Category Archives: Member Press Release

  1. 1st Securities Mortgage Offers Troy Chamber Members a Special Offer

    Are you looking to purchase a refinance your home? I am here to help!. Let 1st Sercurties help you to not only take advantage of low rates, but take advantage of a free appraisal ($520 value).  We would love to help you save money or purchase a home. Tracey Okonski is always available for a chat at 248-421-1667.

  2. MDC’s Designers’ Own Homes Tour Extended Through October 18

    You asked and we listened! Due to overwhelming interest, the viewing window to watch Michigan Design Center’s Designers’ Own Homes Virtual Tour has been extended through October 18. Don’t miss your opportunity to see how interior designers furnish their own residences during the virtual design event of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

  3. OCC welcomes First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

    ROYAL OAK, Mich., Sept. 27, 2021 — OCC shined brightly in the national spotlight as First Lady Dr. Jill Biden joined U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona and Congressman Andy Levin (MI-9th district) at the College’s Royal Oak campus on Friday, Sept. 24. The visit anchored Cardona’s weeklong Return to School Road Trip bus tour, where the Secretary and his team met with students and educators from pre-kindergarten through higher education, across five states in the Midwest. Read the rest of this entry »

  4. EAFocus Director awarded academic scholarship to continue MBA studies at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business

    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications,, 248.260.8466; Lucie Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications,, 248.925.6726

    Rochester, Mich. – October 1, 2021 – Lucie Fornasiero, Director at EAFocus Communications, a Rochester-based public relations firm, is pleased to be a recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Douglas and Joan C. Deas Memorial Scholarship. The award will assist in her pursuit of a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business during the 2021-2022 school year. Read the rest of this entry »

  5. Celebrating a Positive Year for Piping Plovers

    As the weather cools in Michigan and we bid summer farewell, a very special community of shorebirds takes wing on their annual southward migration. Piping plovers are small, endangered birds who are commonly found in the northern Great Lakes region and return here each summer to breed. Read the rest of this entry »

  6. Troy Chamber President’s Cat & Feline Fund Chief MEOWketing Officer, Jazz wins “Hour Detroit’s Petfest” for Cutest Pet in Metro Detroit

    After nearly two months filled with tons of submissions and thousands of votes, Hour Detroit Magazine’s hunt for the state’s cutest pet in Metro Detroit came to a close with a local cat named Jazz winning the contest by a landslide.

    Jazz is a 7-year-old Devon Rex cat owned by Troy Chamber President and CEO, Tara Tomcsik-Husak and husband Michael Husak.

    In addition, Jazz is the Chief MEOWketing Officer for Feline Fund (, a new nonprofit dedicated to helping local cat rescue organizations fund the business and medical needs to keep foster cats healthy, ready to be adopted, and help them find their FURRever homes.

    “Obviously, I am a proud cat mom, but I am even more excited that Jazz is going to use this platform to help fund business and veterinary needs for rescue cats. He has already raised enough money for 30 rescue cats to get spayed/neutered and be one step closer to finding the forever families,” said Tomcsik-Husak, “While it is always great to say that we have the “CUTEST PET” in Metro Detroit… It’s even better to say our cat is making a difference.”

    Jazz will be featured in a two-page spread in the October edition of Hour Magazine and will be on their website for an entire year until the 2022 winner is announced.

    To see all the candidates and learn more about Jazz go to

    For media inquiries, contact Tara Tomcsik- Husak, President and CEO, Troy Chamber of Commerce, at 734-945-5895,

  7. Award Recognizes Detroit Zoological Society’s Commitment to Diversity

    In recognition of its commitment to diversity and community engagement, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has been honored with a 2021 Diversity Champion award from Corp! Magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. The Troy Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Sydney Dych as the new Marketing and Events Specialist.

    September 24, 2021—Troy, MI — The Troy Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Sydney Dych as the new Marketing and Events Specialist. Read the rest of this entry »

  9. Rehmann Named to List of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Metro Detroit

    TROY, MI., Sept. 24, 2021 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm, has been named to the 2021 list of Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. This marks the company’s 19th consecutive year being recognized. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Meet Grizzly Bear Jebbie, a Companion for Polar Bear Laerke

    An orphaned grizzly bear cub from Tok, Alaska has found sanctuary at the Detroit Zoo. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) received reports of a grizzly bear cub wandering alone near a neighborhood in June. Much too young to be separated from his mother, the ADF&G moved him to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage for immediate care and a health assessment before he was transferred to the Detroit Zoo. Read the rest of this entry »


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