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.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Johanna H. Allen, PC

Rochester lawyer holds open house today
Rochester Hills firm Johanna H. Allen, PC will be holding open house hours 2 to 4 p.m. today. The law firm holds the open houses on the third Thursday of each month allowing the community the chance to meet one-on-one with a legal professional at no charge. The firm is at 71 N. Livernois Road in Rochester Hills. For more information or to schedule a session, call 248-652-7779 or e-mail

Small business forum provides entrepreneurs with information
Oakland County CRA Association Small Business Money Smart Forum is 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 23. The financial forum is sponsored by the Oakland County Community Reinvestment Act Association and is intended to provide entrepreneurs with up-to-date information on sources of funds and valuable resources to support their small businesses. Continental breakfast will be served. Seating is limited. To register, call 248-858-0783 or visit

United Way president & CEO to keynote nonprofit conference
The Troy Chamber of Commerce and its Non-Profit Network are presenting the fifth annual Nonprofit Management Conference, sponsored by Walsh College and Doeren Mayhew, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Walsh College, 3838 Livernois, Troy.
The conference is for nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers. Michael J. Brennan, president & CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan, will be the luncheon keynote speaker.
The cost is $50 for Troy Chamber members and $95 for non-members. Space is limited. To register, call the Troy Chamber at 248-641-8151 or visit

Attorney Barbara Johannessen to be honored at tribute roast
The Family Mediation  Council — Michigan is hosting “MEDIATION: A Love Story — A Tribute in Honor of Barbara Johannessen” at 6:30 p.m. today at the Peking House in Royal Oak. Johannessen is an attorney from Rochester Hills who is known nationally for her many contributions to dispute resolution generally and to family mediation specifically. Appetizers and drinks will be followed by a dinner and tribute roast. Dress is casual. For registration information, call Nina Abrams at 248-932-3540 ext 337 or e-mail

Event brings automotive repair companies, suppliers together
Autometric Collision will host the Devil’s in the Details event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at 1728 Maplelawn Drive, Troy. The event features automotive repair and supply companies, food and drinks, raffles and goodie bags. Featured companies include: Munk’s Motors, Autometric Collision, Alloy Wheel Repair, AutoZone Hobbies, Dynamic Dents, John R Glass, Karmann Classics, Mobil 1, Motor City AutoSpa Paint Shield, Paul’s Interiors and Window Tinting by Kristan. For more information or to have your car featured, e-mail, call 248-637-7700 or visit

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