Improve your Business Savvy with an Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Workshop

Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are encouraged to attend seminars offered by the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, in Waterford. For pre-registration and a location map, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops or call (248) 858-0783. CEED® Small Business Loan Orientation Wednesday, Feb. 11, … [Read more...]

Oakland County Inks Thirty Deals Totaling $171 Million of Foreign Direct Investment in ‘14

Oakland County attracted $171 million of foreign direct investment in 2014, prompting the county’s business development team to expand its global search for companies looking to locate in the county. The business development team has trips planned to Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan and Taiwan in 2015. Deputy County Executive Matthew Gibb will be joining Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on a trade mission to China in August. The team will also be attending the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit … [Read more...]

Oakland County Officials to Learn First Hand Experiences of Youth in the Foster Care System at Annual KidSpeak Event

Tonight, from 6-8 p.m. in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson, former Oakland County Commissioner and current Michigan State Representative Jim Runestad, including former Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett will co-host this event and will join with event host the Honorable L. Brooks Patterson to welcome back the annual KidSpeak Event in Oakland County.  Michigan State Senator … [Read more...]

‘Clue: The Musical’ – Are You Game?

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Have you ever loved a story so much you wished you could be inside of it, interacting with the characters? What about a board game? Avon Players gives you the chance to have that experience firsthand by letting you be part of the action with their latest production, Clue: The Musical. All your favorite characters have assembled for a murderous good time in this live adaptation of the beloved Parker Brothers board game. You may have noticed from the title that the play is a musical. I must … [Read more...]

Health Officials Confirm Measles Case in Oakland County

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Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in California, but an exact connection has not yet been determined, the press release stated. Measles is a highly contagious disease and can be transmitted five days before and four days after the rash appears. Oakland … [Read more...]

Rochester College to Present ‘Eleemosynary’

From L to R: Caroline Dilliplane as Artie, Sara Kmiec as Echo, and Nicole Mullaly as Dorothea.

Rochester College’s theatre department will present Eleemosynary, written by Lee Blessing and directed by Dr. David Keller, professor of interdisciplinary studies. The play follows the story of Echo, a 16-year-old prodigy raised by a partially paralyzed and eccentric grandmother, as she strives to become a spelling bee champion and so prove her worth to the mother who abandoned her. “The play’s title, Eleemosynary reflects something about words other than the importance of … [Read more...]

Olive: The Other Essential Oil

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One of my New Year's Resolutions for this year is to become a better cook. I have three very picky people that I cook for so while I want to serve them something that tastes good, I also want it to be healthy. That's where Olive Vinegar in Downtown Rochester comes into the picture. I have to admit that I was super intimidated to even enter this store. I honestly knew very little about olive oils and different types of balsamic vinegars before I went in. Plus, all those shiny glass bottles … [Read more...]

Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings

Original Six Dynasties The Detroit Red Wings

Join sports historian and Windsor Star sports columnist Bob Duff for a talk about the greatest players in Red Wings history, from the Original Six Era to the present day on Tuesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. A slide show of rare and hard-to-find photos of your favorite players will accompany the presentation. Currently the sports columnist for the Windsor Star, Bob Duff has covered the NHL since 1988 and is a contributor to The Hockey News and MSNBC.com. … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Take Oath of Office and Honors Local Talent and Serviceman

Commissioners pictured L to R, bottom/first row are:  David Bowman, Helaine M. Zack, Nancy L. Quarles, Board Vice Chairperson Jeff Matis, Board Chairperson Michael J. Gingell, Eileen T. Kowall, Shelley Goodman Taub, Marcia Gershenson.

Commissioners pictured L to R, middle/second row are: Thomas F. Middleton, Bob Hoffman, Christine A. Long, John A. Scott, Bill Dwyer, Robert Gosselin and Janet Jackson.

Commissioners pictured L to R, top/third row are: David Woodward, Michael Spisz, Hugh D. Crawford, Wade Fleming, Gary McGillivray and Philip J. Weipert.  

Photo credit: Julia Ruffin

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, the 2015-2016 Oakland County Board of Commissioners began their new session after being sworn-in by Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds Lisa Brown in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners' Auditorium in Pontiac, Michigan. Family, friends, elected officials, and special local talent joined the commissioners to help make the inauguration memorable. Oakland County Chief Circuit Judge Nanci J. Grant began ceremony giving the invocation. Sheriff Michael J. … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Announces New Director of Communications and the Foundation

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Effective immediately, Lori Grein is the new Director of Communications and Director of the Foundation at Rochester Community Schools. A graduate of the Defense Information School for Public Affairs, Lori’s previous experience includes managing high-level strategic communication efforts and events for the U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal, Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) at the Detroit … [Read more...]