May 2018 E-Newsletter
Upcoming Chamber Events ... Please Join Us!
Friday, May 4
1st Friday Coffee Connect
8:30 - 9:30 am
46670 W. Pontiac Trail, Commerce 48390

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, May 8
Spotlight Lunch
11:30 am
The Big Salad
3050 Union Lake Road, Commerce 48382

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, May 10
Muffins n' Makeovers
10 - 11:30 am
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A, Walled Lake 48390
From innovative skin care to on-trend cosmetics, Mary Kay offers the products women love. You're invited to join us for a Mary Kay demonstration with beauty consultant & makeup artist Kathe Cameron. Learn about the lates skin care products, have a skin care analysis, and try the newst products from a leader in the industry. Limited space - reservations required.
Thursday, May 10
Open House / Ribbon Cutting
4 - 7 pm (Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 pm)
49677 Grand River, Wixom 48393
Chamber members and community leaders are invited to attend this Open House / Ribbon Cutting Celebration to welcome one of our newest Chamber members. Light refreshments provided. Hope to see you there ...
Friday, May 11
Multi-Chamber Coffee & Networking
8 - 9 am
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
1 William Carls Drive, Commerce 48382
Enter at North Orchard Entrance
Breakfast will take place in the North Orchard Lobby
Join members from Hartland, Huron Valley, Lakes ARea, Waterford and West Bloomfield Chambers of Commerce at this Multi-Chamber Networking Breakfast. No cost for members from these chambers but reservation is required.
Monday, May 14
Annual Chamber Golf Outing
9 - 10 am Check-in / Breakfast
10:30 am Shotgun Start
Edgewood Country Club
8399 Commerce Road, Commerce 48382
You can't have this much fun at the office ...
Gather your team and join us for a good time on the greens at this beautiful private Country Club Golf Course. Sponsorships & Foursome space still available. For more information or to register your team, call the chamber office at 248.624.2826.
Wednesday, May 16
Open House / Ribbon Cutting Celebration
11 am - 7 pm (Ribbon Cutting at 1:30 pm)
OTC Daihen Detroit Technical Center
750 Welch Road, Commerce 48390
Join members from the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the Grand Opening of OTC Daihen’s Detroit Technical Center. Learn more about, and use, some of the best welding technology in the industry, while enjoying some local food and drinks. There will also be demonstrations, a live podcast and a welding contest.
Thursday, May 17
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect
Action Associates / Work Skills
100 Summit, Brighton 48116
8:30 - 9:30 am
Bring an appetite for breakfast and networking to this fast, fun, free morning mixer. Bring plenty of business cards to share with other attendees and for the door prize drawing. Find out about our host and start your Thursday off right when you join the fun!
Thursday, May 24
Multi-Chamber Coffee Connection
9 - 10 am
Costco Wholesale
3000 Commerce Crossing Road, Commerce 48390
Join members from both the Lakes Area and West Bloomfield Chambers at this Multi-Chamber morning networking event. No cost to attend but reservations are helpful. Great networking, light breakfast and the opportunity to meet your next customer at this FREE morning mixer. Hope to see you there ...
Wednesday, May 30
Ambassador Meeting
10 am
Chamber office
The Chamber Ambassadors are making great things happen. Join this dynamic committee and get more involved to help grow your business.
Thursday, May 31
25th Anniversary Celebration Coffee
8:30 am
Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Services
Join us as we help celebrate the 25th anniversary of this longtime member business. Find out more about our house and enjoy a light breakfast as we celebrate 25 years of taking care of the families in our community.
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 ...
E.A. Promotions
Margaret Wright - 248.366.3124
3050 Union Lake Road, Ste. 8F, Commerce

Eberspaecher North America Inc.
Rachel Yoskovich - 248.924.0642
30220 Oak Creek, Wixom

Enviro-Master SE MI
Ketura Brandes - 734.516.8892
2323 E. Nine Mile Road, Warren

Family Funeral Care
Jennifer Klemens - 248.682.0200
2904 Orchard Lake Road, Keego Harbor

Carol Bakowski - 586.774.8853
43825 West Oaks Drive, Novi

J&B Medical Supplies
Janis MacDonald - 248.896.6214
50496 Pontiac Trail, Wixom
Premier International
Julie Straffon - 248.960.6411
46903 West Road, Wixom

Redford Lock Security Solutions
Robert Massard - 248.374.0600
46085 Grand River Avenue, Novi

Sears Home Improvements
Ayad Hermez - 734.525.0215
46895 Enterprise Court, Wixom

TDA Insurance & Financial LLC
Sherry Diederich - 248.347.3630
246 Liberty Street, Walled Lake

Venture Grafix
Ray Kalosis - 248.449.1330
47757 West Road, Ste.C105, Wixom

Aspire Pilates
Amy Pronovost - 248.500.9886
Member Since 2017

Foundation For Excellence -
Walled Lake Schools
Michelle Bianco - 248.956.2116
Member Since 2008

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Jeff Ukrainec - 248.859.5927
Member Since 2013

Help U Hear Center
Dr. Timothy Needham - 248.438.6725
Member Since 2016

Keego Powersports of MI, LLC
Lori Dzierzawski - 248.682.4200
Member Since 2017
Knights of Technology
Eric Lipshaw - 248.425.0082
Member Since: 2016

Lakes Area Community Coalition
Kristen Quinn - 248.773.9827
Member Since 2016

Lakes Area Tax & Accounting Services
Phil Hough - 248.363.4138
Member Since 2004

Midstates Recycling Services
Michael Banier - 248.960.9000
Member Since 2007

T&M Lawn Maintenance
Terry McNeil - 313.320.5665
Member Since: 2014

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
Lederman Kwartowitz Center for Orthopedics
Friday, April 6, 2018
Lederman Kwartowitz Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine hosted the Chamber's 1st Friday Coffee Connect. Thanks for providing a terrific breakfast, an awesome takeaway gift for everyone and the opportunity to hear more about the doctors, the physical therapy team and how you help people to feel better and get them back to the activities they enjoy safely and quickly. We appreciate your continued support of the Chamber and the care you provide our community!
Spotlight Lunch at Rudy's Waffle & Pancake House
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Members from the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce met at Rudy's Waffle & Pancake House for our Spotlight Lunch. Casual networking over lunch is a great way to get to know fellow chamber members and support our local restaurants. Thanks to Rudy and the staff for the great food & good service. Located at 674 N. Pontiac Trail in Walled Lake it's a terrific place for a good meal!
Ribbon Cutting Celebration at
First & Main Assisted Living and Memory Care    
Thursday, April 12, 2018
This beautiful senior community is a warm, upscale living environment. Whether you’re active and independent or need frequent help with daily tasks, they offer an option for you. Congratulations on a fantastic Ribbon Cutting and we look forward to working with you as you serve the needs of our area residents.
Ground Breaking / Ribbon Cutting
Scarlet's Smile Playground
Friday, April 13, 2018
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce along with community leaders, area residents and business owners were on hand to watch as the trees began coming down to make way for Scarlet's Playground. Larenne and Stephen Clark's dream to build an all-inclusive playground in Commerce Township where all children can play is one step closer to becomming a reality. The park will be located within Commerce Township at Dodge Park #5 in the shadows of the new Commerce Township Library. We can't wait ...
Education / Demonstration Event at the Chamber office
Presented by Russ & Linda Woodford with Tupperware
Monday, April 16, 2018
Thanks to Russ & Linda Woodford for the information and education they shared about cooking with Tupperware in the microwave! Who knew you could bake a cake in the microwave?? Well now we do!! Thanks for sharing and for the delicious samples! And thanks for your continued support of the Chamber and our events - you're the best!
Ambassador We Thank You Wednesday visit to
Oakland Vision on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Chamber Ambassadors stopped by Oakland Vision for their We Thank You Wednesday visit. Dr. Fred Weiser has been a member of the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce since May 1987! We Thank You for your longtime support of the Chamber and commitment to the community. We wish you continued success...

And a big thanks to Ambassador Linda Woodford for providing a thank-you Tupperware gift full of goodies for the visit!!
3rd Thursday Coffee Connect at WILLPower Training
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thanks to WILL Power Training for hosting the 3rd Thursday Coffee Connect. Great training facility with options for every age and fitness level. They are located at 28339 Beck Road, Unit F5 in Wixom. You might want to join chamber member John Alban for the early morning workouts ...
Ribbon Cutting at TDA Insurance & Financial LLC  
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Members from both the Lakes Area and Novi Chambers of Commerce were on hand to help celebrate the new offices of TDA Insurance & Financial LLC with a ribbon cutting celebration. Located just across the street from the LACC offices at 246 Liberty Street in Walled Lake we welcome you to the neighbor and the Chamber. Congratulations and continued success!!
West Oakland Regional Job Fair
Monday, April 23, 2018
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce along with the City of Wixom and North Oakland Michigan Works were pleased to host the West Oakland Regional Job Fair. Nearly 40 businesses were on-hand seeking qualified job candidates. A complete list of job postings can be found on our website at

Thanks to our Job Fair Sponsors:
Member Orientation Breakfast at Magnolia by the Lakes
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Magnolia by the Lakes was a beautiful location for our Spring Member Orientation Breakfast. Members enjoyed networking, a light breakfast and valuable information to make the most of your membership benefits. Special thanks to the event sponsor Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital for providing a special spring gift for everyone in attendance.
Administrative Professionals' Luncheon & Fashion Show
Volare Ristorante on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
We celebrated our hard-working Administrative Professionals with a terrific lunch at Volare Ristorante in Wixom complete with a fashion show and takeaway gifts for everyone.

Our models from l. to r. above are Lynn Lipman with CABI, Julie Wells of Miller House, Deni Dillon with The Purple Door Store, Pam Withorn from Harbor House is wearing Accessories by Stephanie, Audrey Ryskamp modeled fashions from Lady La's Boutique and Nita Vanhook Williams was wearing a yoga outfit from the Vita Wellness Center. Special thanks to Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital for sponsoring the event and providing a sachet takeaway for each guest.
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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) presented the Excellence Award for Hospital Patient Safety to DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce, recognizing the hospital for consistently performing with high marks and improvements in patient safety and quality of care. Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital was one of eight Michigan hospitals to receive the award in 2018, and among only three hospitals to have earned the EAM’s Excellence Award every year since its inception. Huron Valley-Sinai CEO Karima Bentounsi accepted the award from EAM President Bret Jackson.
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 also 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. HVSH is also a Magnet status hospital.

The Mean Weanie will be coming to Mando America Corporation to feed the hungry masses on Thursday May 10 th from noon until 2 pm.

The Mean Weanie accepts credit, debit or cash for your convenience!
Mark your calendars and we will see you at the event, behind the Mando building on 29930 Hudson Drive, Novi is located in the Beck North Corporate Park!

Join the efforts of our local postal carriers for the communities of Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Waterford, White Lake, and West Bloomfield in collecting food on Saturday, May 12th.  

Last year, our NALC Branch 320, serving the above communities collected over 320,000 pounds of food and was honored, for the past two years, for collecting the MOST amount of food in the entire United States, for their union size.

Commerce Township has been selected as one of the communities that will participate in the Spring of 2018 in the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) "inside/Out" program. In partnership with the DIA, the Commerce Twp. Downtown Development Authority is coordinating this event that brings high quality reproductions of master pieces from the DIA valuable collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit. The locations selected, where residents of Commerce and surrounding areas will be able to enjoy them, will be the Twp. Hall, the new community library, the Richardson Community Center and the historical Byers homestead. The Inside/Out program will be in those locations from the middle of April until the middle of July.

Also, as part of a partnership between Walled Lake Schools and the Downtown Development Authority, through their Public Relations Committee, we are coordinating the next K-12 Art Exhibition that will take place at the Community Library between May May 19 to May 25 with the reception on Wednesday, May 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. This community event is open to the public.

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