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 16, 2010

Art Van holds grand opening SaturdayArt Van Pure Sleep Store of Rochester Hills is holding a grand opening during store hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 19.The store is located at 1856 Rochester Road. There will be special grand opening discounts, a free gift for taking a free computerized body diagnostic mattress test and free food and refreshments.
“Our three-step solution includes finding the right mattress for proper support and comfort, the correct pillow to ensure proper spinal alignment, and the perfect mattress pad to provide a clean and healthy sleeping environment,” said Art Van CEO Kim Yost.
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Social media club helps launch website
Entrepreneur Peder Blohm of Dearborn is counting on social media to launch the beta version of his new website that he expects will rival Craigslist.
The website will be officially unveiled at a gathering of the Social Media Club of Detroit on June 23 at Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi.
According to Blohm, the website offers easy navigation and a variety of options to buy and sell products and services, promote new businesses, post and search job openings, and support the local economy.
The site will not include adult personal ads. Blohm’s partner in developing the new website is Brian Surowiec, owner of Essential IT of Dearborn.

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