Category Archives: Chamber Press Release

  1. Hamilton Elementary Wins $1,000 Cash Prize for Step Up Program

    Congratulations to Hamilton Elementary School who was the winner of “Step Up to the Plate,” a partnership between Troy Chamber member restaurants and the Troy School District.  The students at Hamilton took advantage of the restaurant discounts and collected the most receipts out of all the Troy schools.

    As winner of the program, sponsored by Cornerstone Community Financial, Hamilton earned a $1,000 cash prize. Over the five-day period, restaurants offered diners 20% off their food purchases. Hamilton utilized their winnings from last year to add books to the fiction section in the school library.

    “We are honored to sponsor this program,” said Serina Boyd, Branch Manager at Cornerstone Community Financial. “This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and also support local businesses.”

    Since its inception, Step Up to the Plate program has rewarded thousands of dollars in cash prizes to Troy schools.

    The program was made possible thanks to the support of 12 local restaurants including: Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Cedar Grille, Papa Romano’s Pizza / Mr. Pita, Granite City Food & Brewery, Tropical Smoothie Café, Steelhouse Tavern, Mr. Kabob Xpress, Olga’s Kitchen, Insalata, La Saj Lebanese Bistro, Maggiano’s Little Italy and Troy Escape.

    The Step Up to the Plate program is slated to run again in November 2018. Visit www.troychamber.com or call 248-641-8151 for details about how you can participate.

  2. Troy Chamber Hosts Expert Panel to Discuss Future of Autonomous Vehicles

    On Wednesday, May 23, the Troy Chamber of Commerce will host Connect Troy, an engaging panel discussion featuring four prominent automotive tech companies that are championing the future of autonomous vehicles. The panel will highlight their contributions to the driverless car and provide insight on how mobility will shape our future. The event will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. at Altair, 1820 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy.

    President & CEO of the Troy Chamber, Ara Topouzian, explains that Connect Troy is a great opportunity to interact with these automotive companies as they share their vision of Michigan’s role in the future of autonomous vehicles.

    “As the economy continues to rebound, the auto industry is moving quickly to perfect autonomous vehicles,” said Topouzian. “The future is now when it comes to the technology being developed and Connect Troy will allow businesses to hear from some of the major players and what they are doing within this space.”

    The panel of experts include: Tom Toma, Product Manager at Magna Electronics; Amine Taleb PhD, R&D Director at Valeo Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems NA; Scott Morell, VP of Engineering at Danlaw Technologies; Mike Thoeny, Managing Director of Automated Driving at Aptiv, and moderator Chester Dawson, Senior Reporter at Wall Street Journal.

    “I am looking forward to share Danlaw’s work in connected vehicle systems at Connect Troy,” says Scott Morell, VP of Engineering at Danlaw Technologies. “It will be interesting to discuss with the other panelists how each of our companies’ solutions can bring greater safety and convenience to transportation.”

    The event is sponsored by Altair, Hitachi Business Finance, Oakland County, WWJ 950 AM, Inteva Products, Drury Hotels and SS Digital Media. The cost is $25 for Troy Chamber members and $40 for non-members and includes breakfast. Register at troychamber.com/events. For more information call 248-641-8151 or e-mail: theteam@troychamber.com

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    About the Troy Chamber of Commerce:

    The Troy Chamber exists to help create long-term economic vibrancy, vitality and stability for Troy’s business community. Representing more than 650 businesses, the Troy Chamber serves as Troy’s primary business information resource. By responding to members’ needs, the Chamber is able to help businesses get connected and stay connected.

  3. Troy Schools Gear Up for “Step Up to the Plate” Promotion & Chance to Win $1,000 Cash Prize

    A partnership between Troy Chamber member restaurants and Troy School District (TSD), “Step Up to the Plate” is slated for Sunday, April 29 – Thursday, May 3.

    During these dates, participating restaurants will offer diners 20% OFF their food purchases if they bring in a “Step Up to the Plate” promotional piece (i.e. school flyer, ad, email or other communication about the program). Discount offer is only valid for food and non-alcoholic beverages. You can download the Step Up flyer on the Troy Chamber website – troychamber.com.

    Diners may then turn in their detailed receipts to the Troy school of their choice. Receipts are due to Troy Schools by Friday, May 11. The school receiving the most money in receipts will win a $1,000 cash prize! This promotional event is sponsored by Cornerstone Community Financial.

    The 12 participating restaurants include:

    • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – 600 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
    • Cedar Grille – 5377 Crooks Rd, Troy
    • Granite City Food & Brewery – 699 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
    • Insalata – 1919 E. Big Beaver Rd, Troy                         
    • La Saj – 2149 Crooks Rd, Troy
    • Maggiano’s Little Italy – 2089 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
    • Kabob Xpress – 2008 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
    • Olga’s Kitchen – 1853 E. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
    • Papa Romano’s Pizza/ Mr. Pita – 5399 Crooks Rd, Troy
    • Steelhouse Tavern – 1129 E. Long Lake Rd, Troy
    • Tropical Smoothie Café – 1569 Main St, Suite A, Clawson
    • Troy Escape – 1950 E. Square Lake Rd, Troy

     

    For a copy of the flyer, watch for email updates from the Troy School District, or visit troychamber.com.

  4. Genisys Credit Union Supports Troy Young Professionals Network

    April 2, 2018TROY, MI — The Troy Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Genisys Credit Union has signed on as the annual presenting sponsor of the Troy Young Professionals Network. Their contribution will help the YP network expand their programming and support future initiatives.

    Launched in 2016, the Troy Young Professionals creates and implements programs to assist professional members 35 years of age or younger. Their goals include:

    • Creating an environment where members can connect with individuals in the same stage of their career
    • Helping early career professionals transition and thrive in the work force through educational programs and mentorship opportunities

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  5. Troy Chamber Hosts 13th Annual Nonprofit Management Conference, presented by PNC Bank

    The Troy Chamber of Commerce and its Non-Profit Network (NPN) will host the 13th Annual Nonprofit Management Conference, presented by PNC Bank on Thursday, May 17, 8 a.m.–3:10 p.m., at Walsh College, Troy campus (3838 Livernois). This affordable management conference for nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers is sponsored by PNC Bank, Walsh College and the Troy Chamber of Commerce. Read the rest of this entry »

  6. Troy Restaurants Gear up for Restaurant Week, March 11-16

    It’s that time of year again- Troy Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy savory seasonal menus crafted just for Troy Restaurant Week from Sunday, March 11 through Friday, March 16. The week-long event features 20 fine dining and family restaurants throughout Troy. Most menus include 3 courses and range from $15 to $45 for lunch and dinner. You can make reservations and view menus on troyrestaurantweek.com. Not all participating restaurants are offering deals for both lunch and dinner so be sure to check out the website. Read the rest of this entry »

  7. Troy Athens High School Seeks Participants for Career Day – March 23

    Athens High School is looking for members to participate in a career fair on Friday, March 23rd  from 8:45am-1:20pm.

    Athens is looking for 40 business professionals (no more than two per specific industry) to take part in a session where students can converse with business professionals about the potential opportunities in their industry and what type of training the students would need in order to pursue that particular industry. Also, opportunities for summer interns would be a nice bonus for the students.

    This is a great opportunity for our members to connect with high school students and make a difference in their career lives.

    If you are interested in volunteering your time for this worthy event, please email the Troy Chamber by February 26th.

    Please help spread the word and thank you for your time!

  8. Troy Chamber to Host “Best of Troy Awards” Breakfast Featuring A Keynote by Jeff Mason, CEO of MEDC – January 31

    Join the Troy Chamber as they kick off the New Year with the Best of Troy Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, January 31 from 8-9:30 a.m. at MSU Management Education Center (811 Square Lake Rd., Troy). The award recognizes recent projects that best exemplify financial investment and aesthetic enhancement within the city of Troy.

    The Best of Troy honorees include: Escape (formerly known as Troy Lanes), Massage Luxe, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, 24G, Kelly Services, Fidelity Investments and Sedona Taphouse. Read the rest of this entry »

  9. Troy Chamber President/CEO, Ara Topouzian, Appointed to Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs by Governor Rick Snyder

    Governor Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Ara Topouzian, President/CEO of the Troy Chamber of Commerce, to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

    The 15-member council, housed in the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, helps create an environment of artistic, creative, and cultural activity to support Michigan’s quality of life and economic vitality. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Hamilton Elementary Wins $1,000 Cash Prize for Step Up Program

    Congratulations to Hamilton Elementary School who was the winner of “Step Up to the Plate,” a partnership between Troy Chamber member restaurants and the Troy School District.  The students at Hamilton took advantage of the restaurant discounts and collected the most receipts out of all the Troy schools.

    As winner of the program, sponsored by Main Street Bank, Hamilton earned a $1,000 cash prize. Over the five-day period, restaurants offered diners 20% off their food purchases. Hamilton utilized their winnings from last year to add books to the fiction section in the school library. Read the rest of this entry »

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