Experience Troy Magazine

TROY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2024 BOARD CHAIR “The energy and synergy at the Troy Chamber events is unmatched! The love, the fun, the authenticity, and the care and concern for all members (and potential new members who visit our events) is what sets the Troy Chamber apart from other Chambers of Commerce in and around the state! I also love the diversity of the membership, as well as the diversity of the types of events the Troy Chamber hosts for members. There is literally something for everyone!” MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS “Joining the Troy Chamber of Commerce has been an invaluable decision for my business. The networking opportunities have opened doors to new partnerships and clientele. The supportive community within the chamber has made me feel connected and engaged, turning strangers into family. The Chamber's commitment to promoting local businesses has not only boosted my visibility but also enhanced my credibility in the community. The collaborative spirit and shared knowledge among Chamber members creates a dynamic and thriving ecosystem. I appreciate the chamber's dedication to fostering a vibrant business community, making it an indispensable asset for any entrepreneur. I’m proud to be an Ambassador of such an impactful and supportive organization.” “The Troy Chamber has definitely benefited our organization by helping us obtain a $10,000 grant introduced at one of our monthly NPN meetings. In addition, we have been able to gain awareness of other small and large nonprofits and benefitted from their experiences, both positive and negative. The Troy Chamber has embraced and promoted the nonprofit sector at every opportunity and has been a strong ally from the very beginning. I never hesitate to answer a resounding YES, when asked if you should join the Troy Chamber of Commerce.” TENITA JOHNSON SO IT IS WRITTEN LLC PAUL DRIES F.I.T FINANCIAL GROUP ANN COMISKEY TROY WOMEN’S CHARITABLE ASSOC. Chamber member for 30+ years. I joined the chamber to reach more people. As a mortgage originator, my job is part underwriter and part sales. Sales being the bigger part. After investigating different chambers and referral groups, I decided that the Troy Chamber gave me the best chance to reach more prospective clients. I should also note that the relationships I have made over the years, have been an asset to my clients. It’s not always about making the sale, but it is always about being able to help others find the products and services they need and connecting them with people I like and trust. Troy Chamber membership helps me find those trusted partners. As I look forward to 2024, I am honored to not only be a member of the Troy Chamber board of directors, but to also be the board chairperson. I am excited about our new relationship with Walsh College of which I am a proud alumni. Our new office at Walsh is spectacular and the new tuition discount programs will help many chamber members further their education at one of the best business colleges there is. MARK GELBMAN “My favorite part of my membership is the organization’s inclusion. I love showing up for events and being immediately included in networking. You will never find yourself alone at an event, unless you want to be!” COLLEEN THOMPSON BRIDGEBUILDING STRATEGIES CALIBER/NEWREZ 18 ❙ EXPERIENCE TROY