Michigan Nonprofit Association to Host a Networking Reception at Oakland University

Oakland University to Host Networking Reception to Promote Collaboration in Nonprofit Sector Oakland University and the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), in partnership with Main Street Oakland County, will host a networking reception from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26 in the Oakland Room at the Oakland Center. “This free event will bring nonprofit leaders together with some regional institutions for a morning of networking and relationship building,” said Diane … [Read more...]

Rochester Named as a National Main Street Community

Rochester Receives Certification, Again, and is Named as a National Main Street Community for the 21st Time Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) recently conducted an Annual Program Assessment Visit and named Rochester as a 2016 Nationally Accredited Main Street Community. This is the 21st consecutive year of certification for Rochester. The Rochester DDA has been a member of Main Street Oakland County since 2000. “As part of the Main Street Oakland County program, Rochester has earned … [Read more...]

Main Street Oakland County Gets New Program Coordinator

Indiana Native with Passion for Historic Preservation and Downtowns Named Main Street Oakland County Program Coordinator John Bry, whose 20-year professional career has been spent on the development and revitalization of downtowns and neighborhoods across the country, is the new program coordinator for Main Street Oakland County. Bry becomes the main contact between Oakland County and the 22 communities that comprise Main Street Oakland County – the only full-service, county-level Main … [Read more...]

Perfect Score for Rochester Main Street Test

Patterson Honors 10 "Perfect 10" Main Street Oakland County Communities for Receiving National Accreditation Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson honored 10 Main Street Oakland County communities who received perfect scores and a national accreditation from the National Main Street Center in Chicago on June 14. Patterson presented awards to downtown leaders during a press conference in Holly at the intersection of Saginaw Street and historic Battle Alley. He praised the communities … [Read more...]

Rochester Recognized as a National Main Street Community

Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) recently conducted an Annual Program Assessment Visit and named Rochester as a 2015 Nationally Certified Main Street Community. This is the 11th consecutive year of certification for Rochester. The Rochester DDA has been a member of Main Street Oakland County since 2000. "Downtown Rochester continues to do an excellent job of comprehensive, ongoing, community involved downtown management using the National Main Street Philosophy", commented Bob Donohue, … [Read more...]

Patterson Announces I-75 Upgrades at State of the County Address

The Modernization of Interstate 75 Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, spoke for an hour Wednesday night delivering his 2016 State of the County speech to nearly 600 people in attendance at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac. Representatives from Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township were there - mayors, city council members, state reps, supervisors, and others - among hundreds of elected officials and invited guests from Oakland County. "Adding a lane north and … [Read more...]

Patterson Announces Program to Improve More County Downtowns; Honors 10 Main Street Oakland County Communities

It was announced via press release that Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson unveiled a new three-tiered program that would prepare more communities for entry into Main Street Oakland County and the economic benefits of utilizing the nationally-recognized program. Patterson said select level Main Street communities have generated more than $650 million in public and private investment since 2001 and created more than 6,600 jobs and more than new 870 businesses. He made his comments … [Read more...]

Main Street Oakland County and Main Street Franklin Present Historic Preservation Workshop in May

Main Street Oakland County is sponsoring a day-long workshop to explore new trends in historic preservation, how historic preservation can be used as an economic development tool and how to integrate green infrastructure into historic downtowns. The workshop, entitled “Preservation in the 21st Century,” is set for May 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington Road in Franklin. The goal is to help community leaders, volunteers and preservationists understand … [Read more...]

Main Street Oakland County to Award 27 Honors As Yearlong 10th Anniversary Celebration Closes

WATERFORD, Mich. – March 2, 2011 – Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) will honor several local communities and individuals for helping improve Oakland County downtowns during its Main Event dinner Friday at Glen Oaks Clubhouse in Farmington Hills. The clubhouse is located at 30500 13 Mile Road in Farmington Hills. The event begins at 6 p.m.  The celebration will mark the close of the 10th anniversary festivities for Main Street Oakland County. The media is invited to attend the … [Read more...]