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.

“We are honored to sponsor this program,” said David LeVasseur, Vice President of Retail Sales at Main Street Bank. “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 $12,000 in cash prizes to Troy schools, with $12,000 of that money being won by Hamilton Elementary.

The program was made possible thanks to the support of 13 local restaurants including: Cedar Grille, Estia Greek Street Food, Shield’s Restaurant Bar Pizzeria, Papa Romano’s Pizza / Mr. Pita, Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Granite City Food & Brewery, Tropical Smoothie Café, Steelhouse Tavern, Mr. Kabob Xpress, La Marsa, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Insalata and The Big Salad of Troy.

The Step Up to the Plate program is slated to run again in spring of 2018. Visit or call 248-641-8151 for details about how you can participate.


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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.