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.

Monday, January 16, 2017

ACE '17 entrepreneur event is Jan. 26 in Southfield

ACE ‘17 (Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship) is noon-6 p.m.  Jan. 26 at Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, general admission is $25, advance registration required, The event includes the ACE Challenge and voting by attendees, workshops and exhibits.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tech248 to focus on 'connected vehicle' industry

Tech248’s January MeetUp is 2-4 p.m. Jan. 27 at P3 Detroit in Southfield. The event includes an introduction by Samit Ghosh, P3 Detroit CEO. The guest speaker is Jeff Magnell, CEO, JDM Systems Consultants of Farmington Hills, speaking on the topic of  "Connected Vehicles."
Tech248 MeetUps are focused on tech companies and held monthly at various places in Oakland County. The meetups are solicitation-free. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested. For more information, contact Susan Stack at 248-858-0734 or email P3 Detroit is at 25650 W. 11 Mile Road, Suite 300, Southfield. Register at

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Automation Alley to host global business and economic outlook

Automation Alley's Global Business and Economic Outlook for 2017 and Beyond is 8-11 a.m. Jan. 23 at Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy. The keynote speaker is JPMorgan Chase Head Economist and Managing Director James E. Glassman, who will speak about the shifting dynamics of the global economy. Jeff Jorge, principal, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, will discuss U.S. trade policies and the event will include a panel discussion. For more information, visit or call 800-427-5100.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

UHY to host free accounting conference in Troy

UHY LLP presents its annual free Accounting and Business Conference, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the MSU Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, RSVP at 586-840-3639, or visit for more information.