City of Rochester Update from Mayor Cuthbertson

By Jeffrey Cuthbertson, Rochester City Council

Summer is upon us and all that Rochester has to offer for recreation is in full swing.  Whether you run on the Paint Creek Trail or play tennis in the Municipal Park, there is lots to do. At the City of Rochester there is always lots to do to build on our thriving business community. This summer brought the publication of our first Rochester Business update. Highlights from this quarter’s update include:

 Rochester Takes the Next Step in its Economic Development Strategy

As the Director of Economic and Community Development, Nik Banda is in charge of economic development, code enforcement, planning, building and zoning. Nik also works closely with the Downtown Development Authority and Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce to attract, retain and expand businesses in the City of Rochester. Nik’s primary objective is to attract more office and service industry businesses to the City. If you have any questions or would just like to meet Nik, please send him an email at or call him at 248-651-9061.

Keep up-to-date with what is going on in the City. To receive the business update emails, please go to and sign up for “Notify Me” in the “E-Services” section of the website located on the left side of the home page, then enter your email address and select the “business update” check box.

City Streamlines its Sign Application Process

The City has overhauled its sign application process and ordinance. The new ordinance improves the process to get sign applications approved quicker. If your business is planning to update or create new signage, your first call should be to the City. City staff will make the process easy for you and ensure the sign meets all of the City’s rules and regulations.

Filmed in Rochester

There have been several commercials filmed in Rochester recently. Ford Motor Company filmed a commercial featuring members of the Rochester Fire Department; a Quicken Loans ad was filmed in the Rochester Municipal Park; Crittenton Hospital used Bean and Leaf Coffee on Main Street as the background for a commercial promoting its Cardiac Unit; and Big Boy will soon be featuring the Big Bright Light Show for the “Boy on the Street” ad campaign. Recently, the Michigan Credit Union League filmed a major commercial throughout the downtown area to promote member services.

Business Spotlight

The City of Rochester is pleased to welcome Troy Tooling and Manufacturing, LLC to 417 East Second Street. They will be moving into the former Superior Plastics location. Since 1981, Troy Tooling and Manufacturing, LLC has been producing high-quality reaction injection molding & urethane tooling, products and assemblies. The company covers OEM, tier 1, aftermarket, service and beyond service products for class a, b and c molding, including development/validation parts, prototypes and low volume production parts and assemblies, be it silicone, their proprietary ceramic epoxy, hybrid aluminum/epoxy or full aluminum tooling. The City wishes Troy Tooling and Manufacturing, LLC the best at their new home here in Rochester.

Mayor Jeffery Cuthbertson

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