Rochester Hills recognized for growing green

For the second year in a row, the city of Rochester Hills is being recognized as a leader in Oakland County for impressive residential and business growth. In 2012, the city saw an 11-percent increase in residential investment over 2011. “Last year we welcomed over 100 new families, all of whom have made a significant investment in Rochester Hills,” Mayor Bryan Barnett said at the recent Community Outlook Luncheon hosted by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce. More businesses … [Read more...]

Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade goes “Inside Santa’s Workshop”

Roch Parade 12 FINAL

Editor's note: The details in this post were compiled from information found on the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce website, The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the theme for the 2012 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. Selecting the title “Inside Santa’s Workshop” the parade will reflect every child’s image of that magical factory at the North Pole. The committee is asking children’s groups, community organizations and local … [Read more...]

Rochester Regional Chamber Seeks Award Nominations

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) is currently accepting nominations for one of the most encompassing and prestigious awards ceremonies in the metro Detroit area – the Sunrise Pinnacle Awards. RRCC developed the Sunrise Pinnacle Awards event to give the community the opportunity to nominate and honor the greater Rochester area’s most successful and philanthropic individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses. Chamber membership is not necessary to nominate or win an … [Read more...]

C.O.R.E. June 2012 Events

If you're looking for something to keep you and your family entertained in June, then check out the long list of activities happening in and around town! Summer Reading Registration Kick-Off Friday, June 1 Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester Start registering for summer reading. You can register online at with your library card and PIN/password. If you have any questions or need to pick-up a reading log, visit one of the reference desks. … [Read more...]

Krish Dhanam Keynote Speaker at Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast

Continuing the Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast tradition at its new location, this year's inspirational message will be delivered by keynote speaker Krish Dhanam at The Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Born in South India, Krish came to America to realize his dream and his potential. He speaks to thousands in need of a reminder of just how precious life and freedom are; Krish inspires and informs his audiences with a fresh perspective, a passionate style, and … [Read more...]

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Exclusive Make Up Studio Featuring Michigan-Based Mineral Skincare Line

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited about the addition of a different kind of doctor to downtown Rochester. The Chamber is welcoming Dr. Elise Calvert, life coach and developer of EB Cosmetics, to her new Main Street location with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28. Having had locations throughout Oakland County and metro Detroit, the move to downtown Rochester was the perfect fit for the make-up studio’s new home. Dr. Calvert launched Elise Beautifull in … [Read more...]

Rochester Chamber Welcomes Carthew Law Firm

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to honor Carthew Law Firm, returning to Rochester, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February. 24. The public is invited to attend the event at Carthew Law Firm, 701 North Main Street, Rochester, MI  48307. Carthew Law Firm was formed in Rochester by attorney Paul Carthew in 2001, relocated to Troy in 2007, and returned to Rochester in 2011. Mr. Carthew also opened and is currently operating another location in … [Read more...]

Spy Shops® USA Celebrates its 007 Anniversary

Kevin Poole and owner, Mark Ford

What do hidden cameras, GPS trackers, voice recorders and nanny-cams all have in common? These are just a few of the items that have made Spy Shops USA® a best-selling spy equipment store for the past seven years in downtown Rochester. Owner, Mark Ford, could think of no better way to celebrate his anniversary than with a 007 Anniversary Party and Ribbon Cutting on Feb. 17. The community is invited to a Ribbon Cutting hosted by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce at 4 p.m. on Feb. … [Read more...]

Chamber of Commerce to Host Coffee Talk in New Location!

Join members of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for a Coffee Talk from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. Share your "two-minute elevator speech" with other members in this fun and fast-paced networking event at Concorde Inn,  1919 Star Batt Drive in Rochester Hills. There is no charge to attend. Call the 248-651-6700, visit or Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce on Facebook for more information. … [Read more...]

Chamber honors city of Rochester

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce has awarded the city of Rochester the 2011 Sunrise Pinnacle Award for Economic Development. The Sunrise Pinnacle Awards are given for “outstanding achievement and contributions to the community by individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses,” according to the Chamber. Winners represent the “best of the best in their category.” “This award is an honor and recognizes the city’s broad-based team approach to encouraging economic … [Read more...]