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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's a busy time for biz events

April 19: Health care via mobile computer
The Impact of Mobile Computing on Health Care will be discussed 3 to 5:30 p.m. today, April 19, at Automation Alley Resource Center, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy. Registration is $20 at the door for members $25 at the door for nonmembers. Call 800-427-5100 or visit

April 20: Breakfast with Linkner of ePrize
The 2010-2011 Defining Leadership Breakfast will feature Josh Linkner, chairman and founder of ePrize 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Management Education Center, 811 W Square Lake Road, Troy. Linkner founded and sold three technology companies. He is also a jazz guitarist who has performed professionally since age 13. As an author, speaker and blogger, he wrote the book “Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity” that outlines the process he will share with attendees. The cost, which includes a complete breakfast, is $32 for Leadership Oakland alumni members and $36 for nonmembers and guests. Registration is required. Call Carol Dendler at 248-952-6880 or visit

April 20: SCORE Basic Marketing Workshop
SCORE Basic Marketing Workshop is 8:45 to noon Wednesday, April 20, at Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road in Southfield. The cost is $45. Call 313-226-7947 to register.

April 20: Facebook for business
“Facebook: A Deep Dive for Business Owners and Marketers” is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Automation Alley Headquarters, 2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy. Workshop includes how to most effectively use social media marketing. Lunch is included. The cost for members is $30 at-the-door. For nonmembers, it’s $50 at-the-door. To register, email or call 800-427-5100.

April 20: Troy Chamber Nonprofit Management Conference
The Troy Chamber of Commerce and Walsh College present the sixth annual Nonprofit Management Conference 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Walsh College, 3838 Livernois, Troy. The conference is for nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers. The day begins with a continental breakfast and networking hour followed by two breakout sessions and a hot buffet lunch featuring keynote speaker Michael J. Brennan, President and CEO of United Way for Southeast Michigan. The cost for the day-long event, meals included, is $50 for Troy Chamber members and $95 for nonmembers. To register, call the 248-641-3694 or email Visit

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