Kidz1st Pediatrics Welcomes Dr. Heather Binasio

The ribbon is cut and Kidz1st welcomes visitors to see the remodeled pediatric office in Rochester Hills - photo by Michael Dwyer

Dr. Heather Binasio M.D. Kidz1st Pediatrics has been providing healthcare services to the Greater Rochester Area for nearly 50 years—in the same location—under the leadership of Dr. Bradley Barnes. Last month, Dr. Barnes and the staff of Kidz1st welcomed Dr. Heather Binasio M.D. to the practice. Dr. Binasio graduated from Michigan State University and Wayne State University’s School of Medicine. Last year, an outpatient rotation program brought Binasio to Kidz1st. On July 22, the … [Read more...]

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Opens in Rochester Hills

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opens in Rochester Hills - photo by Michael Dwyer

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market comes to Michigan Rochester Hills, Troy and Northville welcomed a new grocery store into their communities this week—fresh Thyme Farmers Market—along with a store in East Lansing, the chain now has four locations in Michigan. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural … [Read more...]

Discount Retailer Stein Mart Comes to Rochester Hills

It looks like the Winchester Center at the corner of Rochester and Avon Roads in Rochester Hills is getting a new tenant -- retailer Stein Mart. The company based out of Jacksonville, Fla. touts discounted clothing and housewares and will occupy the old Borders space. Read the full story on Crain's Detroit Business. … [Read more...]

Ribbons are Cut, Doors Open, Shop the New Businesses

The Rochester Tap Room has 60 Craft Brews Ready to Pour. Two Levels provide enough space for Entertainment and Dining - photo by Michael Dwyer

Ribbon cuttings are going on all over the Greater Rochester Area. All sorts of different businesses are opening their doors, greeting customers, and adding value to the community. By no means is this a complete list; however Rochester Media and The Community Edge had a chance to visit a few recently. All are fully open and ready for you to visit. Tim Hortons on Crooks Road Owners, Ravinder and Anita Saini, opened their first Tim Horton’s two years ago. That first location, on Rochester … [Read more...]

Verizon Opens New Smart Store in Rochester Hills

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Connected technology for fitness, home automation at the heart of new location Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, opened its newest “Smart Store” in Rochester Hills, Mich. over the weekend. Verizon Wireless Regional President Lauren-Love Wright made the announcement. “Verizon is continuing to invest in Michigan and grow our presence here,” said Love-Wright. “Our Smart Stores provide an opportunity for a stronger … [Read more...]

Kmart to close – again


The Rochester Hills location is one of five Kmart stores set to close in early December, WDIV-TV and The Patch reports. Another Oakland County store, Madison Heights, will be closed, according to the report, which also listed locations in Flint, Burton and Port Huron as being The closings will leave 610 Kmart employees without a job, including 77 employees at the Rochester Hills store, the report stated. Eligible associates will receive a severance package and be able to apply for Kmart or … [Read more...]

Happy Quad-iversary to Rochester Media and The Community Edge


Happy "Quad-iversary" to Rochester Media and The Community Edge.  We are amazed that four years have already passed since the first issue of The Community Edge made its debut! After 208 issues have been created, distributed, and read, we are thrilled that the community is still warmly welcoming us. We want to take a moment to update you on the past year's progress. Our weekly email, titled The Community Edge, currently reaches over 1,900 subscribers. We have had 168,000 unique visitors to our … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Group and Events for 2014


Writing Groups, News, and 2014 Events The Freelance Marketplace Writers' Group meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. We are not a critique group - we discuss the business of writing. Join us once, once in a while, or every time. It's free and open to new, working, and published writers, illustrators, and photographers. Author Ron Herron will be our guest moderator this month, Tuesday, January 21, for a general discussion on the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby is cut from the Oakland Press?


Recently the Oakland Press stopped printing the weekly advice article from Dear Crabby. If you have enjoyed these articles the last three and half years or so, please take a moment to write or call. Editor at the Oakland Press is (248) 745-4587 Directly to Mr. Crabby at Letters received below: I enjoy reading Dear Crabby and think it should continue to appear in the Oakland Press. The humorous articles give me a lift on a somber day. … [Read more...]

Black Friday and Your own Mastermind Group

I have a gift for you. While crowds of people push and shove their way through stores so they can purchase gifts that be forgotten come January, I want to offer you something different. As you know, my courses are designed to impact your life and business in a short time. They are all about getting you one thing: results. Think about it, by January things can be different you. That's why when you purchase ANYTHING in the 48 Days store, I'm GIVING you my newest product that hasn't been … [Read more...]