The Oakland County area has an abundance of opportunities for existing businesses and new ventures.
When the going gets rough, the entrepreneurial spirit gets creative and resourceful.
The Oakland Press has gathered upcoming events, news and links to help business owners and professionals succeed.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Oakland County Economic Outlook luncheon to present U of M study

The Oakland County Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon 2018 is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 26 at Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, hosted by Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, featuring an economic outlook study by University of Michigan economists. Seating is limited, register at, $50 each.  For more information, contact Julie Skene at or 248-858-5437.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tech networking event set for April 4 in Troy

IoT TechConnect is 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. April 4 at Troy Marriott Conference Center, 200 W Big Beaver Road, Troy. Michigan Science Center President and CEO Tonya Matthews will emcee. The event is a gathering where companies, institutions, associations, and professionals can network, show off their products and services, and learn about the Internet of Things, M2M, and Autonomous Vehicles. Continental breakfast and boxed lunch included, $20. Admission is free 3-6 p.m. Register at, 248-301-0468.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Automation Alley to host robotics workshop

Automation Alley is hosting “Automation Simulation with Collaborative Robots” presented by James Lakin, NAFTA Partner Program Manager, Comau LLC and Bruce Centofanti, Director of Automation Solutions, Kundinger, for robotic integrators and end users. The event is 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 21 at Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy, $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Women in Communications event to feature tips for event planning

The Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter luncheon to feature Molly MacDonald, CEO and founder of The Pink Fund, presenting insights for producing successful events, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 14 at Nomad Grill at the Best Western Premier Detroit Southfield Hotel, formerly the Holiday Inn, 26555 Telegraph Road, Southfield. The cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. For information, visit