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

Business Connection


July 2019

In this Month's Issue

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Executive Committee

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!
July 2019

Chamber Office Closed 
July 4, 2019 

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
State of the City, Mayor Parris
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Joint Mixer / Ribbon Cutting
Residence Inn by Marriott Palmdale 
5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting @ 5:30  pm
514 W Rancho Vista Blvd
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 Directors Meeting
7:30 am - 9:00 am
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Orientation
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Ambassador Corp Meeting
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

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

New and Renewing Members


  Introducing Our Newest Members!

ADT Security Services 
Oscar Castro 
9201 Oakdale Avenue, Ste 100
Chatsworth, CA  91311
(818) 458-6015

Alice King - Cruises, Inc
Alice King
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 466-3611

Destination Lancaster
Sandy Smith
626 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 400-0342

Lancaster Dental Care Associates
Ron Saidara
2030 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 949-6757

Lancaster High School
Associated Student Body 
Alfred Garcia
44701 32nd Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 947-3357

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members

Antelope Valley Press
PO Box 4050
Palmdale, CA 93590
(661) 273-2700
Member Since: 1915

ISU Stephen B Marvin Insurance
43700 17th Street West, Ste 101
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-1101
Member Since: 1937

Monte Vista Building Sites
42220 10th Street West, Ste 101
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-0435
Member Since: 1940

George's Cleaners
44759 Beech Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-4124
Member Since: 1947

Antelope Valley Florist
1302 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-6006
Member Since: 1956

Desert Operating Company
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 942-7575
Member Since: 1961

Funerals & Cremations
44831 Cedar Avenue 
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-1139
Member Since: 1961

Coldwell Banker 
Hartwig Real Estate
Burle Patterson
43912 20th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661)  948-8424
Member Since: 1976

WA Thompson Distributing Co 
45545 Trevor Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-0479
Member Since: 1976

Antelope Valley Engineering
129 West Pondera Street
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-0805
Member Since: 1985

Antelope Valley Animal Hospital 
1326 West Avenue N
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 273-1234
Member Since: 1987

Velvet Touch Upholstery Shop, Inc
1234 West Avenue I
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-3233
Member Since: 1992

Antelope Valley Hospital 
1600 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-5624
Member Since: 2008

Lancaster United Methodist Church
918 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-5000
Member Since: 1987

Artistic Carpet One Floor & Home
1061 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-7657
Member Since: 1987

Michael Glass, DDS
44563 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-6039
Member Since: 1987

Universal Electronic Alarm
709 West Avenue I
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-1515
Member Since: 1987

VINSA Insurance Associates
940 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93539
(661) 948-5041
Member Since: 1987

Wellsprings Post Acute Center
44445 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-7501
Member Since: 1987

TV Land 
PO Box 1467
Rosamond,  CA 93560
(661) 256-8141
Member Since: 1990

Ramon's Restaurant
1431 Rosamond Blvd, Ste 10
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 256-4602
Member Since: 1992

California Tile Supply Co
42704 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-2545
Member Since: 1996

Child Care Resource Center
250 Grand Cypress Avenue
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 789-1200 Ext 7107
Member Since: 1994

Commercial Services Unlimited, Inc
PO Box 6587
Lancaster, CA 93539
(661) 726-0071
Member Since: 1996

Kuzyk Law
1700 West Avenue K, Ste 101
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-6969
Member Since: 1996

  Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary
808 East Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 942-8125
Member Since: 1998

Western Pacific Roofing
2229 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 273-8839
Member Since: 1998

Suburban Propane
46151 Sierra Hwy
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-5117
Member Since: 2000

2511 Rosamond Blvd
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 256-4530
Member Since: 2001

Antelope Valley Harley Davidson
1759 West Avenue J-12
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-5959
Member Since: 2006

American Plumbing Services, Inc
42217 12th Street West, Ste B
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 266-0123
Member Since: 2008

The Pacifica Company
42231 6th Street West, Unit 208
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 294-8700
Member Since: 2008

BHE Renewables
15637 Avenue A
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 749-0936
Member Since: 2013

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

DT's Variety of Things
Littlerock, CA 93543
(323) 228-2131
Member Since: 2015

Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 917-2965
Member Since: 2015

Vets 4 Veterans
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 714-0454
Member Since: 2016

Edward Jones Investments
Rocio Montagner
41301 12th Street West, Ste E
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 224-1365
Member Since: 2017

Assemblyman Tom Lackey
41319 12th Street West, Ste 105
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 267-7636
Member Since: 2018

Product Solutions Services
Quartz Hill, CA 93536
(661) 579-6083
Member Since: 2018

The Highlands Christian Fellowship
39265 20th Street West
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 273-1000
Member Since: 2018
A Message  from our Chairwoman of the Board

Happy Fiscal New Year!

I am very much looking forward to serving as your new Chairwoman for the 2019/2020 year. We had an amazing 117th Installation Dinner on June 21st, thank you to Anna, Mark and Sharon for all your hard work on the event. And a Special thank you to Emcee, Josh Mann, who did a phenomenal job as our host. He was very entertaining, and I appreciate the personal effort that he put into the Installation.
I would like to give a quick shout-out to Past-Chairman of the Board, Luis Garibay. Over the past year Luis has guided the Directors on a positive path of productivity and the Chamber has benefitted greatly from his efforts. Luis takes time to show his appreciation to each of the directors and I would like to thank him for his continued commitment to the Chamber and the businesses in which it supports. It has been an honor serving with Luis on the Board of Directors and I look forward to the building on his achievements.
We have a brilliant Board of Directors this year and I am looking forward to working with each and every one of them, as we continue to strive to maintain and cultivate the Chamber's success throughout the upcoming year.
Katie Nelson
Chairwoman of the Board

Lamar Advertising Company 
Lancaster JetHawks 
 Lancaster Optometry 
Antelope Valley Fair 

For your generous donation of auction items to support the 117th Annual Installation Banquet as well as all of our Chamber members who donated raffle baskets! 

We appreciate your continued support of the Lancaster Chamber! 
Membership Luncheon
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

State of the City, Mayor R. Rex Parris

Event Location
  JP Eliopulos Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Register 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.
Tips & Benefits from the
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
CEO, Mark Hemstreet

Enjoy your 4th of July...

Light up those grills, get your flag out, cut up some cold fruit, it's the smoke- filled  scent of our nation's birthday, full of fireworks, fun, rodeo's and barbecued  delights. 

As you  prep your patriotic weekend, don't forget the 4th of July is the  perfect time for a fun marketing campaign..  So before you fire up the grill, focus on  firing off some marketing shots with these 4th of July tips.

1.Try a Social Media Contest

People love to share their holiday moments. Engaged social media events  are  engaging and thrive on the shareable content. Invite your followers to submit  themed photos or pictures with a holiday theme. Use a custom hashtag for your  business or, involve your brand  and gain some advertising momentum  by  asking  people  to pose with your product or share a 4th of July story about your  service. Then pick the winner, share their photo, and award them their prize.

2. Think Promo's 

People appreciate a business's holiday spirit, especially when it comes in the form of  free stuff. If you're a retail shop or restaurant, hand out branded  swag like sunglasses,  fans, water bottles, sunscreen, or visors. Ideally, you'll get people parading around in  your logo or simply returning to shop after the holiday weekend.

3. Be the "Go To"

Put together a 4th of July  favorites list. It doesn't need to be items or services you  sell. For example, an insurance agency can highlight their favorite local spots to catch  the fireworks or concerts. A salon can do a quick helpful guide of waterproof 'dos to  get you through a long day at the beach or on the lake. It's not necessarily going to  make the weekend cash register ring, but... you're planting the seed for pre-holiday s ocial  shares that can lead to post-holiday  sales.

Go fourth-and have fun with it!
Specs for the AV Fair Parade Program 
August 10, 2019
               Back Page Color                             8 h X 5 w             $300.00 _________
               Inside Front/Back Page Color   8 h X 5 w               $250.00 _________     
               Full Page - B/W                             8 h X 5 w               $200.00 _________
               Half Page - B/W                            4 h X 5 w               $125.00 _________
               Business Card - B/W                     2 ½ h X 2 w         $50.00 __________

Artwork and Payment Deadline July 26, 2019
Company Name: ____________________________________________
Mailing Address: ____________________________________________
______________________________________Zip: ________________
Telephone: _________________________________________________
E-Mail:  ___________________________________________________
Please make checks payable to Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

For credit card orders call Anna Zarley at 661 948-4518
554 West Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, Ca. 93534-2534
661 948-4518 ~ 661 949-1212 Fax
Be a part of the California's Citizens Redistricting Commission

Commission is formed every ten years through the selection of 14 California voters who work together to redistrict the state (Senate districts, Assembly districts and so on). The deadline to apply for the Commission is August 9th, 2019 and it is a great opportunity for community business leaders to affect California's governance hands on! 

   Join us for business, stay for breakfast!

Thursday, July 25, 2019
7:00 am- 8:30 am

This Months Breakfast is Sponsored by:

Angela McClain, (661) 723-8180

Event Location


Register 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.
      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 
Ice Cream Social & Networking
Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Celebration 
The Havens at Antelope Valley
43051 15th Street West, Lancaster
(661) 723-8525
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
117th Annual Installation Banquet 
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
117th Annual Installation Banquet 
Passing of the Gavel 
Outgoing Chair, Luis Garibay 
to Incoming Katie Nelson 
Business-4-Breakfast "Best Commercial Winner" 
Rosa Escalante, Sam's Club 
(661) 575-0182
Business-4-Breakfast "Table Sponsor" 
Pankaj Dayal, PNR Financial Services 
(661) 524-9052
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 
Skin Perfect Medical Aesthetics
42035 10th Street West, Ste 111-113, Lancaster
(661) 417-0901
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 
Monster Donuts 
2070 West Avenue J, Lancaster
(661) 466-6011