February 2018 E-Newsletter
Upcoming Chamber Events ... Please Join Us!
Friday, February 2
1st Friday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
Michigan Eye & Contact Lens
42081 W. 14 Mile Road, Novi 48377

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 ...
Sunday, February 11
Winter Wonder Bowl
11 am - 2 pm
Wonderland Lanes
8265 Richardson Road, Commerce 48390
The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Pirate and Mermaid themed bowling event offering crazy bowling games for all ages. Participants can dress like, and take pictures with, their favorite pirate or mermaid character. Call 248.624.2826 for discounted advance registration or go click HERE to register online.
Monday, February 12
Government Affairs Committee Meeting
3 pm
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce office
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A, Walled Lake 48390

The Government Affairs committee is comprised of non-partisan business professionals who work closely with the six community’s elected officials which the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce represents. The committee members act as liaisons, making connections for chamber members, chamber board, local commerce and community residents. The committee considers and reviews local, state and national issues that directly impact the Lakes Area community.
Thursday, February 15
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
The Villa at Green Lake Estates
6470 Alden Drive, Orchard Lake 48324
Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy a light breakfast along with some great networking. Find out more about this member business and meet your next customer before you even get to the office. Hope to see you there ...
Tuesday, February 20
Educational Event - Bagels n' BEMER
10:30 am - 12 pm
Chamber Office
Chamber members are invited to this complimentary breakfast & presentation offering information on cutting edge technology to improve your health and wellness. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Contact the Chamber office at 248.624.2826 or email: info@lakesareachamber.com .
Wednesday, February 21
Spotlight Lunch
11:30 am
The Beach Tiki Bar & Boil
142 E. Walled Lake Drive, 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 networking opportunity ... check it out!
Wednesday, February 28
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!!
Fun for the whole family ...
2018 Winter Wonder Bowl
Save the Date ...
Multi-Chamber Business n' Brewz
Spring Job Fair
The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering again with the City of Wixom and Michigan Works of Oakland County for a Spring Job Fair.

The West Oakland Regional Job Fair organized by these groups last fall was sold out, so if you are interested be sure to reserve your space as soon as possible.

For more information, contact the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 248.624.2826.
Membership Verification/Updates for the
 2018 Community Resource & Buyer's Guide
Just a quick reminder ...

Member verification emails were sent last week asking you to review your current membership listing and inform us of any changes, additions or corrections so that we can keep our database up to date with your most current information.

This information will be used to update your website listing as well as providing the most accurate information in the
2018 Community Resource & Buyer's Gudie.

To view your current record, you can refer to the email sent last week or check out your listing on website at www.lakesareachamber.com

Corrections can be emailed to info@lakesareachamber.com , faxed to 248.624.2892 or simply call the office at 248.624.2826.

Please share your corrections with us by Monday, February 5, 2018.

Thanks for your assistance!
Our Newest Chamber Members ...
Andale Mexican Grill & Cantina
Tony Vitale - 248.363.9000
4385 Carroll Lake Road, Commerce

Benstein Grille
Glenn Kaplan - 248.624.4100
2435 Benstein Road, Commerce

Center for Performance Arts and Learning
Nandita Bajaj - 248.207.4838
28243 Beck Road, Unit B-2, Wixom

Robert Johnson - 248.461.2555
3175-B Martin Parkway, Commerce Twp.

Michigan Acupuncture Studio
Dana Ruben - 248.926.9216
2300 Haggerty Road, Ste. 1190, W. Bloomfield
Monat Global
Lynn Lipman - 248.765.8941
West Bloomfield

Our House Clubhouse
Debbie Giles - 248.668.0922
2045 W. Maple Road, Ste. D405,
Walled Lake

Salon Tress
Stacie Duff - 248.313.9099
1146 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake

Serenity Massage Studio
Katie Gates - 248.896.2799
925 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake

The Oil Exchange
Joe Withers - 248.668.9620
785 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake
Beechcrest by Redwood
Adrian Welch - 248.893.9280
Member Since: 2017

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Ginger Nickloy - 248.770.2707
Member Since: 2009

Britt Perrrotta Sommerfield Trust
Cara Gardner - 248.736.7799
Member Since: 2016

Charles Step Prearrangement
& Cremation Office
Monty Wulff - 248.926.8944
Member Since: 2009

City of Walled Lake
Mayor Linda Ackley - 248.624.4847
Member Since: 1986

City of Wixom
Mayor Richard Ziegler - 248.624.0894
Member Since: 1986

Comerica Bank - Commerce Township
Daphne Tucker - 248.926.3738
Member Since: 2017

Commerce ACE Hardware
David Swartz - 248.360.0400
Member Since: 2009

Crossroads Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. John H. Pavelko - 248.624.3821
Member Since: 1998

Firebolt Group, Inc.
Kim Perrigan - 248.624.8880
Member Since: 2014

Foresters Equity & Insurance Services
Tony Barnett - 248.505.0976
Member Since: 2006

Gordon Chiropractic
Dr. Daniel Gordon - 248.366.3300
Member Since: 2005

Harbor House Publishers, Inc.
Michelle Cortright - 231.582.2814
Member Since: 2016

Hartland Insurance Agency, Inc.
Barb Walker - 248.889.4704
Member Since: 2010

Marcucci Construction
Tom Marcucci - 248.486.5900
Member Since: 2008
NLB Corporation
Marilyn Brown - 248.624.5555
Member Since: 1993

Orangetheory Fitness
Michael Pakulak - 248.716.3710
Member Since: 2016

Plymouth Physical Therapy
Jeff Sirabian - 248.956.5826
Member Since: 1996

Pontiac Trail Pharmacy
Carl Hendricks - 248.624.2776
Member Since: 1991

Renewal By Andersen
Tiffani Hallum - 734.237.1058
Member Since: 2015

Shelby, Dobb, Sager & Thorpe, PC
Jill Shelby - 248.714.8882
Member Since: 1980         

Sherwin-Williams-White Lake
Rick Flores - 248.886.1900
Member Since: 2010

Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Bob Shuman - 248.669.2010
Member Since: 1993

Tim Hortons - Commerce
Mackenzie Stewart - 248.956.7911
Member Since: 2013

Travel Plus / Travel Leaders
Carol Wagner - 248.360.4940
Member Since: 2007

UBS Financial Services
Mark Steinberg - 248.932.8061
Member Since: 2001

Walsh College
Jason Sweet - 248.679.1402
Member Since: 2012

Westlake Health Campus
Dan Phillips - 248.363.9400
Member Since: 2008

Wixom Family & Occupational
Health Center
Sandy Greenspan - 248.668.1900
Member Since: 1999

Wonderland Lanes
Dave Hochstein - 248.363.7131
Member Since: 1997

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 X-Golf Novi
Friday, January 5, 2018
Winter is the perfect opportunity to work on your golf game at this beautiful indoor facility. For more information, contact X-Golf Novi at 248.513.4761 or visit their website at www.xgolfnovi.com

Thanks for hosting the very first Coffee Connect of 2018.
Ribbon Cutting Celebration at The Big Salad
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Big Salad, located at 3050 Union Lake Road in Commerce, celebrated their Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Wednesday, Janaury 17. 

Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce members came out in full force to support owners Craig and Sandra LaFrance in their new business venture. This is certainly a great new lunch location with a wide variety of healthy meal options to choose from and all reasonably priced. Stop by and check it out!
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect - TSS Accounting
Thursday,January 18, 2018
Thanks to owner, Travis Bart, for hosting our 3rd Thursday Coffee Connect and congratulations on your recent EA (Enrolled Agent) certification.
Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Michigan Beer / Duel Novi
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Novi Chamber of Commerce and the Livonia Chamber of Commerceheld a Multi-Chamber Ribbon Cutting Celebration last Thursday, January 18 at DUEL Novi - dueling Piano Bar.

Their new location at 42875 Grand River Avenue in Novi is sure to be a BIG hit! Bring out the family for their featured dinner and a show! (DUEL is all ages from 6pm-8pm, 21+ after 8pm) or plan your next party at this terrific venue. For more information, call 248-513-4686 or email: events@duelnovi.com
Spotlight Lunch at Total Sports Grill
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Thanks to the staff at Total Sports Grill for hosting the January Spotlight Lunch. Great food, fabulous service and terrific networking.

The Spotlight Lunches are a terrific way to get to know your fellow chamber members. Stop by and check it out ...
Multi-Chamber Educational Breakfast
Presented by Stacie Zotkovich of The Positive Shift
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Stacie Zotkovich of The Positive Shift LLC, offered inspiration and motivation at today's Multi-Chamber Breakfast!
Members from the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce were joined byHuron Valley, Kensington Valley and Novi Chamber of Commerce members.

Great ideas for your tool box on how to feel better, Better, BETTER! We hope you're inspired to make 2018 your best year yet!

Thanks to Katherine's Catering for the fabulous breakfast and thanks to everyone who woke up extra early this morning and joined us!
Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Sapphire Springs Float-Spa
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Congratulations to Sapphire Springs Float-Spa on their recent Ribbon Cutting. For information on their upcoming Valentine's Day Specials, they can be reached at 248.702.0990.
Ambassador We Thank You Wednesday vist to
State Farm Insurance Agent Jennie C. Flowers
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Some of our Chamber Ambassadors stopped by the State Farm office of
Jennie C. Flowers today to thank her for her many years of membership with the LACC. Jennie has been a member since 1989! Almost 30 years - we thank you for your commitment to the chamber and the community.

Linda Woodford, a Chamber Ambassador and Tupperware Representative, donated a terrific gift so they didn't visit empty-handed. Thanks to Jennie and our wonderful Ambassadors!!
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305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A
Walled Lake 48390
Phone: 248.624.2826
Fax: 248.624.2892