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49045 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393
Recipient of the University of Michigan – Dearborn School of Management’s Metro Detroit 2007, 2008 and 2010 Entrepreneurial City Awards, Wixom is located in highly affluent West Oakland County. Wixom is only 12 miles from Oakland County International Airport, 24 miles to Detroit Metropolitan Airport and 30 miles to downtown Detroit. The City offers a balanced approach to land use development with a mix of high-quality residential living, a strong diverse industrial base, one of the lowest tax rates in Oakland County and has one of the finest school districts in the state.
In 2004, the long awaited Wixom Village Center Area Development Project started to become a reality, and replaces Wixom’s downtown that was lost to fire in the late 1920’s. The community focal point is the civic complex featuring a dynamic reflecting pool with a water fall and illuminated jets all brought into balance by a performance plaza in Sibley Square and streetscape amenities. Additionally, Wixom boasts a rich historic past and a 300-acre nature preserve (The Wixom Habitat) with walking paths and wildlife viewing areas. Further, home to over 700 businesses, Wixom’s culture makes it an ideal community to locate and operate a business. Companies such as Adept Plastic Finishing, J&B Medical Supplies, American Suzuki, Behr-Hella Thermocontrol, Caraco Pharmaceuticals Laboratory, Detroit Public TV, dSpace Engineering, GM Performance Build Center, Hallite Seals America Inc.,
Mac Valve, Moeller Manufacturing Company and Wolverine Assemblies all have a prominent presence in Wixom.
Steven Brown – (248) 624-0894
Catherine Buck – (248) 624-0865
425 Glengary Road
Wolverine Lake, MI 48390
Phone: (248) 624-1710
Fax: (248) 624-3536
The Village of Wolverine Lake is a residential community built around a 265 acre, all-sports lake. This 1.69 square mile village is located 29 miles from Detroit, 25 miles from Detroit Metro Airport, and only 8 miles from the Oakland International Airport. Residents have access to the lake through community parks that dot the shoreline. Some of the subdivision parks have swimming beaches and boat launch facilities so residents can fully enjoy the lake. There is also a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) public access site located off Glengary Road. Wolverine Lake Village is serviced by the Walled Lake school system and Commerce Township Fire Department. The Village Police Department shares services with Walled Lake Police Department. Source: Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services
Brian Nedrow (248) 624-1710
Michael Smith (248) 624-1710
2009 Township Drive
Commerce, MI 48390
Phone: (248) 624-0110
Fax: (248) 624-5384
A string of small lakes cross the western portion of Oakland County. Commerce Township is one of the communities in the Lakes Area which is heavily wooded as well. Its winding roads around the lakes provide pleasant views of the scenery, and residents enjoy year-round lake and river recreation. This is primarily a residential community; however, the economic base of the Township began to expand in the 1980s as commercial and industrial parks were constructed. The extension of M-5 provides residents with major transportation access. Additionally, there are many points for retail shopping to serve the residents. Proud Lake State Recreation Area occupies big parcels of the township. Source: Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services
David Scott (248) 624-0110
David Campbell (248) 960-7050
Melissa Creech (248) 960-7020
5200 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, MI 48329
Phone: (248) 674-3111
Fax: (248) 674-5451
The Township of Waterford is a commercially-mixed, residential community located in the center of the county. Thirty miles northwest of Detroit and a 45-minute drive to either Flint or Detroit, M-59 traverses the center linking the township to the cities of Pontiac, Brighton and Howell. The Oakland International Airport is base to over 850 small to mid-sized aircraft and supports over 300,000 takeoff and landings each year. Commercial development continues to expand along the major thoroughfares of M-59, Dixie Highway and Telegraph Road. Waterford Township is a Charter Township regulated by the Charter Township Act adopted by the State Legislature in 1947. The seven-member Board of Trustees consists of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and four elected trustees. Home to 34 of Oakland County’s public and private lakes and approximately 50 miles of bike paths, Waterford Township offers a plethora of outdoor activity. Source: Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services
Gary Wall (248) 674-6201
Director of Development Services
Rob Merinsky 248-674-6238
Kim Markee 248-674-6266
7525 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48383
Located near the center of Oakland County, White Lake Township provides some of the very best summer and winter recreational areas, with new and older homes blending for a delightful community with very little industry. Hills, lakes, farms and forests comprise the White Lake’s character where large parcels are preserved as state recreation areas and a county park. Rural residential development and lake living is typical. White Lake Township is the site of innovation. Detroit Edison and several manufacturers have helped to promote the concept of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly amenities in homes being built in Brentwood, a golf course community. These homes feature highly efficient geothermal heating and cooling systems. This has been the first attempt in Michigan to promote the geothermal concept in a newly developing residential community. Oakland’s major east-west corridor, M-59, crosses the Township where most of the area’s commercial development has occurred. Source: Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services
Rik Kowall (248) 698-3300 ext. 6
Sean O’Neil 248.698.3300
Terry Lilley 248.698.3300 x110
1499 E. West Maple Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390
Phone: (248) 624-4847
Fax: (248) 624-1616
Linda Ackley (248) 624-4847
L. Dennis Whitt (248) 624-4847
Downtown Development Authority
L. Dennis Whitt (248) 926-9004
Never a government unit, Union Lake has always been the name of a postal facility that took on a life of its own. Mail delivery to portions of Commerce, Waterford, White Lake and West Bloomfield townships were serviced by Union Lake.
In 1963, when Congress decreed zip codes could not cross governmental boundaries, Union Lake, 48387, became the zip code for post office box customers.
In the 1980’s, a Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce initiative brought together businesses and planners from the four townships who defined a Union Lake business district with common zoning and sign ordinances.
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.
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!!
Advisor, Mark Epps Financial Services
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.
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!
Web Fox Marketing
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Commerce, Union Lake, Waterford, Walled Lake, White Lake, Wixom, Wolverine Lake, and surrounding communities
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Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Suite A
Walled Lake, MI 48390