On January 24th, Troy Chamber held its inaugural event –  Mayor’s Coffee Hour with Dane Slater.  This exclusive opportunity was designed for our Gold and Platinum level members.

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City of Troy, Mayor Dane Slater

This small and informal gathering allowed a free discussion of a variety of topics with the Mayor, who has always been gracious with his time and supportive of Troy Chamber.

Dane Slater has been on city council since 2009 and has served as Mayor since 2012. Since the Mayoral position is term-limited, he will remain Mayor until 2019.

Mayor Slater discussed the number one topic he hears from both the Troy residents and business owners – the roads.  The City of Troy has spent a lot of time and money helping fix some of the major roads these past few years and for the upcoming 2017 road construction year, the city will concentrate more on improving residential roads.

The Mayor explained some of the conversations he has had with developers and potential new business/property owners interested in coming to Troy. “This is one of the best times to be in Troy with all of the new development” said Mayor Slater. With increased commercial projects comes traffic. The Mayor discussed the new shuttle service which began in late December along Big Beaver road. As this service is in its infancy stage, the city is currently testing it for the next six months.  His hope is that this will lessen some traffic congestion as well as offer greater mobility along the road. Read more about this service by clicking here.

Members that were represented at this breakfast included:

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Stark Reagan, PC
Inteva Products
Dorn Berden, PLLC
National Benefit Plans, Inc. 
Giffels-Webster Engineers, Inc.
Central Michigan University in Metro Detroit

“Thank you Troy Chamber for giving local business people the opportunity to meet with the Mayor in such a personal, comfortable setting where we can openly talk about current projects and those still on the horizon for Troy. We are lucky to have such a great relationship between the city and businesses.” said Peter Arvant, Stark Reagan, PC.

“I really enjoyed meeting the Mayor and thought it was very informative.  He seems like a true gem for our city and makes it shine even brighter.  I moved to Michigan in 1991 from Reno, Nevada and purchased a home in Troy in 1996, I have loved being part of Troy, MI for years. Meeting the Mayor and hearing the bright future was a  wonderful experience” said Vicki Ferguson, National Benefit Plans, Inc.

“I thought the Mayors Coffee was a great way to start my day. It was low key and I appreciated the opportunity to hear from the Mayor in this setting. I learned a new perspective on Troy” said Loren Crandell, Giffels-Webster Engineers, Inc. 

Special thanks to Julie Barge and the Hilton Garden Inn for hosting and providing a continental breakfast. This event will continue on a quarterly basis by special invitation. If this is the type of event you are interested in attending, let me know and I would be happy to talk to you more about it,  and other exclusive opportunities.