The Orion Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to facilitating community leadership to create economic prosperity. That leadership begins with you, our members. We welcome the chance to work with you on important issues that will shape our area’s future prosperity. From education to small business, community relations to business recruitment, Chamber involvement is a great way to connect your company with the local community, build a positive reputation and network to expand your resources. Members who participate on committees quickly learn that there are strong benefits to their chamber membership. Not only do committees allow them to build relationships with other business leaders, they also find opportunities to further their business interests.
This committee welcomes new members, attends ribbon-cuttings and grand openings for new businesses and helps recruit new members. Ambassadors receive updates on new area businesses and plan ongoing new member recruitment strategies.
February 2018 Ambassador Spotlight
Grant Fodor, AAMS®
Edward Jones Financial Advisor
In 2008, I began my career with Edward Jones, opening the Lake Orion office in 2010, adjacent to the downtown area right on Lake Orion.
A graduate of Wayne State University with a bachelor of science degree in business, a major in finance and a minor in economics, I played four years of football on a scholarship, serving as team captain for two years. Later, I received my AAMS® (Accredited Asset Management Specialist) designation from the College for Financial Planning.
At Edward Jones, I have served as a visiting veteran in the St. Louis home office, helping mentor the newest financial advisors in the firm from around the country during their initial training courses. Currently, I serve as a field trainer and financial advisor coach in the Metro Detroit region, helping train new financial advisors, as well as helping seasoned financial advisors take their business to the next level.
In 2015, I accepted an offer to become a limited partner at Edward Jones. The firm was organized into a partnership in 1974 by Ted Jones (son of Edward D. Jones) and has remained privately held since. Edward Jones as a firm is wholly owned by the employees.
Born and raised in Lake Orion, my wife, Elise, and I now reside in Oxford with our daughter, Paige and son, Owen. I am an active member of the Lake Orion Rotary Club, as well as past president, past secretary and fundraising chairman; an ambassador for the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce; and a parishioner at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
My branch office administrator, Jan, previously worked in marketing and public relations in the automotive and insurance industries. She graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor of science degree in journalism/public relations and from Indiana Wesleyan University with a master of science degree in management. She is involved with the board of the Orion Township Friends of the Library and volunteers for the Detroit Grand Prix. She attends Lake Orion United Methodist Church.