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 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...]

Health Officials Confirm Measles Case in Oakland County


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...]

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...]

Jamian Reappointed to Road Commission

Greg Jamian was reappointed last night (Wednesday, Jan. 14) to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. This is Jamian’s second term, having first been appointed in 2009. He served as the chairman of the Road Commission for the past two years. RCOC Board members serve for six-year terms. The Board serves as the legislative body for the Road Commission, setting agency policy, hiring the managing director and adopting the annual … [Read more...]

Oakland County Commissioner to Address State Commission on Women’s Issues at January 13 Meeting

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson will be one of the featured guest speakers at the Michigan Women’s Commission meeting beginning at 2 pm. The meeting will be held in the Radisson Hotel in downtown Lansing, located at 111 North Grand Avenue. Ms. Gershenson will share the history of the Oakland County Women’s Advisory Board and share the projects the Board has planned for 2015 to enhance the quality of life for Oakland County residents. The state … [Read more...]

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 ages 5 to 16 years old. Make a difference in a lonely young person’s life in your community. Come check it out the next training/orientation session on Saturday, January 24, at 10 a.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford. To learn more, call Oakland County Youth Assistance by calling … [Read more...]

Fowkes Named Road Commission Chairman, Wilson is Vice Chair

Ron Fowkes

The three-member Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board, at its regularly scheduled meeting today (Jan. 8), elected Ron Fowkes Board chairman and Eric Wilson vice chairman. The third Board member is former Chairman Greg Jamian. The Board traditionally elects its officers at the first meeting of the new year in January. “Although our operating budget declined for much of the last decade, we are ardently committed to providing the safest roads in Michigan,” Chairman Fowkes … [Read more...]

Drop by the BBAC in January for workshops, new classes, and more!

Sacred Treasures

The BBAC rings in the new year with classes, a free youth workshop to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and new exhibits: Sacred Treasures and Current Student Works New exhibits opening reception is set for Saturday, January 24, from 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. (Exhibits will run through March 27.) Resolve to learn more about yourself and discover new artistic talents in the New Year. Visitors will be inspired by Sacred Treasures, the new timely exhibit reflecting a … [Read more...]