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.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Automation Alley hosting annual global outlook in Troy

Automation Alley is hosting Global Economic and Industry Outlook for 2016 and Beyond, 8-11:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at Automation Alley Headquarters, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy. The Oakland County tech association and a group of international business experts will gather to discuss the global economy and how companies can take advantage of opportunities and meet challenges of doing business overseas. Topics will include the eurozone, China’s GDP growth rate, geopolitical threats, shale oil discoveries, technological innovations. Advance registration is $20 for members and $40 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit automationalley.com or call 800-427-5100.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Leadership Oakland series starts Jan. 20

Leadership Oakland 2016 Networking Breakfast of Champions Series is 7:30-9 a.m. Jan. 20, Feb. 24 and April 27 at the Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy. Jack Aronson, founder of Garden Fresh will speak at the Jan. 20 breakfast. It is $32 for members and $36 for nonmembers and guests and includes a complete breakfast. “Personal Leadership – Young Professionals Panel” is featured at the Feb. 24 breakfast and “Public Leadership – Fighting for Justice” with Barbara McQuade is at the April 27 breakfast. Register for all three events for $90 members and $100 nonmembers. Registration required atwww.leadershipoakland.com/breakfast-of-champions/ or contact Carol Dendler at 248-952-6880.