Category Archives: Chamber Press Release

  1. 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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  2. 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 »

  3. 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 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 »

  4. 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!

  5. 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 »

  6. 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 »

  7. 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 »

  8. 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

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  9. 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.

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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.

  10. 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 »


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