Welcome

The Trotwood Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our community. The Chamber was formed in 1979 when a group of business leaders felt the need to have an organization that would help nurture the businesses in Trotwood so they created the Trotwood-Madison Chamber of Commerce. In 1996 when the City merged with Madison Township, the board of directors determined the organization's name should be changed to Trotwood Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber strives to be a positive voice for the community and sponsor many events to enhance the business experience and educate business owners, as well as the community. We are members of the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance, Ohio Chambers, Miami Valley Military Affairs, and other organizations.

The Chamber publishes a monthly newsletter and a different member is profiled in our newsletter every month. We also focus on new members and encourage them to write an article to be included in the newsletter. The Chamber is working with the City of Trotwood for the economic growth of our City and community. We focus on retaining members and recruiting new members... we are available to serve you! Should you have questions, please call the Chamber at 937.837.1484 or email mbattle@trotwoodchamber.org., we will return your call within 24 hours.

Marie Battle, CAP
Executive Director

Our Mission Statement

The Trotwood Chamber of Commerce works with businesses, government, the non-profit sector, and individuals to build a positive economic environment to ensure and enhance quality of life in Trotwood and the region.

President's Note

Bethany Yost, Trotwood Chamber of Commerce PresidentLast year outgoing president, Bruce Kettle, predicted that Trotwood was beginning to see some light at the end of a dark economic tunnel. I too believe that we are in the beginning stages of a new era. In 2015 there were several positive signs. One, we saw 20 local businesses expand, commit to move into Trotwood or actually move into Trotwood. And, two, the Community Improvement Corporation worked with 20 properties, helping to stabilize some of our residential areas. Additionally, the city is focused on economic development in ways identified through the economic plan that was retooled in 2013 by a large, diverse group of Trotwood residents and business leaders.

If we look only at each individual business success or each individual house improvement, we might miss the bigger picture. When we step back and see the total impact of these economic foundational building blocks we can see that a new future with a fresh beginning is starting to emerge.

Businesses and organizations continually evolve themselves in order to stay relevant as people and communities change. The chamber is no exception. So this year we will be evaluating our role in the current development of Trotwood and seeking to evolve in a way that is beneficial to our members and community.

Our board is compiled of members that represent non-profit community organizations, large corporate businesses, small local businesses, government, and education. Some of our members have been on the board for a long time while others’ tenure is much shorter. I believe that the diversity of our board makes us stronger and better able to facilitate the positive direction of our current state.

As part of our evolution, the board will invest considerable time and effort clarifying our focus and what benefits and services are most beneficial to our members. Please assist us in this endeavor by reaching out to a board member and sharing with them your thoughts on how we might better assist you in your business or organization, or share with us how your business is changing to meet the current needs of your customers.

Talking and working together better enables all of us to see and seize new opportunities. For your convenience, below this article I will list our board members and the role they currently have in our community along with their contact information. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts.

Please consider attending one or two of our networking After Hours events or our Annual Dinner. These events offer opportunities to get to know other community leaders and to share. Many times, business owners and managers will find new customers at these events, so come on out and enjoy some good food and company while you promote your business!

I am honored to be president of your board and I hope to serve you well throughout 2016. Please reach out to me if I can help you in any way.

Bethany

 

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