Lakes Area Business Alliance Team (LABAT)
LAKES AREA BUSINESS ALLIANCE TEAM
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.
LABAT – Lakes Area LABAT Connectors
Every other Tuesday: 8 – 9:30 am.
LOCATION: Westlake Health Campus (The Villas Clubhouse)
10735 Bogie Lake Road, Commerce 48382
Tuesday Group Members Include:
Accounting / Bookkeeping / Payroll Services – Josh Litman, Litman Bookkeeping
Banking – Shelley Dickerson, Huron Valley State Bank
Business Consultant – Jerry Scrivo, Mastermind Consulting Network
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning / Restoration Services – Ron Behr, All Service Carpet Care
Cleaning Residential & Commercial Services – Nicolette Chastain, 2 Moms & A Mop / Aardvark Commercial Services
Computer Consulting – Jeff Lipshaw, AFL’s Knights of Technology
Dentist – Karen Dacey, Facial Beauty Dental (LABAT – President)
E Commerce – Rick Squires, RW Squires & Associates
Embroidery – Margaret Wright, Embroidery Artists
Financial Services – Cara Gardner, Mark Epps Financial Advisory Services
Health & Wellness – Jacki Smith, Bemer Group (LABAT – Vice-President)
Health & Wellness / Supplements – Lynn Lipman, HempWorx
Hypnotherapy – Walter Rosenblum, Associates in Hypnotherapy
Insurance – Doug Browne, The Browne Agency / Farm Bureau
Massage Therapy – Katie Gates, Serenity Massage Studio
Merchant Services – Tim Harry, Heartland Payment Systems
Mortgages – Bambi Chick, Huron Valley Financial Inc.
Musician – Tola Lewis, Music By One For All
Printing Services – Karolyn Litman – Cirus LLC
Real Estate – Deborah Falzon, Keller Williams Realty
Rehabilitation Services – Jen Matschikowski, Westlake Health Campus
Senior Services – Kari West, CarePatrol of Oakland County
Skin Care & Cosmetics – Kathe Cameron, Mary Kay Cosmetics
Travel – Carol Wagner, Travel Plus/Travel Leaders
LABAT – Professional Networking Group
Wednesday: 8 – 9:30 am
LOCATION: First & Main Assisted Living
2500 Martin Parkway
Wednesday Group Members Include:
Accounting/Tax Services – Chris Freeze, Essentially Accounting, LLC (LABAT Vice-President)
Advertising / Promotional Products– Lou Goutman, Advertising Alternatives
Banking – Kevin McIsaac, Huron Valley State Bank
Carpet Cleaning – Martin Johnson, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning
Commercial Property Management – George Buchanan, JEO Properties
Computer Consulting – Jeffrey Lipshaw, AFL’s Knights of Technology
Construction / Commercial Cleaning – Marie Sulesky, Clean Michigan Maintenance
Cosmetics – Kim Collins, Avon Store
Dentist – Steven Z Hechtman, DDS, PC
Education – Kimberly Kassner, EmpowerMind
Financial Services – Paul DeRoche, UBS Financial Services-Lifetime Wealth Management
Flooring – Pat Wlodarczyk, Modern Floors / Carpet One
Fruit / Gift Baskets – Ginger Page, Edible Arrangements
Hair Care – Lynn Lipman, Monat Global (LABAT Secretary)
Healthcare – Laura Leist, Benessere Wellness Center
Health & Wellness – Jacki Smith, 2URHealthMI
Health Insurance – Don Stilwell, Healthcare Solutions
Insurance – Randy Perigo, Insurance Advisors
Life Insurance– David Tonkin, AFLAC
Mortgages – Teri Ciucci, Cross Country Mortgage
Payroll Processing Services – Jon Kottler, Heartland Payroll Solutions (LABAT President)
Real Estate – Carol Wagner, Real Estate One
Recruiting/Staffing – George Habbouche, Express Employment Professionals
Senior Services – Alexander “Sandy” Spiro, Senior Housing Services, LLC
Spa/Salon – Susan Motley, Studio Artiza
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 Brnach 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!
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