Chamber Committees

LACC Committees

Chamber committees are comprised of volunteer members who are continuously working to improve the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and shape its future. Through committee involvement, members have the opportunity to effect change in areas specific to their business, and to make important business contacts. Involvement in a Chamber committee advances everyone’s prosperity!

Ambassador Committee

The Ambassador Committee is the life blood of the Chamber. The mission of this committee is an outreach and retention initiative to recruit new Chamber members and retain current Chamber members. This responsibility encompasses many activities and the members of this committee participate in the majority of the Chamber ceremonial functions, such as; ribbon cuttings, ground breakings and grand openings. The Ambassadors act as mentors for new members throughout the first year of Chamber membership.

Meeting Schedule: Ambassador’s meet the last Wednesday of each month at 10 am at the Chamber office.

Audrey Ryskamp – Chair
LaFontaine Subaru of Commerce Township, 3055 E. West Maple Road, Commerce 48390 – 248.624.0400

Pam Coffey – Co-Chair
Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce (Membership Manager), 305 N. Pontiac Trail, Ste. A, Walled Lake 48390 – 248.624.2826

Tony Barnett
Lifemark Securities, 17199 N. Laurel Park Drive, Suite 210, Livonia 48152 – 248.505.0976

Charlene Bush
Two Men And A Truck, 23399 Commerce Drive, Suites B9 & B10, Farmington Hills 48335 – 248.327.4584

Kathe Cameron
Mary Kay Independent Business Owner, West Bloomfield 48324 – 248.227.4256

Julie Fargo
Level One Bank, 44350 12 Mile Road, Novi 48377 – 248.735.1000

Keena Hadash
Flagstar Bank, 7950 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford 48327 – 248.363.0849

Terri Hayosh
Sidecar Slider Bar, 2215 Haggerty, Commerce 48390 – 248.595.9506

Amy Lazare
Monat, West Bloomfield 48323 – 248.909.7199

Lynn Lipman
Monat,  West Bloomfield 48323 – 248.765.8941

Kevin McIsaac
Huron Valley State Bank, 522 N. Main Street, Suite 100, Milford 48381 – 248.387.6095

Jerry Scrivo
MasterMind Consulting Network, Inc., 8199 Wildwood Lane, White Lake, MI  48386 – 248.779.7564

Ali Zimnie
Spinal column Newsweekly, 1103 S. Milford Road, Highland MI 48387 – 248.360.7355

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee meets as needed to organize Annual Community Awards event.

  • Chair: Kari West
  • Co-Chair:  Chad Ever
  • Committee Members: Cara Gardner, Audrey Ryskamp, Mark Steinberg, Stacie Zotkovich, Laura Bolyard
  • Meeting Schedule: – Meets throughout the year on an as needed basis.



By-Laws/Nominating Committee

The By-Laws/Nominating Committee provides nominations for Board of Director open board seats. The Committee also conducts an annual review of the LACC By-Laws.

  • Chair: Sue Vanderwill
  • Co-Chair:  Jack Shubitowski
  • Committee Members: Mark Steinberg, Chad Ever, Kari West, Laura Bolyard
  • Meeting Schedule: – Meets throughout the year on an as needed basis.
Golf Outing

An enjoyable social event providing an opportunity for members and the community to have fun and network. Plans begin in January for a spring outing held at a member golf course.

  • Chair: Matt Burns
  • Co-Chair: Stacie Zotkovich
  • Committee Members: Dan Diederich, Deb Falzon, Kyle Ingraham, Jen Matschikowski, Dan Phillips, Audrey Ryskamp, Denise Sanborn, Kari West, Pat Wlodarczyk, Laura Bolyard
  • Meeting Schedule: Meets throughout the year on an as needed basis

This committee considers, reviews and acts on local, state and national issues that directly affect the Lakes Area community. It also strives to inform chamber members of these issues and increase overall awareness.

  • Chair: Sue Vanderwill
  • Committee Members: Joan Baert, Linda Hyaduck, Mona Diegel, Cara Johnson, Lauren Royston, Jim Szegi, Ali Zimnie
  • Meeting Schedule: Call for specific dates.
Job Fair Committee

Helps to organize annual Job Fair.

  • Chair: Mona Diegel
  • Co-Chair: Laura Bolyard
  • Meeting Schedule: Call for specific dates.
Rockin' Under the Stars

This exciting outdoor concert features two bands and is reminiscent of the old days of Pine Knob. Great music under the stars with Green Lake as a beautiful back drop. You won’t want to miss it! Bring your friends, family and neighbors!

  • Chair: Sue Vanderwill
  • Co-Chair: Doug Browne & Nancy Rozum
  • Committee Members: Barry Anderson, Rachel Bates, Dave Fisher, Dan Phillips, Jack Shubitowski, Laura Bolyard
  • Meeting Schedule: (Call for specific dates.)
Programs Committee

The Programs Committee develops and produces events designed with Chamber members in mind. Such events include semi-annual membership breakfasts/luncheons, networking & educational programs. Projects to date include timely roundtable discussions such as Small/Home-based Business Roundtable and the annual Holiday Mixer. This committee also works to coordinate scheduling of various committee events throughout the year.

  • Chair: Sue Vanderwill
  • Committee Members:  Cara Gardner, Pat Wlodarczyk, Laura Bolyard
  • Meeting Schedule: as needed

Committee Registration Form

The value of membership with Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has been immeasurable.

Our involvement has help to grow our business, increase our exposure in the community and connected us with people we now consider family.

We originally joined the LACC to participate in the Chamber coordinated West Oakland Regional Job Fair but have since become active on the Government Affairs Committee, Young Professionals Committee along with attending many of their networking coffees, lunches and after-hour mixers as another way to connect with area business people.

Chad Hartung
Marketing Director, AT&T / Midwest Mobility Solutions

I have been a member of the Lakes Area Chamber for 9 years now and I’m so glad I joined!

Not only have I grown my business through the many referrals I have received (many of them from the wonderful people in my networking group) but I have also grown my centers of influence. I now have a growing list of hardworking, fun, customer-focused friends in this community to call on when my clients need their services. Like anything in life, you get out what you put in. So, join today and get active!!

Cara Gardner
Advisor, Northcoast Wealth Management

I love being a member of the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

To me, it provides the trifecta of benefits. It affords me the opportunity to be up to date with my local commerce growth to gain referrals, provides me opportunities of ownership in my own community to volunteer and gives me exposure to other businesses that I may refer to my own clients. At Huron Valley State Bank, I pride myself in the ability to assist my clients with their banking needs but also serve as a trusted resource adviser by matching them with my fellow chamber members for additional services that may enhance their ability to grow their business more effectively.

Sue Vanderwill
Vice President Regional Branch Manager, Huron Valley State Bank

I joined the Lakes Area Chamber four years ago and have enjoyed every minute!

What a great group of professional entrepreneurs. From networking to support you will feel welcome. If you want to grow your business, I highly suggest you join the Chamber today!

George Sinanis
Web Fox Marketing

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