January 2022
Business Connection Newsletter

New Members: Welcome!

DoubleTree by Hilton Palmdale
Jeanette Vasquez
Join Date: 12/06/2021

Timelist Group, Inc.
Lindsey Richardson
Join Date: 12/16/2021

Chad Scott
Join Date: 12/17/2021

Lancaster Homeless Group (DBA: Street Company)
Join Date: 01/04/2022


Renewed Members: Thank You!

Quipus Pc Support
Juan Contreras
Member Since: 08/29/2017

Top Dog Payroll Plus
James Donnelly
Member Since: 08/05/2020

Holiday Inn Palmdale
Alyssa Gonzalez
Member Since: 01/20/1989

Law Office of Tiffany Heah, APC
Tiffany Heah
Member Since: 08/23/2018

American Business Machines
Ryan Jones
Member Since: 08/23/2000

BLVD Association
Araxie Kahramanian
Member Since: 06/12/1990

America's Job Center of California, Jvs-Socal
Kyndra Kinnard
Member Since: 12/13/2018

Monte Vista Building Sites
George Lane
Member Since: 06/01/1940

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Troth, REALTORS
Mark Troth
Member Since: 08/06/1996

AV Chamber Social Media

Looking for more ways to share your business with the community? We invite you to join the Chamber's "Member-to-Member" private group on Facebook where you will be able to post about your business, your events, and your services. You will also get to see other community businesses and their posts. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business while increasing your social media presence.

Please follow us on Instagram as well so you do not miss out on upcoming events and opportunities to get involved in your community. 



12 Timeless Ways to Be a Better Boss in 2022


A pandemic and a difficult economy create the perfect time to get back to the basics. 

Over the years, I've worked with dozens of managers and interviewed hundreds more. As I consider how they approach their jobs and how they characterize their successes, I've noticed they tend to adhere to the following rules:

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Holiday B4B

Thank you to those who attended our Holiday Business 4 Breakfast! We had a jolly good time celebrating the holiday season with you all while networking. Interested in attending our next B4B? Registration is always on avchambers.org/calendar. 

Our next B4B will take place on 01/27/2022. We hope to see you there!



Compassionate  -  Professional  -  Healthcare

Providing whole-person healthcare through our integrated programs of primary medical and behavioral healthcare.

Chairman's Corner

A.J Hampton

On behalf of myself and the Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce, we would like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!
Our prayers go out to those who have sickness and have lost family, friends or loved ones. We hope that you will find comfort and peace of mind in this new year. 
We’ve been blessed to see another year! This can be seen as an opportunity to make a difference, especially in a business setting. 2022 is a year for growth and creating new opportunities for yourself and your business. This year is a new and profound time to instill positivity and enthusiasm into creating a renewed look on your personal achievements. Whatever you plan on putting in motion, we can help you make it happen! We believe in your potential and we are committed to encouraging and promoting your local business. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Our calendar of events is always up to date with the latest ribbon cuttings and luncheon/breakfast networking events. 

We are in this together and we will get through all obstacles with God's love and His blessings. The Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce is dedicated to helping YOU grow and succeed. 

The Chamber is here for you. Let’s get it going.

AV Chambers' Holiday Open House

A special congratulations to Eastside High School Lion Pride Marching Band and Quartz Hill Band on winning top two bands in our Holiday Christmas Parade. They were recognized with a trophy and a $500 check. 

Thank you to everyone who attended our Holiday Open House! We extend our gratitude to those donated food from their businesses: Olga’s Naturally California KitchenDaves Hot Chicken , Jon Smith SubsJersey Mike's Subs, & FloraDonna's Cakery. Thank you for the fantastic food. We really appreciate your support and generosity. 

We hope you all enjoyed your holidays with your friends and family. 

A Word from SoCalGas:


CLEANEST means an emissions free gas grid and healthy environment for all.

SAFEST means a zero-incident safety culture where everyone, from senior leadership to the front line takes ownership and accountability for identifying and preventing incidents.

INNOVATIVE means evolving into a tech-first infrastructure company by expanding the potential of renewables to make California cleaner while continuing to deliver the reliability and affordability we always have.

CALIFORNIA DESERVES A CLEAN, AFFORDABLE, AND RESILIENT ENERGY FUTURE. WE ARE DELIVERING THAT FUTURE. To learn more about our Clean Energy projects, visit SoCalGas.com/clean-energy. 

© 2021 Southern California Gas Company. All copyright and trademark rights reserved.

Join Our "ChamberTalk" Podcast!

Interested in doing a podcast? Please feel free to to email us at maria@avchambers.org or give us a call at 661-948-4518 for more information. Listen to our newest episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on other podcast platforms. 


Supporting Small Business in Los Angeles County. 

Monthly Luncheons

Looking for new ways to network? Join us at our monthly chamber luncheons! Luncheons are designed to promote a business or organization during a presentation which illustrates their services, products, and most importantly, the faces of the business. You, too, have the opportunity to sponsor a luncheon! For more information on how to sponsor a luncheon, give us a call at 661-948-4518. 

We hope to see you at our next luncheon on 01/12/2022. Registration is always on our calendar: avchambers.org/calendar. 


Diamond Ford/ Mazda Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Sam Kassis on the ribbon cutting of the Diamond Ford/ Mazda location in Lancaster! 

1155 Auto Mall Drive Lancaster CA 93534-5867

The Power of Storytelling:

Let me tell you a story…
I recently read an article in Forbes by Ester Choy about storytelling. Anyone who knows me, knows I like telling stories, so this article really clicked with me. Read on:
1. Recognize the power of storytelling
We hear stories everyday. Stories are told to give context, to illustrate a point and to connect with audience members. Jeff Bezos started his congressional testimony, not with data or an argument, but with a story. As we notice the power of storytelling, we will start to become more aware of the stories around us. 
2. Become a storytelling critic
As we are noticing the stories, we can build up our storytelling toolkit simply by listening well and asking questions. When the keynote speaker at your company retreat starts her time on stage with a story, when your niece is telling you a story about her first year of college, when you catch Storycorps on your local NPR station, ask yourself a few questions. Ask yourself: What worked? What didn’t? Why? Did the story lose you somewhere? Or were you on the edge of your seat the whole time? By critiquing the structure and techniques used in the story, you will learn how you can become a better storyteller.
3. Start your own story library
As leaders we need to be ready with a story for whatever the occasion calls for. Unfortunately, there is no supermarket for story ideas that you can shop when you have the need. Instead, you need to keep your pantry stocked with stories. Many of our stories occur in the day to day, the ordinary moments of our lives. If we don’t pay attention and write down these stories, we often forget them. With something as simple as a spreadsheet or a note-taking app, you can start your own storytelling library. In one column, record the date. Next, write the main gist of the story and any important details you don’t want to forget. In the final column, record what you think this story might be used for — motivating a team, confronting hard conversations, illustrating the power of perseverance, etc. This column may evolve as you go back and work on your story later. 
4. Tell more stories
Now that stories are on your radar, say yes to whatever chance you have to tell stories in front of other people. Whether it’s giving a toast at a party, leading a team meeting or seeking out opportunities to practice with others. Here’s to you, 2022, and all the stories you will share.


Residence Inn Lancaster Palmdale Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to the Residence Inn Lancaster Palmdale- Marriott on their grand opening and ribbon cutting!

Ultimate Skin Body Care Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Sandra on the grand opening and ribbon cutting of her beauty center Ultimate Skin Body Care!

33336 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd #104, Agua Dulce, CA 91390
Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce New - January 2022