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
Every other Tuesday: 8 – 9:30 am.
LOCATION: Westlake Health Campus (The Villas Clubhouse)
10735 Bogie Lake Road, Commerce 48382

Tuesday Group Members Include:

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

Chiropractic – Dr. Jason Ellis, Family Chiropractic & Wellness

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

E Commerce/ CPL – Rick Squires, RW Squires & Associates (LABAT – Vice-President)

Embroidery/Promotionals – Margaret Wright, Embroidery Artists / EA Promotions

Financial Services – Cara Gardner, Mark Epps Financial Advisory Services

Fitness – Nancy McDaniel, Formula for Fitness

Health & Wellness – Jacki Smith, Bemer Group (LABAT – President)

Health & Wellness / Supplements – Lynn Lipman, HempWorx

Hypnotherapy – Walter Rosenblum, Associates in Hypnotherapy

Insurance – Doug Browne, The Browne Agency / Farm Bureau

Medicare Health Insurance – Suzanne Allain, Intuitive Medicare Professionals

Merchant Services – Tim Harry, Beyond

Mortgages – Bambi Chick, University Lending Group

Musician – Tola Lewis, Music By One For All

Real Estate – Deborah Falzon, Keller Williams Realty

Rehabilitation Services – Jen Matschikowski, Westlake Health Campus (LABAT – Secretary)

Senior Services – Kari West, CarePatrol of Oakland County

Skin Care & Cosmetics – Kathe Cameron, Mary Kay Cosmetics

Travel – Carol Wagner, Travel Plus/Travel Leaders

Water Treatment & Supply – Dominique Sevonty, Beauchamp Water Treatment & Supply

LABAT – Professional Networking Group
Every other Wednesday: 8:15 – 9:30 am

LOCATION: First & Main Assisted Living
2500 Martin Parkway
Commerce 48390

Wednesday Group Members Include:

Accounting/Tax Services – Chris Freeze, Essentially Accounting, LLC

Advertising / Promotional Products– Lou Goutman, Advertising Alternatives

Banking – Kevin McIsaac, Huron Valley State Bank

Barrier-Free/Handicap Modification Contractor / Builder – John DeBona, Specialistic Construction, Inc.

Coffee & Water Service – Brandi Stribbell, First Choice Coffee Services (LABAT Secretary)

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

Health & Wellness – Jacki Smith, 2URHealthMI

Health Insurance – Don Stilwell, Healthcare Solutions

Insurance – Evan Bahs, Insurance Advisors

Mortgages – Teri Ciucci, Cross Country Mortgage (LABAT Vice-President)

Payroll Processing Services – Jon Kottler, Heartland Payroll Solutions  

Real Estate – Carol Wagner, Real Estate One

Recruiting/Staffing – Laurie Thierry, Express Employment Professionals

Senior Services – Alexander “Sandy” Spiro, Senior Housing Services, LLC (LABAT President)

Spa/Salon – Susan Motley, Studio Artiza

LABAT – Lakes Area Business Connectors
Thursday: 8:15 – 9:30 am (2nd & 4th Thursday of each month)

LOCATION: The Neighborhoods of White Lake
10770 Elizabeth Lake Road
White Lake 48386

Thursday Group Members Include:

Aerial Imagery – Kristin Moore, Drone Impressions(LABAT Secretary)

Business Consultant / Coach – Richard Price, 2Elate

Commercial Cleaning / Organizing – Stephanie Ellerholtz, Sort of Stephanie

Cosmetics – Kim Szegi, Avon Beauty Center Waterford

Financial Services – Kae Schorling, Primerica

Home Health Care – Ziad Dally, ComForCare Home Care

Identity Theft – Jim Szegi, LegalShield ID Shield

Insurance (property & casualty) – Kyle Ingraham, Autumn Insurance & Benefits (LABAT Vice-President)

Insurance (life & health) – David Tonkin, Mass Mutual

Medicare Health Insurance / Senior Benefits – Marlayna Malvich, Senior Benefits Plus

Newspaper / Advertising – Jim Stevenson, Spinal Column Newsweekly

Photography / Videographer – Mark Einhaus, Media Hero

Promotional Products – Deb Gordinier, Ideas for You

Real Estate – Jolie Abreu, Keller Williams Realty (LABAT President)

Remodeling – Michele Sweeney, Kitchen Tune-Up

Screenprinting / Embroidery – Jim Arlen, Jim’s Sportwear

Senior Housing / Assisted Living – Andrea Hengy, The Neighborhoods of White Lake

Wholesale Club – Robin Puckett, Costco Wholesale

Working Capital – Donna Selinsky, Selinsky Business Capital

Thursday Sub List:

Amy Lazare – Monat Global – 248.909.7199

Jen Matschikowski – Westlake Health Campus –

To become part of a group contact the Chamber Office @ 248.624.2826 or email us at
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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, 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.

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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