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 16, 2011

Upcoming business workshops

The following are business events and workshops taking place within the next 2 weeks in the area. If you have a business event that you would like printed in The Oakland Press, you can submit it at The Oakland Press business calendar. To view the calendar without the link, go to www.theoaklandpress.com and scroll down to the bottom right and click on the calendar link. It will take you to the calendar page.



SYLVAN LAKE
Jan. 18 Bloomfield chamber mixer

Bloomfield North Area Chamber Monthly Mixer is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Bellacino’s Pizza and Grinders, 2465 Orchard Lake Road, Sylvan Lake. Members pay $10 for admission.

FARMINGTON HILLS
Jan. 18 Job Seekers Bootcamp

Job Seekers Bootcamp—Job Interview Workshop is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Farmington Community Library Main Branch, 32737 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Preston Banks from Resume Solutions LLC, offers tips in this discussion series for job seekers. Call 248-553-0300 to register.

DETROIT
Jan. 19
Ties Like Me networking
Ties Like Me professional networking monthly event is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.19. at the historic Whitney Mansion, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Azenza Salon & Spa of Birmingham will sponsor with complimentary appetizers. The event features a cash bar, hair fashion show from Azenza Salon and a tour of The Whitney. Visit www.tieslikeme.org or call Robert Lalicki at 248-379-9527.

WATERFORD TWP.
Jan. 20 Writing a business plan workshop

The Oakland County Business Center hosts Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday Jan. 20 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. The fee is $40, which includes all materials. Visit www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar.

TROY
Jan. 21 Small business workshop

Small Business Success Club Workshop free business effectiveness seminar is 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at ITT Tech, 1522 Big Beaver, Troy. Contact Francine Guice at francine.guice@sbcglobal.net or 512-797-4336.

DETROIT
Jan. 21 Detroit Economic Club Big 4

The Detroit Economic Club presents: “The New Big Four and a New Michigan” is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit. The New Big Four features Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive; L. Brooks Patterson Oakland County Executive; Robert Ficano Wayne County Executive and Dave Bing Mayor City of Detroit. Contact Allison Czarnik at aczarnik@econclub.org or 313-963-8547.

FARMINGTON HILLS
Jan. 25 Job Seekers Bootcamp

Job Seekers Bootcamp—Coping with Unemployment is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Farmington Community Library Main Branch, 32737 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Preston Banks from Resume Solutions LLC, offers tips in this discussion series for job seekers. Call 248-553-0300 to register.

PONTIAC
Jan. 25 Mortgage counseling

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

PONTIAC
Jan. 25 Automation Alley conference

Automation Alley’s “Accelerate 2011: Learning. Connecting. Growing,” is Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Auburn Hills Marriott, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac.
The keynote speaker is Mark Symonds, president and CEO of Plex Systems, Inc. It begins with registration, networking and breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by breakout sessions and lunch and a networking reception at 2:50 p.m.
Featuring breakout sessions on executive and leadership growth, sales and marketing and the future of Michigan innovation and growth.

For members, the cost is $69 in advance and $89 at the door. For non-members, the advance cost is $99 and $119 at-the-door. Register at www.automationalley.com or call 248-457-3200.

SOUTHFIELD
Jan. 25 Dress for Success event offered

The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section will host its second annual event for job seekers, Dress For Success, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the Royal Oak Council Resale Shop, 1221 E. Lincoln Road, Royal Oak.
Karen Gutman, an employment specialist from the Jewish Vocational Service will be on hand to provide tips on resume writing, networking and job search skills. Topics of her presentation, which will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and will include: the value of image in a successful job search, attire and appearance and how your image fits with your company.
A spokesperson from the ORT Hermelin Resource Training Center will offer information on computer skills for job training. Claudia from Salon Spargo will be available to provide tips on hair styling and makeup.
The free event is open to the public. Call 248-542-2600.

WATERFORD TWP.
Jan. 25 Business basics workshop

The Oakland County Business Center hosts Legal & Financial Basics for Small Business is 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 25  at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. This workshop is free, pre-registration is required. Visit www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar.

FARMINGTON HILLS
Jan. 26 Business roundtable

SCORE Business Plan Roundtable is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Farmington Community Library Farmington Hills, 32737 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Free admission. Visit www.scoredetroit.org.

FARMINGTON HILLS
Jan. 26  Taste of Twitter workshop

Marx Layne & Company, a marketing, public relations and digital media agency, will host a “Taste of Twitter,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Marx Layne, 31420 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 100 in Farmington Hills. Designed for small- to medium-sized businesses with little or no prior Twitter experience, this event will teach attendees how to establish an account for their business, understand the basic language of the online tool, find followers of value, and participate intelligently in the online dialogue.
Reservations are required for this free event and can be made by calling Matt Schuler or Patrick Sullivan at 248-855-6777. Networking begind at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

SOUTHFIELD
Jan. 26 Writing a business plan

SCORE Writing A Successful Business Plan is 8:45 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield. The cost is $45 in advance. Call 313-226-7947 to register. Visit www.scoredetroit.org.

WATERFORD TWP.
Jan. 26 Business marketing workshop

The Oakland County Business Center hosts Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business is 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 26  at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. The fee is $40. Visit www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar.

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