Small Business Saturday Coming to Downtown Rochester on November 28!

Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Saturday, November 28 for Small Business Saturday! Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority has joined more than 400 advocacy organizations that have made it a mission to bring business to their downtown areas on this day. Now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Invited to Join White House’s ConnectED Initiative

Every child deserves the chance to learn and thrive in an environment that is enriched by the latest technology. Two years ago President Obama announced ConnectED, a signature initiative focused on transforming teaching and learning through digital connectivity and content. On April 30, the President announced two new efforts to strengthen learning opportunities by improving access to digital content and to public libraries: new eBooks commitments and the ConnectED Library Challenge. The … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is March Madness?

Dear Crabby, It seems like everyone from President Obama to the kids next door have a March Madness Bracket they are filling out these days. What are these things for? They seem more important than tax returns to some people! Sincerely, Nada Playa Dear Nada Playa, Well you must be living in some sort of box if you do not know what March Madness is all about. As you said, President Obama has gone on the air touting his bracket and many others in and out of the public eye have as well. … [Read more...]

Representative Tom McMillin announces candidacy for Michigan State Senate

Today, State Representative Tom McMillin announced his candidacy for Michigan’s 13th State Senate District via YouTube video. To watch, click here. “Over the years, I have been out front in the fight against President Obama and Former Governor Granholm’s failed spend-and-tax policies that were wrong for Michigan families” said Tom McMillin, a Certified Public Accountant and third term State Representative serving Rochester, Rochester Hills and part of Oakland Township. “As a career CPA and … [Read more...]

Mayor joins President Obama in congratulating Rochester Hills-native NASCAR champ Brad Keselowski

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett applauded the town’s own Brad Keselowski at the White House on Tuesday for being the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series defending driver’s champion. President Obama held a special ceremony honoring last year’s champion on the South lawn of the White House as the 2013 NASCAR chase for the Sprint Cup rounds the curve. “I’ve been to the White House several times but it’s always a very cool experience,” Barnett said of Tuesday’s event. With about 50 people … [Read more...]

President Barack Obama will honor Brad Keselowski of Rochester Hills

As reported in The Detroit News, "President Barack Obama will honor Brad Keselowski on Tuesday for his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, the White House said Thursday. Rochester Hills native Keselowski's victory of NASCAR's most coveted crown not only made him Michigan's first native-born Sprint Cup champion, but it was a first-time achievement for racing legend Roger Penske, the team manager. Keselowski won his first Cup championship in his third year on the circuit, something that … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Meets with President Obama and Cabinet Officials About Challenges Facing Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills, MI – Mayor Bryan K. Barnett will be among a delegation of mayors invited to meet with President Obama, at the White House, along with Cabinet members and Congressional representatives, while in town for the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The discussions during the meeting, including mayors and CEO panel on Thursday, will center on joblessness in U.S. cities and the need for job creation. Mayors are encouraging the Administration and the new Congress … [Read more...]