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  2018

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

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

July 2018

Chamber Office Closed
Independence Day 
7/4/18 & 7/5/18
Normal Business Resumes 7/6/18

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
Ice Cream Summer Social
(In Place of our Normal Luncheon)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
554 West Lancaster Blvd
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!

Young Professionals Network 
Summer BASH 
Bravery Brewing
42705 8th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Business-4-Breakfast Sponsored By 
State Farm Insurance Agent Pat Rossall
7:00 am- 8:30 am
A.M. Cafe
44205 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

New and Renewing Members


  Introducing Our Newest Members!

Affordable Air, Inc
Vito Mineo
215 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA  93534
(661) 948-1555

B's Embroidery, Etc
Beth Martinez
2507 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-8802

Colman Media, LLC
Mellysa Harris
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(661) 435-8452

Green Plants Indoor Services
Harry Davis
California City, CA 93505
(661) 495-7889

Jolly Good Media 
Matthew Broderick
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 965-3418

Jr's Catering Services 
Temeisha McArthur
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 497-0633

The Highlands 
Christian Fellowship
Mark Goodell
39625 20th Street West
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 273-1000

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members

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

Desert Operating Co 
2557 Stillmeadow Lane
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 942-7575
Member Since: 1961

Michelizzi, Swabacher, 
Ward & Collins
767 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-5021
Member Since: 1966

America Medical Response
1055 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-9309
Member Since: 1976

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

AV Trophy & Uniform
44805 Beech Avenue 
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-3284
Member Since: 1987

Antelope Valley Fair Association
2551 West Avenue H, Ste 102
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 948-6060 x 132
Member Since: 1987

California Bank & Trust
831 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
9661) 945-4511
Member Since: 1987

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

  American Cancer Society
1831 Truxtun Avenue, Ste 150
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 945-7585
Member Since: 1988

Theurer Orthodontics
1629 West Avenue J, Ste 108
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-2290
Member Since: 1988

High Desert Broadcasting
570 East Avenue Q-9
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 947-3107
Member Since: 1990

World One Telecommunications
43759 15th Street West, Ste 243
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 722-1717
Member Since: 1990

Dewey Pest Control
45440 23rd Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 948-4503
Member Since: 1991

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

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

All Glass & Plastics
42320 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-5838
Member Since: 1996

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

Western Pacific Roofing Corp
2229 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 273-1336
Member Since: 1998

Rite Aid Southwest
Customer Support Center
2801 West Avenue H
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 951-7500
Member Since: 1999

Five Star Auto Body
HW Hunter, Inc
44733 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-9110
Member Since: 2000

Rancho Vista Golf Course
Cascades Restaurant
3905 Club Rancho Drive 
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 272-9830
Member Since: 2000

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

Nu Science Corporation
43102 Business Center Pkwy
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 948-8898
Member Since: 2001

Mission Bank
43830 20th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-9038
Member Since: 2007

The Tire Store
43923 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-1833
Member Since: 2009

Boulevard Flooring 
Emporium, Inc
820 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-9500
Member Since: 2012

iLead Schools
254 East Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 722-4287
Member Since: 2012

Melchers Properties
PO Box 1468
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 810-0782
Member Since: 2012

Schooners Patio Grille
2797 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-0800
Member Since: 2012

Clark Pest Control
42831 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-7518
Member Since: 2013

Wingstop Lancaster
1838 East Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-7600
Member Since: 2013

Boba Cove & Cafe
44445 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 945-2929
Member Since: 2014

Children's Way Foster Family
Adoption Agency 
43845 10th Street West, Ste 2-B
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 265-1100
Member Since: 2016

Sagebrush Signing 
Mobile Notary
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-4996
Member Since: 2016

Vinyl Alley / Voodoo Vinyl
765 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-6511
Member Since: 2016

Biomat USA
Plasma Donation Center
43747 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-7597
Member Since: 2017

Lancaster Alloys Co
42328 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-1397
Member Since: 2017

RC Affordable Limo 
PO Box 1101
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 917-0616
Member Since: 2018

Spadefox Gaming Arena
547 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 582-6380
Member Since: 2017
A Message from Our Chairman

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." - Abraham Lincoln

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce is here to help businesses and our community. We should always be looking for ways to improve both. While time is probably the most valuable commodity to a small business owner, I am amazed by how many of our members find ways to give back to the community. This unselfishness makes our community so great. 

Therefore, instead of using this space to talk about myself, I rather use this "message" to highlight our members. Each month, my goal will be to highlight a member - mentioning something they have done to help our community, our Chamber, or both. 

This month I would like to highlight Chris Spicher. We all know Chris. We buy flowers from Chris. We see him at every community event. He may have even interviewed us on Minding Your Business. 

A few years ago, after a trip to Minnesota (or somewhere in the Midwest) he was inspired to create AV Nice. AV Nice is a movement aimed to help us focus on the positive aspects of our community. Chris even bought some wristbands that he hands out to people to help them remember that.

While I am sure Chris has probably received every recognition imaginable, I want to thank him for this, and all the other wonderful things that he does for our community and the Chamber. To show my thanks, and to support a Chamber member, I guess I'll be buying my wife a nice bouquet of flowers from AV Florist. It seems like the right thing to do. 

Luis Garibay
Chairman of the Board 

AV Fair Business  Dress & Decorate Contest

(Pictured above: 2017 Grand Prize Winner, Driscoll & Driscoll Ins)

The 2018 Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival (Aug.17 to 26) is partnering with the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce to encourage businesses to decorate their offices, store windows, and personnel in the 2018 fair's theme, "Holy Cow, We're 80 Now!".
This is a fun competition where many participants go all out decorating their offices. We encourage local businesses to get into the fair spirit and participate in this unique community competition.
Judging will be based on employee participation, creativity and originality. "Holy Cow, We're 80 Now!" theme artwork to use for decoration can be acquired online at Decorations must be up by August 14th to be judged and stay up through August 26th, the fair's last day.
Businesses will compete for first, second and third place awards against other businesses within the same size categories of 10 or fewer employees, 11-20 and more than 21 employees. Prizes are fair admission ticket packages. One grand prize winner will be chosen and will win concert tickets and will also be announced in the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce section in the Antelope Valley Press on August 21, 2018. The grand prize package will include fair admission tickets for up to 50 employees.
  Winners in all categories will be awarded ribbons. Entry forms are available at and or at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce office, 554 West Lancaster Blvd. Entries need to be returned to the Lancaster Chamber office by the August 8, 2018 deadline.

Deadline for entering the annual "Business Dress and Decorate Contest" is 4 p.m. August 8, 2018. Winners and a list of all entries will be announced on the fair's opening day ad, August 17, 2018.

Application available for download at the link below. 


The Antelope Valley Fair Parade, celebrating the 
80th AV Fair and Alfalfa Festival is moving up! 

This years Parade will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2018 celebrating the theme: "Holy Cow, We're 80 Now" and will kick-off starting at 10th Street West and Lancaster Blvd at 9:00 am. 

Previously, the parade took place on the second day of the fair. Please note the date change!

To mark the 80th year celebration, the Lancaster Chamber Parade Officials are seeking all past Grand Marshall's and past AV Fair Directors to ride behind this years Grand Marshall. For details, please call the Lancaster Chamber at 661-948-4518. 

If you would like to participate in the parade you can download the application at the link below. 

P lease be sure to fill out return both pages no later than  
the deadline, July 27, 2018.

**After July 13th all entry fees will INCREASE by $5.00**


Young Professionals Network Summer BASH 

Young Professionals Network Summer BASH

Join us at Bravery Brewing on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm for our summer BASH!

We will learn about the Craft Brewing process. Afterwards Director of Brewing, Brian Avery, will provide a tasting of Bravery Brewing's Finest! 

Be sure to bring your business
cards for networking! 

RSVP Today!


  Join us for business, stay for breakfast!
Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:00 am- 8:30 am

This Months Breakfast is Sponsored by:

State Farm Insurance 
Agent Pat Rossall
(661) 273-5311

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 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


Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 
In-N-Out Collision Center
45024 Trevor Avenue
(661) 471-8247
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
Valley Foot & Ankle Center
Dr. Jones Hormozi
44725 10th Street W,  Unit # 130
(818) 981-1900
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 
HomeSmart NCG
3011 E-F Rancho Vista Blvd
(661) 733-3388
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
Olives Mediterranean Cafe-Palmdale
1125 Rancho Vista Blvd, Suite C
(661) 947-9010
AVTA Bus WiFi Roll Out Event
Dig-Vue Advertising Partnership
42210 6th Street West, Lancaster
Fourth Anniversary Open House / Mixer
Lancaster Optometry
516 West Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster
(661) 949-1511
"Table Sponsor"
Chuck Simons Real Estate
(661) 350-1006
"Best Commercial Winner"
Driscoll & Driscoll Insurance Agency, Inc
Laurie Avila, (661) 266-9390
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!