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

Business Connection


May  2018

In this Month's Issue

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Executive Committee

Chairwoman of the Board


Past Chairwoman of the Board

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

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!

To join our Facebook page please log in and request to join the Lancaster Chamber Member-Member group and you will be added. 
Interested in Becoming an Ambassador? 
Ambassadors have a unique opportunity to represent the LancasterChamber at many events, including breakfasts, luncheons, mixers, ribbon cuttings/grand openings and more! 

Through this involvement, ambassadors are able to represent the chamber while also representing and marketing their own businesses--it's truly a "win/win"relationship! 

 If you or someone at your place of business is interested in participating in our comprehensive training series and ultimately becoming an ambassador, please contact the Chamber: 
(661) 948-4518

May 2018

52nd Semi Annual Flea Market
& Shop Local Showcase
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
2551 West Avenue H
Lancaster, CA 93534

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

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
Work Ethics Scholarship
Awards Presentation
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Legislative Committee Meeting
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
554 West Lancaster Blvd
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
Membership Orientation
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
RSVP Required!

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
7:00 am- 8:30 am
A.M. Cafe
44205 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Chamber Office -Closed
In Observance of 
Memorial Day 

New and Renewing Members


  Introducing Our Newest Members!

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Agent Cathleen Wright
1801 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA  93534
(661) 236-3160

CU Electric, Inc 
Frank Randall
626 West Lancaster Blvd, #3003
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 609-0429

Music & Kids
Chuck Murphy 
Palmdale, CA  93551
(661) 435-3153

Securitas Security Services
Michelle Marin
16909 Parthenia Street, Ste 202
Northridge, CA 91343
(818) 924-4190

Yoga Roots 
Shannon Quigley
641 West Lancaster Blvd, Ste 201
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 979-4092

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members

Heritage Sierra Medical Group
39115 Trade Center Drive, Ste 130
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 273-7346
Member Since: 1987

Southern California Edison 
42060 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(800) 655-4555
Member Since: 1987

Lancaster Baptist Church
4020 East Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 946-4663
Member Since: 1988

Day Star Foundation
646 West Lancaster Blvd, Ste 109
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-7290
Member Since: 1991

Antelope Valley Family YMCA
43001 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-9622
Member Since: 1993

Donnell Printing
44154 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-1449
Member Since: 1993

  California State University 
Bakersfield - AV Campus 
43909 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 952-5000
Member Since: 1999

Charles Hoey & Associates
42315 10th Street West, Ste B
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-3222
Member Since: 1999

Antelope Valley Adventist School
45002 Fern Avenue 
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-6552
Member Since: 2003

Allied Physical Medicine
1314 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-4441
Member Since: 2005

The Barber Shop
1221 West Avenue I
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-2581
Member Since: 2008

Lancaster United 
Methodist Church
918 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-0419
Member Since: 2009

Charlton Weeks, LLP
Attorneys at Law
1031 West Avenue M-4, Ste A
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 265-0969
      Member Since: 2010        

Academy for the Advancement
of Children with Autism
6742 East Avenue H
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 946-1234
Member Since: 2012

Care 1st Health Plan
601 Potrero Grande Drive
Monterey Park, CA 91755
(323) 889-6638 x 3458
Member Since: 2013

J Salon Studios & Spa
44140 20th Street West, Ste 111
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 948-8400
Member Since: 2014

Light House Studios
42309 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 998-4200
Member Since: 2014

Westside Body & Paint, Inc
5054 West Avenue M-2
Quartz Hill, CA 93536
(661) 943-3639
Member Since: 2014

Paintball USA 
15112 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
(661) 255-5332
Member Since: 2015

Primo Burgers
44275 Division Street
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 510-6534
Member Since: 2016

Assemblyman Tom Lackey
41319 12th Street West, Ste 105
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 267-7636
Member Since: 2017

California Teachers Association
1027 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-6035
Member Since: 2017

Cricket Wireless
2021 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 992-6669
Member Since: 2017

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

Lunar Cow Publishing
344 West Turkeyfoot Lake Rd
Akron, OH 44319
(330) 253-9000
Member Since: 2017

Neighborhood Legal Services
of Los Angeles County
13327 Van Nuys Blvd
Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 492-5246
Member Since: 2017

Right Angle Ventures, LLC
15760 Ventura Blvd, Ste 700
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 518-7866
Member Since: 2017
Chairwoman's Message 

Greetings Valued Chamber Members, 

Hope you had an opportunity to attend our Semi-Annual Flea Market on Sunday May 6th. We had a great turn out of volunteers, vendors, and shoppers. This is a great opportunity for chamber members to provide information to our community on services and products that they offer. Thank you Mark, Anna, and Sharon for an amazing effort on the event, and a HUGE thank you to this years sponsors and volunteers. 

Our May Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 9th at The Hellenic Center. The program will be to honor our local youth and provide scholarships as they begin their college journey.

Membership Orientation will be held on May 17th at the chamber office. This is a great opportunity to hear of member benefits that are available to chamber members. Please contact the chamber to RSVP, we look forward to hearing from you.

Lastly, join us for our monthly Business for Breakfast on May 24th at AM Cafe. Please being your business card and a raffle prize.

Hope to see you there!

Monica Grado
Chairwoman of the Board 
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Membership Luncheon

Work Ethics Scholarship 

Awards Presentation

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 9, 2018  for our annual  Work Ethics Scholarship Awards Presentation. 

This year, the Career Education Committee has chosen 15 deserving students to receive scholarships. These students have demonstrated a positive Work Ethic and will be attending college this coming fall. 

We hope you will join us in honoring these students! 

Sponsored by: 

High Desert Health Systems Auxiliary (Gold Sponsor)
Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce (Silver Sponsor)
Melchers Construction Company (Bronze Co-Sponsor)
Zonta Club of Antelope Valley (Bronze Co-Sponsor)
Care Pest Solutions (Bronze Co-Sponsor)

and...Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Members through your membership renewals and raffles!


May 9, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

J.P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534


Thank you to all of our Chamber members attended and donated raffle prizes at the April Mixers! All monies collected for raffles during our events goes towards a Work Ethics Scholarship. This year the Career Education Committee will be awarding over $9,000 to 15 deserving High School Seniors who exemplify a positive work ethic. 

 Thank you for your continued support! 

The Pew Research Center recently released the results of its latest study on US social network use. (Survey covered Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, and WhatsApp.) 
Who's most popular?
I was surprised, but YouTube actually ranks number one in terms of popularity. With a huge 73% of all US adults using YouTube, including a whopping 94% of those aged 18 to 24. Even among the 65-plus demographic, 40% use YouTube.  Facebook commands second, used by 60% of Americans. None of the other sites in the survey are used by more than 40% of respondents.
Multiple Social outlets
Looks like we don't limit ourselves to just one social network: The average adult in the survey uses three of the eight social media platforms measured. The average 18-to 29-year-old uses four; 50 to 64-year old use two on average; and the average 65 plus uses just one.  Overall, use of social media has grown steadily compared to past surveys. Instagram enjoyed the biggest jump in popularity: More than one-third of US adults now use it, an increase of 7% from 2016.  Not surprising, the younger people are, the more likely they are to use Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. For example, 78% of 18 to 24-year-olds use Snapchat, compared to just 54% of those aged 25 to 29.
Hooked on social media
Watching people out in public, it's apparent we are on social media a lot. 74% of Facebook users check it daily; more than half visit Facebook multiple times a day. 63% of Snapchat users and 60% of Instagram users visit those sites at least once a day (usually more).
Chamber hint... included in your Chamber Membership, you can add a short video (yep, YouTube) to your Chamber's online listing!  Don't miss this marketing opportunity


  Join us for business, stay for breakfast!
     Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:00 A.M.- 8:30 A.M

This Months Breakfast is Sponsored by:

NorKare Consulting
Karen Hickling, (661) 350-4990
 Event Location
A.M. Cafe
44205 10th Street West
Lancaster,  CA 93534

Please 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 and 12:00 noon on   High Desert Radio 1380am. 

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 of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
State of the City Address
Joint Mixer Hosted by 
Lancaster JetHawks 
45116 Valley Central Way, Lancaster
(661) 726-5400
Serenity Villa Assisted Living
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 
43126 Fenner Ave, Lancaster 
(661) 557-3434
Open House / Ribbon Cutting
Element by Westin -Palmdale
39325 Trade Center Drive, Palmdale
(661) 224-1200
"Table Sponsor"
The Tech Gods
Chris Perosi, (661) 874-4500
"Best Commercial Winner"
Westside Body & Paint, Inc
Giavonna Nesel, (661) 943-3639
Two-Year Anniversary Mixer
Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC 
1206 West Avenue J, Ste 220, Lancaster
(661) 902-6000
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting  
Genuine Ruby Photography
742 west Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster
(661) 527-2202
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting  
Dunkin Donuts
43615 10th Street West, Ste 101, Lancaster
(661) 726-0073
Office Depot 
National Chamber Program

Join thousands of others who benefit from perks, discounts and business solutions through the National Chamber Program! 

We've championed the office products space to give you the best in group purchasing and world class customer service.

Help your business grow- it's more than just a discount!