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The Mission of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership and resources in order to advance business and community development in partnership with civic, cultural and educational interests for the benefit of its members and community.

RRC-MI.COM

248-651-6700


FROM THE

Chair

Dear Friends,

MEET THE

Executive Board

CHAIR

I am honored to serve as the 2018 Chair of the Board of Directors for the award-winning Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce (RRC). It is truly a privilege to lead a team that fosters and promotes favorable business development in our region. During the past year, the RRC has seen many changes in the way of staffing, events, and membership. We held more than 100 ribbon cutting ceremonies, received more than 200 new members, and hosted numerous soldout events with record attendance. We also welcomed RRC President Alaina Campbell to our team. Alaina has already proven to be an asset to the organization, bringing new ideas and improvements for the good of the community. We are unveiling the new and improved Connections Magazine. This 2018 edition introduces new programs, provides sponsorship opportunities, and offers additional ideas for members to get involved with the Chamber. At the RRC, we strive to provide the best service to our members, opportunities to connect and network, and resources to help meet business goals. Thank you for your support. Sincerely,

CHAIR ELECT

Dr. Robert Shaner

rshaner@rochester.k12.mi.us

The Honorable Julie Nicholson

SECRETARY

TREASURER

Oakland University joyoung@oakland.edu

Trent Creative

Rochester Community Schools

52nd/3rd District Court Judge nicholsonj@oakgov.com

John Young

MEET THE Chris Drouin

Marilyn Trent marilyn@trentcreative.com

Directors

IGNITE Media Group chris@chooseignite.com

Vince Mattina

Mattina, Kent & Gibbons, P.C. vmattina@mkgpc.com

John Gaber

Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, P.C. jdg@wwrplaw.com

Mary Mbiya

Flagstar Bank mary.mbiya@flagstar.com

Robert Shaner, Ph.D.

Julie Hoops

Hoops Insurance Agency juliehoops@allstate.com

MEET THE

staff

Lauren Royston Consumers Energy

lauren.royston@cmsenergy.com

Dale Jerome

French Associates, Inc. dalej@frenchaia.com

David Walker Brookview Realty

dmwalker@wowway.com

Alaina Campbell Maggie Bobitz President alainac@rrc-mi.com

Vice President maggieb@rrc-mi.com

Carol Roughton

Director of Operations & Finance carolr@rrc-mi.com

Wendy Jones

Next Steps 4 Seniors

wjones@nextsteps4seniors.com

Ashley WĂźrm

PAR Pharmaceutical

Ashley.Wurm@parpharm.com

Tomasine Marx

Ascension Crittenton

Jill Sorensen

Director of Member Engagement jills@rrc-mi.com

Amber Joseph

tomasine.marx@ascension.org

Marketing Specialist info@rrc-mi.com

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Meet Us The Road to Maximizing Your Membership 2018 Calendar of Events Your Member Services Ambassador Network Young Professionals & Committees Seminars & Luncheons Networking Events & Preferred Client Networking (PCN) Groups Signature Events & Marketing 2017 Sunrise Pinnacle Award Winners Marketing Opportunities RRC Charity Fund Leadership Programs Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Events & Marketing Opportunities Member Application

YOUR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS

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OUR CHAMBER IS DEDICATED TO SERVING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH: • Innovative marketing & sales assistance- You grow! • Leadership development & training- You learn! • Networking & relationship building- You connect!

VISIBILITY Put your company name and capabilities in front of customers and referral sources and get connected with those that value companies associated with our Chamber. WE’RE ON YOUR SALES TEAM Hundreds of inquiries come through our office monthly requesting referrals for products and services. We ONLY refer our Chamber members. WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES The RRC continuously works with the leaders of our communities on issues such as economic development, tourism, special events, local and regional issues. Your support allows us to work for the greater good of our professional and residential community.

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The Road to

MAXIMIZING YOUR MEMBERSHIP

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Check your email every Monday for the RRC Pulse, the Chamber’s weekly eNewsletter to stay well informed. Don’t get the RRC Pulse? Text RRC to 42828 to sign up!

Learn how to navigate the Chamber website by joining us at our Chamber Marketing Wisdom class. Learn how to update your profile, add pictures, videos, testimonials, maps and other info to your webpage!

Attend a Member Orientation to meet fellow new members and jump start your involvement!

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Attend a Coffee Talk. This fast-paced networking event will put you face-to-face with prime business contacts in a unique format.

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Join a PCN (Preferred Client Networking) Group to increase your exposure, gain referrals & build long-lasting business relationships. These industry exclusive groups meet bi-weekly.

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Bring 100 pieces of your marketing materials to be placed in the New Resident & New Business Welcome Bags.

Refer your fellow Chamber members & they will refer you! Attend networking events! It isn’t about knowing people, it’s about knowing the right people...your ideal client. Get involved! Sign up to be part of one of our committees.

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Mark your calendars

UPCOMING EVENTS March

January 01/10/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Chief Financial Credit Union 01/17/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wednesday Rochester Tap Room 01/19/18 8:30 am Coffee Talk Leader Dogs for the Blind 01/22/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 3:00 pm Member Orientation* Chamber Office 01/24/18 6:00 pm Young Professionals Too Ra Loo

February

02/02/18 8:30 am New Member Connect* Bellbrook Senior Community 02/08/18 9:00 am Chamber Marketing Wisdom Chamber Office 02/14/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Ascension Crittenton 02/16/18 8:30 am Coffee Talk Leader Dogs for the Blind 02/21/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wednesday Mitchell’s Fish Market 02/23/18 8:30 am Community Outlook Breakfast $ Royal Park Hotel 02/26/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 02/28/18 6:00 pm Young Professionals Tapper’s Pub

*New Event in 2018!

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03/01/18 4:00 pm PCN Member Connect TBD 03/09/18 8:30 am Modern Marketing Strategies* Moceri Learning Center 03/14/18 9:00 am Young Professionals City of Rochester 03/16/18 8:30 am Coffee Talk Leader Dogs for the Blind 03/21/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wednesday TBD 03/26/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 3:00 pm Member Orientation* Chamber Office 03/28/18 7:00 pm Young Professionals Stoney Creek High School

April

04/11/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Mettle Foundry 04/18/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wednesday Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina 04/20/18 8:30 am Coffee Talk Rochester Community House 04/23/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 04/25/18 6:00 pm Young Professionals TBD

May

05/03/18 7:00 am Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast $ Oakland University 05/09/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Rochester Hills Museum 05/10/18 9:00 am Chamber Marketing Wisdom Chamber Office 05/11/18 8:30 am Modern Marketing Strategies* TBD 05/16/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wednesday D’Marcos Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar 05/17/18 11:30 am Leadership Graduation $ Great Oaks Country Club 05/18/18 8:30 am Coffee Talk Leader Dogs for the Blind 05/21/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 05/21/18 3:00 pm Member Orientation* Chamber Office 05/23/18 6:00 pm Young Professionals Classic Lanes


June

06/01/18 8:30 am New Member Connect* Bellbrook Senior Community 06/04/18 All day Golf Outing $ Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club 06/08/18 8:30 am Modern Marketing Strategies* FANUC 06/13/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Chief Financial Credit Union 06/13/18 5:00 pm Leadership Alumni Get Together Rochester Hills Museum 06/15/18 8:30 am Coffee Talk Leader Dogs for the Blind 06/20/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wedneday Too Ra Loo 06/21/18 11:30 am Women Leaders in Business Lunch* Cherry Creek Golf Club 06/25/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 06/27/18 6:00 pm Young Professionals Borden Park

July

07/11/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Older Person’s Commission 07/23/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 07/25/18 6:00 pm Young Professionals Spencer’s Park

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08/08/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Chief Financial Credit Union 08/09/18 9:00 am Chamber Marketing Wisdom Chamber Office 08/15/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wednesday La Cucina del Vino 08/17/18 8:30 am Coffee Talk Leader Dogs for the Blind 08/22/18 6:00 pm Young Professionals CJ Mahoney’s 08/23/18 5:00 pm Multi-Chamber Mixer Lake Orion 08/27/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office

September

09/07/18 8:30 am New Member Connect* Bellbrook Senior Community 09/12/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Oakland Sheriff’s Dept. 09/14/18 8:30 am Modern Marketing Strategies* Ascension Crittenton 09/19/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wednesday Kruse & Muer on Main 09/21/18 8:30 am Coffee Talk Leader Dogs for the Blind 09/24/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 3:00 pm Member Orientation* Chamber Office 09/26/18 6:00 pm Young Professionals TBD

October

10/05/18 8:30 am Sunrise Pinnacle Awards $ Royal Park Hotel 10/10/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Rochester College 10/17/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wednesday Rochester Mills 10/19/18 8:30 am Coffee Talk Leader Dogs for the Blind 10/22/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 3:00 pm Member Orientation* Chamber Office 10/24/18 6:00 pm Young Professionals TBD 10/25/18 4:00 pm PCN Member Connect TBD

November

11/08/18 9:00 am Chamber Marketing Wisdom Chamber Office 11/09/18 8:30 am Modern Marketing Strategies* Emagine Theatre 11/14/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Rochester Museum 11/14/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wednesday Lockhart’s BBQ- Lake Orion 11/16/18 8:30 am Coffee Talk Leader Dogs for the Blind 11/26/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 05/21/18 3:00 pm Member Orientation* Chamber Office 11/28/18 6:00 pm Young Professionals Rochester Mills Production Company 11/29/18 6:00 pm Sleigh Bell Celebration $ Great Oaks Country Club

December 12/02/18 2:00 pm Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Downtown Rochester 12/12/18 9:00 am Young Professionals Leo’s Coney Island 12/12/18 11:30 am Holiday Recognition Luncheon $ Meadow Brook Hall 12/17/18 9:00 am Member Orientation Chamber Office 12/19/18 5:00 pm WineDown Wednesday Buffalo Wild Wings

All events are free unless noted with a $.

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YOUR MEMBER MEMBER REFERRAL PROGRAM

The Chamber responds to around 500 calls per month asking for referrals of products & services. We pass along the name & contact information of Chamber members. Our website refers you 24/7!

SHARE YOUR NEWS & PR

We want to hear your good news! Your membership allows you to post your PR to our website & we pass it on to print, electronic & social media contacts.

ENHANCED LISTING ON SITE You will recieve a free directory & website hyperlink listing on our website, as well as photos, directions & more.

FREE NOTARY SERVICE

We offer free notary services and certificates of origin.

FREE PHOTOCOPIES

For your convenience, 10 free photocopies are available a month.

SHOPLOCAL BUYCHAMBER Buy products & services from your fellow Chamber members & recieve a discount!

LOBBY DISPLAY SPACE

Take advantage of the constant foot traffic in our office. You can display your business card and brochures in our lobby.

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CONFERENCE ROOM USE

Members can use our conference room, by appointment, which seats up to 14 people. It is free once a month, with a $25 fee for additional use.

RELOCATION & WELCOME BAGS

New residents & employees are moving into & being recruited to our market. Include your brochures or giveaways in our popular Welcome Bags.

CHAMBER MARKETING WISDOM Learn how to navigate our member information center to enhance your marketing efforts.

WEBSITE POSTINGS

Members can post employment opportunities, event listings and hot deals to our site, where anyone from our membership and community can see them!

BUSINESS RESOURCES

We want to introduce your business to the Chamber Community. This is an important piece of your overall marketing strategy! Business leaders, county and local dignataries are invited.

We’re here to help you prosper. Visit our webpage to take your Business Fitness Check Up & be connected to a number of cousulting resources including the Small Business Develpment Center, Oakland County’s One Stop Shop, and SCORE.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP

RIBBON CUTTINGS

Our Board Members & staff are involved in economic development & tourism for our region.

RRC PULSE

The Chamber’s eNewsletter is emailed every Monday morning, keeping subscribers informed about Chamber & community news. Members are encouraged to submit announcements via the member information center (rrc-mi. com).

If you need more help, let us be your extra staff! For an additional $150 we will set up your listing in the Chamber Member Information Center, set up your directory listing with contact info, photos, keywords and more, post 6 hot deals per year, write and post 6 news releases or announcements per year, and write two blog posts per year elevating you as an expert in your field.

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LEARN ABOUT

Ambassador Network

The Ambassadors serve as Chamber liaisons to the business community. Ambassadors attend Ribbon Cuttings, ground breakings, grand openings and other community events as representitives of the Chamber. Meetings are held 7 times per year. Ambassadors act as greeters, welcome members to events and mentor new members to help them take full advantage of their Chamber membership. You can often find our Ambassadors by their trademark red nametags! Presenting Sponsor: $5,000, 1 available • Top billing logo recognition on all marketing materials • Logo on weekly Ambassador check-in • Announced at every Ribbon Cutting • Logo on Ambassador binders and new member folder • Logo on every Ambassador nametag • Display table at all Ambassador events • Speaking opportunity at all Ambassador events

From the Chair Colleen Brnabic As the new 2018 Ambassador Chair, I am delighted to work with a team of volunteers that focus on building relationships here within the Chamber. Our goal is to help business professionals get the most from their Chamber membership and encourage new members to get involved in their community. Being a Chamber member and becoming an Ambassador will increase visibility in their business as well as connecting with others. I believe good things are coming for Chamber members and Ambassadors in 2018. I hope you will consider getting involved with the Ambassadors this year.

Colleen Brnabic 2018 Chair

CHECK OUT OUR

hot deals

Advertise your company’s specials, discounts and deals for free as a Chamber member. Hot Deals are published on our website and social media. You can also check out fellow members’ deals by clicking on this button on our website rrc-mi.com! 10 | RRC-MI.COM

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oung YPROFESSIONALS Young Professionals (YPR) provides outstanding professional leadership development opportunities for the greater Rochester area’s future leaders. YPR hosts educational seminars, service opportunities and social activities for professionals between the ages of 21-40. Participants must be Chamber members in good standing. YPR meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Check out the Chamber calendar at rrc-mi.com for their upcoming meetings and events!

Presenting sponsor: $2,500, 1 available • Top billing logo recognition • Opportunity to host events at your venue • Opprtunity to speak at monthly events • Display table at events Gold sponsor: $500, 2 available* • Logo recognition • Opprtunity to speak at monthly morning • networking events • Display table at events Silver sponsor: $250 4 available* • Logo name recognition • Display table at events Projected Reach: 40 per event *Industry exclusive

JOIN A

committee

CHRISTMAS PARADE COMMITTEE

Assists with planning and organizing the annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade; the largest Christmas Parade in Michigan.

GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

Coordinates the Chamber’s number one fundraiser and enjoys a day out on the golf course!

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Informs the Chamber on government activities, legislation and regulation that will affect the business community and plans the annual Community Outlook Breakfast.

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SEMINARS & WOMEN LEADERS IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON

Surround yourself with successful and driven business leaders while hearing from female industry innovators about their path to success.

Projected attendance 75-100 Presenting: $2,500, 1 available* • Top logo recognition • Speaking & table at all events • Business cards from event Gold: $500, 6 available* • Logo recognition • Display table at events Silver: $250, 6 available* • Name recognition • Display Table at event

HOLIDAY RECOGNITION LUNCHEON

This year end luncheon recognizes and celebrates members who have served in Chamber leadership roles throught the year. Average Attendance: 80-90 Presenting: $2,500, 1 available • Top logo recognition • Speaking & table at event • 2 tickets to event

MEMBER ORIENTATION

The Chamber invites people & businesses in our community to learn about the many benefits of Chamber membership. Morning Presenting: $1,100, 1 available* 12 events, 15 attendees each • Top billing logo recognition (Chamber • website, RRC Pulse, weekly Chamber • Check-In email, event signage) • Opportunity to display business materials • Opportunity to speak • Names of attendees following each event

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New Member Gift Sponsor: $250, 5 available* 12 morning events • Logo recognition (Chamber website, • publicity, event signage) • Must provide 20 logo gift items and • marketing materials for each event.

Luncheons

Afternoon Presenting: $550, 1 available* 6 events, 15 attendees each • Top billing logo recognition (Chamber • website, RRC Pulse, weekly Chamber • Check-In email, event signage) • Opportunity to display business materials • Opportunity to speak • Names of attendees following each event New Member Gift Sponsor: $150, 5 available*, 6 afternoon events • Logo recognition (Chamber website, • publicity, event signage) • Must provide 20 logo gift items and • marketing materials for each event.

CHAMBER MARKETING WISDOM CLASS

This class teaches members how to best utilize the member information center to effectively market their business Presenting: $300, 1 available • Top logo recognition • Speaking & marketing at all events • Names of attendees Food: $100, 1 available • Logo recognition • Names of attendees • Business materials displayed

MODERN MARKETING STRATEGIES

This five-session seminar series will focus on helping participants identify the best marketing platforms for their business followed by subsequent sessions focusing on each marketing platform.

Sessions: MARCH- Marketing in Today’s Worldoverview of marketing platforms focused on identifying the best fit for your business. MAY- Email Marketing, Blogging, Google, Google Adwords JUNE- LinkedIn & Alignable SEPTEMBER- Networking and Sponsorships NOVEMBER- Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, SnapChat Series Presenting Sponsor: $2500, 1 available* Projected attendance: 70-80 per session, 5 sessions in 2018 • “Presented by” name recognition • following name of event • Logo recognition on all marketing • materials, Chamber website, social • media, RRC Pulse • Display table at all 5 events • Speaking opportunity at all 5events • Opportunity to provide a door prize • (valued at $50 or more) • Business cards from each attendee • 4 registrations for each session Gold Sponsor: $1000, 3 available* • Logo recognition • Announcement recognition at all 5 • sessions • Display table at all 5 sessions • 2 registrations for each session • Opportunity to provide a door prize • (valued at $50 or more) Food Sponsor: $500 • Logo recognition on all marketing • materials, Chamber website, social • media, RRC Pulse • Ability to place marketing materials on • registration table *Sponsorships are industry exclusive


Networking

OPPORTUNITIES & SPONSORSHIPS

WINEDOWN WEDNESDAY

This informal networking event offers a chance to wind down with your fellow Chamber members and build relationships in an informal setting! Average attendance: 50-70 per event Presenting: $2,500, 1 available* • Top logo recognition • Speaking & table at all events • Business cards from each event Gold: $500, 2 available* • Logo recognition • Business cards from each event

NEW MEMBER CONNECT

Held 3 times a year, this free breakfast welcomes new members & employees. Average attendance: 70-80 per event Presenting: $1,500, 2 available* • Top logo recognition • Speaking & marketing at all events

Gold: $750, 3 available* • Logo recognition • Display table at events Silver: $250, 6 available* • Logo recognition • Annoucement recognition Food: $1,500, 1 available* • Logo recognition • Display table at events • Speaking opprtunity

Silver: $250, 5 available* • Logo recognition • Opportunity to share a networking tip • at all events

COFFEE TALK

Projected attendance: 75-100 per event

Share your 2 minute elevator speech in this face paced, speed networking event. Held 10 times a year on the third Friday. Average attendance: 75-100 per event Presenting: $2,500, 1 available* • Top logo recognition • Speaking & marketing at all events • Opportunity to provide door prize • Business cards from each event Gold: $1,000, 2 available* • Logo recognition • Display table & marketing materials on tables at all events

PCN MEMBER CONNECT

This event allows PCN members to connect with each other & non-members to find a group! Held twice a year. Presenting: $1,000, 1 available* • Top logo recognition • Speaking & marketing at all events • Speaking opportunity • Business cards from event Gold: $500, 2 available* • Logo recognition • Display table & marketing at events Silver: $250, 5 available* • Logo recognition • Ability to place marketing materials • on tables *Sponsorships are industry exclusive

PREFERRED CLIENT NETWORKING (PCN)

groups

Preferred Client Networking (PCN) Groups consist of 15-25 Chamber members that gather biweekly to discuss and pass qualified referrals and leads. These industry exclusive groups are included in your membership. Times and days vary to accommodate your schedule. Your business is listed on the Chamber website along with link to your webpage. It’s an excellent way to build relationships and market your business. Group placement will be made based on availablity. Contact the Chamber for more information. You must be a Chamber member to attend. RRC-MI.COM | 13


Signature

EVENTS & MARKETING

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK BREAKFAST

This breakfast brings together prominent leaders and members of our communities to learn about & envision the year ahead. Average attendance: 400 Presenting Sponsor: $2500, 1 available* • “Presented by” name recognition following name of event • Logo recognition on all marketing materials, Chamber • website, social media, and RRC Pulse • Display table at event • Speaking opportunity at event • Logo recognition on all tables • Table of 10 at event with preferred seating • Logo recognition in presentation at event Gold Sponsor: $1000, 6 available* • Logo recognition on all marketing materials, chamber • website, social media, and RRC Pulse • Announcement recognition • Display table at event • Logo recognition on all tables • Table of 10 at event • Logo recognition in presentation at event Silver Sponsor: $500, 6 available* • Name recognition on all marketing materials, Chamber • website, social media, and RRC Pulse • Name recognition on all tables • Announcement recognition • Name recognition in presentation at event

PHOTO BY: BOB DiTOMMASO

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SUNRISE PINNALCE AWARDS

The Chamber’s annual ceremony recognizes the years best in our community with a presentation of 23 awards. Average attendance: 600 Presenting Sponsor: $7000, 1 available* • “Presented by” name recognition following name of event • Premier logo recognition on all marketing materials, • Chamber website, social media, and RRC Pulse • Display table at event • Speaking opportunity at event • Logo recognition on all tables • Two tables of 10 at event with preferred seating • Logo recognition in presentation at event Awards Sponsors: $800, 23 available • Naming Rights-company name linked with chosen award • Award presentation to winner at event • Table of 10 at event • 3 year commitment preferable with first right of refusal Coffee Bar Sponsor: $1000 • Name recognition on all marketing materials, chamber • website, social media, and RRC Pulse • Announcement recognition • Logo recognition on all coffee bars at event • Table of 10 at event • Logo recognition in presentation at event


PHOTOS BY: KRISTI GUGEL PHOTOGRAPHY & HEADSHOTS BY SCOTT LAWRENCE

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Our annual fundraising event brings everyone out for a day of golf with a portion of the proceeds to support Chamber programs and services. Golfers get continental breakfast, boxed lunch and buffet dinner. Presenting Sponsor: $3000, 1 available • “Presented by” name recognition • following name of event • Premier logo recognition on all • marketing materials, Chamber website, • social media, and RRC Pulse • Golf for 8 • Hole sponsorship • Display table at event • Speaking opportunity at event • Logo recognition on all tables • Logo recognition in • presentation at event Par Sponsors: $1500, 10 available • Logo recognition on all marketing • materials, Chamber website, social • media, and RRC Pulse • Golf for 4 • Hole Sponsorship • Display table at event • Logo recognition in • presentation at event • Logo recognition on all tables

Gift Sponsor: $800 • Logo on select marketing materials, • Chamber website, social media and • RRC Pulse • Golf for 2 • Logo placement on gift bag • Placement of promotional material in bag • Display table at event • Logo recognition in presentation & on tables 19th Hole Party Sponsor: $750 • Logo on select marketing materials, • Chamber website, social media and • RRC Pulse • Golf for 2 • Display table at event • Logo recognition in media Player’s Cart Sponsor: $600, 1 available • Logo recognition on all player golf carts • Logo on select marketing materials, • Chamber website, social media and • RRC Pulse • Golf for 2 • Logo recognition in • presentation at event

Score Board Sponsor: $300 • Logo recognition on scoreboard • Logo on select marketing materials, • Chamber website, social media and • RRC Pulse • Logo recognition in media First Place Sponsor: $300, 3 available* • “Naming rights” company name linked • with chosen award • Award presentation to winners • Photo ops with winners • Logo on Chamber website • Logo recognition in media Hole Sponsor: $250 • Signage and display table at hole • 2 boxed lunches on golf course (dinner • not included) • Logo on select marketing materials, • Chamber website, social media and • RRC Pulse Water Bottle Sponsor $250, 1 available • Logo recognition on water bottles given *Sponsorships are industry exclusive

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CONGRATULATIONS 2017

Sunrise Pinnacle Award Winners

• The Oakland Press Advocacy Award: Patti McCormick and the Ashley • McCormick Flu Foundation • Pixley Funeral Home Ambassador of the Year Award: Zoe Hull • Paint Creek Center for the Arts - Arts & Cultural Award: Patrick McKay • BMW & Audi of Rochester Hills Board Member of the Year Award: Maggie Bobitz • Fox Automotive of Rochester Hills Business of the Year Award: Fanuc America • PNC Bank Business Woman of the Year Award: Rhonda Myers • Chief Financial Credit Union Community Builder Award: Rochester Bicentennial •Sundial • Comcast Business Customer Service Award: Ignite Media • C&G Newspapers/Rochester Post Diversity Award: The Kroger Company of • Michigan • OU INC Economic Development Award: Ascension Crittenton Hospital • Oakland University Educator of the Year Award: Kara Sears • The Kroger Company Excellence in Dining Award: Leo’s Coney Island • Fifth Third Bank Innovative Corporate Culture Award: Chief Financial Credit Union • Ascension Crittenton Hospital Healthcare Professional of the Year Award: • Dr. Peter Littrup, MD • PAR Pharmaceutical Leadership Greater Rochester Award: David Blair • Beaumont Health System Lifetime Achievement Award: Frank Rewold • Shelton Buick GMC Nonprofit Achievement Award: New Day Foundation for • Families • Tim Crawford Nationwide Insurance Agency Outstanding Community Service • Award: Dave Lewellen • Croskey Lanni, PC Philanthropy Award: Moceri Companies • Mattina, Kent & Gibbons, P.C., Small Business of the Year Award: Magnet • Consulting • Edward Jones Investments Steady Growth & Profitability Award: HealthQuest • Physical Therapy • Boulevard Health Center Creative Excellence Award: Daniel Brian • Advertising • Rochester Community Schools Young Professional of the Year Award: Ryan • Mulrenin

THANK YOU TO OUR

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Chamber Partners


Marketing Opportunities CHAMBER WEBSITE

The Chamber website is a portal to our membership and shares valuable business and community information to our members, community and visitors. The site receives an average of 38,000 visits annually.

WEBSITE HOME PAGE ADS

$1250, Limited to 4 ads Featured on the home page of the Chamber website. Ads link to the business’ website.

WEBPAGE SPECIFIC BANNER ADS

$300 Choose which page best reaches your target market. Limited to one ad per page. Ads link to the business’s website.

CHAMBER WEEKLY NEWSLETTER- RRC PULSE Overall Sponsor-$4000 year The Chamber’s weekly eNewsletter, RRC Pulse, is delivered electronically to over 2,000 members and opt-in subscribers with an average open rate of 28%. It serves as the Chamber’s primary communication method with members, elected officials, local leaders and the community. Company logo featured in the title bar of every eNewsletter.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

$100 per issue Prime placement in the eNewsletter sidebar. Article/ advertisement with logo, hyperlink or image included. Advertisement-$100/issue, $300/month or $3000/year 300x250 pixel space with link to your company website.

SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION

$10 per post- limited to two a week Share your discounts and services or highlight your organization with consecutive weeks of advertising via the Chamber’s social media platforms. FB, Twitter, Instagram. FB boost available to meet your target market. Call for boost pricing and availability.

NEW RESIDENT MAILING LABELS

$300 for entire year or $25 month Promote your business directly to new residents of the greater Rochester area. Receive addresses for all new residents the second week of each month in label format and an Excel file. All you have to do is print!

NEW RESIDENT WELCOME BAGS

Free for members The Chamber offers welcome bags filled with useful information such as community maps, guides, discounts and local event information to incoming residents and guests. The bags are a great way to market your business while giving you first access to new community members.

NEW RESIDENT WELCOME BAG SPONSOR

$1000, 4 available, industry exclusive Sponsorship includes your logo on the bag for one year along with the ability to include your marketing/ promotional item in each bag. The Chamber markets the bags to the community through all social media outlets and via advertisements in local newspapers, magazines and coupon books. Approximately 1200 per year distributed

CHAMBER MEMBER MAILING LABELS

Members can request, free once a year, all current Chamber member addresses printed on labels. Additional set - $35

BUSINESS RESOURCE PACKAGE

$1000, 2 available, industry exclusive Through our partnerships with local municipalities, the Chamber offers a business resource package to all new and relocating businesses in our area. The resource package includes information from the Chamber and local municipalities. They are hand delivered to new and relocating business. Anticipated distribution: 500 per year.

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RRC Foundation The Rochester Regional Chamber (RRC) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide leadership and resources in order to advance development. Donations to the RRC Foundation will contribute directly to programming and services that foster leadership, workforce development and community involvement.

LEADERSHIP AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

• Supporting and facilitating professional and business development for • young professionals in the greater Rochester area. • Promoting career, technical and vocational education.

ENTREPRENEURIAL & ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

• Developing programs that enhance the well-being of residents, • employers, employees and nonprofit organizations that encourage and • support innovation and foster community connectedness. • Facilitating connections between nonprofit organizations and resources available.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT • Collaborating and connecting with community institutions to identify common needs and resources. • Establishing and strengthening relationships among governing boards. • Identifying opportunities for programming among community stakeholders.

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LEARN ABOUT

Leadership

This nine-month program is your gateway to involvement and connections in the greater Rochester communities. Dedicated to the development of community-minded leaders, the program’s goal is to help develop the skills of emerging leaders from across the community. The program provides participants with an opportunity to meet local elected officials and community leaders to gain insight into the region’s unique history, activities and economy. Participants meet one day each month and are immersed in a different component of the community such as health care, local government, history, law enforcement, education, economic growth and human services. Meetings are held at various locations providing an insiders‘ perspective and private tour. If you are looking to learn in-depth about the greater Rochester area or connect employees to the community, the Chamber is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2018-2019. Contact our office at 248-651-6700 for application information.

LEADERSHIP GREATER ROCHESTER

Our mission is to build a broad-based network of community leaders to enhance their leadership abilities and skills through continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement in order to enable them to work toward solutions in the public interest. Presenting Sponsor: $5000, 1 available • 2 enrollees in program • Table of 10 at Graduation • 2 tickets to Leadership kick-off event • Speaking opportunities • Logo recognition • One event hosted at sponsor’s facility Graduation Luncheon Presenting Sponsor: $800, 2 available* • Table of 10 at Graduation Ceremony • Opportunity to speak at Graduation Ceremony • Logo included on program, graduation materials, all marketing and • communications Food Sponsor: $200- 10 available • Signage & marketing on tables Alumni Reception Presenting Sponsor: $1500, 1 available • Opportunity to speak • Logo recognition • Hosted at sponsors facility • Sponsor provides light refreshments

YOUTH LEADERSHIP

Youth Leadership strives to create an experience for youth that fosters leadership, community involvement, and civic responsibility in the greater Rochester community. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate community involvement. Presenting Sponsor: $2500, 1 available • Logo included on all marketing materials • 2 tickets to graduation ceremony • Speaking opportunity Junior Grand Marshal Scholarship: $2500 • 2 tickets to Sunrise Pinnacle Awards • 2 tickets to Sleigh Bell Celebration • 2 tickets to Youth Leadership Graduation Ceremony • Recognition in all Sleigh Bell Celebration and Rochester • Hometown Christmas Parade marketing materials • Recognition in all Youth Leadership marketing materials • Provides 2, $1000 scholarships for two student attendees Food sponsor: $750 • Includes signage on meal tables • Ability to place marketing materials on tables • 2 tickets to graduation ceremony

Scholarship Opportunity: $850 To provide scholarships for need-based tuition assistance for prospective participants.

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Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade EVENTS & MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

ROCHESTER HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE

The Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade is the largest Christmas parade in Michigan featuring over 100 entries marching down a one and a half mile route. Held annually the first Sunday in December at 2 pm. Parade Presenting Sponsor: $10,000, 1 available Average Attendance: 50,000+ • “Presented by” name recognition • following name of event • Recognition of Company Name/Logo • displayed on all Christmas Parade • literature. • Logo recognition throughout LiveStream • on Rochester Hills Television and • YouTube. Parade video is aired on • Rochester Hills TV daily throughout • month of December. Parade video is • uploaded to the Chamber’s YouTube • channel, website and marketed with links • via all social media platforms. • Booth in Santa’s Lane tent in downtown • Rochester where you can hand out • material to parade attendees. • Numerous mentions of sponsorship • throughout the parade route via our • three live announcer stations. • Logo on all shuttle bus banners • Logo on all three Christmas Parade • stage banners

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• Logo on official parade entry • Recognition at the Sleigh Bell • Celebration along with 4 tickets to • attend the event • 10 free tickets for reserved bleacher • seating in downtown Rochester • providing your guests prime viewing. North Pole TV Sponsor: $5000, 1 available Average Views: 8,000+ • Logo recognition throughout LiveStream • on Rochester Hills Television and • YouTube. • Parade video is aired on • Rochester Hills TV daily throughout month • of December. Parade video is • uploaded to the Chamber’s YouTube • channel, website and marketed with links • via all social media platforms. • Recognition in social media posts, on • Christmas Parade website page and • marketing materials (as available and • applicable), recognition in the RRC Pulse • and on Chamber website. • Logo on official parade entry • Recognition at the Sleigh Bell • Celebration along with 4 tickets to • attend the event • Numerous mentions of sponsorship • throughout the parade route via our • three live announcer stations. • 10 free tickets for reserved bleacher • seating in downtown Rochester • providing your guests prime viewing.

SANTA’S WONDERLAND

Santa’s Wonderland is located in downtown Rochester during the parade. These decorated, heated tents serve as a warming area for children and their families. It features photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus prior to the parade, children’s activities and hot cocoa/coffee. Santa’s Wonderland Presenting Sponsor: $2500, 2 available* • Santa’s Wonderland “Presented by” • name recognition on tent signage • Recognition in social media posts, on • Christmas Parade website page and • marketing materials (as available and • applicable), recognition in the RRC Pulse • and on Chamber website. • Numerous mentions of sponsorship • throughout the parade route via our • three live announcer stations. • Logo on official parade entry • Cameo feature in LiveStream on • Rochester Hills Television and YouTube. • Parade video is aired on Rochester Hills • TV daily throughout month of • December. Parade video is • uploaded to the Chamber’s YouTube • channel, website and marketed with • links via all social media platforms. • 10 free tickets for reserved bleacher • seating in downtown Rochester • providing your guests prime viewing. • Recognition at the Sleigh Bell •Celebration along with 2 tickets to attend •the event • Display table in Santa’s Wonderland.


Booth in Santa’s Wonderland: $250 • Table in Santa’s Wonderland warming area for children • and families. • Must provide a children’s activity and/or a marketing/ • promotional item. Examples include: cookie decorating, • ornament decorating, coloring contest, etc. • Business name and activity will be featured in all Santa’s • Wonderland marketing materials.

Elves Sponsor: $500 • Logo on shuttle buses and in parking lots. • Recognition at the Sleigh Bell Celebration along with 2 • tickets to attend the event • Recognition on Christmas Parade website page and in the • RRC Pulse. • 6 free tickets for reserved bleacher seating in downtown • Rochester providing you and your guests prime viewing.

SANTA’S REINDEER WARM-UP

SLEIGH BELL CELEBRATION

Santa’s Reindeer Warm-up is the staging area for all parade participants located at Stoney Creek High School between 10 am and 2 pm. Approximately 3,000 children and adults fill the gymnasium and parking lot as they prepare for the parade. Santa’s Reindeer Warm-Up Presenting Sponsor: $2500, 1 available • Santa’s Reindeer Warm-Up “Presented by” name • recognition at staging area. • Recognition in social media posts, on Christmas Parade • website page and marketing materials (as available and • applicable), recognition in the RRC Pulse and on Chamber • website. • Numerous mentions of sponsorship throughout the • parade route via our three live announcer stations. • Logo on official parade entry • 10 free tickets for reserved bleacher seating in downtown • Rochester providing your guests prime viewing. • Recognition at the Sleigh Bell Celebration along with 2 • tickets to attend the event • Display table in Santa’s Reindeer Warm-up area. Reindeer Sponsor: $1000, 10 available • Sponsorship of a local high school band (assigned) with • logo recognition on parade banner preceding marching • band. • Sponsorship announcement throughout the parade route • via our three live announcer stations. • Recognition on Christmas Parade website page, in select • marketing materials (as available and applicable), in the • RRC Pulse. • 10 free tickets for reserved bleacher seating in downtown • Rochester providing you and your guests prime viewing. • Recognition at the Sleigh Bell Celebration along with 2 • tickets to attend the event

A kick-off celebration for the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade honoring the Grand Marshals, Junior Grand Marshals and parade sponsors. Sleigh Bell Celebration Presenting Sponsor: $5000, 1 available • “Presented by” name recognition on following name and event • Opportunity to speak at event • Presentation of award to Grand Marshals and Junior Grand • Marshals at event • Company name/logo displayed on all Sleigh Bell Celebration • literature including event invitations, program books, social • media, Christmas Parade website page, press releases, and • RRC Pulse and site. • Numerous mentions of sponsorship through parade route • via our three live announcer stations and the livestream via • YouTube and Rochester Hills TV. • Logo on official parade entry • Table of 10 to attend the event • 10 free tickets for reserved bleacher seating in downtown • Rochester providing your guest prime viewing of the parade Gift Bag Sponsor: $500, 1 available • Company logo displayed on gift bag awarded to each RRC • Hometown Christmas Parade sponsor • Opportunity to include an item in the gift bag (subject to • Chamber approval) • Recognition at event • Company name/logo displayed in program book, • Christmas parade website page, recognition in RRC Pulse • and on Chamber website. $500 donation • Reserved table of 10 at Sleigh Bell Celebration. Includes • dinner and a 2018 Christmas Parade collectible ornament • for each guest. $200 donation • 10 seats in the bleachers with prime viewing for guests.

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Connections 2018  

This annual publication of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce showcases programs, events and marketing opportunities for the year ah...

Connections 2018  

This annual publication of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce showcases programs, events and marketing opportunities for the year ah...

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