Category Archives: Chamber Press Release

  1. 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!

  2. 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 »

  3. 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 »

  4. 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 »

  5. CEOs from Zoup, Mad Dog Technology and Pop Daddy Popcorn to Speak at Troy Chamber’s Annual Holiday Luncheon

    On Thursday, December 14 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., the Troy Chamber hosts its most popular event of the year – the annual Holiday Luncheon! Hundreds of local business professionals will gather at Napa Glen Banquet Center (2160 E Maple Rd., Troy 48083) for networking and an entertaining panel of company executives from Michigan brands such as Zoup, Mad Dog Technology and Pop Daddy Popcorn. The panel discussion will be moderated by Fox 2 Detroit anchor Charlie Langton and includes:

    • Eric Ersher, Founder & CEO, Zoup
    • Pete Karmanos Jr, Chairman/Founder, Mad Dog Technology
    • Mark Sarafa, Founder & CEO, Pop Daddy Popcorn

    Read the rest of this entry »

  6. Luanne Thomas Ewald, CEO, Children’s Hospital of Michigan joins Troy Chamber Board of Directors

    LuanneEwaldAraTopouzian_2017TROY, MICHIGAN, November 9, 2017 —  Luanne Thomas Ewald, Chief Executive Officer of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan was recently appointed to the Troy Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors which filled a spot that was recently vacated.

    “Luanne’s experience will be a great addition to the board and we look forward to everything she will bring to the Board and the Troy Chamber“, said Jill Feeney, Chair, Troy Chamber Board of Directors

    Ms. Thomas Ewald’s entire career has been spent at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) which consists of eight hospitals and more than 100 ambulatory sites.

    “Troy Chamber has a great partnership with Children’s Hospital and Luanne which goes back to their groundbreaking in Troy. We look forward to having an even closer relationship with Luanne and her team as we prepare for 2018”, said Ara Topouzian, President/CEO of Troy Chamber of Commerce.

    For more information about Troy Chamber of Commerce, visit 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.

  7. Oakland University to present ‘Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet’

    The Theatre Department of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University will present “Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet,” the final installment of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s brilliant trilogy “The Brother/Sister Plays,” from Nov. 9 through Nov. 19 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. 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, November 5 – Thursday, November 9.

    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 here.

    Diners may then turn in their detailed receipts to the Troy school of their choice. Receipts are due to Troy Schools by Friday, November 17. The school receiving the most money in receipts will win a $1,000 cash prize! This promotional event is sponsored by Main Street Bank.

    The 13 participating restaurants include:

    • Cedar Grille – 5377 Crooks Rd, Troy
    • Estia Greek Street Food – 2897 W. Maple Rd, Troy
    • Granite City Food & Brewery – 699 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
    • Insalata – 1919 E. Big Beaver Rd, Troy                         
    • La Marsa – 3720 Rochester Rd, Troy
    • Maggiano’s Little Italy – 2089 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
    • Kabob Xpress – 2008 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
    • Papa Romano’s Pizza/ Mr. Pita – 5399 Crooks Rd, Troy
    • Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria – 1937 W. Maple Rd, Troy
    • Shield’s Restaurant Bar Pizzeria – 1476 W. Maple Rd, Troy             
    • Steelhouse Tavern – 1129 E. Long Lake Rd, Troy
    • The Big Salad of Troy – 738 E. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
    • Tropical Smoothie Café – 1569 Main St, Suite A, Clawson

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

  9. Troy Chamber Accepting Best of Troy Nominations

    Troy  Chamber of Commerce’s Best of Troy Committee is seeking nominations of Troy businesses (that are Troy Chamber members) which have completed an exterior building project or interior upgrades to their office space during 2016-2017.

    Annually, the Troy Chamber’s Best of Troy Committee recognizes quality investment and reinvestment made by local building owners and tenants in Troy. The Chamber is looking for a variety of project types and sizes. Judging is based on function, uniqueness, use of space and aesthetics. In order to qualify, nominations must be a Troy Chamber member.

    “The City of Troy continues to see growth and redevelopment and as a Chamber, we want to recognize and honor those businesses which have made substantial investment in our community”, said Ara Topouzian, President & CEO of Troy Chamber of Commerce.

    Last year’s recipients included: Basso Design Group, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, DSM Engineering Plastics, Horizon Global, Innovative Learning Group, Tyler Technologies and Walsh College.

    Nominations should be submitted to Troy Chamber staff at 248-641-8151 or by email theteam@troychamber.com no later than Friday, November 3, 2017. Awards will be presented at the Chamber’s annual meeting in January 2018.

  10. STEM.org™ Founder Andrew Raupp to Keynote Troy Chamber Young Leaders Panel

    On Thursday, October 26, the Troy Chamber will host Next Generation Troy, an event featuring young professionals that are championing the next generation of purposeful leadership. The event will take place at Next Wave Media Lab (950 Stephenson Hwy, Troy) from 8-10 a.m. The event begins with a conversational keynote by Andrew Raupp, Founder & Executive Director of STEM.org™. He will discuss disruption’s positive and negative impacts on manufacturing, education, politics, retail, investing, jobs and more. Following the keynote, Raupp will join a panel discussion moderated by Roop Raj, Anchor at Fox 2 Detroit. Read the rest of this entry »

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