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 firstname.lastname@example.org., we will return your call within 24 hours.
Marie Battle, CAP
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.
2016 was a year of evaluation by the chamber board. Among other things, we held several well-attended business-after-hours events, several business helpful workshops, and we built a scope of work that will be used to guide our decisions and activities throughout the future. It will be a guide that changes with our needs and objectives but it is a guide to help us stay on track to achieving results.
Fifty people attended the annual business awards dinner in November where we awarded our large and small businesses of the year and had several special recognitions. Congratulations to the businesses that received rewards or special recognition. Recipients for 2016 were Alliance Torque Converts for small business and Epix Tube Company received large business of the year.
For 2017 the board is focused on improving your return on your membership investment and growing our membership. Please reach out to a board member and share your thoughts regarding how we can improve.
To help us improve our understanding of members and their businesses, we are holding some of our board meetings at member businesses. Please call Marie if you would like for us to visit your business. We are also planning several business-after-hours events and a full business expo. We are planning to hold a business expo every other year. This is a considerable project and we could use your help! Please reach out to Marie or a board member if you want to volunteer.
The board asked some students from Trotwood High School to create a new logo for the chamber. We had some great ideas submitted and we are working on finalizing a new logo. Working with students is a win-win strategy. The chamber will get a new logo and the students have had some real life experience to include in their resumes.
Many positive things happened in Trotwood in 2016. Among them, the Community Improvement Corporation worked with 13 properties, more than double the number of homes impacted in 2015. The CIC also hired a full-time executive director who is very engaged in economic development activities.
I am honored to be president of your board and I hope to serve you well throughout 2017. Please reach out to me if I can help you in any way.