The Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, originally the Troy Community Boosters
Club, had its beginning In 1934 when 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.