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Monday, April 06, 2020
(ROCHESTER – April 3, 2020) As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact communities in the State of Michigan, the Rochester Hills Public Library has taken steps to help protect healthcare workers by using the library’s 3D printers to create face shields. Library staff downloaded the design files from stratasys.com and are printing and assembling the face shields at home.  Eureka ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, April 06, 2020
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-37, which renews the restrictions on entry into care facilities and juvenile justice facilities the governor issued on March 14, 2020 until May 3, 2020. The order now requires facilities to use best efforts to facilitate remote visitations between individuals under their care and their loved ones, using phone or video ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Political
Monday, April 06, 2020
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today teamed up with the Detroit Lions, Pistons, Red Wings, and Tigers to release a call to action video encouraging nurses and doctors to bring their skills to Michigan as a way to volunteer and help bolster the number of health care professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.   “I am grateful for the health care professionals who are on the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Fun Facts, Press Release
Monday, April 06, 2020
Every spring, Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance recognizes distinguished students, alumni and community members with MaTilDa Awards, which are named to honor Matilda Dodge Wilson, who donated the land on which Oakland University is built.   This year’s award winners include:   2020 Alumni and Community Honorees:   • Ann Toomey (Alumni Achievement in Music)   Ann ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Friday, April 03, 2020
LANSING, Mich. —Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-36, prohibiting all employers from discharging, disciplining, or otherwise retaliating against an employee for staying home from work if they or one of their close contacts tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of the disease. Executive Order 2020-36 also strengthens the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Friday, April 03, 2020
LANSING, Mich. – The Whitmer Administration announced today that businesses across Michigan are now able to apply for $349 billion in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II was joined by former Lt. Governor, and current president of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) Brian Calley and Bob Doyle, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Thursday, April 02, 2020
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-33, which recognizes the expanded scope of economic, educational, and civic dislocation caused by the COVID-19, and equips the administration to address fully the devastation caused by virus. The order also formally declares a state of disaster.“Since Michigan announced our first confirmed cases of COVID-19 three weeks ...read more
Categories: Political, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, April 02, 2020
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders all K-12 school buildings to close for the remainder of the school year — unless restrictions are lifted — and ensures continuing of learning by setting guidelines for remote learning. District facilities may be used by public school employees and contractors for the purposes of facilitating learning at a ...read more
Categories: Business News, Press Release, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Carl Leone has been named head coach of the Oakland University esports program, Director of Athletics Steve Waterfield announced on Monday, March 30.    "I am thrilled to be a part of Oakland University’s inaugural esports program,” Leone said. “I am honored to be able to apply my knowledge of esports to support future student-athletes.”   Leone joins the Golden Grizzlies after spending ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Heart of Hope® Supporting All First Responders In challenging times America stands up together; it is what we do; it is who we are. J. Thomas Jewelers, in conjunction with Shields Restaurant, will help provide all first responders – hospital, police, and fire with needed food. A short relief from what they are experiencing 24/7, regardless to their personal well-being allows us to “STAY AT HOME” ...read more
Categories: Business News, Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
DETROIT – Approximately 20 members of the Michigan National Guard will assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with logistics support to establish a Federal Medical Station (FMS) at TCF Center, March 31 – April 1. Michigan National Guard members will augment FEMA, assisting with inventory of equipment and supplies as the FMS is established as an ad hoc site to receive COVID-19 ...read more
Categories: Business News, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Political
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Signarama, Troy is working hard to deliver signage throughout the local community during this crisis. We are partnered with some of our other Signarama franchise locations to ensure critical signage is still being produced for industries such as health, government, restaurant, and municipality. Our entire sales staff has been working remote for the past week and half and fully responsive to any ...read more
Categories: Business News, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, President Trump authorized the use of National Guard members under Title 32, United States Code, section 502(f), granting Governor Whitmer’s request for a formal Mission Assignment (MA) to allocate and order up to 3,000 members of the Michigan Army and Air National Guard for up to 90 days to perform humanitarian missions across the state.     Michigan’s National Guard, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Political
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Sen. Mike Shirkey, Sen. Jim Ananich, Rep. Lee Chatfield, and Rep. Christine Greig issued the following joint statement on the signing of two supplemental budget bills that provide $150 million in new state funding in the current fiscal year for the response to COVID-19.    “Residents across the great state of Michigan need to know that the Executive and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release, Political
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-26, which pushes all April 2020 state and city income tax filing deadlines in Michigan to July 2020, as a part of continued efforts to help Michiganders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective immediately, state of Michigan and city of Detroit income tax returns and payments due on April 15 are now due before midnight ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Political, General News Article
Monday, March 30, 2020
LANSING, MICH. — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-31, suspending the April 1 requirement for lower vapor pressure gasoline. The order takes effect immediately and expires on April 30, 2020. To ensure the health and safety of the public, gasoline supplies must remain available to support essential functions during the COVID-19 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Political
Monday, March 30, 2020
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-32, which places a temporary restriction on non-essential veterinary procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.     The order prohibits all non-essential veterinary procedures starting on March 31, 2020, and encourages veterinarians and veterinary technicians to practice telemedicine as much as possible to help stop ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Business News, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Kathleen Spencer, special instructor in Oakland University’s School of Nursing, has been named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2020 list of Notable Women in Health. Along with other honorees, Spencer is featured in a special section of Crain’s March 16 online and print issue.  The honorees were selected for demonstrating the ability to effect change in the health care industry. They have also ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Sunday, March 22, 2020
At FocalPoint Business Coaching, our goal is to help you navigate a course that assists in achieving your goals. As coaches, we always take that responsibility seriously – including when the unexpected occurs and business and economics are affected. If you lead a business that’s been affected by the recent chain of events, I'd like to help. I'm offering complimentary consultations to discuss ...read more
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Pictured from left, Dominique Daniel, coordinator of OU Archives and Special Collections, Rod Wilson, Susan Wilson and Shirley Paquette, OU Archives assistant For the past 30 years, Rod and Susan Wilson have amassed an impressive collection of Rochester artifacts.  From photos and diaries, to postcards and magazines, the couple’s Rochester trove of around 9,000 items was culled mostly from ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, March 16, 2020
(ROCHESTER – March 12, 2020) As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact communities in the State of Michigan, the Rochester Hills Public Library is taking steps to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The library remains open with normal hours of operation. However, in keeping with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Michigan, and the Oakland County Health ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, March 13, 2020
Rochester City will host the 2020 State of the City Address on Monday, April 20, 2020 at the Royal Park Hotel, presented by the honorable Mayor Stuart Bikson. Doors will open at 6:00 m, and the address will start promptly at 7:00 pm. This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.  Read more ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Business News, Press Release
Friday, March 13, 2020
US Small Business Association (SBA): Disaster Recovery Loans for Economic Injury due to COVID-19Press Release about US Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Recovery Loans for Economic Injury due to COVID-19.  To see if Oakland County is an Eligible Disaster Area, visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ and click on the red circle. The situation is rapidly changing so please keep ...read more
Categories: Business News, Press Release, Education, General News Article
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Rochester Hills, Michigan— March 12, 2020 — Premier Academy announces an Open House at its newly constructed location at 2991 W. Tienken in Rochester Hills, Michigan.  A grand opening celebration is scheduled on Thursday, March 26 from 3-8 p.m.  The facility officially opens for childcare on Monday, April 6. Enrollment is currently open for the remaining spring semester, Summer Camp, and Fall ...read more
Categories: Fundraising Event, Press Release
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has been reaccredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education for 8 years, the maximum time possible. Duane Mezwa, M.D., Stephan Sharf Interim Dean, OUWB, and chief academic officer, William Beaumont Hospital, made the announcement. “It is with extreme pride that I share with you that OUWB has been granted eight years of ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber
Monday, March 09, 2020
A new $117,700 grant awarded to Oakland University will fund a feasibility study for a Small Business Support Center in downtown Pontiac. The project will evaluate how university, city, county and state resources can be integrated into a single entity to develop, sustain and promote non-technology companies including retail, restaurants, cleaning services and more.    The grant is an Economic ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, Press Release
Monday, March 09, 2020
(ROCHESTER – March 9, 2020)Women make a difference in our world, contributing to the fields of medicine, engineering, education, humanitarian causes, and more. To honor the women who have impacted the world, the Rochester branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) developed an essay contest open to all eighth-grade students in the Rochester and Avondale school districts. The ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
RAISE THE PARK WITH DECK ART ROCHESTER, Mich. – March 4, 2020 – The Skatepark Leadership Advisory Team (SPLAT) needs your help to raise funds for Greater Rochester’s outdoor public skatepark! The Rochester Downtown Development Authority has partnered with the Skatepark Leadership Advisory Team, aka SPLAT, to create a fundraising event to raise money for Greater Rochester’s outdoor, state of ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Fundraising Event
Friday, February 28, 2020
Rochester based Royal Park Hotel is excited to announce the addition of Paul Jackman as their Director of Culinary Operations.   Growing up on the east side of Detroit, Paul began cooking with his grandmother at the early age of 9.  “The first lesson I received from my grandmother was simple.  I was given a knife and a rutabaga and was told to cut it. At that point, I knew that cooking would ...read more
Friday, February 28, 2020
Rochester Rotary Charities recently presented Take Root Dance with a $2,000 grant to support its free Dance for Parkinson’s program in the Rochester Area. Dance for Parkinson's Disease participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. The class specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and is an aesthetic ...read more
Categories: Fundraising Event, Business News, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
REGISTRATION FOR 2020 DECK ART IS NOW OPEN  ROCHESTER, Mich.- February 19, 2020 - Downtown Rochester is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate in Downtown Rochester’s Tenth Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2020. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. Winning pieces will be ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The insurance law changes coming to Michigan on July 1, 2020 were greatly needed to reduce the large insurance premiums in the state. However, the law has several unintended consequences that can severely impact Michigan residents, and may result in rates increasing long-term. Below is a brief summary of some of those issues.PIP/Medical Benefits - If an individual loses their medical insurance, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Business News, Education, Press Release
Friday, January 24, 2020
Michigan Auto Insurance Reform At Allen Harmon Insurance, it is our mission to keep our customers informed of the changes that will take place when the auto insurance law changes take effect July 1, 2020. First, the minimum required bodily injury limits are being increased to 250,000 per person/500,000 per accident. You can sign off to reject these limits and choose lower options, but our ...read more
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