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, June 22, 2016

Oakland County Business Center to host talent development workshop

Oakland County One Stop Business Center is hosting a free lunch-and-learn workshop, "Winning Talent Development Strategies for Businesses," 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. Opportunities to develop talent base will be explored, including: Apprenticeships On-the-Job Training and customized training including Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Program – that combines theory, practice and work experience. Register for the workshop here and for information, visit or call 248-858-0783.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Paul Glomski and Zack Sklar to receive JVS awards at luncheon

Jewish Vocational Service 19th Annual Strictly Business Networking and Awards Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23 at the MGM Grand in Detroit, featuring Walbridge Chairman and CEO John Rakolta Jr., who will serve as honorary chair and keynote speaker.
Two young business owners receiving awards will speak, Paul Glomski, co-founder and CEO of Detroit Labs, will accept the 2016 JVS Business Leadership Award on behalf of his company, Detroit Labs, and Zack Sklar, majority owner and chef of Peas & Carrots Hospitality, will receive the 2016 JVS Rising Entrepreneur Award,, 248-233-4213.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tech248 MeetUp is June 24 in Southfield

The next monthly Tech248 MeetUp is 3-5 p.m. Friday, June 24. “Disruption in Health Care Technology” will be at HealthRise Solutions, 18000 W Nine Mile Road, 10th Floor, Southfield. For information, email, or call 248-858-5437 or register at There is no cost to attend.
Tech248 MeetUps are focused on tech companies and held at various places in Oakland County. The events include a brief tech update, networking and collaboration, but are solicitation-free.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Environmental due diligence in real estate is focus of Auburn Hills seminar

Avoiding the Abyss: Environmental due diligence in real estate is 4-6 p.m. June 15 at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills. This seminar is certified for two CE credits for real estate agents. It is presented Oakland County Bar Association’s Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Law Committee. Registration recommended, but walk-ins are welcome,