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

Business Connection


August 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!
August 2019

Antelope Valley Fair Parade
Hosted by the Lancaster Chamber
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Blvd Between 
10th Street West 
and Sierra Highway

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
Meet the Author: Kathy Strong
Secret Southern California
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hellenic Center
43404 30th 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 

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 

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

New and Renewing Members


  Introducing Our Newest Members!

Elite Building Maintenance
Jose Chavez 
314 East Avenue K-4, Ste 206
Lancaster, CA  93535
(661) 941-4571

Law Offices of Steve Fox
Steve Fox
42156 10th Street West, Ste 103
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 726-5151

Lindsey Optics
Dwight Lindsey
104 East Avenue K-4, Ste K
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 522-7101

Say No Mo Apparel 
Nicole Brazile
1140 Commerce Center Drive
(Inside Sol Plaza),  Spc L89
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 537-4680

SE23 Studios
Lauren Reynolds
1105 West Avenue M
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 618-4854

Turtyle, Inc
Vic Gerami
715 East Avenue L-8, Ste 103
Lancaster, CA 93535
(714) 258-0651

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members

Southern California Gas Co 
3701 Pegasus Drive, Ste 114
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 393-1501
Member Since: 1952

Palmdale Regional Medical Center
38600 Medical Center Drive
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 382-5000
Member Since: 1970

Bohn's Printing
656 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-8081
Member Since: 1981

Oxford Inn Suites
1651 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-3423
Member Since: 1986

AV Ford / Lincoln 
Mercury /  AV Mazda
1155 Auto Mall Drive
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-3586
Member Since: 1987

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

California Bank & Trust
831 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-4511
Member Since: 1987

Waste Management
1200 West City Ranch Rd
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 947-7197
Member Since: 1987

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

Law Office of 
Thompson Von Tungeln, APC
963 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-5868
Member Since: 1988

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

Antelecom, Inc
44931 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 726-3516
Member Since: 1995

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

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
1801 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-4646
Member Since: 1996

Bethel Christian Schools
13100 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 943-2224
Member Since: 1996

Cobb Doerfler & Associates, CPA
1039 West Avenue J, Ste B
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-2661
Member Since: 1996

American Business Machines
190 Sierra Ct, Ste A-7
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 324-4741
Member Since: 2000

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

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

Adelman Radio Broadcasting
104.9, 100.9, 103.9, 877.7
42010 50th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 718-1552
Member Since: 2004

Farmers Insurance 
Agent David Owens
44309 Lowtree Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 946-4224
Member Since: 2006

Fleming & Barnes
Diamondale Adolescent Care
23860 Hawthorne Blvd, Ste 200
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 791-3084
Member Since: 2007

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

Legalshield - Olin Rogers
38713 Tierra Subida Avenue, Ste 200
Palmdale, CA 93551
(310) 335-0115
Member Since: 2009

KGG Electric
PO Box 3241 
Quartz Hill, CA 93536
(661) 943-5616
Member Since: 2011

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

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

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

Olive's Mediterranean Cafe
518 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-4500
Member Since: 2013

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

  Caliber Collision
146 East Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-6551
Member Since: 2015

Beth Knesset Bamidbar
1611 East Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 942-4415
Member Since: 2016

Don's Residential Doors
632 East Avenue K-8
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 945-7535
Member Since: 2016

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

Quipus PC Support
816 East Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 618-4274
Member Since: 2017  

State Farm Insurance
Agent Todd Main
44744 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-0330
Member Since: 2017

B's Emroidery, Etc.
2507 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93536  
(661) 943-8800
Member Since: 2018

Ellison John 
Transitional Care Center
43830 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 494-8600
Member Since: 2018

HT Fitness 
42231 6th Street West, Ste 207
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-0300
Member Since: 2018

Mark Acts Now (MAN)
44700 11th Street East
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 618-3615
Member Since: 2018

707 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(818) 835-4106
Member Since: 2018

The Abbey Management Company
2231 East Palmdale Blvd, Ste P
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 274-4408
Member Since: 2018
A Message  from our Chairwoman of the Board

Greetings Chamber Members!

Well the Summer heat is here, and things are heating up all over town. We have the AV Fair in town which means Fair Parade and "Dress and Decorate" contests brought to you by our own Lancaster Chamber. We appreciate all the efforts from the Chamber Staff and volunteers to make these events a success. The Mayor informed us at the "State of the City" Chamber Luncheon, of the exciting new things happening and yet to happen all around Lancaster. Local Children are gearing up for back to school and everyone is getting in those last few vacation days. It is definitely a fun time of year and I hope you are all enjoying the season.
As for businesses, it can be a thriving or struggling time of year, depending on your industry. We at the Lancaster Chamber hope you are taking advantage of all that the Chamber has to offer. Make sure your Chamber web page is up to date, we have many visitors to the site and want to make sure your business is displayed properly. Do you have an event coming up? Let us know, we'll add it to the Chamber Calendar. You can also ask the staff about the new "Texting" promotion that is free to our members. We want to make sure you are getting the most for your membership. Please feel free to contact the office for details on these items as well as networking events and opportunities.
There are many fun things happening this summer and I am looking forward to seeing you all out there!
Katie Nelson
Chairwoman of the Board

Membership Luncheon
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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

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

The First Six Months...and beyond. 

This guide is discussed at new member orientation, and it's a good resource to review from time to time to help optimize your return on membership.    
  • Visit the chamber website to understand the member services and learn about the community. (
  • Log in to see more online benefits, review and update your information
  • Make sure you have set up your landing page. (TCS)
  • Attend a Chamber-hosted event: Monthly Luncheon, Business 4 Breakfast
  • Show your customers that you are a trusted Chamber member by adding the Chamber logo to your business website/ marketing material
  • Post your business event(s) on the Chamber online calendar
  • Consider joining a project or committee at the Chamber
  • Attend a Chamber-hosted event. Mega Mixer, Lunch & Learn
  • Expand your marketing by talking to the Chamber about advertising opportunities.
  • Review your digital landing page, texting keyword and mobile app.
  • Have your physical materials (business cards/ tri-folds) in the Chamber lobby and share what you do with the Chamber staff. This way when they get referral requests it is easier to explain and refer 
  • Post something about your business on our Facebook page 
  • Share your Chamber experience with a  non-member business that would benefit from membership while helping to grow our community
  • Look for additional engagement opportunities (marketing opportunities and possibly being a guest speaker
  • Sponsor a Chamber event or Chamber program. Gives you excellent visibility
  • Be a guest on the Chamber's Radio Show - records on Thursday, broadcasts on Saturday
  • Be in our Parades: AV Fair August 10th. Holiday Parade December 7th
  • Have a booth in our Shop Local Showcase -First Sunday in May 
Digital / Internet Advertising Lunch & Learn
Sponsored by Spectrum Reach

Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
554 West Lancaster Blvd,  Lancaster

How digital innovation has influenced the business model

On average, a person will encounter 5,000 ads and or branding a day. A large part of marketing is  building brand awareness. Get recommendations to rise above the noise. 

With the development of apps, it has made our consumers extremely mobile. Find out how to reach the "on-the-go" consumer.

Social media is an integral part of any marketing strategy, what are some strategies that you  incorporate in your marketing plans?

Data is key to companies being able to make good decisions about products, services, employees,  strategy and more. Recent data has shown we have created 90% of the world's data in the past  year. Research also shows that we are only using 1% of that data effectively. As a marketer, how  are you using 1 st  and 3 rd  party data to make smarter marketing decisions?

Bring your lunch to the Chamber and learn!

Space is limited to Chamber Members Only- So register early!


The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill the role of our YEA! Program Manager. 
YEA! is a groundbreaking and exciting entrepreneurship program that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, get real funding and launch their own REAL companies. 
Primary Role:  

The YEA! Marketing & Program Manager is responsible for the successful operation of the YEA! class.   A monetary stipend is included.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  Media Relations
  • Manage media contact database for traditional media and community contacts
  • Customize press release templates, send releases, and follow-up with media outlets to secure media coverage
  • Manage YEA! class Facebook account
  • Promote signature YEA! events including the CEO Roundtable, Investor Panel, Trade Show, and Graduation
Community Leader & Sponsor Engagement
  • Identify and secure participants and sponsors for the YEA! program
  • Communicate via postal mail, email and phone with participants and sponsors
Student Recruitment and Selection
  • Market the opportunity and benefits to students, parents, teachers and counselors
  • Recruit at the middle schools and high school campuses
  • Review student applications, interview and assist in student admissions decisions
Manage the Classroom & Academic Activity
  • Attend classes during the 21-week academic year (classes are Tuesdays 4:00 pm-7:00 pm)
  • Provide assistance to the instructor in class (take attendance, distribute student materials, maintain cloud based classroom for business plans, speech cards, etc)
  • Manage all weekly parent/student communication
  • Manage Google Classroom, keep students current with assignments
 A 10-15 hour weekly time commitment is estimated for this role.  Complete training is provided. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, go-getter who has the ability to reach goals with enthusiasm! A positive, high energy personality with a make-it-happen attitude is who we are looking for.
  • Sales, marketing, fundraising, publicity and media experience
  • Strong administrative skills, Facebook, Google Classroom.
  • Volunteer recruitment, event coordination, or other relatable professional experience
  • Training and presentation experience strongly preferred
  • Enthusiastic, high energy, positive, "people person"
  • Professional, makes a great impression                                               
Send Resume to:  or return it to the  Lancaster Chamber of Commerce - 554 W Lancaster Blvd.

   Join us for business, stay for breakfast!

Thursday, August 22, 2019
7:00 am- 8:30 am

This Months Breakfast is Sponsored by:

Casey Collier, (661) 789-1200 

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 - June

Lancaster Chamber 
Monthly Membership Luncheon
"State of the City", Mayor Parris
Joint Mixer / Grand Re-Opening Celebration 
Residence Inn by Marriott Palmdale
514 West Avenue P, Palmdale
(661) 947-4204
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Membership Orientation 
July 18, 2019  
Business-4-Breakfast "Table Sponsor" 
Comfort Keepers Home Care
Angela McClain, (661) 723-8180
Senator Scott Wilk honors Antelope Ambulance as 
July's Small Business of the Month
Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, recognized
Antelope Ambulance as the July Small Business of the Month. Founders Andy Wilson and Doug Cain accepted the award at an event attended by a number of local business owners and customers.
For a high-resolution copy of the photograph, please contact Eileen Ricker at