The Troy Chamber kicked off 2017 with its Best of Troy Awards and Annual Meeting. The event attracted over 100 attendees.

Lisa Berden of Dorn Berden PLLC and Vice Chair of the Troy Chamber Board, welcomed attendees and introduced the 2017 Executive Board and Board of Directors.

Ara Topouzian, President & CEO of the Troy Chamber, presented the Best of Troy Awards to honorees. The Best of Troy award recognizes completed projects that best exemplify financial investment and aesthetic enhancement within the city of Troy.

Pictured: Innovative Learning Group team poses for a photo with their Best of Troy Award

Pictured: Innovative Learning Group team poses for a photo with their Best of Troy Award

The Best of Troy honorees include:

Thanks to our Best of Troy Awards sponsor HRPro/BenePro and media sponsors Corp! Magazine and Dbusiness.

Following the presentation, Matt Cullen, Principal of Rock Ventures and CEO of JACK Entertainment, gave a keynote speech entitled, “We’re Just Getting Started,” which highlighted investments in Detroit made by Rock Ventures and its affiliated companies as well as future development plans for the city. Matt shared some awesome stats that really prove a strong economic comeback is occurring in the Motor City.

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Matt Cullen also shared that Bed Rock Real Estate has 95+ properties owned, 15 million square feet and 500+ total tenants.

Nearly 3,500 team members live in the city of Detroit and approximately 50% have lived in the city their entire lives.

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Picture1QLine Stats: 

-6.6 miles Both ways COMBINED

– 12 Stops along the corridor

– $140M CAPITAL COST

-$5M ANNUAL OPERATING COST

The information shared by Cullen was inspiring to attendees and showed how the city is making a great comeback that has implications not only in Detroit proper but also in the surrounding SE Michigan region.

Below are pictures from the event.