Faith in Action of Oakland County Hosts Fifth Annual Dancing with the Stars

Rochester Area Leaders Put On Their Dancing Shoes Faith in Action of Oakland County presents its fifth annual fundraiser, “Dancing with the Stars” on March 9. Much like the television show, the Oakland County Dancing with the Stars feature local celebrities. Jason Colthorp, WDIV Anchor/Reporter will once again be the Dancing with the Stars Emcee. Guest Judges include Alisa Zee, Veteran Reporter; Ronnie Dahl, Veteran Reporter; Deputy Steve Curtis, Oakland County Sheriff's Office; Roop … [Read more...]

Rochester DDA Elects New Chairman

Mark Albrecht is the New Chairperson of the DDA The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to announce the election of Mark Albrecht as Chairman of the DDA, effective immediately.  Albrecht is an active DDA Board member, has serving as DDA Vice Chairman for the past year, as well as Chairman of the Business Development Committee.  Former DDA Chairman Mike Clayman resigned from the DDA Board in January. "The City of Rochester is entering an exciting period of time, and … [Read more...]

Luncheon and Lecture at OPC

Enjoy a delicious ‘Learn More Now’ complimentary luncheon and special presentation by Kristi Trevarrow, Executive Director of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority on Tuesday, August 19 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Kristi will shares interesting stories about the transformation of downtown Rochester into a vibrant, award-winning community. Our popular ‘Learn More Now’ Program is offered throughout the year. Sponsored by Guardian Angel Cemetery and Modetz Family Funeral Home of Rochester, Orion … [Read more...]

Want to own a piece of Main Street?

Rochester’s Main Street Makeover has created quite a buzz in the Metro Detroit area and around the state.  You can take a piece of Main Street home with you at the Downtown Rochester Yard Sale on August 17 and 18.  The sale will include all items removed from Main Street as a part of the Makeover including fire hydrants, traffic signals, railroad tie remnants, lightpoles, Main Street bricks and much more! “The Main Street Makeover has provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our community” … [Read more...]

Past, future converge in Main Street Makeover

Preparations for the $7.6-million rebuilding of Main Street through downtown Rochester have been underway for the last couple of years. Now, with a bid about to be awarded, workers are set to start digging in April. Main Street between Second and University will be totally closed for an estimated 90 days. But other than a detour around that stretch, downtown will be open for business as usual. “We’ve been communicating this solid for a year,” said Nik Banda, the city of Rochester’s … [Read more...]


A fundraiser for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign We’re rolling it, patting it and marking it with a “B” for Bake Sale!  Rochester’s Great American Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market. This community-wide bake sale will benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign. Share Our Strength’s goal is to end childhood hunger in America. With your help, they believe this goal can be achieved by 2015.  We are … [Read more...]

Winter Wonderland at the DDA and Downtown Rochester

Even though temperatures outside are still topping 90 degrees, it is a winter wonderland at the Rochester DDA Office.  Plans are well underway for the holiday season, which promises to be bigger and brighter (sorry, couldn’t help it) than ever before.  Here’s a sneak peek: Mark your calendar for the Downtown Holiday Open House on November 20, 2010.  Businesses throughout downtown will host trunk shows and demonstrations, many offering special discounts for this day only. In its fifth year, … [Read more...]