The Greater Farmington Area Chamber
About the Chamber
The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce represents both business communities in Farmington and Farmington Hills. The GFA Chamber is the hub and your connection to these two amazing communities. Our staff is dedicated to making the most of your membership through quality events, outstanding promotional and networking opportunities, and superior customer support, all while being your primary tie to the business community. We believe a strong chamber is an essential element in creating and maintaining a vibrant business community.
“The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce is a conduit for its members to connect with fellow businesses and community partners through powerful networking, promotion, and education, to achieve their goals.”
Our Executive Director
Susan Arlin joined as Executive Director on November 30, 2021. An experienced leader in business strategy, communications, e-commerce, staff development, public speaking and more, Susan brings a unique combination of skills to serve the GFACC’s diverse membership. She has worked with a variety of businesses – varying in size, industry, and challenges – and has a proven track record of delivering customized strategies and solutions for business and individual success.
Susan has lived in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community for 22 years, raising three children who attended Farmington Public Schools. A passionate servant leader, Arlin is the Chairperson of the Farmington Pathways Committee and is a volunteer at The Farmington Farmer’s Market, one of the most successful markets in the state. Susan also created the Farmington Brewing Company (FBC) Run Club in 2016, with the goal of creating a running community in downtown Farmington. What started with 25 people has grown to include over 600 participants over the years, running every Tuesday night and during special events, while finding creative ways to support downtown businesses.
When Susan is not working with Chamber members, you can find her running around town–literally.
Our Membership Services Manager
Celeste Goings joined our Chamber as the Membership Services Manager in March of 2021. Celeste comes to us as the former Membership Director of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan. With her extraordinary communication skills and service mentality, she is extremely versatile in networking, facilitating events, and creating connections with business leaders.
When Celeste is not speaking with members, she can be found reading a book out on the boat with family.
Board of Directors
DUANE L. REYNOLDS
Immediate Past President
Wright Beamer, PLC
Vice President – Events and Marketing
The Print House
Vice President – Membership
The Benefits Edge
MATTHEW & JESSICA HOWELL, CPA
Howell & Associates
Annette Compo Home Team / Keller Williams
Mayor, City of Farmington Hills
Z-Painting and Remodeling
DR. CHRISTOPHER DELGADO
Superintendent, Farmington Public Schools
City Councilman, City of Farmington
City Councilman, City of Farmington Hills
Ignition Point Workshop
Oakland Community College
Michigan Community Insurance
Premier Signs Plus
C & G News
Farmington Public Schools
Custom Advantage Marketing
Farmhouse Coffee & Ice Cream
Farmington Public Library
Jim Shaffer & Associates
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hostpital