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Entrepreneur launches 'Rochester-opoly' in time for the holidays

When Lynne Vettraino saw a Monopoly spin-off game customized to her hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania while visiting family, she knew at once her adopted hometown of Rochester, Michigan, needed one too.

"It was so cool to see places I know as spaces on a board game," Vettraino says in a press release. "As someone who finds myself always saying how great this region is, I have finally found a way to focus my enthusiasm on a project that can market the fantastic place I live and love.”

So Vettraino set about designing and manufacturing the game, and selling "advertising space" in the form of property deeds, Chance cards and game pieces to local businesses and nonprofits.Top sponsors include Crittenton Hospital, Frank Rewold & Son, Inc., Chief Financial Credit Union, Great Oaks Country Club, Village of Rochester Hills, Rochester Post, Rochester Telemessaging Center and Royal Park Hotel. Proceeds from every game sold will benefit the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. 

The game will be available in early December and sold for $30.00, plus tax. Vendors selling the game include: Chief Financial Credit Union, Crittenton Hospital Gift Shop, Dillman & Upton, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Olive Vinegar, the OPC, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester College Bookstore, Rochester Hills Public Library, Royal Park Hotel, South Street and Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club. Rochester-opoly is a limited edition, so people are encouraged to purchase them while supplies last.

You can learn more about Rochester-opoly at this page on Facebook.
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