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
Members of the Trotwood Chamber:
It is a pleasure to be involved with the Trotwood Chamber of Commerce and I consider it an honor to represent this group as president for 2013.
2012 was a busy year for the Trotwood Chamber. Some of our more important initiatives this past year were to involve Chamber members through quarterly membership meetings, workshops and various networking events. We were proud
to host the State of the City Address and offer opportunities for our members to hear elected officials speak. In September we held the annual golf outing at Moss Creek Golf Club and in November we hosted the annual meeting to recognize our
large and small business of the year. Congratulations to Mercy Siena Retirement Community and Salem Woods Apartments. During this meeting we also were able to give "Years of Service" awards recognizing sixteen businesses that have continued to provide service in our community.
As a Chamber we will continue to focus on new ways to provide valuable services and benefits to our membership. It is my hope that in 2013 the Chamber can provide our members with ways to improve business, networking, and support
through the Chamber's efforts. This year we will be hosting a Health & Business Enrichment Expo for our local businesses to showcase services or goods that they are able to provide. This event is on April 27th at Dayton Hara Arena. The Expo will spotlight Trotwood businesses as well as other businesses in the surrounding area, and hopefully encourage growth and awareness for your business. Please contact Marie Battle at 937.837.1484 or visit our website at
www.trotwoodchamber.org, to participate.
I believe that the Chamber and the City are working hard to help Trotwood grow and thrive during difficult times. There are many individuals who care about making Trotwood a great place for businesses and residents alike. I would
encourage you to become involved with your city in any way you can. Together we can have an impact in our community through shopping locally, volunteering, or assisting in promotion of local businesses. I look forward to a productive year.
President, Trotwood Chamber of Commerce