Value Proposition

The Orion Area Chamber of Commerce is a valuable resource for businesses, providing leadership, advocacy, professional development and economic growth for businesses in and around the Orion area. The OACC is an effective and influential community partner. We work closely with and strive to be a strategic, trusted partner of Orion Township, the Village of Lake Orion, Oakland County and the State of Michigan. Our goal is to serve as the leaders of positive future growth for members’ businesses and the community.


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Purpose
The Ambassador Committee encourages participation in the Chamber by contacting new and renewing members and strengthening the Chamber membership by making every member feel welcome at events and inviting them to get involved.

Participation in the Ambassador Committee is open to members in good standing after 6 months of membership. All Ambassadors must participate in orientation before acting on behalf of the Chamber.

Ambassador Qualifications

  • The Ambassador must be knowledgeable regarding Chamber services and programs, as well as the Orion Area business community.
  • The Ambassador must support the Chamber and have a strong desire for community involvement.
  • The Ambassador must be a leader and possess skills that will guide new members.
  • The Ambassador must take the intiative and be motivated to meet new members at Chamber events and at business site visits.

Ambassador Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ambassadors will be asked to mentor two or more new members per year. Contact includes an initial telephone call and business site visit. The Ambassador should make an effort to keep in contact with assigned new members for one year.
  • Ambassadors will be asked to make personal contact with two existing member businesses per month as a Chamber representative.
  • Ambassadors will carry cards to leave at member businesses for retention purposes.
  • Ambassadors will leave membership information at nonmember businesses they patronize.
  • Ambassadors should frequently attend Chamber events and programs.
  • Ambassador Meetings will be held to discuss new programs and services, as well as update the Ambassador Chairperson and fellow Ambassadors of individual progress.
  • At meetings Ambassadors will be asked to report their activity to the Ambassador Chairperson.

Professional Benefits

Enhance your career through strategic networking.

  • Increase visibility and exposure for you and your business.
  • Generate recognition of you and your company.
  • Expand your client base and contacts.
  • Improve community knowledge through training and discussions.
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The Orion Area Chamber of Commerce has been a voice for the local business community since our founding in 1950.   Our Chamber is made up of business, educational, governmental and non-profit entities who serve the needs of our residents and member businesses.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of many community and business leaders.

Executive Board

Bill Kokenos, Individual

Bill Kokenos, President
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Craig Zmijewski, AAA

Craig Zmijewski, Vice President
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Chris Collins, Planet Kids Premier Academy

Chris Collins, Treasurer
Planet Kids Premier Academy
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Brian Birney, Crittenton Hospital

Brian Birney, Secretary
Crittenton Hospital
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Directors

Chris Barnett, Orion Township Supervisor

Chris Barnett
Orion Township Supervisor
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Amanda Comstock
Real Estate Gives
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Carl Cyrowski, Michigan Global Solutions

Carl Cyrowski
Cyrowski Real Estate
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Tammy Herrala, Chief Financial Credit Union

Tammy Herrala
Chief Financial Credit Union
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Kellie McDonald
The Goddard School - Lake Orion
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Dawn Neely, Seniors Helping Seniors

Dawn Neely
Seniors Helping Seniors
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Lisa Trudell, First Merit Bank

Lisa Jung-Trudell
First Merit Bank
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Karen Ulrich, Queensland Marketing

Karen Ulrich
Queensland Marketing
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Staff

Alaina Campbell, Executive Director

Alaina Campbell, Executive Director
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Michelle Miller, Office Manager
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Phone Number: 248-693-6300
Fax Number: 248-693-9227
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Mission Statement

Our Mission at The Orion Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote the Community and to enhance the growth and development of business in the area.

Upcoming Events

May Chamber Luncheon
May 01, 2014 11:30 am
Buffalo Wild WIngs
10th Annual Community Business Expo
May 08, 2014 4:00 pm
Lake Orion High School Field House
August Chamber Luncheon
Aug 07, 2014 11:30 am
King's Court Castle in Canterbury Village

Community Affiliations

The chamber was instrumental in helping start and fund these important community events which are now self-sustaining, independent organizations.

Orion Veteran's Memorial Orion Veteran's Memorial
Orion Lighted Parade Orion Lighted Parade
Lake Orion Fireworks Association Lake Orion Fireworks Assoc.

Chamber Affiliations