Category Archives: Chamber Press Release

  1.™ 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™. 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 »

  2. State associations and leaders recognized for excellence

    Three longtime Michigan association leaders were inducted into the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ (MSAE) Hall of Fame at the MSAE 16th Annual Diamond Awards event Sept. 14 in Dearborn. Barb Barden, retired executive director, Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Kris Nicholoff, CEO/executive director, Michigan Osteopathic Association; and Amy L. Smith, AAP, CAE, vice president/executive director, The Clearing House Payments Authority, were honored for their career accomplishments in association management.  Read the rest of this entry »

  3. Troy Chamber Event Highlights Influential Women in Local Biz Community

    September 14, 2017TROY, MI — On Thursday, September 28, 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 MSU Management Education Center (811 W Square Lake Dr, Troy) from 8-9:30 a.m. Read the rest of this entry »

  4. Rossman Saxe, P.C. Expands Into Grand Rapids Market

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    The Troy law firm of Rossman Saxe, P.C. ( has expanded its geographical reach into Grand Rapids. On Monday, August 7, 2017, the business litigation and transaction firm opened an office on Fulton Street in connection with a joint venture and mutual Of Counsel relationship into which it entered with the established Grand Rapids law firm of Plachta Murphy & Associates, P.C. ( Read the rest of this entry »

  5. Troy Restaurants Gear up for Restaurant Week, August 20-25

    August 7, 2017TROY, MI — Add some flavor to your summer with special menus crafted just for Troy Restaurant Week, taking place Sunday, August 20 through Friday, August 25. The week-long event features 25 fine dining and family restaurants throughout Troy. Most menus include 3 courses and range from $10 to $40 for lunch and dinner. To make reservations or view menus, visit Read the rest of this entry »

  6. Assistance League receives $15,000 grant from the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation

    ALAssistance League of Southeastern Michigan received a $15,000 grant from the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation. The funds will support three Assistance League philanthropic programs: Assault Survivor Kits, Link to Creative Teaching and Operation School BellÒ. All programs serve local families and students by clothing, feeding, educating and comforting people in need.

    The donation was presented to Assistance League by Cheryle Gambaro, a board member of the Elliott Memorial Foundation. Read the rest of this entry »

  7. Troy Chamber President/CEO Elected to MSAE Board of Directors

    Ara Topouzian, Troy Chamber President/CEO Elected to Michigan Society of Association Executives Board of Directors

     July 26, 2017TROY, MI — On Thursday, July 13, Ara Topouzian, President & CEO, Troy Chamber of Commerce was elected for a three-year term to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE). This was announced at their annual OrgPro conference which was held in Port Huron, Michigan.

    MSAE has served the association management and meetings industries since 1927. Today MSAE functions as an information resource and professional network for more than 700 executives in Michigan’s association and nonprofit communities.

    “MSAE is honored to be able to secure thought leaders to our Board. These Board members make sure that MSAE, the association for the association management profession is the key resource to advance the professionalism and knowledge, and share successes of, the sector. Ara has the prospective that the industry respects.” says Cheryl Ronk, CAE, CMP, FASAE, President, MSAE.

    “I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the MSAE Board and looking forward to giving back to an organization that has been a great professional asset in my life,” says Topouzian.

    Topouzian is currently pursuing a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation which remains the symbol for excellence in every facet of association management.

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

    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 Wednesday, 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 »

  9. Troy Chamber Welcomes 11 New Members in June

    The Troy Chamber of Commerce welcomed 11 new members in June. The new members are a diverse group, ranging from mortgage and title services to catering and advertising. “We’re excited to help these new members make connections and provide tools to grow their business,” says Sheila Denstaedt, Director of Membership Services.

    Here is a list of the new members:

    Gold Members:

    Class Appraisal


    Silver Members:

    Lambert Leser

    Oray- King Wealth Advisors

    Tipping Point


    Bronze Members:

    Mercantile Bank of Michigan

    Michigan Renaissance Festival

    Nico Krohn – 3DXReal Estate

    The Big Salad of Troy

    The Sweetest Gourmet

    Title Partners, LLC


    Community Organization:

    Michigan Youth Empowerment Foundation

    For more information on membership, visit the Troy Chamber website:



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    Wear anything cow-like – Receive a free entrée from Open to 7 p.m.