About the Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce

The Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce is an independent non-profit organization, devoted to the growth and retention of businesses in the Lake Cities area.

The Lake Cities is strategically located on the I-35E corridor between Denton and Dallas along the shores of Lake Lewisville. New business openings and the development of residential neighborhoods create a strong economic base. The Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce is truly a unique organization designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all businesses within these four dynamic cities: Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas, and Shady Shores.

Together these four communities produce the perfect combination of a small-town atmosphere with easy access to all that the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has to offer. In the Lake Cities you’ll find great places to dine, shop, work, play, live and relax. Whether it is spending time on the lake, eating at a restaurant where you know the owners by name, or owning a business where you truly get to know your customers, you can have it all in the Lake Cities! The Lake Cities offers its business owners the best of both worlds: a progressive and strategic business location within a small, comfortable, hometown setting.

Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce | Annual Event

Mission Statement

The Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce welcomes, promotes, and supports area businesses that are committed to enhancing the quality of life in the Lake Cities area.

Vision Statement

The Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce’s vision is to work together as a community of businesses and residents whose goal is to serve as the stewards of positive future growth while maintaining the unique traditions and personalities of the Lake Cities and surrounding areas.

Our History

Lake Dallas ISD Community Breakfast

The Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce was started in 1972 at a time when the Lake Cities, made up of Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas and Shady Shores, began to have a vibrant business community or at least vibrant for that era.

A new bank organized by many local business owners, began and was called Lake Cities State Bank. After discussions among local business owners and pushed by the president of the bank, Jack D. Hedge, an informal meeting was held to discuss starting a community chamber just for the four Lake Cities. The East Texas Chamber of Commerce provided assistance, including a chamber handbook and step-by-step instructions on setting up a chamber. Meetings continued at the Hickory Creek office of local attorney and bank board member Bill Stokes. Membership grew slowly and was aided by The Lake Cities Sun, a community newspaper that started publishing in October of 1974. After much hard work and perseverance most businesses and community officials were members of the Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce.

Today

The LCCC continues to grow and add new members while supporting local business and the Lake Cities communities. The Chamber is governed by a board of directors, and day-to-day operations are handled by the chamber’s executive director.

What People Say About Us

Members Testimonials

Board of Directors

Grady Ray - LCCC BOARD MEMBER

Grady Ray

Chairman

Realtor with United Country Real Estate/Texas Real Estate Associates

Brad Hinson - LCCC VICE CHAIRMAN

Brad Hinson

Vice Chairman

Financial Advisor with Edward Jones

COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Scholarships
Adopt A Teacher

Diane Barton - LCCC Secretary

Diane Barton

Secretary

Independent Broker of Stream Electric, Gas, and Cell Phone Services

Chris Gordon - LCCC BOARD MEMBER

Chris Gordon

TREASURER

Sales Director TX, AZ, and CO for MCA Mobile Communications America and Owner of QuickShip Mail & Business Center, The Cowboy House sports memorabilia store, and Cowboy Car Wash & Twice The Ice

COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Marketing

Bellann Hyten Headshot - LCCC Board Member

Bellann Hyten

BOARD MEMBER

Maverick Financial

Gary Peppers - LCCC BOARD MEMBER

Gary Peppers

BOARD MEMBER

State Farm® Insurance Agent, Corinth, TX

COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Mixers

Jane Swoboda

BOARD MEMBER

COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Ambassadors
Ribbon Cuttings

Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce | Board of Directors | Julie Willis

Julie Willis

BOARD MEMBER

CoServ Community Support Specialist | Community Engagement

COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Events

Randy Clark Headshot

Randy Clark

BOARD MEMBER

Efficient Health Solutions

Michelle McLaren Headshot

Michelle McLaren

BOARD MEMBER

Friday Health Plans

Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce By-Laws

We encourage all our members and those wishing to join our non-profit organization to take time to review the complete Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce By-Laws document. Click the icon below to open the PDF in a new tab. Please contact the Chamber office with any questions you might have.

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