Community Outlook Breakfast at OU

Rochester Regional Chamber Hosts Local Leaders for Community Update at Annual Event The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting local leaders at the annual Community Outlook Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, February 25 on the campus of Oakland University. The Community Outlook Breakfast is an opportunity for Chamber members and local residents to gain insight into what lays ahead for the greater Rochester region in 2016. Anticipated panelists are City of … [Read more...]

Registration Open for 2015 HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

Runners and walkers can save themselves up to $30 on entry fees by registering now online for the eighth annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way. Online registration at saves half marathon runners and walkers off the $75 entry fee charged to those who register on the eve of the Sept. 27 race. Entrants for the 10K and 5K will also realize significant savings by registering early. Participants can also register online for the popular Team Challenge–which sold out last year–and … [Read more...]

‘Chill at the Mills’ 5k race added to 7th annual Fire & Ice Festival

The seventh annual Fire & Ice Festival kicks off the last weekend of January in downtown Rochester with the inaugural Brooksie Way ‘Chill at the Mills’ 5K road race, a food truck rally and a host of free activities that celebrate winter in Oakland County. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said the event, which is set for Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, January 26, continues to be among the premier winter events in Michigan. Activities include dog sled rides, a tube sledding … [Read more...]

Rochester Regional Chamber Seeks Award Nominations

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) is currently accepting nominations for one of the most encompassing and prestigious awards ceremonies in the metro Detroit area – the Sunrise Pinnacle Awards. RRCC developed the Sunrise Pinnacle Awards event to give the community the opportunity to nominate and honor the greater Rochester area’s most successful and philanthropic individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses. Chamber membership is not necessary to nominate or win an … [Read more...]

Parade to honor Sheltons

Forty-seven years ago, Russ Shelton watched as ground was broken for Crittenton Hospital in Rochester. His father was on the hospital board; his mother was a volunteer. Now, he and his wife Kathy have assumed those same roles. Thanks to their generosity, the family name is on the hospital’s heart center. “We’re just kind of carrying on a tradition,” he said. “I love this community.” For all the things the couple does for the community--volunteering, serving in leadership positions and … [Read more...]

Russ and Kathy Shelton named Grand Marshals of 2011 Rochester Christmas Parade

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that Russ and Kathy Shelton will serve as the Grand Marshals of the 60th annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade.  Chosen by the parade committee from community members' nominations, Russ Shelton was surprised by the designation.  Shelton said it was a great honor to be recognized by the community.  "This is as good as it gets" he said when informed of his designation.  Russell M. Shelton is president and CEO of Shelton Buick GMC, … [Read more...]