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.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Oakland tech248 to meet April 21 at county airport

Oakland County tech248 MeetUp is 2-4 p.m. April 21 at Oakland County International Airport-Terminal Building, 6500 Highland Road, Waterford Township,  It is a monthly meeting for the Northwest District and is free to attend.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson formed tech248 in November to promote Oakland County as a global technology hub and increase tech-based business, skilled tech labor and collaboration in the county. For more information, visit or contact Chris Olzem at Oakland County: or call 248-858-1354.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Oakland Community College Emergency Services Career Fair is Tuesday

Oakland Community College Annual Emergency Services Career Fair is noon-4 p.m. April 14 at the Auburn Hills Campus Student Center, Building: G Room: 240, 2900 Featherstone, Auburn Hills. The fair includes information about employment opportunities related to public service, including; law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical service and military service. Representatives from each agency will be present, 248-232-4583,

Monday, April 6, 2015

French Chamber to host annual gala and awards in Bloomfield Hills

The French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter (FACC Michigan) will host its annual gala and awards ceremony on Friday, April 24 at Oakland Hills Country Club, 951 W Maple Road, Bloomfield Hills. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders. The FACC Michigan gala and awards ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, dinner at 8 p.m. and speakers beginning at 9 p.m. An afterglow with live music will begin at 10 p.m. Gala tickets are $160 for FACC members and $190 for non-members. To purchase tickets for the black-tie optional gala or to donate items for the silent auction, contact Stephanie Salvadero, executive director of FACC Michigan, at

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Chief executives invited to Vistage Michigan event in Southfield

Vistage Michigan is hosting “Open Day” breakfast event for chief executives, 7-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 at the Southfield Westin, 1500 Town Center, Southfield. The event is free. Guest speaker Hunter Lott will present, "Leadership 2015-Be a Destination for Top Performers and a Departure for Non-performers. Register at 586-443-5880, ext. 205.