About Michael Dwyer

Michael Dwyer is a freelance content provider. Michael writes about happenings in the Rochester area, travels across Michigan and destinations around the world. Contact him at michael@rochestermedia.com.

Ribbon Cutting: All-Pro Physical Therapy

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming All-Pro Physical Therapy to Rochester and to the Chamber All-Pro Physical Therapy clinic offers expertise in advanced manual therapies, and orthopedic, neurological, and sports injury rehabilitation, and in partnership with Retro Fitness brings a new option to support lifelong health and wellness. All-Pro Physical Therapy is now open in Rochester. It brings local, award-winning patient-focused physical … [Read more...]

Carson’s is Closing, What You Should Know

"After 160 years, all of our stores nationwide are GOING OUT OF BUSINESS," is the what the email stated to customers of Carson's Department Stores. The early reports indicated only 42 locations would close, including three brands in Michigan - they operate Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, and Younkers - that was January. By February they were seeking bankruptcy protection. And then the email came on April 20. Carson's has 250 stores in 23 … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Aerial Coverage

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Aerial Coverage "The DRONE Company" to Rochester Hills and to the Chamber Aerial Coverage is focused on three core values: building relationships to grow businesses, providing high quality/professional work, and affordable prices for all of our clients. Their team of experienced pilots are fully insured and licensed through the Federal Aviation Association (FAA). Their pilots are only equipped with top of the … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Catalina Jewelers at the Village of Rochester Hills

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Catalina Jewelers of Rochester Hills to the Chamber Catalina Jeweler’s mission is to provide a world-class customer experience and the finest luxury items. As a family-owned business, they are passionate about partnering with the community, building long-term customer relationships driven on core values, and commitment to quality, honesty, and innovation. They invite guests to create a one of a kind experience … [Read more...]

The Strand Theatre in Downtown Pontiac Hosted L. Brooks Patterson’s 2018 State of the County

Highlights and Rochester Area Mentions Oakland County’s economic strength was front and center in L. Brooks Patterson’s 2018 State of the County speech Wednesday night at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Pontiac. Patterson began the speech announcing record investment in the county this past year. "Well, let’s talk about a record number, $1.2 billion – that’s "B" as in Brooks. That’s the amount 62 companies invested in Oakland County in 2017, setting a … [Read more...]

Premier Academy Gets the Green Light at the Busy Intersection of Adams and Tienken

The intersection of Adams Road and Tienken Road was described as "horrendous" by most of the residents Monday night at the Rochester Hills City Council meeting. The Premier Academy's new construction plan calls for their second location of daycare/learning space to be built on the southeast corner of the busy intersection. Locals, both for and against, weighed in on whether city council should approve the proposal: Request for Conditional Use Approval - Premier Academy, a proposed 14,911 … [Read more...]

Attending the 2018 North American International Auto Show?

Here's What You Need to Know Public Show - January 20-28, 2018 Where the automotive world comes together. Experience an automotive event unlike any other. At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) attendees will have the opportunity to see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars, to high-performance supercars and full-size trucks, NAIAS has something for everyone to enjoy. Special Days … [Read more...]

Landmark in Lights at Meadow Brook Hall for the 46th Annual Holiday Walk

Meadow Brook Hall’s 46th annual Holiday Walk runs through December 23, 2017. Visitors can tour the grand rooms of the great estate decked in elegant holiday decor, then stroll down candy cane lane to the land of “Santa & Sweets.” The Meadow Brook estate will shine a little brighter this holiday season during “Holiday Lights and Winter Nights.” For these special evening tours guests will experience the National Historic Landmark trimmed in lights then walk the lit path to the “Land of … [Read more...]

Photo Highlights of the 2017 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 66th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. This years' theme, Vintage Christmas. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. … [Read more...]

Would You Like To Be a Ski or Snowboard Instructor?

The Ski and Snowboard Schools at Mt. Holly Ski Resort and Pine Knob Resort are expanding for the 2017/18 season. Applicants must be 16 years of age and competent skiers/riders. No teaching experience is necessary. Interested applicants should be skiers and snowboarders with solid skiing/riding skills who can instructed in how to teach. An applicant does not have to be an expert skier/snowboarder; but must have good athletic skills, be able to communicate, have the ability to adapt their … [Read more...]