Thursday, September 20, 2012
Chambers of Commerce from Berkley, Royal Oak, Madison Heights/Hazel Park, Ferndale and Clawson will host the meet-up from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Tavern On the Main in Clawson.
Members of five communities will have the opportunity network, nosh and win prizes Tuesday during the Meet Me on Main Street event. Chambers of Commerce from Berkley, Royal Oak, Madison Heights/Hazel Park, Ferndale and Clawson will host the meet-up from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Tavern On the Main in Clawson. There will be door prizes and one chamber will take home a "The Best of Five" trophy. Meet Me on Main Street costs $10 for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. Call 248-435-6500 to RSVP.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Outstanding high school students, with a flair for business and marketing, each received a $500 scholarship on Tuesday.
The Chamber of Commerce awarded six Royal Oak seniors with a $500 dollar scholarship on Tuesday. A total of 18 candidates filled out an applications for this year's awards. Each candidate was interviewed by a committee that looked at a student's community service and interest in business and marketing. Throughout the year the Chamber raises funds through its events to award as many scholarships as possible. For example, at Royal Oak in Bloom on Sunday, $490 was raised in tips, which will go to fund scholarships in 2013. "Our goal for 2013 is to award ten scholarships," said Mike Gairaud, membership assistant. If anyone is interested in helping or learning more, please contact Gairuad at MikeG@royaloakchamber.com.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Despite a rainy start, thousands are expected to celebrate Mother's Day at the annual Royal Oak in Bloom event.
The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce presents Royal Oak in Bloom today until 2 p.m. The 19th annual Mother's Day event attracts thousands of outdoor lovers each year. More than 70 vendors are participating. Local farmers have an array of annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets, vegetables and more for local gardeners to plant. In addition to plants, there are outdoor items such as hand-made wind chimes, stepping stones, beaded basket hangers, and rain barrels. There are also experts giving advice on landscaping and gardening. The Royal Oak in Bloom event takes place in the parking lot next to the Royal Oak Public Library.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Plant your feet in Royal Oak for an open-air flower market on Mother's Day.
Over 60 vendors, bringing everything from flowers to landscaping decor, will gather in Royal Oak for the Chamber of Commerce's 19th Annual Royal Oak in Bloom. The open-air market will be filled with a wide selection of colorful garden accessories and plants from local farmers as well as farmers from as far away as West Michigan and Canada. Garden lovers and Mother's Day shoppers will find a variety of items at the annual event, including: When: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday Where: the event takes place in the Williams Street Parking Lot located in front of the Royal Oak Public Library. Cost: Royal Oak in Bloom is free to the public. Parking is always free on Sundays in Royal Oak. For more information, visit royaloakchamber.com or call 248.547.…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Thanks to the generosity of members of the community, the parade will step down Washington Avenue for the 11th year.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Royal Oak's St. Patrick’s Day parade will march forward, thanks to an email address book and the generosity of its entries. When Shelly Kemp, executive director of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, sent an email to pals for ideas on how to save the St. Patrick’s Day parade — which was grappling with funding — little did she know that less than two weeks later, the organizers of the parade would announce to City Commissioners that they were well on their way to reaching their $3,000 goal. Instead of ideas, Kemp got cash. The parade used to get most of its funding from the Norman O'Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) and its bingo proceeds, said Carol Hennessey, one of the parade’s organizers. “When the AOH shut down its…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce celebrates community leaders. And the winner is ...
For 64 years the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce has been honoring local businesses whose spirit, generosity and commitment to the community have been unwavering. Tuesday, the Best of Royal Oak – 64th Annual Royal Oak Community Awards ceremony took place at the new Emagine Theatre in downtown Royal Oak with a buffet dinner provided by Emagine chefs. More than 130 local business owners and residents attended to honor and acknowledge those who go all out to make Royal Oak a fun, safe and beautiful city. Top awards this year went to: Business Person of the Year: Paul Glantz, founder/chairman Emagine Entertainment Inc. Citizen of the Year: Rick Sage of Honor Flight Community Spirit: Royal Oak Restaurant Association Residential Beautification: …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Royal Oak happenings include a City Commission meeting, community awards, College Night and more.
There's always a lot going on in Royal Oak. Here are some highlights this week: 1. City Commission meets Monday: The commission meeting at City Hall starts at 7:30 p.m. Click here for agenda. 2. Royal Oak Community Awards on Tuesday: Cheer the Citizens of the Year, the Community Spirit winner, Business Person of the Year, Business Beautification winners and the Residential Beautification winner at the Royal Oak Community Awards at the Emagine Theatre. Tickets for the event cost $45 per person. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., awards ceremony starts at 7 p.m. Make reservations at 248-547-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 3. College Night 2011 on Thursday: Oakland Community College Royal Oak Campus is hosting a College Night. …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
A multitude of treasures are waiting to be uncovered this weekend at the 36th Annual Antique & Garage Sale in the Lafayette parking structure.
Never mind the yard work this weekend, it's time to go shopping. More than 250 vendors are turning the Lafayette parking structure into one of Oakland County's largest garage sales. The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce expects 15,000 bargain hunters to attend the 36th Annual Antique & Garage Sale. From exquisite collectables to the things that no one wants or needs (but the price is right), there is something for everyone. The event is the Chamber's largest fundraiser. The garage sale helps with the Chamber's operating budget and allows it to host other events such as Royal Oak in Bloom and the Clay, Glass and Metal Show. New this Year: Hours: Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $2, kids 12 and under are free …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
More than 140 artists plus musicians and food vendors fill Washington Avenue over the weekend.
Thousands of people visited downtown Royal Oak over the weekend to take in more than 140 artists showing and selling their pottery, jewelry, decorative art, glass objects, metal works and architectural pieces in the 17th Annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show. Food from vendors such as newcomer Redcoat Tavern to those selling snowcones and elephant ears dotted Washington Avenue from Fourth Street to Lincoln Avenue. Music filled the air both days, including performers such as Happy Hour, the Royal Oak High School music department, the Detroit School of Rock & Pop and Illy Mack. The weekend festival, put on by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, was united by a central concept. “All the art featured at the show is manipulated by heat and comes from …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Dozens of Chamber of Commerce members and the curious gather to welcome Royal Oak's newest restaurant to downtown.
Wednesday afternoon dozens of members of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce and guests enjoyed Tex Mex food and drinks following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Royal Oak's newest restaurant, Cantina Diablo's. Co-owner Brian Kramer is thrilled with the restaurant's location, the former home of Memphis Smoke at the southwest corner of 11 Mile Road and Main Street, where photographers spilled out into busy afternoon traffic to catch shots of the well-attended event. Between the busy location and menu – which retains a bit more of the Texas side than its popular sister location in Ferndale – Kramer expects the eatery and entertainment spot to be a success. Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison said the same."I love it. It's nice and quite a change from …