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.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lakes Chamber hosts Oakland County chamber gathering

WALLED LAKE
Lakes Chamber hosts Oakland County chamber gathering

The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an evening of networking with professionals from chambers throughout Oakland County, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Bayside Sports Grille, 142 E. Walled Lake Drive in Walled Lake. The cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. There will be appetizers and a cash bar, as well as a door prize drawing for pre-registered guests. Register by calling 249-624-2826.

SHELBY TWP.
Mattress To Go donates  mattresses, pillowcases

Mattress To Go of Shelby Township recently made a donation of five new twin mattresses and 50 queen pillowcases to the Mount Clemens Turning Point Shelter, a local domestic violence shelter. Mattress To Go is at 51260 Van Dyke in Shelby Township, and specializes in premium American Therapedic mattresses. For more information call 586-580-3611 or visit www.matt-to-go.com.

LIVONIA
Matchmaking event held for business owners

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Huntington Bank and other cosponsors are teaming up to provide a procurement matchmaking event for small business owners who are seeking to expand their business with government agencies. The half-day event will be at Schoolcraft College, VisTaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road in Livonia, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Invited buyers include: Counties of Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne; Federal Aviation Administration; Wayne County Airport Authority; Michigan Dept. of Transportation; Selfridge Air National Guard Base; Cities of Farmington Hills, Southfield and Troy; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Attendees will be able to meet with the buyers from federal, state and local government agencies. The $25 registration fee includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration is required, call the Schoolcraft College Business Development Center at 734-462-4438 or visit www.schoolcraft.edu/bdc.

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