Oakland County and Tech248® Host Free SANS Cyber Security Training

Tech248

Oakland County and Tech248® Host Free SANS Cyber Security Training for Midwestern Tech Companies Oakland County and Tech248® – the county’s tech initiative – are hosting a free seminar for tech companies from across the Midwest to introduce them to SANS cyber security training in an effort to make their businesses more secure against cyber attacks. The session is set for February 11 at 10 a.m. and will be held in the Board of Commissioners Auditorium at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in … [Read more...]

Patterson’s State of the County

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will make a major announcement that will impact a majority of Oakland County businesses, residents, and those who visit the county. His 2016 State of the County address at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), will take place at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, near Opdyke and Square Lake roads in Pontiac. He also will focus on how Oakland County is reinvesting for sustainability … [Read more...]

Job Training Funds Awarded to 36 Oakland County Companies

Fanuc American Corporation

Thirty-six Oakland County companies in 13 communities received more than $1 million from the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, enabling them to hire about 170 new employees while upgrading the skills of nearly 1,200 current employees. Compared to last year, the number of companies awarded funding more than tripled and the amount of support received increased by more than 40 percent in Oakland County. Workers will be trained in occupations such as software programming, computer-aided … [Read more...]

Reducing Traffic Fatalities in Oakland County

Managing Director Dennis Kolar

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Managing Director Dennis Kolar was one of the featured speakers at this week’s “Toward Zero Deaths” speaker series at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington DC. TRB is a division of the National Research Council of the United States which serves as an independent adviser to the president, Congress and federal agencies on scientific and technical questions of national importance. Kolar was asked to share information … [Read more...]

Active Shooter Awareness Discussion in Rochester

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Royal Park Hotel located in Downtown Rochester, Michigan will host an Active Shooter Awareness Discussion featuring Oakland County Sheriff, Mike Bouchard.  This one of a kind and complimentary awareness event is open to the community, local businesses, hospitals, schools and universities, media and the general public.  Also contributing to the discussion is Steve Schettenhelm, Rochester Chief of Police and John Cieslik, Rochester Fire Chief. An “active … [Read more...]

Hot and Cool People attend the Fire & Ice Festival

Tube Sledding at the Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester - photo by Michael Dwyer

Ice Artists Prep for Nationals at Fire & Ice Festival The Ninth Annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival will host its first college ice carving contest on Saturday, January 23 in downtown Rochester during the festival weekend, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Students from six colleges and culinary arts programs will carve beautiful sculptures out of blocks of ice with the hopes of grabbing top honors. The Rochester Fire & Ice Festival ice carving … [Read more...]

Road Commission Board Votes to Keep Current Positions

Road Commission for Oakland County consider Roundabouts to be innovative as they have reduced fatalities by 90 percent

The three-member Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board, at its regularly scheduled meeting on January 14, reelected Ron Fowkes to a second term as Board chairman and Eric Wilson as vice chairman. The third Board member is Greg Jamian. The Board traditionally elects its officers at the first meeting of the new year in January. “I am looking forward to the opportunities ahead of us in 2016,” Chairman Fowkes said. “We are committed to providing the safest roads in … [Read more...]

Mentors Plus Seeks Volunteers

Mentors Plus

A little of your time can make a big difference As a Mentors Plus volunteer, only a few hours of your time each month, will help a young person in your community. Be a positive adult role model for someone 5 to 16 years old. Make a difference in a lonely young person’s life in your community. The Next Training/Orientation Sessions will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. To learn … [Read more...]

Road Commission for Oakland County Ready for Winter Storm

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) advises motorists to drive with extreme caution today as freezing rain is expected throughout the day and evening. The RCOC is fully staffed  and trucks are loaded with salt in anticipation of today’s forecast. Crews are pretreating many bridges and overpasses this morning. However, motorists are advised to drive for conditions especially on bridges, overpasses, and intersection. Report any issues or concerns by calling the RCOC Department of … [Read more...]

2016 Edition of Oakland County’s ‘PROSPER’ Magazine Hits Airports in Time for Holiday Travelers

PROSPER, the official county magazine spotlighting Oakland County as a business and quality of life destination, is now available at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Flint’s Bishop International Airport in time to reach thousands of holiday travelers. In its 10th year, the free full-color magazine tells Oakland County’s story through the people who make the county a preferred location to live, work, play and prosper. It features communities, education and businesses in its 104 pages, the … [Read more...]