2016 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Photos by Rochester Media

Photo Highlights of the 65th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. … [Read more...]

Young Professionals Group for those Under 40

Rochester Regional Chamber Launches Young Professionals Group On November 9 at 9:00 a.m. the Young Professionals of the Rochester (YPR) Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a morning event featuring Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. YPR, which was recently initiated by the Chamber, provides professionals under the age of 40 the chance to build strong relationships, develop professionally, and become engaged in the community. “Connecting young professionals with their peers and … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Opens its Doors to the Public

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Mark the Beginning of a Fresh Start Neighborhood House will unwrap a gift of hope and renewal to the entire Rochester area community at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 13. The charitable organization will be welcoming visitors to the grand opening of their new and impressively upgraded center located at 1720 South Livernois Road in Rochester Hills. "It’s a new beginning, a fresh start. Just like when clients come here, everybody deserves a fresh … [Read more...]

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Byrd named Grand Marshalls

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Byrd named Grand Marshalls of the 2016 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade During his 30 plus years of involvement with the Rochester Rotary, Roger Byrd has helped build many floats for the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. Little did he know that one day he and his wife Mary Jo would lead the Parade down Main Street as its Grand Marshalls. "We were very surprised, we never expected to be asked," Mary Jo said in reaction to the news.  Dr. and Mrs. Byrd have lived in … [Read more...]

Small Business Week Knocks it out of the Park

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce ‘Knocks it out of the Park’ for Small Business Week The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) announces an opportunity for area businesses, individuals and nonprofits to celebrate Small Business Week by joining the Chamber during an annual Membership Drive, May 2-6. “Knock it out of the Park” will be a one-week event with the goal of welcoming 100 new members. “Chamber membership is an essential way to grow a business, gain visibility and … [Read more...]

Jenoptik Automotive to Bring 250 jobs to Rochester Hills averaging $90,000 salaries

German Company to Invest in Rochester Hills Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett announced Thursday at a press conference the sale of 15 acres of city owned property to German manufacturer, Jenoptik Automotive. The sale was approved by city council on February 22. Jenoptik Automotive, a manufacturer and system provider for high precision, contact, and non-contact production metrology and laser cutting has been operating in Rochester Hills since 2007. Executives at Jenoptik have submitted … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Vote Ravi Yalamanchi for Our Future

I have been a resident of Rochester Hills for nearly 30 years, raising 3 children who are graduates of Rochester Community Schools and now 5 grandchildren are attending the schools their parents attended. I’m a former Chairman of the Board of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce and a 20-year small business owner. I have spent my work and family life in this community - I am more than vested. Last evening my husband, granddaughter and I gathered with a group of residents to keep … [Read more...]

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015 The Rochester Youth Leadership Retreat Graduation took place Tuesday evening with 11 area young people completing the annual event. Students spent two full days touring the area, doing team building exercises and meeting local leaders. The 11 students were: Joel Cummins Rocco St. Louis Jacob Walrath Christopher Russell Macy Murasky Melissa Ruprich Gabrielle Isaacs Natalie Antenucci Ramona Johnson Zahra Ahmed Isabella Beccari … [Read more...]

Ribbons are Cut, Doors Open, Shop the New Businesses

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...]

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 are … [Read more...]