The Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, originally the Troy Community Boosters Club, had its beginning In 1934when the members of the club decided that their objectives could be better accomplished through the development of a true Chamber of Commerce. Records indicate that the first official board meeting was held June 27, 1939, and on August 31, 1944, a Certificate of Organization Membership was issued for Troy Chamber of Commerce, Ohio by the United States Chamber of Commerce.
The first projects of this organization were concerned with the advancement of retail trade for Troy. On March 7, 1957 the Troy Chamber of Commerce was incorporated under the state laws of Ohio. The mission of this organization was to promote the civic, commercial, industrial, professional, and agricultural welfare of the City of Troy and vicinity.
Today, the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce is an active advocate for business has a far reaching mission and works to protect our community’s economic base and improve the quality of life through the monitoring, action and communication on issues affecting business. The Troy Chamber is affiliated with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the United States Chamber of Commerce. The Ohio and United States Chambers are recognized as advocates for business at the state and national levels. The Troy Area Chamber is one of only a few Ohio Chambers accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Directing the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce is the board of directors consisting of 19 members. The board governs all of the Chamber’s activities, programs, and finances, acting on the recommendations of the Chamber committees, councils, and task forces. The committees and councils work hard to develop programs that support the growth of Troy business community.
In 1984 the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Troy, initiated the Troy Development Council, a public/private partnership dedicated to the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new business and industry. Troy, Ohio is a progressive city of 30,000 with a reputation for its "can do" attitude, hospitality and pride in its accomplishments. Located along I-75 ten minutes north of the I-75 & I-70 interchange, Troy is ideally situated. Our 90 - minute market covers 50% of the U. S. population and over 60% of the U. S. manufacturing. Since 1984, the Troy Development Council has assisted industry in the investment of over $3 billion and the creation of over 8,600 new jobs.
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