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

Business Connection


June 2019

In this Month's Issue

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

 Executive Committee

Chairman of the Board

Elizabeth Diachun, Antelope Valley College 


Immediate Past Chair

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!
June 2019

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

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Ice Cream Social & Networking
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
554 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
The Havens at Antelope Valley
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting @ 2:30 pm
43051 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

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
117th Annual Installation Banquet
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
University of AV Grand Ballroom
44055 Sierra Highway
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 

Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
Skin Perfect Medical Aesthetics
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting @ 12:30 pm
42035 10th Street West, Suite 111-113
Lancaster, CA 93534

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Monster Donuts
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting @ 12:15 am
2070 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534

New and Renewing Members


  Introducing Our Newest Members!

Azteca Restaurant
Fernando Arana
814 West Lancaster Blvd 
Lancaster, CA  93534
(310) 831-7777

BBSI Valencia 
Dennis Healy
25124 Springfield Ct, Ste 150
Valencia, CA 93534
(661) 505-4900

Monster Donuts
Alvin Esteva
2070 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 466-6011

Skin Perfect 
Medical Aesthetics 
Jeremy Romaine, PA-C
42035 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 417-0901

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members

Brunswick Sands Bowl 
43233 Sierra Highway 
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-2651
Member Since: 1971

Heritage Sierra Medical Group 
39115 Trade Center Drive, Ste 130
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 273-7346
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 
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-7290
Member Since: 1991

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

Cedar Town Square 
44942 Cedar Avenue, Ste 110
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-2571
Member Since: 1993

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co
1011 Lockheed Way, MZ 0819
Palmdale, CA 93599
(661) 572-4077
Member Since: 1994

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

Merritt Tae Kwon Do Academy, LLC
1945 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 945-5293
Member Since: 2007

Edward Jones
Steven D Angebrandt, AAMS
44345 Lowtree Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-5624
Member Since: 2008

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

SourceOne Payroll Services 
43141 Business Center Pkwy, Ste 108
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 949-1124
Member Since: 2009

Charlton Weeks, LLP
Attorneys at Law
1031 West Avenue M-14, Ste A
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 265-0969
Member Since: 2010

Steven D Heffelfinger, DC
44130 N Division Street
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 948-5988
Member Since: 2014

Clean Smile Dental
44820 10th Street West, Ste 101
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-1181
Member Since: 2015

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC
1206 West Avenue J, Ste 220
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 902-6000
Member Since: 2016

JAG Insurance Agency 
Lancaster,  CA 93534
(661) 547-3144
Member Since: 2016

Bobby Wayne's RV
45230 23rd Street East
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 945-9155
Member Since: 2017

Cricket Wireless
2021 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(516) 448-8663
Member Since: 2017

LookUp Communications
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 803-0272
Member Since: 2018

Optimal Hospice
44151 15th Street West, Ste 201
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 674-3300
Member Since: 2018

PNR Financial Services
Palmdale, CA 923551
(661) 524-9052
Member Since: 2018
A Message from the Chairman 
Overall, it was another busy year for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and I am proud of what we accomplished during that time. The Chamber hosted some great luncheon programs, which included a 25th Congressional District candidate debate and a State of the County presentation from Supervisor Kathryn Barger. The Chamber's Education Foundation had another great group of Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA) graduates, which started 10 new businesses. Our Work Ethics Scholarship Committee helped give out $17,000 in scholarships to local high school students. Not to mention the dozens of ribbon cuttings and mixers that our chamber hosted, helping celebrate business grand openings, anniversaries, and expansions.

The Lancaster Chamber also worked closely with other community and business organizations to host a variety of events, including our first advocacy trip to Sacramento. I am happy to report that our relationships with our sister chambers of commerce and other local business and community organizations have never been stronger.

None of these accomplishments would have been possible without the hard work of our members, and the support of our wonderful sponsors. I would like to give special thanks the Board of Directors for their patience, guidance and support throughout the year, as well as our great staff, led by Mark Hemstreet, for all the work they do to help the chamber run smoothly.

It is hard to believe that my year as Chairman is almost over. I am thankful for the opportunity to represent an organization, and membership, comprised of such great business and community leaders. I am excited about the year ahead. We have a great Board of Directors, which, under Chairwoman Katie Nelson's leadership, will undoubtable thrive.

Thank you for your continued support and I hope you will join me to celebrate our accomplishments of the past year at the Lancaster Chamber Installation Banquet on Friday, June 21.

Luis Garibay
Chairman of the Board
Tips & Benefits from the
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
CEO, Mark Hemstreet
Your Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
 is now an official Google Partner! 

With this partnership we will have  access to a range of benefits, including special events  and training, industry research, and more. Keeping up with technology is important to  all organizations, and integral to the mission of the Chamber.

The Grow with Google  partner program is on a mission to help small businesses grow and succeed online.  Google provides training, program materials, a dedicated support team, and more. The Lancaster Chamber is  currently developing a series of Google Workshops with our first one tentatively  scheduled for September 24, 2019   at noon (save the date!) 

The topic will be: 
Getting Found on Google Search and Maps (60 minutes) 
That will be a 35 minute p resentation time and a  25 minute a ttendee work time.  

Our presenter is a Google national trainer who will  e xplore  Google My Business  , a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with c ustomers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your  business profile, and take advantage of a free website.  In this session you will learn to c reate or claim your business profile on Google, manage your business info across  Google Search and Maps, use  Google My Business  to connect with potential  customers and create a free website using the info from your Business Profile. 

We hope you will join us for our first Google Partner educational workshop focused on  helping you navigate your online presence.

See you there!

Discounted Antelope Valley Fair Tickets are now available through the Lancaster Chamber for a limited time only!
Tickets are only $8.00 each or a season pass good for all 10 days of the fair available for only $18.00!

Sale runs May 20, 2019 to August 15, 2019 only!

One day admission at the gate will be $13.00.
Save $5 by purchasing today!

   Join us for business, stay for breakfast!

Thursday, June 27, 2019
7:00 am- 8:30 am

This Months Breakfast is Sponsored by:

PNR Financial 
Pankaj Dayal, (661) 524-9052

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 
Work Ethics   Scholarship Luncheon
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Orientation 
Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Celebration 
Nova Storage
852 West Avenue L-12, Lancaster
(818) 365-9877 x 129
Joint Mega-Mixer 
Hosted by the Lancaster Jethawks 
45116 Valley Central Way, Lancaster
(661) 726-5400
Business-4-Breakfast "Best Commercial Winner" 
Jack Violante, Jersey Mikes Subs
(661) 945-8855
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 
Lucky Luke Brewpub
735 West Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster
(661) 522-3775
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 
AVH Auxiliary, New to you Thrift 
44256 10th Street West, Lancaster
(661) 942-4119