Ribbon Cutting: Tonia’s Victorian Rose in Downtown Rochester

Tonia's Victorian Rose held a Ribbon Cutting this Spring in Downtown Rochester "I guess I’ve always been a 'foodie' and I blame my Mom and Grandma, because they were such great cooks," said Tonia Rangarajan-Carsten, new owner of Tonia's Victoria Road Tea Room & More. Loretta Curry was the previous owner of the business, and in mid-December of 2016 she handed the keys to Tonia after being in business for 21 years. Tonia re-opened in early January 2017 with just a few small changes. … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: RE/MAX Defined in Oakland Township

Re/Max Defined opened their Oakland Township location recently and hosted a ribbon cutting through the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce on June 21, the first day summer. Food and drink welcomed guests, agents, and local leaders to their large office at the NW corner of Adams and Silverbell Roads. Under the leadership of Andrea Esse, this new office will offer all the services customers need for buying and selling real estate. "The best home for top producing agents," is their … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Starting Line Health and Fitness

Chip Werner founded Starting Line Health and Fitness in 2010 "with a desire to create a different experience for athletes as well as coaches," said Werner. "I am a 20+ year veteran coach in the sports and fitness world. I watched my beloved field become a corporate monster where clients became investment opportunities. Our athletes, their goals, and our commitment are the sole focus of this business." What kind of athletes are your customers? "We train high school, college, and … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: IGNITE Media Group New Location

IGNITE Media Group hosted a ribbon cutting on June 8 to welcome community leaders, family, and friends to their new location in Rochester Hills. They are a full-service marking agency that produces all their work in-house, which includes web and print design, video production, and more. Founded in 2013, IGNITE is ran by three Oakland University graduates, two of whom attended Rochester high schools. Patrick Shannon - Designer Nickolas Monteleone - Developer Chris Crouin - Digital, … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: AAA Insurance Crooks Corner Open for Business

AAA branch owners, Kathleen Novetsky and Craig Zmijewski, welcomed friends, family, and members of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce to a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 7. While they opened their doors a few months ago, warmer weather always makes for a good afternoon of photos, cake & custard, and welcoming announcements. "I grew up in NW Detroit, then West Bloomfield before attending/graduating from the University of Detroit, where I met my husband. We are an active family … [Read more...]

Rochester Sidewalk Sales

Sidewalk Sales July 14, 15 & 16 Nothing says summer in Downtown Rochester quite like Sidewalk Sales. Back for its 61th Year, Sidewalk Sales will kick-off on Thursday, July 14. “Over the years Sidewalk Sales has become something to expect during the summer in Downtown Rochester”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “For many it isn’t summer without three days filled with shopping, dining, and family-friendly … [Read more...]

Free Beer for Dad on Father’s Day

Celebrate Father’s Day at CJ Mahoney’s with Free Beer CJ Mahoney’s in Rochester Hills is inviting families to celebrate Father’s Day with them this year. Families will be able to enjoy a casual meal and take in a sports game or two with their dad. Every dad who comes to CJ Mahoney’s on Sunday will be treated to a free beer to recognize them on this special day.  Rochester Hills resident Brandon Shaya and his wife Jessica are the proud owners of CJ Mahoney’s and Brandon knows a thing or two … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Opening Day

Searching for a sure sign of spring? Head to the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market on Opening Day, Saturday, May 7. Celebrating its 17th season, the Farmers’ Market is a frequent stop for area residents to enjoy the vibrant colors, aromas and flavors of southeast Michigan’s growing season. Located at the corner of E. Third and Water Street, just one block east of Main Street, the market is open every Saturday, May 7 through October 29, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. "The Downtown … [Read more...]

Giving Tuesday with RHPL

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will be participating in “Giving Tuesday” on December 1. Unlike other seasonal events that are linked to commercial activity—Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday—this one is designed to stimulate giving back via monetary donations to charity. It’s actually a global effort; more details can be found at Twitter at #GivingTuesday. Locally, the Friends are the non-profit volunteer group that supports the library via volunteering, … [Read more...]

Custom Sugar Cookies by What a Dish Bakery

What a Dish Chris Coulter spent over 30 years in the restaurant industry and in the fall of last year started What a Dish, LLC based in Rochester Hills. She had this idea for a catering business that would specialize in custom-decorated sugar cookies. “I have a passion for cooking and baking,” said Coulter, “Serving people and having them enjoy what I make.” What a Dish uses a commercial kitchen and does not have a storefront. Visit their website to see the photos of their custom sugar … [Read more...]