
42081 W. 14 Mile Road, Novi

Nock Accounting & Tax PLC
Regina Nock - 586.540.7703
2974 Welch Road, Commerce
Oakland Food Express
Gina & Patrick Shupert - 248.787.6148
White Lake

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning
Martin Johnson - 248.880.2159
19727 Hayes Court, Northville

Premier Pet Supply - Novi
Brandon Thorne - 248.773.8592
47810 Grand River Avenue, Novi

RAMPF-Group, Inc.
Jacob Goryl - 248.295.0223
49037 Wixom Tech Drive, Wixom

Sidecar Slider Bar
Terri Hayosh - 248.595.9506
2215 Haggerty Road, Commerce

Sweet Lorraine's Game Time Grill
Mary Gillikin - 248 313.9713
2055 Haggerty Road, Commerce

The Purple Door Store
Deni Dillon - 248.877.3364
635 N. Wixom Road, Wixom

The Villa at Green Lake Estates
Cheryl Drew - 248.387.4700
6470 Alden Drive, Orchard Lake

X-Golf Novi
Scott Minke - 248.513.4761
44325 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite H179, Novi
Jacki Smith - 248.891.6908
Member Since: 2011

AAA - Northville General Agency
Scott Hulverson - 248.349.2110
Member Since: 2009

AFL's Knights of Technology
Jeffrey Lipshaw - 248.425.0009
Member Since: 2012

Brentwood Golf Club & Banquet Center
Barry Pearce - 248.684.2662
Member Since: 1995

Burns & Company, LLC
Matt Burns - 248.669.4600
Member Since: 1977

Champion Screw Machine Engineering, Inc.
Katherine Coffman - 248.624.4545
Member Since: 2014

Hallite Seals Americas, Inc.
Gary Cooper - 248.668.5200
Member Since: 2011

In The Details
Aimee Brown - 773.230.8485
Member Since: 2016

Jet's Pizza
Anthony Asker - 248.366.0312
Member Since: 2005

Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Services
Mary Hydorn - 248.684.9610
Member Since: 2010

LaFontaine Automotive Group - Subaru
Audrey Ryskamp - 248.624.0400
Member Since: 2015

Lakes Area Tax & Accounting Services
Kevin Wagner - 248.363.4138
Member Since: 2004

Petals & Posies, LLC
Lori Beyer - 248.961.2764
Member Since: 2013

Revex, Inc.
Ron Riggs - 248.669.8100
Member Since: 2010

Suburban Party Rental
Mark Partogian - 248.960.4000
Member Since: 2010

Top Lawn
Mike Curlee - 248.560.4727
Member Since: 2015

Two Men and a Truck
Charlene Bush - 248.327.4584
Member Since: 2015

We've been busy!
Check out photos from our recent events ...
Mark your calendar and join us when you can!
1st Friday Coffee Connect
Friday, August 4, 2017 at Travel Plus / Travel Leaders

Rockin' Under the Stars
Saturday, August 5 at Multi Lakes Conservation Association
Thanks to our Sponsors ...
Charles Step Prearrangement & Cremation Services
Comerica Bank
Edgewood Country Club
Embroidery Artists
First & Main Assisted Living and Memory Care
Franklin Tax & Accounting
Graphik Concepts
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Senator Mike Kowall - Your State Senator
                                 Lakes Area Community Coalition
                                     Lakes Area Rotary
                      Lederman Kwartowitz Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
                                   Level One Bank
                                   Modern Floors / Carpet One
                     Walled Lake School Employees Federal Credit Union
                                             Westlake Health Campus             
                                       Zeal Credit Union
Kentucky Fried Chicken Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Crossroads Psychological Center Ribbon Cutting
Friday, August 11, 2017
Business n' Brewz
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Drafting Table Brewing Company
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect
Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Avon Beauty Center of Waterford

Multi-Chamber Speed Networking Event with Novi Chamber
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Sam's Club
Spotlight Lunch
Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Twins Coney

Ambassador "We Thank You Wednesday" Visit
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Top Lawn
Our thanks to Ginger Page at Edible Arrangements for providing the delicious chocolate covered fruit gift box!

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!
Terrific Sponsorship Opportunity - Your Name/logo included in print ads, social media & radio ads!

For more information, contact the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 248.624.2826 or email
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:
Put Your Business on the Map!

It's been several years since we've produced a map of the Lakes Area. We are working with Chamber member Harbor House Publishers to produce a comprehensive map to include the Lakes Area and West Oakland County.
The Chamber uses the map extensively to fulfill information requests, for visitors to the Lakes area, in relocation packets, in real estate offices, restaurants, hotels and offices throughout the area.
In addition to the 2,500 high quality maps we are creating a mobile app, giving map users the ability to click to advertisers' locations on the map and link to advertisers' websites. For one rate you get your print advertisement, as well as these digital enhancements.

Pam Withorn , Account Manager with Harbor House Publishers, will contact you soon to describe the options for promoting your business in our map.
We encourage you to promote your business and our community in the map. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me directly at (248) 624-2826, contact Harbor House Publishers at (800) 491-1760 or visit .
Laura Bolyard, Executive Director
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
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Tupperware Product Sale
Russ and Linda Woodford, with Tupperware, are having a Product Sale from Monday, September 25 - Saturday, September 30 at 9143 Satelite Drive, White Lake 48386.

Sale hours are 10 am - 7 pm

Come do your Christmas shopping early and enjoy coffee & cookies.

Chamber members receive an additional 10% off.

Phone 248.613.1042
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A, Walled Lake 48390
Phone: 248.624.2826
Fax: 248.624.2892