Local Boutique Hotel Recognized for ‘Best Experience Creator’

Royal Park Hotel Receives Third Global Award Rochester-based Royal Park Hotel received their third global award from Worldhotels for "Best Experience Creator” in January. The prestigious award was accepted on behalf of Royal Park Hotel by the hotel’s General Manager, Mike Platt and Director of Sales and Marketing Susan Keels at the Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel in Shanghai, China during the Worldhotels Annual Conference. “The award was truly a team effort and we are honored and thrilled to … [Read more...]

Interprofessional Workshop Focused on Opioid Crisis

Oakland University Hosts Interprofessional Workshop Focused on Opioid Crisis With the goal of curbing the nation’s growing opioid epidemic, students in Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) gathered in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms to take part in the university’s second annual Interprofessional Workshop on Opioid Abuse. The event was designed to help participants become more familiar with … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast May 3

The Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 3, at the Oakland University Athletics Center O’Rena. The Prayer Breakfast is held in recognition of the National Day of Prayer, bringing together people of different backgrounds and affiliations for the betterment of the community, the state, and the nation. This years’ theme is Unity based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit … [Read more...]

Remembering Ian W. Beaton

Submitted by Scot Beaton Ian W. Beaton passed away March 23, 2018. He was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, on March 10, 1924 and moved with his parents, William and Margaret Beaton, to Flint, Michigan when he was a toddler. He is preceded in death by his sister Donna, and his beloved wife, Carol Beaton, who died 2-12-18. Ian is survived by his daughter, Lynda Beaton (Bob), his son Scot Beaton (Pattie), granddaughters Kelly Ainsworth and Christie Beaton, and grandson Ian Beaton. Ian … [Read more...]

Oakland University to Host 2018 Healthology Symposium

Health care leaders and providers will gather April 17-18 at Oakland University (OU) to discuss the importance of addressing the “upstream” social determinants of health in promoting better “downstream” care as part of the 2018 Healthology Symposium series presented by the OU School of Health Sciences and MedNetOne Health Solutions. “This symposium is a call for public awareness and professional action and is an outstanding way to bring together collaborators, in purpose for health,” said … [Read more...]

Learning to Ski Just Got Easier with the New SkiRing™

Inspiring New Skiers to Fall in Love, Right from the Start Lost Mitten, LLC received formal registration and the approval announcement for their ski-training ring design from the U.S. Patent Office. The SkiRing™ is a versatile training tool designed to assist in proper hand placement and athletic stance for skiers of all levels. Already in use at over 30 ski school programs, 1,500 SkiRings™ are now on the slopes. Innovative, lightweight and durable construction allow SkiRings™ to help … [Read more...]

Rock the Prom with free Dress Giveaway

Prom Dress Giveaway Teens, get your free prom dress, along with shoes, purses, jewelry, and shawls to create the perfect look. Rochester Outreach and Charity for Kids (ROCKit) will hold the 3rd annual ROCK the PROM free dress giveaway on Saturday, March 24 (noon – 3:00 p.m.) & Sunday and March 25 (noon – 2:00 p.m.) at the Auburn Hills Community Center. Over 800 long gowns sizes 0-22 will be available. Those seeking a dress can “make an appointment” and go to the front of the line … [Read more...]

Remembering Carol Jean Beaton

Submitted by Scot Beaton Carol Jean Beaton passed away gracefully February 12, 2018, just as if she had planned it all along. Just two months shy of 90, she left after giving her faithful husband a lifetime of fun and laughter and two children; 3 grandchildren and one audacious great granddaughter. Carol met her husband Ian Beaton attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where Ian first fell madly in love with the girl from his typing class. Carol majored in Speech and was a … [Read more...]

Remembering Community Philanthropist Steve Stolaruk

Steve Stolaruk, Community Philanthropist Honored for Life of Giving Contributed by Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett This morning we learned that Steve Stolaruk, a longtime resident and community supporter, passed away overnight. We were shocked and saddened by the news. Since the time I was elected Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Steve. Over the last ten years, I have found him to be a dynamic individual, passionate about … [Read more...]

Annual Community Outlook Breakfast is February 23

Rochester Regional Chamber Hosts Local Leaders for Community Update at Annual Breakfast Event The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting local leaders at the annual Community Outlook Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Friday, February 23 at the Royal Park Hotel. Preceding the breakfast, there will be a press conference at 8:00 am in the Royal Park’s Conservatory. The Community Outlook Breakfast is an opportunity for Chamber members and local residents to gain … [Read more...]