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

Business Connection


March 2019

In this Month's Issue

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Executive Committee

Chairman of the Board


Past Chairwoman of the Board

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

Kelly Miller, Antelope Valley Transit Authority

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!
March 2019

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
The Raven's Nest
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting @ 3:30 pm
42458 60th Street West
Quartz Hill, CA 93536

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Finance & Executive Committee Meeting
7:30 am  - 9:00 am
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
California Highway Patrol 
Captain Eric Broneer
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

One Year Anniversary in Current Location
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
The Hier Advantage
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting @ 10:30 am
1008 West Avenue M-14, Unit A
Palmdale, CA 93551

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Legislative Committee Meeting
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
AVTA Boardroom 
42210 6th Street West
 Lancaster, CA 93534 

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

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Quarterly Mega-Mixer
Home Based Businesses
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Business-4-Breakfast with the 
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Sponsor: Cal State University Bakersfield 
7:00 am- 8:30 am
A.M. Cafe
44205 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534 

New and Renewing Members


  Introducing Our Newest Members!

Balloon Factory, Inc
Tara Silva
643 West Avenue J 
Lancaster, CA  93534
(661) 949-0585

Crebar, LLC
Joseph Johnson
 3818 Crenshaw Blvd, Ste 390
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(833) 273-2271  

Fun Fur U-In Home Pet Care 
Kimberly Maevers
PO Box 1685
Lancaster, CA 93539
(661) 865-7412

on Queen Status
Myrna Jackson
PO Box 902213
Palmdale, CA 93590
(661) 450-3630

Rachel's Market
Rachel Fricker
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 585-7634

Subaru Antelope Valley 
Sandy Roybal
43243 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-1535

UHaul Moving & Storage
Chad Farren
1810 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 644-9767

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members

Lamar Advertising Company
 104 Enterprise Parkway 
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-0721
Member Since: 1953

Century 21 Doug Anderson
1727 West Avenue K, Ste 102
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-4521
Member Since: 1963

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

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

United Way of Greater LA
Antelope Valley Region
44907 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 874-4288
Member Since: 1991

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

Century 21, Al & Midori
Yarrow & Associates
44143 20th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-3703
Member Since: 1993

Coldwell Banker
Commercial  Valley Realty
42402 10th Street West, Ste E
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-2644
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
530 Commerce Avenue, Ste C
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 273-9179
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
4654-B East Avenue S, PMB # 226
Palmdale,  CA 93552
(661) 533-1234
Member Since: 1994

Earth Systems Pacific
1024 West Avenue M-4
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 948-7538
Member Since: 1994

Children's Center of AV
45111 Fern Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-5452
Member Since: 1998

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

Arrow Enterprises, Inc
44932 Yucca Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-7648
Member Since: 2002

ProCare Hospice 
42442 10th Street West, Ste E
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-1146
Member Since: 2002

Arnold Applebaum
Individual Member
(562) 404-4474
Member Since: 2003

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

Lancaster High School JROTC
44701 Eagle Way
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 726-7649
Member Since: 2005

Derryberry & Associates, LLP
41240 11th Street West, Ste A
Palmdale, CA 93551
(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

City of Hope
44151 15th Street West, Ste 101
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 902-5600
Member Since: 2014

TownePlace Suites
2024 West Avenue J-8
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 723-6079
Member Since: 2014

Charter College
43141 Business Center Pkwy, Ste 109
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 341-3500
Member Since: 2015

Lean QA
1930 South Brea Cnyn Road, Ste 112
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(909) 839-3518
Member Since: 2015

PO Box 805
Lancaster, CA 93584
(661) 529-2985
Member Since: 2015

Antelope Valley Boy Scouts 
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 942-0582
Member Since: 2016

Cycles of Change Recovery
36451 El Camino Drive 
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 800-4828
Member Since: 2016

Pacific Auto Recycling Center, Inc
225 West Avenue H
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-0048
Member Since: 2016

State Farm Insurance
Agent Todd Main
650 Commerce Avenue, Ste B
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 949-1500
Member Since: 2016

Dr Nikta Andalib, DC
1020 East Palmdale Blvd, Ste 101-C
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 266-1611
Member Since: 2017

Bravery Brewing Company
42705 8th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-4677
Member Since: 2018

Courtyard Marriott Palmdale
530 West Rancho Vista Blvd
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 947-4100
Member Since: 2018

Desert Deli
311 East Avenue K-8
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 940-5001
Member Since: 2018

Driscoll & Driscoll 
Insurance Agency, Inc
41235 11th Street West, Ste A
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 266-9390
Member Since: 2018

Residence Inn by Marriott
514 Rancho Vista Blvd
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 947-4204
Member Since: 2018

Tejon Ranch Company
27220 Turnberry Lane, Ste 190
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 705-460
Member Since: 2018

Chairman's Message 

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet. I would like to thank the event organizers for a great event, which celebrated the accomplishments of outgoing Chairwoman Tina DeRienzo, and welcomed incoming Chair Sarah Mann. If the last six months have taught me anything, it is that serving as Chair is no easy task. Between the board meetings, luncheons, and ribbon cuttings, "free time" becomes a scarcity. Yet, somehow, Tina still managed to find time during her tenure as Chair to volunteer at the Antelope Valley Fair Parade and Lancaster Chamber Christmas/Holiday Parade. For years now, I have grown accustomed to seeing Tina zip through Downtown Lancaster in a golf cart, helping organize parade entries and manage some of the chaos.  I would like to take a minute to thank Tina for her service to our community, and I hope that she enjoys the much more fun role of serving as Past Chair for the next year. 
The next few months will be a busy time for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. I invite you to join me in attending and supporting as many of these events as possible. Thank you for being a member of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

Luis Garibay
Chairman of the Board
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon  

February 13, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

California Highway Patrol- Antelope Valley 
Captain, Eric Broneer

Topics Include
  • What is going on in our community 
  • National Drug Take-Back Day
  • Brief Overview of the Drug Identification & Training 
Desirae Tainatongo from 
Tarzana Treatment Center will be joining us as well. 

Event Location:
 43404 30th Street West 
Lancaster, CA 93536 

Hope to see you there!  

Be a part of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Leadership

Nominations Close March 25, 2019
T he Board of Directors is composed eighteen (18) members, each serving a three year term. Each year, one third of the board members' term expires.

The government and policy-making responsibilities of the Chamber shall be vested in the Board of Directors, which shall control its property, be responsible for its finances, and direct its affairs.

If you are interested in serving as a Director on the Board for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, we welcome and encourage you to notify our nominating committee of your interest. The Chamber's goal is to achieve a diverse group of community and business leaders composed of a cross section of our membership to drive our organization. 

Please review the Director's Responsibilities and contact Chairman of the Board,   Luis Garibay,   or CEO Mark Hemstreet to discuss the position in more depth, and to have your name referred to the nominating committee. Candidates must be an active member in good standing with the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce for a minimum of one year.
Tips & Benefits from the
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
By CEO, Mark Hemstreet

One of the goals of the Chamber is to help you grow and promote your business or organization.

Each month, we will highlight some benefits we hope you will be able to take advantage  of, simple, easy and hopefully helpful!

This month, a little reflection on leadership from some very successful people:

"The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity... Out of discord, harmony... And out  of difficult, opportunity." -- Albert Einstein

"My jobs is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better." -- Steve Jobs

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." -- Coco Chanel

"My jobs as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and t hat they feel they're having a meaningful impact." -- Larry Page

"The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have." -- Sheryl Sandberg

"If you want to build something great, you should focus on what the change is that you want to  make in the world." -- Mark Zuckerberg

"Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess." -- Richard Branson

"If I won't be myself, who will?" -- Alfred Hitchcock

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." -- Warren Buffett

"Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching." -- Thomas Jefferson


   Join us for business, stay for breakfast!
Thursday, March 28, 2019
7:00 am- 8:30 am

This Months Breakfast is Sponsored by:

Randy Schultz
(661) 952-5000

Event Location
A.M. Cafe 
44205 10th Street West
Lancaster,  CA 93534

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.

Please note:
 If you RSVP and do not attend you will be invoiced
      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 on 
High Desert Radio 1340 KTPI AM

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 

The Month In Pictures


Lancaster Chamber Membership Luncheon
Effectual Life Coaching , Million-Heir Williams 
(323) 435-6789
Chairman of the Board, Luis Garibay & 
CEO, Mark Hemstreet
One-Year Anniversary Celebration Ribbon Cutting
FloraDonna's Cakery 
706 West Lancaster Blvd, Ste 103, Lancaster
(661) 510-0480
Open House / Ribbon Cutting-New Location
Thompson | VonTungeln
963 West Avenue J, Lancaster
(661) 945-5868 
One-Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting-New Location
Comfort Keepers 
44421 10th Street West, Ste E1, Lancaster
(661) 723-8180
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
Vets 4 Veterans
Pecos Transitional House
(661) 714-0454
Business-4-Breakfast Sponsor
Antelope Valley Florist, Chris Spicher
(661) 948-6006
Business-4-Breakfast "Best Commercial Winner" 
Michael Choate, Lancaster School District 
Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School
(661) 942-0437