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

Business Connection


January 2019

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. 
January 2019

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
LASD Chief of Detectives, Pat Nelson 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hellenic Center
43404 30th Street West
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

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 
Legislative Committee Meeting
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
AVTA Boardroom 
42210 6th Street West
 Lancaster, CA 93534 0

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

New and Renewing Members


  Introducing Our Newest Members!

Jaks, Inc
Peter Thompson  
Palmdale, CA  93551
(661) 917-6042

YW Consultants,LLC
Yusef-Andre Wiley
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 579-0881

We Are Pleased to Present Our Renewing Members

5001 East Commerce Center Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 283-2323
Member Since: 1985

Granite Construction Company
213 East Avenue M
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 726-4447
Member Since: 1987

Grace Resource Center
45134 Sierra Hwy
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-5272
Member Since: 1993

ClockTower Plaza
2063 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 726-4300
Member Since: 1995

  Lancaster JetHawks 
45116 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 726-5400
Member Since: 1995

AV Occupational Medicine
42220 10th Street West, Ste 109
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 951-9195
Member Since: 1999

Valley Iron 
Fabricators-Erectors, Inc
 PO Box 2601
Lancaster, CA 93539
(661) 945-0871
Member Since: 2000 

Life Storage
2103 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 729-1313
Member Since: 2001

348 East Avenue K-4, Ste B
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 723-7484
Member Since: 2005

Frontline Fitness
44840 Valley Central Way, Ste 101
Lancaster,  CA 93536
(661) 723-8900
Member Since: 2007

Westside Union School  District
41914 50th Street West
Quartz Hill, CA 93536
(661) 722-0716
Member Since: 2009

Antelope Valley Chevrolet
1160 Motor Lane
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 952-2300
Member Since: 2010

San Joaquin Valley College
42135 10th Street West, Ste 147
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 974-8282
Member Since: 2012

Security Defenders
528 West Milling Street
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-2581
Member Since: 2012

Chuck Simons Real Estate 
Valencia, CA 91354
(661) 350-1006
Member Since: 2013

Flewelling & Moody
1035 Lancaster Blvd, Ste 200
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-0771
Member Since: 2015

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy
3300 East Palmdale Blvd
Palmdale,CA 93550
(661) 273-3680
Member Since: 2015

Sport Clips Haircuts
44506 Valley Central Way, Ste 103
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 951-8200
Member Since: 2016

Century 21
Agent Janet Buckley
44143 20th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-4922
Member Since: 2017

Desert Star Limousines
42612 8th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-1914
Member Since: 2017

Neighborhood Legal Services
of Los Angeles County
13327 Van Nuys Blvd
Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 492-5246
Member Since: 2017

Penny Lane Centers
1020 East Palmdale Blvd, Ste 101-B
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 274-0770
Member Since: 2017

Wine Resources, LLC
Thief & Barrel Tasting Room
42257 6th Street West, Ste 302
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 723-9463
Member Since: 2017
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon  

January 9, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Chief of Detective Division, Patrick Nelson, as he will be will be speaking on the structure and mission of the Division and how they support stations. 

Also present will be City of Lancaster Public Safety Director, and newly appointed interim Chief of Police, Lee D'Errico,  and LASD Sergeant Peter  Hish.

D'Errico will be discussing the City of Lancaster's newly established hybrid law enforcement program that will begin to work in partnership with the Lancaster Sheriff Station and Sgt. Hish will provide a brief overview of the Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau and how businesses can better protect themselves from emerging cybercrime trends. 

Please join us for this informative presentation!

Event Location:
Hellenic Center
 43404 30th Street West 
Lancaster, CA 93536 

Hope to see you there!  

2019 Work Ethics Scholarship
We would like to introduce you to our 2019 Work Ethics Scholarship program promoted by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. We would be delighted to count you as a Scholarship Sponsor to help the young people in our community.
The Work Ethics Scholarship program is fully funded by your donations and last year provided $14,000 in scholarships to 15 local High School graduates who are attending Colleges and Universities this year.  The Lancaster Chamber is dedicated to building a strong future for the youth of today by supporting our students who have made a commitment of attending college. For over 100 years the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce has remained dedicated to encouraging higher education as a means of preparing young people to become stronger leaders and citizens in our community.
The Scholarships are based on academics, the student's demonstrated work ethics in either a paid job or internship, and future aspirations.  Awardees must graduate High School in the Antelope Valley and provide proof of college enrollment. Scholarships are provided in $500 levels, dependent on  sponsorship's   received.

Sponsorship levels are as follows:
Gold Sponsor $1,000
  • Sponsor Name Displayed on the Chamber's Web page.
  • Sponsor Name Displayed in the Chamber's Office.
  • Sponsor Name Prominently Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon.
  • Congratulatory Letter from the Sponsor to awarded Student.
  • Sponsorship Mention at the Scholarship Luncheon
  • Two Tickets to Scholarship Lunch.
Silver Sponsor  $500
  • Sponsor Name Displayed on the Chamber's Web page.
  • Sponsor Name Displayed in the Chamber's Office.
  • Sponsor Name Prominently Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon.
  • Congratulatory Letter from the Sponsor to awarded Student.
Bronze Co-Sponsor  $250
  • Sponsor Name Displayed on the Chamber's Web page.
  • Sponsor Name Prominently Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon.
Recognition Sponsor $100 to $250
  • Sponsor name Displayed at Scholarship Luncheon

The Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce Education Foundation, is a charitable non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Tips & Benefits from the
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
One of the goals of the Chamber is to help grow and promote your business or organization. We do this in a number of ways. Each month we will highlight benefits we hope you will be able to take advantage of, simple, easy and hopefully helpful!

Did you know the Chamber hosts a radio show which airs every Saturday at 10:00am on AM 1340??? The show highlights three Lancaster Chamber of Commerce members each week.

We also film each segment and post it on YouTube for future viewing (or your marketing). We record the show on Thursday afternoons with each business having a 12 minute spotlight. It's a great way to let people know who you are what makes you special!  It's a benefit EVERY member should participate in. 

Call the Chamber today to book your Radio Show spot!
   Join us for business, stay for breakfast!
Thursday, January 24, 2019
7:00 am- 8:30 am

This Months Breakfast is Sponsored by:

Jessica Abiecunas
(661) 800-4827

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


Lancaster Chamber Holiday Open House
CHiPS For Kids Presentation 
Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
Stephen Hemmert Wines
44732 Yucca Avenue, Lancaster, 93534
(818) 519-1100