The Trotwood Chamber of Commerce welcomes you! In 1979 the Trotwood-Madison Chamber of Commerce was created by a group of business leaders who felt the need to have an organization that would help nurture Trotwood businesses. In 1996 when the City of Trotwood merged with Madison Township, the board of directors determined that the organization's name should be changed to the Trotwood Chamber of Commerce.
The first director was Arthur Wallace, working from an office at 100 E. Main Street in Trotwood. There have been several directors since. The office has been relocated several times and today it is located on the Friendship Village Campus at 5790 Denlinger Road-Suite 4011.
The Chamber works with businesses, government, the non-profit sector, and individuals to build a positive economic environment to ensure and enhance the quality of life in Trotwood and the region. We strive to be a positive voice for the community by sponsoring many events to enhance the business experience and educate business leaders.
Trotwood Chamber of Commerce continues to find new ways to help businesses prepare for success and to help them grow. Our belief is that it is imperative that we support local businesses as they are the backbone of our existence.
Marie Battle, CAP
To the Members of the Trotwood Chamber of Commerce:
Greetings and Happy New Year to all! It will be my pleasure to serve as chamber president for 2014.
2013 was a busy and productive year. We were pleased to be able to host exciting events, including the State of the City Address, Health Expo at Hara Arena, the 5th Annual Golf Outing in September, and the Business of the Year Annual Banquet in November. In addition, we had several informative workshops throughout the year.
Congratulations to Sisters of the Precious Blood and to Trotwood Florist who were selected from many nominations as the top two businesses of 2013, and to the businesses who received milestone awards for their longevity in Trotwood. Congratulations also to Board member Ray Garner, who received a lifetime achievement award for his many years of service to the chamber. On a sad note, the chamber lost longtime board member, Loren Gross (Salem Towing), who passed away unexpectedly.
On behalf of the chamber board of directors, I would like to thank all who have participated in and attended our events. A special thank you goes to Friendship Village for housing our office and giving us a great venue for meetings and our annual dinner.
In 2014, we hope to continue with many activities, for which we need your participation. I encourage all members to become active in the chamber and help the board of directors produce workshops and events. Our goal, as always, is to help the business community and to promote Trotwood as a great location to have a business. Chamber membership offers benefits that enhance your business, which in turn, enhances the quality of living in our city.
The Trotwood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Trotwood continually work together to improve and build our business community, helping to grow through tough economic times.
Chamber members, we want you to step forward – volunteer, suggest ideas and help with future events. Please contact our very capable executive director, Marie Battle, at the chamber office with your plans to participate.
I am looking forward to your becoming active this year.
Dr. Karen Celik, President
Trotwood Chamber of Commerce