Contrary to what some might believe, the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce has been busier than ever over the last three months. “The C-19 has provided an opportunity for the Chamber to step up and do what we do best – connect people and serve as a community resource” said Dawn Mushill, Executive Director of the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal is to exceed our members’ expectations and show our members that we are there for them”. Things have been very different for the Chamber, including going virtual for networking events, communicating via Zoom for staff meetings and not being in the office together, as a team. “The three of us work together so well so we have tried to create the same teamwork via Zoom staff meetings, but it is just not the same” said Mushill. “Travis, Kim and I work very closely on every event and task. Kim has been with us for nine years and Travis has been with us for three years. We can actually finish each other’s sentences. Plus, I miss the bantering between the two of them and our office dogs” said Mushill. In an effort to remind the community that we have many small businesses in Troy, the Chamber has put together a coupon postcard that will be mailed out to all families and businesses within the four communities, as well as our Chamber members in other communities. The cards will provide discounts for participating restaurants, retailers and convenience stores. “We hope the coupons will remind everyone we have some great local businesses around” said Mushill. Several of the Chamber’s events will need to be rescheduled, including the Troy City Wide Garage Sale, the Troy Family Year of Fun, DesTROY Hate, E-cycling/shredding and others. The Chamber hopes to release some rescheduled dates soon. For rescheduling information or more information any of the events put on by the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce, visit their website at www.troymaryvillecoc.com or give them a call at 618-667-8769.