Amy Hallochak is the Marketing Manager at the Detroit Economic Club. She is a creative force in her organization, and with her data-driven approach to digital marketing, has significantly enhanced the member experience. Amy is committed to excellence, maintains a positive attitude, and inspires others with her eager spirit to continuously bolster the product for her organization and its clients.


Amy’s talent goes beyond the DEC and is showcased in her entrepreneurial spirit. Her home décor and gift business, Bernadine’s Designs, was launched in June 2017. Each year she carefully crafts hundreds of meaningful products for clients all over the United States.

Additionally, Amy gives back to the metro Detroit community by serving as a mentor for the Detroit Economic Club Career Readiness Academy, which is a career mentorship program offered to high school students.

The best part is that this is just the start for her! It’s her can-do attitude, integrity and commitment to her work that will surely continue to pave her career path.

Amy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising and Public Relations, and Film and Video Production from Grand Valley State University, as well as an Event Planning Certificate from Schoolcraft College. Prior to the DEC, she held positions at CBS Radio/Entercom, Doner Advertising, and The Parade Company. She is also an active member of Detroit Together Digital and the Grand Valley Alumni Association.

A little bit more about Amy…

When I reflect on a moment that I am proud of, I think of…

The first video I created for the DEC that was shown during an event. It was for the 2019 Career Readiness Academy (CRA) graduation. I was thrilled to FINALLY use my video skills to create something attention-grabbing and different from years past. After 3.5 years with the DEC, I still get the same butterflies when showing my work.

As I continue to grow, I am hopeful for…

Expanding Bernadine’s Designs and finding new ways to market the DEC.”

During my free time, I …

Love attending live events (concerts, musicals, and sporting events), spending time outside in the summer months, and continuing my education through webinars and networking groups.”

If I could give advice to my 20-year-old self, I would say…

It’s okay to fail. Every failure is a learning experience; you don’t need to dwell on it.”