April 2018 E-Newsletter
Upcoming Chamber Events ... Please Join Us!
Friday, April 6
1st Friday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
Lederman Kwartowitz Center for Orthopedics  
2300 Haggerty Road, Ste. 1110
West Bloomfield 48323

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 ...
Wednesday, April 11
Spotlight Lunch
11:30 am
Rudy's Waffle & Pancake House   
674 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake 48390

LACC members meet monthly at various chamber member eateries for this informal networking lunch. FREE soft drink provided with your meal purchase. No reservation required. Another great networking opportunity ... check it out!
Thursday, April 12
Ribbon Cutting Celebration
4 - 7 pm (ribbon cutting at 5:30 pm)
First & Main Assisted Living & Memory Care
2500 Martin Parkway, Commerce 48390
Join members from the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the Grand Opening of First & Main. Learn more about this premiere senior care facility and enjoy light refreshments.
Monday, April 16
Entertaining with Tupperware
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A, Walled Lake 48390
As Tupperware celebrates 70 years in the party business, join us in exploring new items that make cooking easier & healthier. Join us for a taste test as we learn how to cook a 2 minute omelet and a 10 minute cake in the microwave. Come for the fun and leave with a greater knowledge of how to put the joy back in your meals. It's not just your Grandma's Tupperware bowls anymore! Space is limited - reservation required.
Wednesday, April 18
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!!
Thursday, April 19
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect
WILLPower Training
28339 Beck Road, Unit F5, Wixom 48393
8:30 - 9:30 am
Find out more about this business and meet your next customer before you even get to the office. Thursdays are better when you start them out at the Chamber Coffee Connect!
Monday, April 23
West Oakland Regional Job Fair
2 - 7 pm
Wixom Community Center
49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom 48393
The 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 and for our local job seekers to find good jobs near their homes. Business Booth Space Still Available.
Presenting Sponsors:
Tuesday, April 24
Member Orientation Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 am
Magnolia by the Lakes
1700 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor 48320
NEW (and not-so-new) members are invited to join us as we review the benefits of membership with the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Networking, complimentary breakfast and the opportunity to ensure you are making the most of your membership investment. Whether you are a brand-new member or one who wants a refresher, you are welcome to attend! Reservations Required.
Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Wednesday, April 25
Administrative Professionals' Luncheon & Fashion Show
12 - 2 pm
Volare Ristorante

Don't forget the person in the office who makes it all happen!! Treat your Administrative Professional to a delicious lunch, fantastic fashion show and a takeaway gift. You make the reservation and we'll do the rest ...
Annual Chamber Golf Outing
Annual Chamber
Golf Outing
Monday, May 14, 2018

Edgewood Country Club
8399 Commerce Road
Commerce 48382

Registration / Breakfast 9-10 am
(Breakfast by Tim Hortons)

Chuck-A-Putt 10:15 am

Shotgun Start 10:30 am

Single Golfer - $110
Coupon Book - $20 / golfer

Golf Package Includes: Continental Breakfast provided by Tim Hortons,
Lunch on the Turn, 18 Holes of Golf
w/ Cart, 1 Drink Ticket, Goody Bag,
Games, Prizes, Buffet Dinner at
Awards Banquet

Coupon Book Includes: Putt for Dough, Dice Game, Mulligan, String Game & a Bloody Mary
You Can't Have This Much Fun at the Office ...
Presenting Sponsor
Presenting Sponsor
Our Newest Chamber Members ...
Burton Tree Service & Landscaping
Damian Burton - 248.210.6600
2770 Hillcrest, Wixom

Cross Country Mortgage
Teri Ciucci - 248.568.6600
903 Wing Street, Plymouth

Joshua Valenzuela - 248.304.7010
37725 Blossom Lane, Farmington Hills

Jamieson's International Tavern
Joe Jamieson - 248.863.9142
6139 Haggerty Road, W. Bloomfield

J. Dean's Sausage & Jerky Co.
Shane Dean - 248.366.4210
8215 Cooley Lake Road, Commerce Twp.

Law Office of Philip J. Weipert
Philip J. Weipert - 248.486.1100
400 S. Lafayette, South Lyon

Maid Green, Inc.
Nelson Ayala - 313.389.6243
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. B, Walled Lake
Mega Printing
Mark Grimm - 248.624.6065
1600 W. Maple Road, Suite D, Commerce

OTC Daihen
Phil Mosquera - 888.682.7626
750 Welch Road, Commerce

Scarlet's Smile
Larenne Faithfull-Clark - 248.705.6120
3050 Union Lake Rd,Ste.8F, Commerce

Beth Powers - 248.924.3324
49677 Grand River Avenue, Wixom

The Tatulyan Group LLC
Kevin Tatulyan - 248.860.1906
6549 Apple Blossom Tr., W. Bloomfield

Worthington Crossing By Redwood
Jessica Bogdan - 248.925.0415
130 Abbey Blvd., White Lake

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Michigan Real Estate
Diane Wilson - 248.360.6800
Member Since: 2014

Christopher Trainor & Associates
Christopher Trainor - 248.698.196
Member Since: 2015

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
Lee Jaffke - 248.360.1425
Member Since: 2010

Comerica Bank - Novi
Sue Vanderwill - 248.471.0211
Member Since: 2015

East Bay Village
Condominium Association
Sabrina Allen - 248.888.4700
Member Since: 2012

Express Employment Professionals
George Habbouche - 248.682.6500
Member Since: 2012

Flagstar Bank
Margaret Nemeth - 248.363.0849
Member Since: 2005

Genisys Credit Union - Commerce
Rachel Bates - 248.363.3539
Member Since: 2009

Genisys Credit Union - Wixom
Rob Boss - 248.926.0648
Member Since: 1996

Graphik Concepts
Marilyn Cainey - 248.473.8990
Member Since: 2007

Haang's Bistro
Ka Yang - 248.926.1100
Member Since: 2014

Huron Valley Council for the Arts
Erin McCann-Sabo - 248.889.8660
Member Since: 2012

Huron Valley State Bank
Kevin McIssac - 248.684.9626
Member Since: 2008

JK Locksmith Company
Jesse Kippola - 248.347.1133
Member Since: 2005

J. Willis Company
Debbie Brailean - 248.960.0204
Member Since: 2014
Kar Kraft Collision Center
Mike Kasabasic - 248.669.7800
Member Since: 2011

Kentucky Trailer Specialty Vehicles
Tom Harper -248.960.9700
Member Since: 2011

Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing
Star Mosella - 248.674.4999
Member Since: 2017

Lepak Family Dentistry
Lauryl Lepak-Krumm, DDS - 248.363.3228
Member Since: 1991

OMG Realty
Natalia Emelianov - 248.420.9992
Member Since: 2016

Penny Lake Marketplace
Mark Shammami - 248.624.5445
Member Since: 2017

Provision Insurance Group
Keeley Bayless - 24.731.5526
Member Since: 2017

Quality Inn & Suites - Waterford
Donny Rodriguez - 248.666.8555
Member Since: 2017

Spike Lawrence Inc.
Gary Imhoff - 248.677.7707
Member Since: 2017

Tier One Marketing
Jeanne Snyder - 313.505.5218
Member Since: 2015

TownePlace Suites By Marriott
Adrian Shayota - 248.863.3970
Member Since: 2013

Walled Lake Collision
Kelly Gray - 248.624.4547
Member Since: 1990

Walled Lake Consolidated
School District
Ken Gutman - 248.956.2000
Member Since: 1986

Wendy's Walled Lake
Ed Liversidge - 248.668.1177
Member Since: 2017

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 Commerce Township Community Library
Friday, March 2, 2018
Thanks to Library Director Connie Jo Ozinga and the staff for hosting our
1st Friday Coffee Connect. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the programs & services offered at our beautiful library.
Spotlight Lunch at Red Lobster
Thursday, March 8, 2018
General Manager Jason Lamontagne and the staff rolled out the red carpet for the LACC Spotlight Lunch. Guests enjoyed complimentary shrimp cocktail, a Red Lobster bar glass and a coupon for a FREE appetizer or dessert on our next visit! Lunch was delicious, the service was great and the conversation amongst chamber members was awesome. Thanks for having us!
Business n' Brewz at Carrabba's Italian Grill
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Multi-Chamber Business n' Brewz with members from both the Lakes Area and Novi Chamber was a HUGE success! Thanks to our host Jim Loverdi and the entire staff at Carrabba's Italian Grill for the fabulous food, super service and awesome atmosphere! We're so lucky to have you as a member of BOTH our chambers.
Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Andale Mexican Grill & Cantina
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Members from the LACC helped to celebrate the opening of new area eatery Andale Mexican Grill & Cantina with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Located at 4385 Carroll Lake Road in Commerce, stop by and introduce yourself to owner Tony Vitale and let him know the Chamber sent you!
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect at Easterseals Michigan
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Our thanks to Heidi Ret and Cerian Dunn from Easterseals Michigan for hosting the 3rd Thursday Coffee Connect. It was the perfect opportunity for members to learn more about Easterseals, grab breakfast & network with one another. What a great way to start our Thursday morning!
Education Event at the Chamber office
Presented by Tom Powers with Insight Business Coaching
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Tom Powers, from Insight Business Coaching, shared some great nuggets of information on Niche Marketing with fellow members of the LACC at our recent education event at the Chamber office. Everyone left with a few great ideas on how to improve & grow their own business.
Ribbon Cutting at Center for Performance Arts and Learning
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Lakes Area and Novi Chambers of Commerce joined forces to welcome and congratulate owner Nandita Bujaj and her staff on the Grand Opening of this new facility. Attendees were treated to several live performances along with lunch and some great information about the various opportunities at this new member business. They invite you to stop by and check it out ...
Re-Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting at Comerica Bank - Novi
Friday, March 23, 2018
The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce was happy to help celebrate the Grand
Re-Opening of Comerica Bank - Novi with Sue Vanderwill and her staff. The newly renovated branch, located at 39475 W. Ten Mile Road in Novi, looks fabulous. They welcome your visit as they continue to serve the community with their brand new look. Congratulations and continued success!!!
State of the Lakes Address
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Edgewood Country Club
Thanks to guest speakers Linda Ackley - Walled Lake Mayor; Rik Kowall - White Lake Township Supervisor; John Magee - Wolverine Lake Council President; David E. Scott - Commerce Township Supervisor; Irene Spanos - Oakland County Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs; Richard Ziegler - City of Wixom Mayor for making themselves available to share information with our local business leaders and area residents at the 2018 State of the Lakes Address.
Presenting Sponsors:

Ambassador We Thank You Wednesday visit to Maid Green
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Chamber Ambassadors visited new Chamber member and our neighbors at Maid Green for their We Thank You Wednesday visit yesterday.

Owner Nelson Ayala was treated to a Tupperware Gift, compliments of Russ & Linda Woodford, filled with great goodies including tea, crackers and delicious snacks! Thanks for being a member of the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. And thanks to our Ambassadors for ALL they do!!!
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DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce receives Excellence Award for Patient Safety from the Economic Alliance for Michigan

The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announced DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce, MI, as one of eight recipients of the 2018 EAM Excellence Award for Hospital Patient Safety. This award recognizes hospitals that consistently perform with high marks and improvements in patient safety and quality of care. DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital was among only three hospitals in Michigan to have earned the Excellence Award every year since its inception three years ago. The other two are Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain.
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is a full-service, 158-bed community hospital founded in 1986 to serve Northern and Western Oakland County. Other awards it has recently received include an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2017 Safety Score, which demonstrated the hospital’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality patient care, and recognition in 2017 by the US News & World Report as a Best Hospital in Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, and COPD.

DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is one of eight hospitals/institutes composing the Detroit Medical Center. Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is a full-service community teaching hospital with 158 licensed beds, including 6 pediatric beds in a partnership with Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital features the Harris Birthing Center, a regional specialty center, the Charach Cancer Treatment Center, the Krieger Center for Senior Adults, surgical suites, cardiac services, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient diagnostic care. The Hospital's emergency center treats more than 33,000 patients each year. Cardiology services include all surgical procedures except transplant, with four cardiac catheter labs available. Orthopaedics and oncology are also core service lines, with on-site radiation oncology services and a chemotherapy/infusion clinic. Obstetrics care includes high-risk pregnancy management, maternal/fetal medicine, and complete labor and delivery services. Critical care units treat cardiac, surgical, trauma, and medical cases.
It’s not often that a grassroots organization is around for 16 years, but thanks to the planning of co-founders Lori McVey and Pam Janson, Hospitality House has enjoyed many years of pure success. Opening its doors on February 14,2002, and starting in a space provided by the Walled Lake First Baptist Church, Hospitality House assisted approximately 200 families in its first year of operation. in less than two years, the pantry outgrew that space and moved to a temporary location in the Walled Lake Church of Christ. Soon it was decided that Hospitality House needed a more permanent home resulting in the rental of 1800 square feet of office/warehouse space. In late 2007, the lease was expanded to 3600 square feet.

Initially services were limited to shelve stable boxed and canned foods, but with a permanent home and more space came a walk-in freezer donated by the former Food Bank of Oakland County, a walk-in cooler donated by Lil Nel’s Pet Salon, and donations of several household refrigerators and freezers which enabled expansion into nutritious fresh and frozen foods.

In November of 2015, Hospitality House expanded and moved again, and opening its doors at our current location at 2075 E. West Maple Rd Suite B204, in Commerce Township. The new facility is approximately 8000 sq. feet and allows the pantry to service even more families that are in need. As a result of this expansion and our ever
generous donors, Hospitality House opened its borders in 2017 and lifted all residency restrictions entirely. We now distribute over 35,000 pounds of food to approximately 450 households every month!
A true blessing, Hospitality House looks forward to serving those in need for many more years to come!
Donovan Neal
Executive Director
Drop Off Site: (No liquids / No needles)
Walled Lake Police Department
1499 E. West Maple Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390
Office: 248-624-3120 ext.225
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305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A
Walled Lake 48390
Phone: 248.624.2826
Fax: 248.624.2892