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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Social Media is a party! and more events

Social Media is a Party! presents Social Media and the Arts: Music Edition is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Fifth Ave., 215 5th Ave. Royal Oak. For information, email info@socialmediaisaparty.com or call 248-971-0170 or visit socialmediaisaparty.com.

“Contracting 101” Seminar in Detroit
DTMB Purchasing Operations is hosting “Contracting 101” session to provide guidance to business owners to help them navigate the procurement process and bid on state contracts. The seminar is free and is scheduled 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Monday, Sept. 26, at Cadillac Place Building, Room L-150, 3044 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit. Seating is limited, register at www.michigan.gov/buymichiganfirst.

“Investing Made Simple”
“Investing Made Simple” is  6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct, 4, at The Community House, 380 South Bates St., Birmingham. Topics will include: cash and CD rates, stocks and mutual funds, taxable and tax-free bonds, precious metals and real estate. Robert Loupee, First Vice President-Investments with Merrill Lynch will lead. There is no charge to attend. To RSVP, call 248-644-5832, or visit www.communityhouse.com.

Troy’s Women of Influence
The Troy Chamber presents “Top of Troy: Troy’s Women of Influence,” 8 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Headquarters, 2600 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy. The cost for the breakfast/discussion is $15 for Troy Chamber members and $20 for non-members. An additional $5 will be charged to those registering on the day of the event. To register, call 248-641-8151, e-mail: theteam@troychamber.com, or visit www.troychamber.com/cal.

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