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Andrew Blain
Next Level Consultants LLC
Business Consultant
We teach our clients how think on their feet, and give them the skills that they need to create sound ideas and solutions that build great businesses.  
We provide a unique blend of business strategy, business development skills and business common sense.  First, we help our client identify their strengths and look for the areas that most need improvement.  It starts with the foundation, the core value, and what their vision is for the business.  We then help our clients to develop a clear, consistent message of what value they bring to their clients and customers.  The process then moves to guide the client to develop a strategy that can be measured and replicated, Throughout the process we teach sensible skills that build strong businesses.  With proper development, they become more confident, more focused and more successful.
Colleen Brnabic
Healthy and Green
Healthy and Green is committed to products that are safe for you and the planet. These products are screened for contaminants, pesticides and any impurities above the US Pharmacopeia standards. These supplements go beyond organic and must pass Shaklee standards by knowing how and where an ingredient is grown. Shaklee looks to confirm the purity of ingredients after harvest to guarantee the final product. Our products help you take small steps  toward a healthier lifestyle which can lead to big results. Our Get Clean products are always safe, work, and of course always green. These products are natural, nontoxic, no harmful fumes, phoshates, phthalates or bisphenol-A (BPA). Shaklee's Get Clean products are all you need to get started to a healthier home. You will save money too.  Shaklee products are super-concentrated, biodegradable, recyclable with reduced-waste packaging. For more information contact me or go to my web site at :
James Feaheny
Brookview Realty-James Feaheny
I am the Broker/Owner of Brookview Realty - just N of downtown Rochester next to Lipuma's. I help buyers and sellers throughout SE Michigan with their Real Estate needs. I also have a team of over 20 agents to serve the needs of clients throughout the tri-county area. I help residential, commercial and lease clients. I am also an Accredited Buyers Representative, Military Relocation Professional and At Home with Diversity certified real estate agent. Call/text me at 586-201-5193. Check out my website:
Jennifer Heard
Clean Sweep Consulting, LLC
Professional Organizer/Move Manager/Consultant
Jen Heard has her BA in Business & Spanish from Hope College and her MBA from University of Detroit Mercy.  She also studied Coaching at Stanford University and International Management at Thunderbird School of Global Leadership in Glendale, AZ.  Jen loves organizing, because she gets the privilege of helping busy people to set goals, downsize, prioritize and improve their lives.  She gets the challenge of helping businesses organize, prioritize and grow, and she gets to help seniors transition from large homes into smaller, safer and more manageable residences so that they can enjoy their golden years.  Creating impact and life change is what makes her tick.  Jen and her team of organizers and multi-talented professionals can help you in dealing with years of accumulated stuff.  Call 248-931-3325 or visit Jen's website contact page to send a direct message at  Initial consultations are FREE!  
Ron Lichtle
Home & Commercial Services
Home and Commercial Services is a lawn and landscape company for residential customers and a year round grounds
maintenance company for commercial companies with the option of having everything included with a monthly payment.

We offer spring and fall cleanups, lawn fertilization, power raking lawns (de-thatching), weeding of gardens, mulch
Installation, bush trimming, tree trimming, plantings or removals of flowers, bushes and trees, gutter clean outs, gutter guards Installed, power washing and staining of decks, power washing, sanding, and sealing of pavers, paver and deck repairs, French drains and gutter drains installed for water problems, topsoil and stone delivery and installation, and more.
Kimberly Lowe
Marketing Consultant

Customers service and helping business grow their business is my main priority!I am proud to represent Michigan’s comprehensive digital marketing and direct mail company, specializing in providing solutions through a variety of products!  We offer our clients and readers a high gloss direct mailed magazine. SaveOn magazine are distributed monthly to 950,000 households for consumers.  As a trusted resource, we put your business in the hands of customers looking to SaveOn what they value most: Time and Money.  Call me today to set up a one on one – So I can help you grow your business!

Lynn Oates
Envoy Mortgage - Lynn Marie Oates
Loan Officer
Realizing that, for many, purchasing a home may be the largest purchase her clients will ever make, Lynn’s goal is to take the stress out of the home buying process.
She holds her customers’ hands—from beginning to end—ensuring that they have a positive experience from the time they inquire until the time they pick up the keys to their new home.
For Lynn, there is much more than getting a customer to the point of signing on the dotted line. She works diligently to make sure her clients have a fully underwritten preapproval before they choose a property, positioning them for greater chances to close on their first offer. And, because of this, her clients are able to close on their home in an average of 21 days, about half the average time.
Lynn has mastered the art of placing people in their dream homes—while keeping the process simple and everyone updated along the way!
Marie Orzel
Intelligent Office Troy
Sales Coordinator
Your business, your success!
Solutions for any size business!
Address Services, Day Office and Conference Roomy by the hour or day
Office Space, short & long term agreements
Co-working Space
Private Desk cubicle
Live Phone Answering Service; tailored to meet your needs and budget!
Pamela Palmer
printboys digital printing and signs
Marketing Director
We are a family owned and operated in-house printing business offering you full service printing & graphic art development. From business cards and postcard mailers to banners and booklets, (and everything in between!), we work to solve all of your quality printing needs in a fast turn-around time.
Our print smiles!
P.S. I am also an ambassador to the chamber. Let's do a one to one meeting. :)
(Zoom or in person.)
Patrice Sinclair
Sinclair Wealth Management Group of Raymond James
Certified Estate Planner/Certified Financial Planner
Throughout her 32 year career, Patrice has established herself as a Leader & Connector, continually building relationships with clients and colleagues in the financial industry and beyond. Leveraging her perspective as a receptionist with Prudential-Bache Securities in 1986, Patrice rose within the ranks of firms including E.F. Hutton, Kidder, Peabody & Company, and Smith Barney to become a wire operator, a registered associate and finally a successful financial advisor. Patrice calls Rochester Hills home and is active in the community as a member of The Women of Faith and with the Welcoming Team at Faith Church-EPC. Patrice’s commitment to giving back is demonstrated in her connections with Faith in Action, Grace Centers of Hope, the Neighborhood House, MDOTs Adopt-A-Highway program and the Sandbox of Charlotte, NC.
Erika Sklar
Benebiz Plus
Owner/ President
Erika serves as President and Owner of BeneBiz Plus. Her ability to stay up-to-date on the latest regulations in her industry not only positioned her as an expert amongst competitors, but also opened the door for her to be elected as the 2019-2020 president of the Michigan Association of Health Underwriters. With over 800 members, the association hosts conferences and conventions annually for licensed health agents who wish to remain compliant on their state requirements. In addition, Erika also serves as an Ambassador for the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, allowing her to personally connect with businesses the moment they open their doors. 
Donald Turner
DJ Turner LLC Independent Agency
As a Local Independent Agent/Owner since 2006, I work personally with my clients with Life insurance and Medicare. 
Life Insurance can help you add to your retirement income as well as protect you if you get sick.
I will help my clients turning 65 or retiring understand and enroll in plans that supplement Medicare.
Now offering Virtual or In Person Medicare consultations and Group Educational Seminars and workshops.
David Walker
Brookview Realty - David Walker
I am full time REALTOR who has lived in the Rochester Hills area since 1987.  I am an active member of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, an Ambassador, and also a former member of their Board of Directors and past Chair for the Board in 2015. Currently I serve as a Board member on the Chamber Foundation.
Utilizing my knowledge of the Rochester, Rochester Hills, and surrounding areas, I can assist you in either buying or selling your next home or condo. When you are buying or selling a home it is so much more than just the bricks and sticks. It is the neighborhood, community, the parks and paths, trails, restaurants and shops that make the community desirable.
Let me assist you in the next sale or purchase and allow me to utilize my knowledge and experience to help you get the best deal possible.
Call, text, or email me to find out how I can help you get the best deal possible.
Cell: 248-650-1736
Ashley Werkmeister
Chief Financial Credit Union
Director of Business Development
For over 75 years, Chief Financial Credit Union has been proudly meeting the financial needs of its membership. Established in Pontiac, MI in 1941, it has branch locations in Pontiac, Dearborn, Birmingham, and Rochester Hills. Rochester Hills became home to its headquarters in 2015, making Chief Financial the only financial institution headquartered in the Greater Rochester Area. With a mission to empower financial success and inspire creative philanthropy, Chief Financial has committed to becoming a true community partner and strives to fulfill that commitment through the many strong relationships formed with organizations within its communities. Chief Financial is also the official credit union of Leader Dogs for the Blind and Rochester University.

Sydney Zaremba
SydFit, L.L.C.
I was raised in Rochester and have been in the fitness industry for over 35 years. My company provides in-home fitness training for older adults and special populations to help keep them mobile and fit in the comfort of their own residence. We also provide a variety of fitness classes in Senior Living facilities (Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care). All of our trainers are certified, insured professionals who are passionate about working with older adults.
Kristi Gugel
Gugel Photography
Gugel Photography where we: Photograph People, Places and Product.
Tonia Carsten
Tonia's Victorian Rose
Tonia's Victorian Rose is a restaurant/tea shop, specializing in showers, birthday parties and other group events. We made some updates to the tea house, and are happy to announce we are now open, serving the same menu items, as well as new menu items. I also own a cooking school for kids called, Rata2ee. We work out of various locations throughout Metro Detroit. Our most popular program is our summer camps, followed closely by our Cupcake Wars Birthday Parties. We plan to use Tonia's Victorian Rose for the Cupcake Wars private events. Speaking of events, we cannot wait to roll out some of our favorite ideas... Mary Poppins Sing-along Tea, Tiaras & Tea, Harry Potter Wizards & "Mug"gles Tea, and of course the traditional high teas that were previously held during Mother's Day and Christmas. I look forward to meeting you, and I'm super excited to be part of the Rochester downtown business owners group.
Melissa Crotty
Flagstar Bank
Senior Assistant Branch Manager
Deborah Fordree
Fordree Law Firm P.C.
I am a lifetime resident of  the Rochester area. I opened Fordree Law Firm, P.C. in 2005, after practicing law since 1993. I have a passion for making people’s lives more manageable and helping them to leave the legacy they desire. I enjoy assisting clients to put their long-term desires into writing to care for themselves and their loved ones, families, and favorite charities. I have a calming presence that helps clients to relax when facing legal matters.

I am certified and trained in Probate and Estate Planning, Mediation and Collaborative Practice. Collaborative practice is a holistic approach to resolving disputes designed to advance the interests of clients and parties in areas of law and beyond for a more positive future. It is private and is helpful in keeping relationships positive in divorce.

I'm trained in Non-Violent Communication, Mental Health First Aid, Chaplaincy, and Shiatsu. I serve on my church's board of trustees.
Tenita Johnson
So It Is Written LLC
Authors worldwide write better thanks to editorial guru and authorpreneur, Tenita C. Johnson. Perfecting manuscripts for hundreds of best-selling authors, she’s on a mission to end the prominent everyday abuse of the English language and rectify punctuation pet peeves. As the founder and CEO of So It Is Written, LLC, Tenita collaborates with industry professionals to take manuscripts to the marketplace, positioning authors for success in the literary world. Well known by many as a human spell check, noun nerd and grammar police, she proudly wears the badge of honor to correct and serve.
Eric Peterson
Level One Bank
Market Development Manager
Tobi Russell
Rochester Area Counseling Services
PHONE AND TELETHERAPY OPTIONS AVAILABLE We are a counseling private practice conveniently located right near the corner of Rochester and Avon Roads. We provide individual therapy, couples counseling, and group therapy. Our therapists are licensed through the state of Michigan and have certifications in addictions, trauma and emotion focused couples therapy. We see clients ages 6 and up through adulthood on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, school difficulties, career counseling and many others. We are paneled with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Beacon Health Options, Molina Medicaid, McLaren Medicaid, United Behavioral Health, and United Healthcare. For those without insurance coverage, we have very affordable self-pay options.
Lisa Swiftney
LS Publications/Stoney Creek Living
I help businesses get in front of the higher end homeowners in Rochester, MI. Our company grew over 400% last year. We have the formula to get your company results. 
Yolanda Udell
Meadowbrook Center for Learning Differences
Meadowbrook Center for Learning Differences is a 501c3 that has been in the community for thirty years.  We have helped thousands of children throughout that time and believe we can remove barriers to learning.  All of our teachers are degreed tutors and have experience working with students from Kindergarten to College.  We have worked with students that have various learning challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism, closed head injuries and more. 


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