ROCHESTER, MI - July 21, 2022 - The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to introduce the Bill Lipuma Community Spirit Award. The award seeks to recognize a member of our downtown that embodies the community pride, spirit and love of Rochester that Bill demonstrated every day since he opened his business, Lipuma’s Coney Island in 1969.

“This award is a true honor for my Father and our whole family”, stated Tony Lipuma, son of the late Bill Lipuma. “This man loved our city and loved serving the people of our city for over 50 years.”

Nominees must be downtown property owners, downtown business owners or downtown employees. The award recipient will have their name engraved on a permanent plaque inside Lipuma’s Coney Island, and receive a Private Coney Party, compliments of owner Tony Lipuma.

Nominations can be made online by CLICKING HERE. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, August 5.

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July 25, 2022, Rochester DDA and Rochester.Life Staff

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