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.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

LIghthouse offers free mortgage counseling

PONTIAC
Free mortgage counseling
Free one-on-one mortgage delinquency and foreclosure counseling is 6-8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Pontiac Public Library, 60 E Pike St. It is sponsored by Lighthouse of Oakland County (HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency). Call Sheila Howard, showard@lighthouseoakland.org, at 248-920-6060 ext 241.

TROY
Law firm receives Expatriate Management Award
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, a global law firm specializing in immigration law, received an Expratriate Management Award for Most Innovative Use of Technology in Global Mobility.
Chairman and Managing Partner Austin Fragomen was recognized for his outstanding contribution to global mobility and was inducted into the Forum for Expatriate Management Hall of Fame at the 2010 Global Mobility Summit’s EMMA Awards in New York. There were more than 240 nominations for the EMMA awards this year.
During the course of his career in immigration, Fragomen has served as staff counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on immigration, citizenship and international law and as an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law.

MACOMB TWP.
Save On Everything names VP of auto dealer publication
Save On Everything, a Troy-based direct-mail marketing and advertising business has named Bill Davis of Macomb Township vice president of “Save On Cars and Trucks,” a monthly publication mailed to 1.2 million homes in the Detroit tri-county region. Davis was previously vice-president of sales for Save on Everything and has been with the company for more than 21 years.

STERLING HEIGHTS
Chamber to host tri-community luncheon and annual address
The Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry will hold its annual tri-community luncheon and address at Cherry Creek Golf Club on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The event will feature Mayor Jacqueline Noonan of Utica, Mayor Richard Notte of Sterling Heights and Supervisor Richard Stathakis of Shelby Township. Each will re-cap their 2010 year projects and their 2011 expectations.
Check in begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon. Cherry Creek Golf Club is  at 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Township. RSVP to 586-731-5400, ext. 10 or 13 or e-mail events@shrcci.com. Admission is $30 for chamber members and $40 for non-members.

MADISON HEIGHTS
Henkel Corporation donates to Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Henkel Corporation of Madison Heights has donated $5,000 to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen to help feed the hungry during the holidays. Instead of the annual certificates given to employees to purchase turkeys, the employees chose to donate the funds to the soup kitchen. The funds provided will enable the soup kitchen to provide a hot meal for at least 3,500 people.

ROCHESTER HILLS
DPro Marketing hires Tanner Friedman to promote web division
DPro Marketing, an online marketing and web development company based in Rochester Hills, has hired Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications of Farmington Hills to promote its new division, DPro Video Productions, to meet an increasing focus on and demand for video production content for the web.
DPro’s video media strategy is more than two years in the making and one poised to double the company’s revenue over the next one to two years. This will necessitate the need to add video editors and motion graphics professionals for the creation of video vignettes and movies for company websites and social media platforms that offer high-production value at affordable price points.
 “What we are essentially doing is creating customized ‘movie trailers,’ aimed at enticing viewers into wanting to see more of a particular product or service. This allows companies in virtually any industry to more effectively and visually tell their stories to an audience (and search engines) eager for new content,” says DPro founder Noel Thompson.
For more information, visit: www.dpromarketing.com.

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