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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

High School Earns Bronze Award

U.S. News and World Report recently gave Rogers City High School as Bronze Award in its national ranking of High Schools in America. Locals have always know our High School is a great school. It is nice to see some national recognition for the work of our dedicated staff, teachers, and awesome students! Congratulations RCHS!

Rogers City High School is part of the Rogers City Area Schools School District, Presque Isle County, located at 1033 W. Huron Avenue, Rogers City, MI 49779, Telephone: (989) 734-9170.

Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Grant Announced

The Michigan Coastal Management Program announced it is recommending a grant of $10,000 for the City of Rogers City. The grant will help the Planning Commission to conduct a complete review of the City Zoning Ordinance and to make needed revisions to it. The City has retained the services of the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) to help conduct the zoning ordinance review, using professional planners on the NEMCOG staff such as Richard Duell and Denise Cline. The review is already in process, and the grant will allow the City to speed up the review process. Updates and improvements to the City Zoning Ordinance will help position the City to take advantage of economic opportunities associated with the Wolverine Clean Energy Venture and with the coming economic recovery.

Mr. Matt Smar of CZM announced the pending grant award in a letter to the City of rogers City dated December 9, 2008. The grant award is pending final approval of the U.S. Department of Commerce. A grant contract is expected "in the near future."

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Link to Community Health Resources

Check out the new link to community health resources on our home page. You will find dozens of service providers and community services of every kind. It is your "one stop shop" for all things related to community health resources. Have a healthy holiday!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Fire Authority

The Rogers City Area Fire Department Authority (RCAFDA, pronounced Re caf da), or simply the Fire Authority, held a meeting last night. In addition to the board members and staff, Kathleen Tulgestke, Nathan Langlois and Mike Kroll also attended. Kathleen was looking for relief from a fire run charge, and the board has ask staff to write a letter to the insurance company about their non-payment. There was discussion of the agenda, and the budget for 2009 was approved. Chief Tim Luebke is working on improved training, including ice rescue, vehicle extrication, and smoky-building searches, in addition to all the regular figher-fighter training. The Fire Authority Board is considering purchase of a new pumper truck, estimated to cost about $225,000.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Letter of Appreciation

The City of Rogers City received the following letter from a participant in the recent Michigan Oral History Association (MOHA) conference here in November:

"Thank you for so graciously welcoming all of us to Rogers City for the MOHA conference. You provided a real sense of place, which was the highlight of the conference." Sincerely, Rachel

This is a very accurate comment about our community. Rogers City, indeed, has a truly unique character and is a very special place. Thanks for your letter Rachel!

Mike Kerr Retires

Congratulations to Mr. Mike Kerr, who retired today, after working for the City of Rogers City for 34 year. City employees helped Mike celebrate with cake, cards, and small gifts. Mike worked in the City Landfill, Department of Public Works, and the Water Department during his career. We wish Mike the best of everything!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Snow Hauling Flyer

The City of Rogers City has changed its practice of removing snow from private property. to learn more read the following:

Tips for Marketing Small Business

Courtesy of the Small Bussiness Association of Michigan (SBAM), below are 10 small business marketing tips that will help you avoid the common everyday marketing mistakes in generating sales leads:

1. Not Marketing Your Small Business Consistently
2. Not Marketing Your Small Business to a Defined Target Audience
3. Not Marketing Your Company Brand Consistently
4. Not Having a Layered & Diversified Marketing Plan
5. Not Focusing on Current Clients
6. Not Having a Customer-Centric Marketing Message
7. Not Recognizing That Slow & Steady Wins the Race
8. Not Getting Feedback
9. Not Developing a Unique Selling Proposition
10. Not Offering an Appropriate Incentive to Your Customers