Oakland County and Tech248® Host Free SANS Cyber Security Training

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 Pontiac. … [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...]

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...]

Clawson Artist ‘Who Does Know Jack!’ Named Winner of 2015 MI Great ArtistTM Online Competition

A self-taught painter who idea to incorporate a children’s jacks theme into his art work had been percolating for 30 years was chosen as the winner of the 2015 MI Great Artist online competition. Clawson artist Kenneth Hershenson, 62, smiled broadly as he was presented with a check for $1,500 by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson during a reception Tuesday evening at Park West Gallery in Southfield. Hershenson’s winning entry was a series of acrylic on canvas paintings of children’s … [Read more...]

Food Safety Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson encourages residents to stay healthy this Thanksgiving by following the Health Division’s four basic steps of food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. “Oakland County’s Health Division offers these safety guidelines to help prevent harmful bacteria from making your loved ones ill this holiday season,” Patterson said. “Remember to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.” Hot foods should be kept at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer. On the … [Read more...]

Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urged Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman to discontinue her support of housing Syrian refugees in buildings owned by Live In Pontiac LLC and Pontiac Community Investment LLC in a letter he sent to her office today (pictured below). Patterson cited the lax immigration policies of the federal government and the inability to guaranty there will be no ISIS infiltrators among the refugees as reasons the project should not move forward. “Any program such as … [Read more...]

Oakland County Celebrates Great American Smokeout

Oakland County Health Division joins the American Cancer Society in celebrating the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 19. The Smokeout encourages people to quit smoking for a day, a step towards quitting completely. “Tobacco use continues to be the single most preventable cause of death globally,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I urge smokers in Oakland County to set a date to quit smoking and locate the resources to help them achieve that goal.” According to … [Read more...]

The Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Program Searching for Region’s ‘Best of the Best’ for 2016

If you know a young entrepreneur, community leader, teacher or any person who has made significant contributions to their chosen field and the quality of life to Oakland County and the region and you want them recognized for their good work, this is your chance. Nominations are now being accepted for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2016. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson started the program in 2012 to honor young professionals and thought leaders who excel … [Read more...]

Top Five Artists Chosen from Field of 109 as 2015 MI Great Artist Online Competition Gets Down to Business

Five artists – including one returnee from 2014 – will vie for the top spot in the 2015 MI Great Artist online competition and a share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced the finalists. “These are supremely talented individuals,” Patterson said. “Their skill and passion is evident in the incredible works they’ve created. I encourage everyone to go to Park West Gallery and see these wonderful pieces in person.” The finalists … [Read more...]

22,000+ Public Votes Whittle Down 109 Artists as MI Great Artist Competition Reduced to Top 25 Candidates

Thirteen Oakland County residents and eight from Wayne County are among 25 artists who have a chance at becoming the 2015 MI Great Artist winner. More than 22,000 public votes were cast in 10 days during the online portion of the competition. The field of 109 entrants was reduced to 25 semi-finalists for consideration by a panel of judges. Originally the top 20 artists were to be selected but the closeness of the voting and the quality of the entries made it necessary to include the … [Read more...]