Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo in Monday November 13

Start your Shopping at the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo  You are invited to begin the holidays at the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo on Monday, November 13, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. Over 45 businesses will be displaying their products and services, just in time for the holidays. Attendees are encouraged to shop, discover holiday ideas and inspirations and explore all that the businesses have to offer. In addition to great shopping, product demonstrations, and … [Read more...]

Rochester Irish Connection and the Motor City Irish Dance Company

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting on October 4, welcoming the Rochester Irish Connection to their new and permanent home in Rochester Hills. David Walker, with Brookview Realty and board director with the chamber, offered a welcome describing them as an “all-encompassing performing arts, recreational and entertainment hub.” The Rochester Irish Connection is home of Motor City Irish Dance Company which offers Irish dance training and performance opportunities … [Read more...]

Chief Financial Named Financially Healthiest Credit Union in Michigan

Chief Financial Credit Union, headquartered in Rochester Hills, has been named 2017 Financially Healthiest Credit Union in Michigan and ranked in the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in the United States. The ranking, measured by DepositAccounts.com, makes Chief Financial Credit Union 36th healthiest credit union out of more than 10,000 financial institutions evaluated in the U.S. and number 1 out of 230 credit unions evaluated in Michigan. “We are honored to receive this recognition,” … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Retro Fitness of Rochester

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Retro Fitness of Rochester to the Chamber On September 14, community leaders, family, and friends welcomed Retro Fitness to their remodeled location in Downtown Rochester. Founded by Eric Casaburi in 2002, New Jersey-based Retro Fitness began franchising in 2006. Retro Fitness locations are found nationwide and are known for their state-of-the-art equipment, aerobic classes, cycling, boxing, team training, tanning, … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Massage Heights New Ownership

Paul and Jennifer Bialy took over as owners of Massage Heights in Rochester Hills on the first of May this year. The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting welcoming them to the chamber. Next to Trader Joe's at Walton and Adams, this franchise first opened in 2008, sold in 2013, and again this year. The Bialy's bring local ownership and control back to this location. Massage Heights offers massage and skin therapy, as well as home and body products. "My … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Bikram Yoga of Rochester Hills

Another option for people who love yoga opened its doors earlier this year and held a ribbon cutting on April 17. Bikram Yoga of Rochester Hills holds classes seven days per week - four on weekdays and two on Saturdays and Sundays. Pure Bikram Yoga is 90 minutes, with 26 postures, includes two breathing exercises, and in held in a studio at 105 degrees with 40% humidity. Every class and teacher uses the same Bikram Choudhury (founder) style. "The founders of this studio came to … [Read more...]

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...]