Lakes Area Business Alliance Team (LABAT)


LABAT is a “hard networking & qualified referral sharing” group of Lakes Area Chamber Members. The primary goal of LABAT is to help our members develop strong relationships among each other for the consistent exchange of ideas, resources and qualified referrals that will generate new business. These groups are category exclusive (comprised of one person from each professional specialty) and the members are committed to helping one another through networking and referrals. Regularly scheduled LABAT group meetings have been structured on a bi-weekly basis to provide a supportive system of Giving and Receiving qualified referrals.
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LABAT – Lakes Area LABAT Connectors
Tuesday: 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM

Commerce Township Municipal Office
2009 Township Drive
Commerce, MI  48390

Tuesday Group Members Include:

Accounting – Gary Ludwiczak, Franklin Tax & Accounting
Apparel – Lynn Lipman, Cabi
Assisted Living – Kari West, First & Main Assisted Living and Memory Care (LABAT Vice-President)
Banking – Kevin McIsaac, Huron Valley State Bank
Business Consultant – Jerry Scrivo, Mastermind Consulting Network
Cleaning Residential & Commercial Services – Nicolette Chastain, 2 Moms & A Mop / Aardvark Commercial Services
Computer Consulting – Eric Lipshaw, AFL’s Knights of Technology
Data Networking – Kerry Ross, Ryperion Networking Solutions (LABAT Secretary)
Dentist – Jacki Smith, Facial Beauty Dental
Embroidery – Margaret Wright, Embroidery Artists
Financial Services – Cara Gardner, Mark Epps Financial Advisory Services (LABAT President)
Hypnotherapy – Walter Rosenblum, Associates in Hypnotherapy
Insurance – Doug Browne, The Browne Agency / Farm Bureau
Marketing / Advertising – Marvin Loveless, Detroit Business Graphics, LLC
Mortgages – Karen Dacey, Huron Valley Financial Inc.
Musician – Tola Lewis, Music By One For All
Party Rental – Paula Phaneuf, Uncle Buck’s Party Rental
Real Estate– Natalia Emelianov, OMG Realty
Travel – Carol Wagner, Travel Plus/Travel Leaders

LABAT – Professional Networking Group
Wednesday: 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM

Commerce Township Municipal Office
2009 Township Drive
Commerce, MI 48390

Wednesday Group Members Include:

Accounting – Barb Dobb, Dobb & Sager CPAs, PLC
Banking – Carrie Merckling, Chemical Bank
Beauty Consultant – Pauline Zunich, Mary Kay
Advertising / Promotional Products – Lou Goutman, Advertising Alternatives
Commercial Property Management – George Buchanan, JEO Properties (LABAT President)
Commercial Cleaning Services – Bryan Galbraith, Aardvark Commercial Services
Computer Consulting – Jeffrey Lipshaw, AFL’s Knights of Technology (LABAT Vice-President)
Dentist – Steven Z Hechtman, DDS, PC
Electrician – Shel Rader, Rader Electric Co.
Financial Advisor – Kelly Petrocella, Raymond James & Assoc.
Flooring – Pat Wlodarczyk, Modern Floors / Carpet One
Fruit / Gift Baskets – Ginger Page, Edible Arrangements
Health & Wellness – Jacki Smith, 2URHealthMI
Hotel – Jill Dye, Comfort Suites Wixom
Insurance – Randy Perigo, Insurance Advisors
Life/Health Insurance – Christopher Besonen, Financial Architects
Real Estate – Carol Wagner, Real Estate One
Recruiting/Staffing – Linda Shear, Express Employment Professionals (LABAT Secretary)
Tupperware – Linda & Russ Woodford, Tupperware
Website Development – George Sinanis, Webfox Marketing

Lakes Area Networkers – Looking to start a new group to meet Thursday afternoons.  Please contact the LACC if this might interest you …

To become part of a group contact the Chamber Office @ 248.624.2826 or email us at
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Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Suite A
Walled Lake, MI 48390
(248) 624-2826

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