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Welcome to the Lyon Area Chamber of Commerce!

The Lyon Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to extend a gracious welcome from our historical and charming communities.

Located in the southwest corner of Oakland County, the Lyon Area Chamber area encompasses approximately 88 square miles, including the communities of Green Oak, Lyon Township, Northfield, Salem and South Lyon.

The area retains a rural atmosphere but is ideally located so that educational, cultural and recreational amenities are easily accessible.

Various community organizations, historical societies, churches and a variety of local events and festivals add to our small-town charm.

Show Your Love for Lyon

“Show Your Love for Lyon” is a local campaign designed to foster a continuing sense of community while ultimately driving business to our local shops and establishments. The campaign includes placement of feather flags along the sidewalk in the downtown and commercial areas that read “Dine Local” and “Shop Local” as well as the placement of promotional banners on select streetlight poles. The goal is to create a festive atmosphere and to encourage the community to support local business owners.

Show Your Love for Lyon

In addition, yard signs and “Shopped Local” and “Dined Local” stickers will be distributed to businesses to help spread the campaign message.

We are also pleased to announce that T-shirts and face masks can also be ordered with the “Show Your Love for Lyon” logo.  We have partnered with Big Frog in Brighton, a member and Chamber Ambassador of our local Kensington Valley Chamber of Commerce, who has made the ordering process easy by following this link to the Love4Lyon order page.

For more information please contact:

  • Amy Allen, Executive Director, Lyon Township DDA – aallen@lyontwp.org
  • Nate Mack, City of South Lyon Downtown Development - nmack@southlyonmi.org
Kensington Valley Chamber logo

Why the Lyon Area region?

bridge over the water

We are conveniently located 30 minutes from Ann Arbor and Detroit.  Flint and Lansing are quick commutes from the Lyon area.

Kensington Metropark is minutes away and is accessible by bike through the 25-mile paved Huron Valley Trail.

With our growing business community, outstanding school system, fantastic recreational opportunities and strong sense of community spirit, the five communities that comprise the Chamber area offer a variety of rewarding experiences to enhance your quality of life.

Whether you are here for a moment or for a lifetime, you are home.

Kensington Valley Golf
Kensington Valley Path

Board of Directors

Kenneth Elkins

Board President
WR TAX, Co.

Julie Daraban

Brittany Dingman, MBA

Board Secretary
Brostrom Physical Therapy

Barry Paxton

Joe Knopp

Vail Resorts

Clayne Frazer

Scholarship Programs

The purpose of this scholarship is to help with the financial responsibility of college or vocational school. The scholarship may be used at any college, university, and community college or vocational/ technical/ trade school. The scholarship criteria are based on the applicant’s interest in continuing education, participation and leadership in school and community activities, and reputation for good citizenship and moral character. To apply, student must be a graduating senior from the South Lyon community school district OR reside in the area served by this Chamber of Commerce.

APPLICATION PACKET SHOULD CONTAIN

  1. Application Cover Sheet
  2. Essay (see requirements within application)
  3. At least two letters of recommendation (ex. teacher, counselor, volunteer leader, coach, clergy, employer)
  4. School(s) you plan to attend
students

Chamber Events

The Lyon Area Chamber of Commerce is host to a number of community events, which support chamber members and the community. Providing opportunities to sponsor and grow your brand and business.

Chamber Cup Golf Outing

Brew, Bites & Beats

Kensington Valley Community Awards

Your Chamber, Businesses and Government Working Together

The Lyon Area Chamber of Commerce encompasses the City of South Lyon, New Hudson, Green Oak, Northfield, Salem and Lyon Townships within the counties of Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw. The Chamber is proud to serve many member businesses and non-profit organizations in these communities.  World renowned corporations have chosen these communities to invest their futures in. A conglomeration of diverse demographics lends versatility to business applications.

The South Lyon area enjoys charming, historical small town merchants and services partnered with national manufacturing companies, international investment, technical, automotive and engineering corporations. As one of the fastest growing areas in Michigan, investors and developers are strengthening their corporate positions with real estate investments.

The Chamber has been a vital link between commerce and community for over 40 years and is proud to be the official welcome center for new and relocating residents in the South Lyon area.

Business Resources

Oakland County
(248) 858-1000
www.oakgov.com

Oakland County Economic Development & Community Affairs
(248) 858-0721
www.advantageoakland.com

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
(888) 522-0103
www.michiganbusiness.org

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
www.semcog.org

Veteran Small Business Guide
https://digital.com/veterans-business/

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Chamber Ambassadors

Our Purpose

Our ambassadors serve an essential purpose.

  • Raise awareness of Chamber Activities and Benefits
  • Reach out to new members to inform and involve them thereby promoting strong continuing membership
  • Encourage meaningful and beneficial participation in the Chamber's Programs
  • Serve as a liaison between the Chamber staff and membership
  • Assist with ribbon cuttings and community events
Kensington Ambassadors

Who are the Chamber Ambassadors?

The Ambassador Program consists of volunteers from the Chamber Membership who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities.

Activities include:

  • Visiting new members and attending breakfast meetings
  • Serving as a welcome committee at Chamber Events by greeting attendees
  • Attend ribbon cutting ceremonies, grand openings, and special events.
  • Ambassadors serve a term of one calendar year. Ambassadors can continue to serve after the one-year term if agreed upon by the Ambassador and the Chamber.

Interested in becoming a Chamber Ambassador?