Rock Connections to join other Gilbert businesses downtown

Posted on October 18, 2012

Southfield-based Rock Connections LLC is the latest Dan Gilbert-owned business to move downtown.

The strategic marketing company said Wednesday it will move its headquarters and 115 employees to the 14-story Chase Tower building in downtown Detroit.

“The Woodward technology zone is the perfect location for Rock Connections to flourish because its community of companies are working hard, together, to build their businesses and Detroit 2.0,” said Victor You, Rock Connections president and CEO, in a statement. “We are eager to move into the vibrant downtown Detroit environment that is teeming with energy and enthusiasm.”

Rock Connections, a marketing firm, was launched in May and is an affiliated company of Rock Ventures, an umbrella entity for a portfolio of companies owned by online mortgage company Quicken Loans Inc. founder and Chairman Gilbert and his partners.

“We are pleased to add Rock Connections to the list of companies moving into downtown Detroit’s technology center near Campus Martius,” Gilbert said in a release. “Rock Connections brings another 115 team members excited about creating and collaborating in the city’s urban core.”

During the past 26 months, more than 60 companies have moved to downtown Detroit in seven Rock Venture buildings. Many of them have connections to Gilbert.

Michael Martinez, Detroit News.