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

Business Connection

 

February  2018

In this Month's Issue

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Executive Committee

                    
Chairwoman of the Board
 

Vice-Chair

Past Chairwoman of the Board

Ex-Officio 
Mark Hemstreet - Chief Executive Officer
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce   
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors









Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Office Staff 

Mark Hemstreet, Chief Executive Officer
Anna Zarley, Event Coordinator
Sharon Molnar, Office 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
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Endless Networking Opportunites
  • Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings
Monthly Events  
  • Membership Luncheon
  • Business-4-Breakfast
Quarterly Events
  • Mega-Mixers
  • Breakfast with Legislators

Discount Advertisement 

  • AV Press - Chamber Page
  • Video Commercials
  • Web Video - Business Showcase

Please call the Chamber for more information: (661) 948-4518 



Member Benefits
Maximizing Your Membership
 
We all talk about how to bring more awareness to our business or organization. Social Media is nothing new, but are you on top of your game?  Are you part of the Lancaster Chambers Facebook page?  Add a quick post on our member to member page. Having an event? Weekend sale? End of Season Sell-off?  or other promotional opportunity you would like to publicize?  Give it a try, it's all part of being a Member of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce!

To join our Facebook page please log in and request to join the Lancaster Chamber Member-Member group and you will be added. 
Interested in Becoming an Ambassador? 
 
Ambassadors have a unique opportunity to represent the LancasterChamber 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

 
February 2018

Twisted Exit
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
02/10/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
44920 Valley Central Way, Unit 106 
Lancaster, CA 93534 
Ribbon Cutting @ 10:30 am

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Legislative Committee Meeting
02/12/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Finance and Executive Committee Meeting
02/13/2018
7:30 am - 9:00 am
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
02/14/2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Quarterly Mega-Mixer
Hosted by Lancaster Optometry
02/15/2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
516 West Lancaster Blvd 
Lancaster, CA 93534 

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Committee Meeting
02/16/2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Premier Dental Care
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
02/16/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
612 West Lancaster Blbd
Lancaster, CA 93534
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 am

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Board of Director's Meeting
02/21/2018
7:30-9:00 am
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Business-4-Breakfast 
Sponsored by Antelope Valley Florist 
02/22/2018
7:00 am- 8:30 am
A.M. Cafe
44205 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Ellison John Transitional Care Center
Open House / Ribbon Cutting
02/22/2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
43830 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30 pm

AV Girls Softball Association
Opening Ceremonies Ribbon Cutting
02/24/2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
El Dorado Field
44501 5th Street East
Lancaster, CA 93534
Ribbon Cutting @ 10:00 am 

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Ambassador Corp Meeting
02/28/2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Greatest Escape
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
03/03/2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
44820 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Ribbon Cutting @ 10:30 am

New and Renewing Members

January 
  Introducing Our Newest Members!

Antelope Valley 
Girls Softball Association    
44501 5th Street East
Lancaster, CA  93535

Century 21
Agent Janet Buckley
44143 20th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-4922  

Century 21
Agent Kevin P Thompson 
1727 West Avenue K, Ste 102
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 575-7374

Coast Aggregates
JR Miko
13114 East Avenue T
Littlerock, CA 93543
(661) 247-1457

Courtyard Marriott
Palmdale
Shanny Goben 
530 West Rancho Vista Blvd
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 947-4100

Driscoll & Driscoll 
Insurance Agency, Inc
Laurie Avila
41235 11th Street West, Ste A
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 266-9390

Ellison John 
Transitional Care Center
Grace Alberto
43830 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 494-8600

Grand Canyon University
Rochelle Egan
3300 West Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 639-8176

Greatest Escape
Sarah Griffith
44820 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 494-1198

LookUp Communications
Phyllis Fregoso
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 803-0272

Penny Lane Centers
Karen Davis
1020 East Palmdale Blvd, Ste 101-B
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 274-0770

PNR Financial Services
Pankaj Dayal
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 524-9052

Premier Dental Care
Karim Naguib, DDS
612 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-7600

Residence Inn by Marriott
Shanny Goben 
514 Rancho Vista Blvd
Palmdale, CA 9355
(661) 947-4204

SA Recycling
Cindy Esquivel
45565 N Division Street
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-4426

Sugar E Donuts
Evangeline Reagan
1039 East Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 729-4600

Tejon Ranch Company
Greg Medeiros
27220 Turnberry Lane, Ste 190
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 705-4460
 

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members

Mayflower Gardens 
6570 West Avenue L-12
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-3228
Member Since: 1987

Speedwell Transportation, Inc
860 West Avenue L-8
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-8494
Member Since: 1988

Fourr, Alden, & Associates LLP
44288 Lowtree Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-8602
Member Since: 1989

BLVD Association
44933 Fern Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-6074
Member Since: 1990

Desert Haven Enterprises, Inc
43437 Copeland Circle
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 948-8402
Member Since: 1991

Kwik Oil
45333-1/2 Trevor Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-3335
Member Since: 1992

All Things Engravable
44242 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-5443
Member Since: 1992

Century 21, Al & Midori
Yarrow & Associates
44143 20th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-3073
                  Member Since: 1993         

Farley Brothers 
of Lancaster, Inc
334 East Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 948-4541
Member Since: 1993

Grace Resource Center
45134 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-5272
Member Since: 1993

JB Wholesale Roofing
& Building Supplies
45515 23rd Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 948-4537
Member Since: 1993

Lancaster Flooring, Inc
44910 Yucca Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-2813
Member Since: 1993

Lenton Company, Inc
654 East Rancho Vista Blvd, Ste E
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 273-9179
Member Since: 1993

McDonald's 
44846 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-6300
Member Since: 1993

Sierra Towing
45813 Division Street
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 948-4521
Member Since: 1993

All American Financial Services
530 Commerce Avenue, Ste B
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 949-6681
Member Since: 1994

Antelope Valley Plumbing, Inc
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 533-1234
Member Since: 1994

Hi-Grade Materials Co
Ascon Recycling Co
17671 Bear Valley Rd
Hesperia, CA 92345
(661) 533-3100
Member Since: 1994

AV Boys & Girls Club
PO Box 10047 
Lancaster, CA 93584
(661) 267-2582
Member Since: 1995

Children's Center of AV
45111 Fern Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-1206
Member Since: 1998

First City Credit Union 
1104 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93534
(800) 944-2200
Member Since: 1998

PNS Coins & Collectibles
Professional Numismatic
620 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-3554
Member Since: 1998

Antelope Valley Care Center
44567 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-5524
Member Since: 2000

Wal-Mart
1731 East Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-7848
Member Since: 2002

Arnold N Applebaum
PO Box 1510
La Mirada, CA 90637
(562) 404-4474
Member Since: 2003

Royal Family Kids
44514 20th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-5677
Member Since: 2003

Adelman Broadcasting
104.9, 100.9, 103.9, 877.7
42010 50th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 718-1552
Member Since: 2004

Partcraft, Inc
414 East Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-8731
Member Since: 2004

Dr Ruwanthi Campano, MD
41301 12th Street West, Ste A
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 726-6277
Member Since: 2005

Antelope Valley Harley Davidson
1759 West Avenue J-12
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-5959
Member Since: 2006

Advanced Imaging Center
43731 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-8111
Member Since: 2007

Laurel Crest Apartments
531 West Jackman Street
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-3422
Member Since: 2007

Kestler Derryberry, LLP
641 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-6115
Member Since: 2009 

Santa Clarita School 
of Performing Arts
23502 Lyons Avenue, Ste 105
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 222-7910
Member Since: 2009

Budget Self Storage
42722 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-2098
Member Since: 2013

Lancaster School District
44711 Cedar Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-4661
Member Since: 2013

Malhi's Indian Cuisine
2007 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 305-5888
Member Since: 2013

Sol Plaza Boutique Mall
1140 Commerce Center Drive
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 729-4900
Member Since: 2013

Valley Oasis
Lancaster, CA 93539
(661) 949-1916
Member Since: 2013

Patti Holt-Pulsipher
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-1902
Member Since: 2014

America's Tarp Company
38917 20th Street East, Unit 104-A
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 916-0184
Member Since: 2015

Bella West Salon & Spa
560 West Milling Street
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-7447
Member Since: 2015

Dickinson Graham 
Capital Management
42053 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 471-2403
Member Since: 2015

Rocket Fizz
Soda Pop & Candy Shop
43530 10th Street West, Ste 105
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-3499
Member Since: 2015

Sandhu Dermatology
41324 12th Street West
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 945-0818
Member Since: 2016

Finnegan Security Solutions
Lancaster, CA 93536
(619) 729-1513
Member Since: 2017
Chairwoman's Message 

Greetings Members, 

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce the formation of a Young Professionals group, the Lancaster Young Professionsal (LYP), that will be hosting their first event, BASH (Business Advancing Social Hour), on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at a proud Lancaster Chamber of Commerce member location, Twisted Exit (Escape Room). The event will be followed by drinks and appetizers at Gino's.  This is a great opportunity to meet other young professionals and enjoy a social hour.  Registration is required and limited at 20, so please contact the Lancaster Chamber to register.   

Our monthly luncheon will be held on Wednesday, February 14th at Hellenic Center from 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.  We are pleased to have Steven Derryberry, Esq. to discuss top small business legal matters, along with Austin Rice, CPA who will be discussing new tax laws and how they will affect your business. 

Lancaster Optometry will be hosting our Quarterly Mega-Mixer on Thursday, February 15th from 5:30-7:30. Please come and join us and celebrate the success of this local business within our community.  This is a FREE networking event for members and remember to bring your business cards. 

Chris Spicher, Owner of AV Florist, is our table sponsor at Business-4 -Breakfast. Please come join us for breakfast and networking at AM CafĂ© on February 22nd at 7:00 AM.  Learn about new and established businesses that are also Lancaster Chamber members. 

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Monica Grado
Chairwoman of the Board 
2017-18
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Membership Luncheon

   Steven Derryberry, ESQ                                     Austin Rice, CPA

The Lancaster Chamber would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm for our monthly membership luncheon. 

This month we have Austin Rice, CPA with Fourr, Alden & Associates, and ESQ Steven Derryberry with Kestler, Derryberry, LLC speaking to us in regards to new tax strategies and legal concerns facing small business. 

Steven Derryberry specializes in Business Law, Real Estate Law, Trust and Estate Planning and Employment Law maters. 

Austin Rice's experience includes working with clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing & distribution, medical, retail, and software. In addition to preparing personal and business tax returns for clients, he provides consulting services related to QuickBooks and other software applications. 

Join us in hearing these important updates!


  EVENT INFORMATION
 
Date:  

February 14, 2018
 
Time:  
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: 
J.P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Quarterly MEGA-MIXER Hosted by 



Please join the Lancaster Chamber at our quarterly Mega-Mixer hosted by  Lancaster Optometry !

With  Mega - Mixers , your opportunity to network with others is greatly increased as these mixers are large-scale and are FREE to our members! If you want to bring a guest who is a non-member, admission is $10. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Location
Lancaster Optometry 
516 West Lancaster Blvd 
Lancaster, CA 93534


Be sure to bring PLENTY of business cards for networking and a raffle prize with your card attached!

Hope to see you there!

BUSINESS-4-BREAKFAST

 
   
  Join us for business, stay for breakfast!
 
     Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:00 A.M.- 8:30 A.M


This Months Breakfast is Sponsored by:

Chris Spicher, (661) 948-6006
                     
 Event Location
A.M. Cafe
44205 10th Street West
Lancaster,  CA 93534


Please RSVP by Noon the day before the breakfast if you would like your business name to be included in the list that gets handed out to all attendees.

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

Please note:
 If you RSVP and do not attend you will be invoiced for $12.00
 
 
Dear Community Friend,
 
We would like to introduce you to our 2018 Work Ethics Scholarship program promoted by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. We would be delighted to count you as a Scholarship Sponsor to help the young people in our community.
 
The Work Ethics Scholarship program is fully funded by your donations and last year provided $10,000 in scholarships to 14 local High School graduates who are attending Colleges and Universities this year.  The Lancaster Chamber is dedicated to building a strong future for the youth of today by supporting our students who have made a commitment of attending college. For over 100 years the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce has remained dedicated to encouraging higher education as a means of preparing young people to become stronger leaders and citizens in our community.
 
The Scholarships are based on academics, the student's demonstrated work ethics in either a paid job or internship, and future aspirations.  Awardees must graduate High School in the Antelope Valley and provide proof of college enrollment. Scholarships are provided in $500 levels, dependent on sponsorship's  received.

Sponsorship levels are as follows:
 
Gold Sponsor $1,000.
  • Sponsor Name Displayed on the Chamber's Web page.
  • Sponsor Name Displayed in the Chamber's Office.
  • Sponsor Name Prominently Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon.
  • Congratulatory Letter from the Sponsor to awarded Student.
  • Sponsorship Mention at the Scholarship Luncheon
  • Two Tickets to Scholarship Lunch.
 
Silver Sponsor  $500.
  • Sponsor Name Displayed on the Chamber's Web page.
  • Sponsor Name Displayed in the Chamber's Office.
  • Sponsor Name Prominently Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon.
  • Congratulatory Letter from the Sponsor to awarded Student.
 
Bronze Co-Sponsor  $250
  • Sponsor Name Displayed on the Chamber's Web page.
  • Sponsor Name Prominently Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon.
 
Recognition Sponsor $100 to $250
  • Sponsor name Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon

The Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce Education Foundation, is a charitable non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Calling All Professionals Under 40!


The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce still has opening for  Table Sponsors at our monthly 
Business-4-Breakfast! 

For only $100,  you will get your business name featured in this monthly e-newsletter as a B4B sponsor, social media acknowledgement, your business name on the B4B flyer, a 10-minute business commercial, and two tickets for breakfast!

The following months are available and will fill up fast!

April 26, 2018
June 28, 2018
July 26, 2018
August 23, 2018
September 27, 2018
November 15, 2018

To Reserve: 661-948-4518
  
     FREE 
      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 10:00 am and 12:00 noon on 
High Desert Radio 1380am. 

Hosted by Chris Spicher of AV Florist and Aaron Goldstein of Goldstein Digital. Music by Lions Named Leo of Bakersfield.
                       
 Call Chris Spicher: (661) 948-6006



  View our videos on YouTube 

Social Media Marketing Tip 
Mark Hemstreet, CEO Lancaster Chamber

We all want to be more engaged in social media.  A comment I often hear is, how do I make it work for me?  Let's take a peek at Facebook.

The key with Facebook is to remember that the algorithm they use rewards posts that have interaction. If a business posts something, but no one responds, then Facebook won't show it to anyone. The goal for Facebook is to keep people on their website, and they can only do that by showing posts and stories that people find interesting. What's more is that it's going to become more difficult, as Facebook announced they're going to be changing their algorithm. I still haven't got the old system down yet and now it appears they'll now favor content from friends over companies and other pages.

So the key is to ask questions and respond to the answers. A realtor could post a picture of someone getting the keys to their first house and sure, it's interesting enough. But if they turn around and ask people about their first house experience, or price, or place, they have a chance to get people to answer, or be engaged.  They can then respond to that person who answered the question. Next is the aha moment,  you're not just seen as a person listing and selling real estate but the conduit bringing people to new home experiences! 

Send me your thoughts @  Mark.hemstreet@lancasterchamber.org
Office Depot 
National Chamber Program

Join thousands of others who benefit from perks, discounts and business solutions through the National Chamber Program. We've championed the office products space to give you the best in group purchasing and world class customer service. Help your business grow- it's more than just a discount!

The Month In Pictures

January 

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
Ready Lancaster Presentation
Open House/ Ribbon Cutting 
Mental Health America 
Discovery & Resource Center
1609 East Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale 93550
(661) 947-1595
Business-4-Breakfast 
"Best Commercial Winner"
Royal Family Kids
Rick Chisham, (661) 948-5677
Business-4-Breakfast 
"Table Sponsor"
Sam's Club
Rosa Escalante, (661) 575-0182
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
Crunch Fitness
1020 Commerce Center Dr, Lancaster 93534
(661) 522-9587


For Job Seekers:

Use the resources below to connect with area resources that can help you with job placement.   Also, use the  Chamber's membership directory  to target specific industries.

For Employers:

Tell us about your job openings! 
Chamber members are encouraged to share their job postings with Chamber staff - email a job description to sharon@lancasterchamber.org

Internships:

The Chamber is always accepting resumes for interns. Projects may vary based on skill set. If you are seeking an internship for experience or college credit, contact us to see if we may be the right fit for you.  Email your resume to sharon@lancasterchamber.org.

Member Job Openings




 Contact  Liz Montano 661-492-4234

 

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