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.

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

Audrey Ryskamp – Chair
LaFontaine Automotive Group- Subaru, 3055 E. West Maple Road, Commerce, MI 48390 – 248.624.0400

Tony Barnett
Foresters Equity & Insurance Service, 17199 N. Laurel Park Drive, Suite 120, Livonia, MI  48152 – 248.505.0976

Keeley Bayless
Provision Insurance Group, 30200 Telegraph Road, Suite 350, Bingham Farms, MI 48025 – 248.731.5526

Charlene Bush
Two Men &and a Truck, 23399 Commerce Drive, Suites B9 & B10, Farmington Hills, MI  48335 – 248.327.4584

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

Chad Hartung
AT&T, 2180 Livernois, Troy 48083 – 248.536.9300

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

Amy Lazare
Monat, West Bloomfield – 248.909.7199

Laura Leist
2 Moms & A Mop / Aardvark Commercial Services, 317 Union Street, Ste. G, 48381 – 248.714.5742

Lynn Lipman
Lynn Lipman Independent Cabi Stylist, West Bloomfield – 248.765.8941

Denise Mahnick
Lakes Area Community Coalition, PO Box 813, Walled Lake, MI 48390 – 248.773.9827

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

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

Diane Ursu
Sisu-Ursu, Wixom – 248.956.0095

Sue Vanderwill 
Comerica Bank, 39475 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI  48375 – 248.471.0211

Linda Woodford
Tupperware, 9143 Satelite Drive, White Lake, MI  48386 – 248.613.1042

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: Jack Shubitowski
  • Co-Chair:  Jim Szegi
  • Committee Members: Mark Steinberg, Stacie Zotkovich, Sue Vanderwill, Kathe Cameron, 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 Phillips, Audrey Ryskamp, Denise Sanborn, Pat Wlodarczyk, John Pavelko, Kathe Cameron, Linda Woodford, Lori Beyer, 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
  • Co-Chair: John Pavelko, Jack Shubitowski
  • Committee Members: Cara Johnson, Denise Mahnick, Debra Barker, Jerry Scrivo, Jim Szegi, Matt Burns, Walter Rosenblum, Carol Wagner
  • 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: Carol Wagner
  • Co-Chair: Nancy Rozum
  • Committee Members: Doug Browne, Sue Vanderwill, Lori Beyer, Dave Fisher, 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: Carol Wagner
  • Co-Chair: Sue Vanderwill
  • Committee Members: Dori Matkowski, Cara Gardner, Pat Wlodarczyk, Laura Bolyard
  • Meeting Schedule: as needed

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305 N. Pontiac Trail, Suite A
Walled Lake, MI 48390
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