Chairman, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce
As general manager of TPC Valencia, one of the region’s premier venues for golf and more, Troy Hooper already held one key leadership position in Santa Clarita. He’s pulling double duty in 2018 to front the valley’s chamber of commerce.
On the web: www.scvchamber.com
1. What are the chamber’s priorities for this year?
We are intensely focused on bringing a great value to our members. We are excited about the plans we have for many areas in our community. We have added new programs like the Current Affairs Forum and HR Coffee Talk. We are honored to have Dr. Dianne Van Hook, chancellor of College of the Canyons, leading The Chamber Institute in developing a CEO thinktank and a professional development program for business leadership, as well. We are adding two new events this year: A Health Symposium and Business Expo. We are also focused on growing and strengthening three of our core Business Councils: Government Affairs, Latino Business Alliance and NextSCV.
2. What motivated you to seek out the chairman’s role, and how do you believe your experience can benefit the local business community?
Having served on the board during a turnaround year, I thought this was a great opportunity to help lead the chamber forward. I have a wide range of professional experiences that span multiple industries. I have worked all over the country and around the world. The one thing I know best is how to share my passion for any given topic. I believe that my operations background coupled with my unwavering belief in this community’s power to continue to improve itself and reach beyond our valley to touch others is going to be a powerful combination.
3. As the chamber works now to build on its 2017 resurgence, what is happening to drive momentum at TPC Valencia, where you serve – in your day job – as general manager?
ARCIS Golf has continued its commitment to being a great business partner in the SCV. TPC Valencia will undergo a variety of enhancements and refurbishments. We will have the much-needed resources to accelerate on improving our service and creating extraordinary experiences for our members and guests.
4. Why do you believe chamber membership is important and valuable for businesses, new and old, across the SCV?The power of a collective voice. Whether your focus is on networking, community involvement, government affairs, or personal and professional development for yourself or your staff, the SCV Chamber of Commerce has resources to improve your life. Building relationships and creating raving fans within a group that is there for the same purpose can only result in positive returns. We all benefit from growing our membership and focusing our efforts for the betterment of all in our valley and beyond.