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

Business Connection


April  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

April 2018

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
State of the City Address
Mayor R. Rex Parris 
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/Palmdale Chamber
Joint Mixer Hosted By
Lancaster JetHawks 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
45116 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93534

Serenity Villa Assisted Living
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
43126 Fenner Avenue 
Lancaster, CA 93534

Young Entrepreneurs Academy 
Investor Panel Presentations
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Antelope Valley College
Board Room (SSV-151)
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93534

Element Palmdale 
Open House / Joint Ribbon Cutting
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30 pm
39325 Trade Center Drive
Palmdale, CA 93551

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

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

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC
Two-Year Anniversary Celebration
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
1206 West Avenue J, Ste 220
Lancaster, CA 93536

Genuine Ruby Photography Studios
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting @ 5:00 pm
742 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

New and Renewing Members

  Introducing Our Newest Members!

1500 Pays, LLC 
Medical Billing Company
Rochelle Wyatt
42263 50th Street West, Ste 510
Quartz Hill, CA  93536
(661) 917-2768

All Air Conditioning Co, Inc
Eric Mrantz
3053 Rancho Vista Blvd, Ste H161
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 810-1319

Bravery Brewing Co
Brian Avery
42705 8th Street West
Lancaster, CA  93534
(661) 951-4677

Dunkin' Donuts
Brandon Meyer
4 Venture Street, Ste 100
Irvine, CA 92660
(949) 771-4410

Genuine Ruby 
Photography Studios 
Ivette Farrell
742 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 527-2202

Lancaster Pageants
Kristan Van Houten
2010 West Avenue K, #508
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 992-9063

Rockin' Jump
Dawn Porter
1301 West Rancho Vista Blvd, Ste B
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 233-9907

 by Energy Plus Solar
Kenneth Williams 
1051 West Avenue M
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 718-2070

Valley Foot & Ankle Center
Jones Hormozi
44725 10th Street West, Ste 130
Lancaster, CA 93534
(818) 981-1900

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members

Cullen Insurance Agency 
Allstate Insurance
43713 20th Street West, Ste 2
Lancaster, CA 93536
Member Since: 1983

Town House Motel
44125 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-1195
Member Since: 1986

Antelope Express
AV Fly Away
332 West Avenue S, Ste A
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 947-2529
Member Since: 1987

Financial Services
2566 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 948-0474
Member Since: 1992

  America's United Bank
539 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-6955
Member Since: 1993

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

AV Union High School District
44811 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-7655
Member Since: 1994

Michael P Giovannini, DDS
1051 West Avenue M-14, Ste C
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 265-8884
Member Since: 1994

Kaiser Permanente
615 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93534
(818) 375-2217
Member Since: 1995

DCS Satellite & Security 
42263 50th Street West, Ste 207
Quartz Hill, CA 93536
(661) 722-5131
Member Since: 2000

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

Davis Tax Service 
42918 Fenner Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-4183
Member Since: 2002

John P Eliopulos
Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 948-1413
Member Since: 2007

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

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

Walmart Supercenter
Palmdale -West
40130 10th Street West
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 267-6496
Member Since: 2010

KGG Electric, Inc
PO Box 3241 
Quartz Hill, CA 93586
(661) 943-5616
Member Since: 2011

Camacho Auto Sales
44446 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-2609
Member Since: 2013

Mitchell Tax Professionals
1038 East Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 729-4829
Member Since: 2013

The OUTreach Center
44845 Cedar Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 92-PRIDE
Member Since: 2013

Lancaster Optometry
516 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-1511
Member Since: 2014

Advanced Spine Institute
42051 10th Street West, Ste 109
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 264-2100
Member Since: 2015

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

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

Robert Munden Insurance
190 Sierra Ct, Ste A-8
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 575-9656
Member Since: 2015

41719 159th Street East
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 264-1222
Member Since: 2015

AM Cafe
44205 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-9400
Member Since: 2016

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

Cycles of Change Recovery
36451 El Camino Drive
Palmdale, CA 93551
(818) 489-3779
Member Since: 2016

626 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 622-4000
Member Since: 2017

AAMCO Transmissions
44135 N Division Street
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-0800
Member Since: 2017

Girl Scouts 
Lancaster Service Unit
3033 Limewood Lane
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 433-6564
Member Since: 2017

Mary Lorraine Montgomery
(661) 946-7005
Member Since: 2017



Helping Support Your Local Chamber is a



Take advantage of these special rates for chamber members!!



  •  Digital Display Ad on Chamber Wall - $250 / year (2050x1400 dpi).
  • Static Display Framed Poster* on chamber/visitor's center wall - $1000 / year (24x20 inches -8  AVAILABLE) -includes a free digital display for one year.
  • Chamber newsletter ad (600x600 dpi, includes link to your website) - $75 each or $750 for one year.
  • Website home page banner ad (along top of page) - $2500 per year 


  •  Package 1 - $500 - Includes one digital display ad and four newsletter ads.           
  • Package 2 - $1000 -  Includes one digital display ad, four newsletter ads, and one website home page ad.
  • Package 3 - $1000 - includes one  24"x20" framed Chamber Wall poster and one digital display.




  • Community Calendar member event posting.
  • Annual area map and directories with advertising opportunities.
  • Referrals - Hundreds of request directed to members "ONLY".
  • Mailing Labels and Membership Lists available to members "ONLY".
  • Chamber Radio Talk Show and Chamber YouTube Free to members.
  • Your business listed in the printed and online Membership Directory (Link to your website or social media!).

Chamber Membership Lists


 Labels by Alpha: $50.00

Chairwoman's Message 

Greetings Valued Chamber Members, 

As we continue in 2018, the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce diligently strives to serve our membership with numerous events to attend. 

As always, we will be having our membership luncheon in April. Our speaker will be Mayor R. Rex Parris, and he will provide attendees a State of the City Address for Lancaster. This will be held on Wednesday, April 11th at 11:30 AM at the Hellenic Center in Lancaster. You can RSVP and purchase your tickets online at

We will be holding elections for our Board of Directors in April/May and our annual Installation of the new Directors and Officers in mid June. Please be on the lookout for your ballot for our election.

YEA (Young Entrepreneurs Academy) has provided an opportunity for our local youth to grow in their business knowledge. They have successfully started their own businesses and want to share this with you! The YEA students will give a panel presentation on their business and share their business plans with our investors panel. This is a great opportunity to hear their pitches and to learn more about the YEA program. Panel presentations will be on Tuesday, April 17th in the AVC board room (SSV-151) beginning at 4:30 pm with a meet and greet.  

If you have not joined us for B-4-B you are missing a great way to network with your fellow Chamber members. Please join us for breakfast on Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 AM at the A.M. CafĂ©. Each member will provide a 30 second pitch on their business.  

Hope to see you there!

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

State of the City 

Mayor R. Rex Parris 

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 11, 2018  for the annual  "State of the City Address" delivered by Lancaster Mayor,  R. Rex Parris.  

Mayor Parris will be sharing Lancaster's accomplishments over the past year and will also give glimpses as to where our city is heading in 2018.

This luncheon is one of our most highly attended events and is certain to reach capacity, so register early!

April 11, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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

Wilk honors Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Member Ruwanthi Campano, M.D.  as Small Business of the Month
Sacramento - Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, honored Dr. Ruwanthi Campano as the 21st Senate District's Small Business of the Month. Friends, family, patients, and the local business community were on-hand for the award presentation.
"Dr. Campano finished medical school with an amazing resume of accomplishments. The world was literally her oyster yet she chose to call the Antelope Valley home," said Wilk. "Her commitment to this region is real. It goes beyond serving her patients; it includes involvement in community service organizations that help the homeless, our local schools and business community."
"So much of what happens in Sacramento is about big businesses and big government. Small businesses, like Dr. Campano's practice, however are the real economic drivers of our state. 99.45% of businesses in CA are small businesses," concluded Wilk. "Being local, Ruwanthi is easily accessible to her patients and, like so many small business owners, makes it a point to participate in local charities and business groups to improve the community as a whole.

Employees are Chamber Members

For this month, I would like to promote the idea to the decision-makers to motivate their staff to take advantage of the benefits included in Chamber membership. Success in business takes many talents. If you have a staff, then training will play a key component. Having a well trained staff directly reflects on management and ownership, showing that you care. Often seen as the face of your business, attentive, friendly, up-sell able, problem solving employees are and can be the reason your customers return.
Hopefully, over and above training, you are mentoring your employees. Someone you can delegate more responsibility and lighten your load all while adding more skills to their professional toolbox. Mentoring is a true gift you can give your employee and rewarding for you too.  
If we all want to grow our business, we also need to grow our employees! Have them go to a luncheon to learn how to network and build professional relationships. Or take them to our Business-4- Breakfast and help them polish their public speaking skills, or work on an elevator pitch.
If your staff includes millennials, have them join our Young Professionals Network. This group enjoys having fun while improving their soft skills. Their last event they visited Twisted Exit Escape Room and had a great time while developing their leadership and problem solving skills.

Your Lancaster Chamber of Commerce membership is more than a ribbon cutting, we're building a hub for business, a place to encourage, promote and educate local business.   I encourage you (and your staff) to be a part of it.
Mark Hemstreet, CEO
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Joint Mixer Hosted by 

Please join the Lancaster and Palmdale Chamber for a joint mixer hosted by the Lancaster Jethawks !

This event is FREE to Members and Potential Members. Please be sure to bring a raffle prize with your business card attached! 

There will be a sky box raffled during the event! Don't miss out!

Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Location
Lancaster JetHawks
45116 Valley Central Way 
Lancaster, CA 93534

Hope to see you there!
 Vendor Spaces available! 661-948-4518 


  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:

The Tech Gods
Christopher Perosi, (661) 874-4500
 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.

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

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


Two Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting  
Sugar E Donuts
1039 East Avenue J, Lancaster
(661) 729-4600
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 
Augusta Financial, Inc
620 West Avenue L, Ste 103, Lancaster 
(661) 291-2206
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
Lancaster City Council Candidate Forum
Open House / Joint Mixer
Courtyard by Marriott Palmdale
530 West Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale
(661) 947-4100
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Orientation
March 15, 2018
AV's Young Professionals 
Business Advancing Social Hour
Twisted Exit Escape Room
"Table Sponsor"
Help for Heroes
Christian Scott, (661) 755-1657
"Best Commercial Winner"
Prestige Assisted Living
Dave DiTommaso, (661) 949-2177
One Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting
Okami Sushi Restaurant
2073 West Avenue K, Lancaster
(661) 941-3675
Breakfast With Legislators  
Assemblyman Tom Lackey, Senator Scott Wilk
The Great State of California
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting  
The Greatest Escape
44820 10th Street West, Ste 103, Lancaster
(661) 494-1198
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!