Chief Financial Credit Union Dives Deep into the Local Community with a New Branch

Chief Financial Credit Union’s new Community Center and Branch at 20 S. Main on the Chief Financial Campus at the corner of Diversion and Rochester Road has officially opened on the border of Rochester and Rochester Hills. The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome members, local leaders, and area connections to the revised and remodeled location, formally the site of US Scuba. Among the many local leaders and community members, Rochester Mayor Stuart Bikson … [Read more...]

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New President Maggie Bobitz

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) announced, at the 2021 Sunrise Pinnacle Awards, that Maggie Bobitz would become the new chamber President in 2022. She brings incredible experience and an intimate history with the Chamber of Commerce, starting as a member in 2008. Maggie Bobitz “I started my journey with the chamber over 13 years ago … I am blessed to get up each morning and do a job that I love. I am excited and grateful to be serving in this role,” said President … [Read more...]

Dillman & Upton Sells with Over 100 Years of Service to Rochester

In 1905, C.W. Upton started the business that the Greater Rochester Area would come to know and support - it became Dillman & Upton in 1910. After four generations, Dillman & Upton has sold to Mans Lumber and Millwork, another century-old, Michigan family-owned business. Dillman & Upton has been supplying materials to a large portion of construction projects built or remodeled in Oakland County. They also specialize in lumber, millwork, window, decking, and kitchens/baths, … [Read more...]

Storm Season is Here and Storm Guard is Ready to Help

Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Makes Dealing with Storm Damage a Breeze Storm season is here and Michigan residents have a new resource on their side. Chris Parker of Oakland Township has opened the new Storm Guard Roofing and Construction office in Rochester Hills. When storms hit – wind and hail – Storm Guard will assess the roof for potential damage, work with insurance, and complete the build to restore the home. Storm Guard treats homes as their own to get the workmanship, … [Read more...]

Vertical Outdoor Live Music Concerts Return this Spring

The Royal Park Hotel Kicks off its Spring Series April 29 with a Performance by Your Generation In Concert The hotel held a similar concert series last August in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, finding safe ways to create experiences for their guests while following all state guidelines, including social distancing and mask wearing. Attendees experienced two hours of live musical performances from one of two locations, the PARK 600 restaurant terrace or their … [Read more...]

For Love and Pizza

By Matt Klein, Special to Rochester Media Give our friends at Georgio's some love. And, they just might give you some love back, like they did with me. I have a problem. If a restaurant has a Special Instructions field in their online order site, I have to use it. It started out with a simple “Have a great day” or “Thanks for the good food.” Until, one day after a particularly tiring day of cancer treatment, I added “I have cancer, could you make it extra good tonight?” "Hope … [Read more...]

Metalmite in Rochester Now Supplying Needed Safety Equipment to Protect Workers from COVID-19

Metalmite Corporation has proudly collaborated with a local manufacturer to help keep first responders safe. They now offer Replaceable Filter Media Cartridges for use with 3M style Bayonet Connection Respirators. As the COVID-19 pandemic slammed the economy shut, Metalmite - deemed an essential business - kept working. They manufacture, modify, and repair prototype and production parts for clients, including the U.S. Government. Metalmite, located in Downtown Rochester, is a full-service … [Read more...]

Royal Park Hotel wins AAA Best of Housekeeping Award

Royal Park Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel located in Downtown Rochester, MI, has received AAA’s  Best of Housekeeping award, which recognizes properties across the country that significantly surpass AAA’s high standards of cleanliness. Royal Park Hotel is among only 25% of the 27,000 hotels AAA inspects nationwide to earn this distinction. To receive the award, hotels must demonstrate excellent housekeeping on two consecutive inspections and be free of AAA member complaints. “It all … [Read more...]

Royal Park Hotel Supports Local First Responders with Pizza for a Purpose

Royal Park Hotel's PARK 600 restaurant is firing up its pizza ovens to launch Pizza With a Purpose. A limited number of DIY PARK 600 Frank Pizza Kits will be available to order online between now and April 16. The purpose? For every pizza purchased, PARK 600 will make and donate individual pizzas to first responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Pizza Kits may be picked-up curbside with limited contact on Friday April 17 at one of two designated … [Read more...]

Chief Financial Employee Cheryl Boodram Named Transformative Leader of the Year

Cheryl Boodram Named Transformative Leader of the Year by MichBusiness MichBusiness recently named Cheryl Boodram, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Chief Financial Credit Union, a 2019 Transformative Leader of the Year. The MichBusiness Transformative Leader award recognizes leaders who are remarkable at elevating the quality of life for employees, clients or colleagues. The award is open to business leaders throughout Michigan, highlighting select individuals who exemplify … [Read more...]