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.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Events next week offer 'A path forward'

TROY
SE Michigan Economic Development Plans to be discussed
Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, will blend optimism with honesty as he discusses the Chamber's economic development plans for SE Michigan in his presentation, "Five Observations and a Path Forward" at the monthly meeting of the Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at MSU Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy. The event begins with hors d'oeuvres and networking at 5 p.m., the speaker presentation at 6 p.m. and dessert and networking at 7 p.m. Admission is $45 for members and $60 for non-members. Call 248-643-9685 or visit www.msedetroit.org.

ROCHESTER
Engineers and IT Professionals sought
The Oakland Macomb Job Hub 2011: Where Oakland Macomb Employers Meet SE Michigan Job Seekers is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at Oakland University Student Center, 2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester. Engineer-seeking companies signed up to participate in the Oakland Macomb Job Hub 2011 include Bright Automotive, Dow Corning, FANUC Robotics, Magna eCar, Gibbs Technology, ALTe, and Rayconnect. There is a $100 non-refundable registration fee for employers. Employers and applicants may register at www.mijobhub.com.

DEARBORN
Volt marketing director to give marketing presentation
The Detroit Chapter of the American Marketing Association is hosting a marketing presentation by Tony DiSalle, director of product marketing for the Volt. He will describe the multifaceted marketing strategies used for launching the Chevy Volt, the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the year. It is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at Quad E North, University of Michigan: Dearborn, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn. The event includes networking, hors d'oeuvres and door prizes. Visit www.amadetroit.com.

CLINTON TWP.
Job fair slated
JobFairGiant.com will sponsor the Empowering Michigan Career Expo, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at Concorde Inn Hotel 44315 Gratiot Ave, Clinton Township. Visit www.jobfairgiant.com.

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