Rochester named ‘Tree City USA’ community by the Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced that the city of Rochester was named a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the first time Rochester has earned this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. “We are pleased to have received this Tree City USA recognition. It is a nice validation of the things we do as a City to prioritize trees, conservation, and the environment as an … [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 growth in … [Read more...]