RRC Foundation seeks Parade Memorabilia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2021
Rochester Regional Chamber Foundation seeks Memorabilia of the Annual Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade
Rochester, MI - The Annual Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade is a beloved, long-standing tradition hosted by the Rochester Regional Chamber Foundation with presenting partners Chief Financial Credit Union & Rochester University.
As the largest Christmas Parade in Michigan with over 100 parade entries and drawing over thousands of individuals to downtown Rochester, Michigan, the official parade committee recognized the immense responsibility to keep our residents, community organizations, and visitors safe, during the Covid-19 health pandemic. After several meetings with stakeholders, the Foundation Board of Directors made the difficult decision, in compliance with governmental regulations, to cancel the 2020 Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade.
However, the parade committee is committed to an alternative, safe celebration by creating a Parade Tribute, airing in 2021 – the 70th year of the parade. The RRC Foundation is seeking parade memorabilia and stories of years past to be included in the Parade Tribute video premiere that captures the magical, positive, heartwarming celebration it is. If you have items, please drop them to the Rochester Regional Chamber office at 71 Walnut Blvd, Suite 110, Rochester, MI during regular business hours or email your stories to email@example.com by March 31, 2021.
The video will also include past participants, acknowledge key supporters, and of course – Santa Claus! Announcements will be made on where to view this broadcast special through official RRC Chamber and Foundation channels in the coming months.
We anticipate the grand and safe return of the Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 5, 2021!
RRC Foundation Partners
The Rochester Regional Chamber Foundation is privileged to have thirteen community-minded businesses and organizations that are significant supporters of the Chamber. Thank you: Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, Oakland University, Shelton Buick GMC, Bellbrook, Chief Financial Credit Union, Fox Automotive, Mattina, Kent & Gibbons; First State Bank, PAR Pharmaceutical, Rochester University, Beaumont, Moceri Companies, and Auger Klein Aller Architects, Inc. We appreciate your leadership and expertise.
ABOUT THE ROCHESTER REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
The mission of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership and resources to advance business development in partnership with civic, cultural, and educational interests for the benefit of its members and the community.
As a membership organization comprised of businesses in the greater Rochester area, the Chamber has been in existence since 1955. Over the past six decades, business leaders have contributed significantly to shaping our area into a nationally recognized community, deemed a desirable place to live, work and raise a family. Members of the Chamber, our business leaders, have given their time, talent, and financial resources to benefit countless community-based organizations, projects, and events. With their leadership, the Chamber has created and administered many programs and events that provide direct benefit to the community.
January 14, 2021
Maggie Bobitz, Vice President
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