Networking

RIBBON CUTTING;
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony can be an important part of your overall marketing and advertising plan and is a great way to kick-off a business milestone.  It offers an opportunity to meet your neighbors and the other Chamber members.  We would be delighted to help your business celebrate with a Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting or Groundbreaking Ceremony given the following criteria:

  • New Chamber Member business within the last 6 months
  • A ground breaking
  • Changed ownership or under new management
  • Moved to a new location
  • Has extensively remodeled or expanded its present location

The Chamber Staff will help by:

– Encouraging the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Ambassadors, and members to attend your event
– Recommend Chamber Businesses that can provide catering, deli and/or beverage services, if you desire
– Providing the ribbon and scissors
– Promoting your event in the Chamber E-Newsletter, calendar of events, website, Weekly Email Update and a photo in the E-Newsletter following the event.

Ribbon Cutting Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

1ST FRIDAY & 3RD THURSDAY COFFEE CONNECT
Consider highlighting your business by hosting a 1st Friday or 3rd Thursday Coffee Connect. You provide a continental breakfast and a door prize and we’ll do the rest.  You’re breakfast is promoted in the weekly Monday Email, the monthly E-Newsletter and a dedicated email just for your event.  It’s a great opportunity to showcase your business.  By inviting fellow chambers to visit your business you’ll have the perfect opportunity to discuss your products and/or services, introduce staff, offer a tour and make sure chamber members know all they can about YOUR business.

Contact the Chamber office if you are interested in hosting …

Frist Friday Coffee - Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Frist Friday Coffee - Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Frist Friday Coffee - Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

SPOTLIGHT LUNCH:
Restaurant members are encouraged to host a Spotlight Lunch at their business. Normally held from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, members are invited to bring their friends and co-workers to enjoy lunch at your restaurant.  As the host, the restaurant offers free soft drinks, coffee or tea with any meal purchase.

We will promote the event through the Chamber newsletter, the Weekly Email updates and the website calendar of events.
Everyone is welcome, members and non-members.  No reservation necessary. 

MULTI-CHAMBER EVENTS
Several times a year we partner with other area chambers to bring businesses together for educational and networking events. Refer to the website calendar as these events are scheduled.

WOMEN’S FORUM
Looking for an opportunity to connect with other professional businesswomen? Look no further … Join us at the Monthly Women’s Forum Networking Dinner. This group meets the last Wednesday of every month at area eateries for dinner and networking with businesswomen from the Kensington Valley and Huron Valley Chambers of Commerce. Click here to download Women’s Forum Registration Form.

To Schedule Your Networking Event Call the Chamber Office @ 248.624.2826 or email info@lakesareachamber.com 

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Greenhouse of Walled Lake Ribbon Cutting

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Professional Networking Group (LABAT)

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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LACC Ambassador Meeting

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
305 N. Pontiac Trail, Suite A
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