The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has launched a new initiative to recognize businesses, property owners and individuals for outstanding contributions to the downtown community.
The Downtown Business Recognition Program recognized its first recipients at the DDA's October 17 board meeting. Those recognized included Ryan and Pamela Walther, owners of Bizzy Buzz Artisan market, 409 Main Street, for their renovation; Frank Rewold and Sons for their 100th Anniversary; Jim Holland on his retirement of Holland Floral & Gifts; and Ken Kania, owner of Rochester Hills Tire & Service on the business' 40th anniversary.
Recipients were recognized by DDA chairman Mark Albrecht and given a proclamation to commemorate the event.
The DDA plans to continue the Downtown Business Recognition Program with the next round of recipients at the December 12 DDA regular board meeting. The program is a project of the DDA's business development committee.