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, July 28, 2010

Investment book signing and beer tasting come together

Investment book signing and beer tasting come together
Jim Koester, a free market investor coach, will be having a book signing and Michigan beer tasting at the Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Dr. in Rochester at 6 p.m. Aug. 3. A presentation about the book, “The Dirty Filthy Lies My Broker Taught Me and 101 Truths about Money and Investing,” will precede the book signing. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Call 248-608-1133 or visit
Credit union promotes Golden
The Michigan Catholic Credit Union promoted Tracy Golden as the new marketing manager of its Troy branch. Golden has more than 17 years of experience and has been working with the credit union since 2003. As marketing manager, Golden will be responsible for all creative marketing strategies, public relations and MCCU sponsorships.

Businesses donate beds
Mattress To Go in Shelby Township donated five new twin mattresses and 50 queen pillowcases to Turning Point in Mount Clemens to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness. Also, The Ronald McDonald House of Detroit received 11 new beds donated by Art Van Furniture for recently renovated rooms for families of seriously ill children who are hospitalized nearby. Art Van also gave a $10,000 grant to assist in the Grief Counseling Library.

Free career transition workshop
A free workshop to help those in career transition, “Managing Stress Through a Career Transition,” will take place from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at St. Jane’s Hall 1, 38750 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights. Admission is free, but space is limited. To reserve a seat e-mail

Chamber to host power lunch
The Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Power Value Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Vintage House, 31816 Utica Road, Fraser. Presenters are attorneys Terri Giampetroni with Legal Strategies, P.C. and Linda McGrail-Belau with O’Reilly Rancilio P.C. They will discuss women in the workplace concerns such as equal pay, whistleblower issues, sexual harassment and discrimination. Cost is $15 for Chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. To register, visit and click on Chamber Events” or call 586-731-5400, ext. 10 or 13.

Inner U Interview and Recruiter opens new corporate offi ce
Inner U Interview and Recruiting opened its new corporate office at 42140 Van Dyke, Suite 160, Sterling Heights on July 27. They assist job seekers with professional documentation and self-presentation and also assist employers target qualified and skilled talent to fill their needs. For more information, call 586-803-3510, via e-mail at or online at

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