Ribbon Cutting: Culinary Academy Rata2ee Celebrates 10 Years in Downtown Rochester

Rochester Chamber of Commerce welcomes Rata2ee to New Location The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for Tonia Carsten, who celebrates 10 years of doing business in Downtown Rochester. Rata2ee, a culinary academy for children and adults, has been in business since 2014. Working out of various locations to start with and then from Tonia's Victorian Rose Tea Room from January 9, 2017 to March 2, 2024. Rata2ee Ribbon Cutting with owner Tonia Carsten (holding the big … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Insomnia Cookies Rochester Hills

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held a Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Insomnia Cookies to Rochester Hills and to the Chamber Insomnia Cookies Regional Director Michelle Benson cuts the Ceremonial Ribbon alongside Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Representatives and Local Dignitaries. The ribbon cutting, held on Tuesday May 9, brought local dignitaries, chamber members, and the staff of Insomnia Cookies together to introduce the business to Rochester Hills. Insomnia Cookies … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo brings Holiday Shopping to the Royal Park Hotel

Shop local and begin the holiday season at the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo on Monday, November 14, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. Over 60 businesses will be showcasing their products and services, just in time for the holidays. Attendees are encouraged to shop, discover holiday ideas and inspirations, and explore all that the businesses have to offer. Admission to the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo is FREE and includes light refreshments and door prize drawings throughout … [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...]

Launching into the Future with LaunchLab

Learn. Share. Launch. Grow.  LaunchLab, presented by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, is preparing for liftoff. LaunchLab is an online platform where participants can learn from local experts. The chamber will kickoff the new program at a live, hybrid event on Friday, June 4, at 9:00 a.m. The LaunchLab brand is a unique mixture of serious high-tech resources and networking within an exciting, engaging, and collaborative environment. LaunchLab’s main goal is to assist current … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Councilman David Walker Announces Re-election Bid

On the heels of his first term as a Rochester Hills City Councilman, David Walker has announced he’s seeking re-election. “I’m a big fan of getting involved and volunteering in the community you live in and the Rochester Hills City Council is an elevated position to get that done,” Walker said. “I’m passionate about preserving the future of Rochester Hills and I also want to inspire others to serve.” Walker, who has lived in Rochester Hills for more than 30 years, is married to his … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Resume In-Person Learning

Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaner provided the following announcement at the Rochester Regional Chamber Community Outlook event. All Rochester Community School (RCS) District students enrolled in in-person learning have officially returned to our school buildings full time, five days a week. After such an unprecedented year for our community and our country, the joy, laughter, and learning that has reappeared in our classrooms is truly worthy of … [Read more...]

Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship Announced

Rochester Rotary Announces Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Family’s Donation to Rotary International Polio Fund In honor of lifelong Rochester area resident, Don Pixley, Rochester Rotary announces the Rochester Rotary Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be available to graduating seniors from Rochester area high schools who have overcome significant challenges or disabilities. The former director of the Pixley Funeral Home, Pixley contributed … [Read more...]

Photo Highlights of the 2019 Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 68th Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge.                     Check out last year’s photo highlights of the 67th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade for more great memories made in … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Touts City’s Preparation for the Future

Mayor Highlights Major Investments in Quality of Life at Community Outlook Breakfast Celebrating another year of success in Rochester Hills, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett shared some of the city’s national accomplishments during a 30-minute press conference, followed by joining a panel discussion to over 300 community leaders, business owners and local representatives. This annual Community Outlook Breakfast, hosted by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, was once again the platform Mayor … [Read more...]