December 2017 E-Newsletter
Upcoming Chamber Events ... Please Join Us!
Friday, December 1
1st Friday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
Open Door Outreach Retail Store
7140 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford 48327

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, December 5
Holiday Jingle Mingle Mixer
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Beacon Hill Golf Club & Banquet Facility
6011 Majestic Oaks Drive, Commerce 48382

Download Registration Form HERE
Register & Pay Online HERE

Kick-off the holiday season with us at the Annual Holiday Mixer.
$10 / person includes appetizers, door prize drawings & networking - Cash Bar.
Silent Auction proceeds to be donated to a local charity.

Sponsored by: 
Monday, December 11
Spotlight Lunch
11:30 am
Dickey's Barbeque Pit
4825 Carroll Lake Road, Commerce 48382

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, December 14
Coffee Connect (it's the 2nd Thursday this month due to the holidays)
8 - 9 am - NOTE earlier than usual time!
Genisys Credit Union
160 Wixom Road, Wixom 48393
Join us for this fast, fun, FREE morning mixer. Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy a light breakfast along with some great networking. PLUS you might be the lucky door prize winner of 4 tickets to an upcoming performance at Meadowbrook Theater, excluding the Christmas Carol. Don't miss the fun!!!
Plans have already begun for a fabulous 2018 with plenty of events and activities to fill your calendar. Here's what we have scheduled so far ... Continue to check our website calendar at for the most up to date event information.

Wishing you a season
filled with warm moments
cherished memories ...

LACC Staff
Laura, Lori & Pauline
Our Newest Chamber Members ...
Heartland Payment Solutions
Tim Harry - 248.705.6044
3258 Whitfield Court, Waterford

Higher LLC
Cyndie Streather - 248.325.8464 41000 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills

Holiday Inn Express Wixom
Patricia Vazquez - 248.735.2781
48953 Alpha Drive, Wixom

Keller Williams Realty Commerce
Marcy Soufrine - 248.406.2912
2730 Union Lake Road, Commerce

Michigan Beer Company / DUEL Novi
Terri Hayosh - 248.513.4686
42875 Grand River, Novi

Proscape LLC
Janine Dailey - 248.360.5400
4210 Martin Road, Commerce

R.W. Squires & Associates, LLC
Rick Squires - 248.921.4273

The Big Salad
Sandra LaFrance - 248.779.7550
3050 Union Lake Road, Suite 3A, Commerce

Total Sports Complex
Tara Boliard - 248.574.4611
30990 S. Wixom Road, Wixom

WILLPower Training
Tyler Altman - 248.956.0876
28339 Beck Road, Unit F5, Wixom

US Health
Don Stilwell - 248.216.1497
48660 Pontiac Trail, #930712, Wixom
1-800 Radiator of Detroit NW
Marvin Beasley - 248.960.3006
Member Since: 2007

Comcast Cablevision
Karen Ropotos - 248.233.4783
Member Since: 1994

Community Dental of Walled Lake
Dr. Darren Schweymaier - 248.669.3434
Member Since: 2011

CrossPoint Community Church
Pastor Ken Warren - 248.624.1821
Member Since: 2016

G.E.B Collision, Inc.
Geoff Bennett - 248.926.9373
Member Since: 2016

Henderson Glass Company
Jeff Schmidt - 248.624.2288
Member Since: 2009

Insurance Advisors
John Walker -248.363.5746
Member Since 1982

ITC Holdings Corp.
Cynthia Stump - 248.946.3000
Member Since: 2004

Kenny's Lakes Area Auto Experts
Kenny Walters - 248.668.1200
Member Since: 2004

Masri Insurance Agency -
Farmers Insurance
Richard Masri - 248.360.2100
Member Since: 2015

McKenna Associates
John Jackson - 248.596.0920
Member Since: 2014
Mechanical Design & Installation, LLC
Richard Bither - 248.669.1010
Member Since: 2010

Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication
Sharon Riggs - 248.446.9800
Member Since: 2013

R & R Ventures
Cheryll Retherford - 248.624.4334
Member Since: 2006

Ryperion Networking System
Kerry Ross - 248.522.2313
Member Since: 2016

Schonsheck, Inc.
Craig Zokas - 248.669.8800
Member Since: 1989

Trifecta Productions, LLC
Thomas Yon - 734.995.8668
Member Since: 2016

Triumph Physical Therapy
Tom Gonzales - 947.800.7117
Member Since: 2016

Western Oakland
Meals on Wheels Program
Bridget Ajemian - 810.632.2155
Member Since: 2011

Woodbrook Painting & Powerwashing
Keith Hesano - 248.624.8888
Member Since: 2012

Zeal Credit Union
Matt Botsford - 248.624.4212
Member Since: 1979

We've been busy!
Check out photos from our recent events ...
Mark your calendar and join us when you can!
AT&T/Wixom Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
1st Friday Coffee Connect at DFCU
Friday, November 3, 2017
AT&T/Commerce Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Business n' Brewz Networking Event at Doc and June
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Education Event - Year-End Tax Planning for Businesses & Individuals
Presented by Regina Nock from Nock Accounting & Tax PLC
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Spotlight Lunch at Casey's of Walled Lake
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect - Title Boxing
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Ambassador Meeting at the Chamber office
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
We couldn't do it without our wonderful Ambassadors!
Duluth Trading Company Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Thursday, November 30, 2017
2018 Community Resource & Buyer's Guide
Three editions - One price!
One of the most valuable tools the Chamber utilizes to promote your business is our Community Resource & Buyer's Guide. This quality annual magazine is a benefit of Chamber membership and is used to expose your business to thousands of potential customers. Our Guide is a wonderful
showcase of the Lakes Area business community, thanks to the support of local businesses. I encourage you to participate in the 2018 publication as it will exceed your expectations. In addition to the 5,000 print copies, we also present the Guide as a fully interactive digital edition, which receives more than 12,000 views annually. This year we are adding a free iOS mobile app. The high quality print, interactive digital and free mobile app are all available to you for one rate.

There are three digital options available to you to promote your business:
Link to your website from your advertisement
Video or slideshow on your business
Create a QR code for your advertisement

The publication is supported entirely by advertising. Pam can be reached at (800) 491-1760
or visit Also feel free to give me a call directly at (248) 624-2826.
If your marketing strategy includes advertising in publications which market to the Lakes Area, the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Community Resource & Buyer's Guide should be a part of your plan. Our Guide is the Chamber's premier marketing tool and the "go to" publication for residents,
newcomers and businesses to get information about our community.
LABAT (Lakes Area Business Alliance Team)
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.

It's happening! The Thursday LABAT Group will beginning meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The meetings will be held every other Thursday from 10-11:15 am at the Commerce Township Library. The library is located at 180 E Commerce Road, Commerce 48383.

So, if you want to be a part of this exciting new opportunity to grow your business and your referral resources join us on
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10 am at the Chamber office to find out more about the Thursday LABAT Group.

For more information, please call the Chamber at 248.624.2826 or email .
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R.W. Squires & Associates
Firearm Safety/CPL Class
December 2 from 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
We have added another Firearm Safety/CPL class. This one-day class is for those who just want to learn how to handle a firearm safely or are looking to apply for their concealed pistol license (CPL). This is the training class that is required for the State of Michigan CPL.

Get class details and register at  Class size is limited.
$125 per person – Includes Lunch and range fees
Firearm rental and ammo purchase available … or bring your own
$10 discount if you register on-line and add LACC MEMBER in the comment box.
Open Enrollment ends December 15th
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David Pickering
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Phone (248) 682-1598

305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A
Walled Lake 48390
Phone: 248.624.2826
Fax: 248.624.2892