Category Archives: Chamber Press Release

  1. Education 2.0 Event Presenting Sponsor Kelly Services Invests in Business Talent Group to Advance the Economy

    Kelly Services based in Troy, MI Invests in Business Talent Group to Advance the Gig Economy

    Not only is Troy-based Kelly Services, a large workforce solutions company, they are committed to getting involved to better Oakland County as a whole. This year they became the presenting sponsor for the upcoming Troy Chamber Education 2.0, an event highlighting the relationship between educational institutions and the future of the Michigan workforce. In addition this week Kelly Services announced it has made an equity investment in Business Talent Group (BTG), a leading market place for on-demand consultants, experts, and executives.  Read the rest of this entry »

  2. SS Digital Media Looks to Digital Summit Detroit To Expand Team

    TROY, Mich. – SS Digital Media, an integrated marketing and sales growth agency, will sponsor and present at the 2018 Digital Summit Detroit, at Cobo Center, September 12-13, 2018. The Detroit event is one of the best attended Digital Summit conferences out of the 20 held annually in the United States.

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  3. Top of Troy: Women of Influence

    Troy Chamber Event Highlights Influential Women in Local Business Community

    August 6, 2018TROY, MI — On Wednesday, September 19, the Troy Chamber will host an event highlighting four of the area’s top female business leaders for breakfast and a panel discussion. The event will take place at Beaumont Hospital Troy in the Moceri Learning Center Qazi Auditorium. (44201 Dequindre Rd,Troy) from 8-9:30 a.m. Read the rest of this entry »

  4. Live music announcement for upcoming July event, Grillin’ With The Prez

    Troy Chamber of Commerce announces live music selection for upcoming July event, Grillin’ With The Prez!

    With upcoming July event, Grillin’ With The Prez right around the corner, the excitement for one of the most looked forward to events of the year builds. One reason for the building excitement is the conformation that the live music at the event will be preformed by the Detroit-based group The Next Generation Funk Brothers. Read the rest of this entry »

  5. Troy Chamber Hosts Annual “Grillin’ with the Prez” Summer BBQ

    Back by popular demand, this fun-filled event celebrates its 5th year!

    July 26, 2018TROY, MI — Join the Troy Chamber and its members for an evening of networking, delicious food, live music and fun at our annual “Grillin’ with the Prez” event. Chamber President & CEO, Ara Topouzian, will be manning the grill for this summer networking event on Thursday, July 26 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Centennial building (100 E. Big Beaver Rd, Troy). Read the rest of this entry »

  6. 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 or call 248-641-8151 for details about how you can participate.

  7. 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 For more information call 248-641-8151 or e-mail:

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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.

  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, 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 –

    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

  9. 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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  10. 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 »


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