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.

LABAT Supply Fee

LABAT – Lakes Area LABAT Connectors
Tuesday: 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM

Commerce Township Municipal Office
2009 Township Drive
Commerce, MI  48390

Tuesday Group Members Include:

Banking – Kevin McIsaac, Huron Valley State Bank
Business Consultant – Jerry Scrivo, Mastermind Consulting Network
Cleaning Residential & Commercial Services – Laura Leist, 2 Moms & A Mop / Aardvark Commercial Services
Computer Consulting – Jeff Lipshaw, AFL’s Knights of Technology
Dentist – Jacki Smith, Facial Beauty Dental
E Commerce – Rick Squires, RW Squires & Associates
Embroidery – Margaret Wright, Embroidery Artists
Financial Services – Cara Gardner, Mark Epps Financial Advisory Services
Health Care – Lynn Lipman, HempWorx
Hypnotherapy – Walter Rosenblum, Associates in Hypnotherapy
Insurance – Doug Browne, The Browne Agency / Farm Bureau
Massage Therapy – Katie Gates, Serenity Massage Studio (LABAT Secretary)
Merchant Services – Tim Harry, Heartland Payment Systems
Mortgages – Karen Dacey, Huron Valley Financial Inc. (LABAT Vice-President)
Musician – Tola Lewis, Music By One For All
Real Estate – Natalia Emelianov, OMG Realty
Senior Services – Kari West, CarePatrol of Oakland County
Skin Care & Cosmetics – Kathe Cameron, Mary Kay Cosmetics (LABAT President)
Travel – Carol Wagner, Travel Plus/Travel Leaders

LABAT – Professional Networking Group
Wednesday: 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM

Commerce Township Municipal Office
2009 Township Drive
Commerce, MI 48390

Wednesday Group Members Include:

Accounting/Tax Services – Chris Freeze, Essentially Accounting, LLC
Accupuncture – Dana Rubens, Michiagan Accupuncture Studio
Advertising / Promotional Products – Lou Goutman, Advertising Alternatives
Carpet Cleaning – Martin Johnson, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning (LABAT President)
Commercial Property Management – George Buchanan, JEO Properties
Computer Consulting – Jeffrey Lipshaw, AFL’s Knights of Technology
Cosmetics – Kim Collins, Avon Store
– Steven Z Hechtman, DDS, PC
Flooring – Pat Wlodarczyk, Modern Floors / Carpet One
Fruit / Gift Baskets – Ginger Page, Edible Arrangements
Health & Wellness – Jacki Smith, 2URHealthMI
Health / Hair – Lynn Lipman, Monat Global (LABAT Vice-President)
Health Insurance – Don Stilwell, US Health Advisors
Insurance – Randy Perigo, Insurance Advisors
Life Insurance – David Tonkin, AFLAC
Mortgages – Dale Barnhart, Ruoff Home Mortgage
Payroll Processing Services – Jon Kottler, Heartland Payroll Solutions (LABAT Secretary)
Real Estate – Carol Wagner, Real Estate One
Recruiting/Staffing – George Habbouche, Express Employment Professionals
Spa/Salon – Susan Motley, Studio Artiza
Travel Agencies – Pauline Zunich, Lakes Area Travel

To become part of a group contact the Chamber Office @ 248.624.2826 or email us at
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Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Suite A
Walled Lake, MI 48390
(248) 624-2826

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