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, June 4, 2010

ecoKIDZ to beautify new business

ecoKIDZ to beautify new business
Local kids ages 6 and up, accompanied by adults, are invited to join ecoKIDZ in helping to beautify a new facility in preparation for the grand opening in July. ecoSTORE USA, which manufactures plant- and mineral-based products, is opening a new 37,000-square-foot facility in Auburn Hills. The new facility will manufacture household cleaning, baby and personal care products.
The event takes place noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at 4400 Glenmeade Lane in Auburn Hills. Glenmeade Lane is located off Brown Road. Each ecoKIDZ family that participates will receive a FREE sample of ecoSTORE USA laundry detergent. Food and beverages will also be served.
For information, visit or call Lyne Appel Downing at 248-932-5150. No registration required.

Harvey Ovshinsky holds screenwriting workshop

New screenwriters can learn what it takes to write and sell their first screenplay in an intense, two-day workshop by acclaimed producer/director Harvey Ovshinsky on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, at the Birmingham Community House. Both days of the workshop run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuition is $300. For information and registration, visit Handouts will include a sample script, a complete bibliography of screenwriting books, publications, contests and the latest version of Ovshinsky’s popular handout, “The 10 Most Important First Rules of Storytelling.” Ovshinsky will offer another two-day workshop, “An Introduction to Video Storytelling,” on Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13. Targeting established print and radio journalists, corporate communicators and still photographers, it will focus less on the technology of video production and more on how to think and act like a producer to tell a story.

Training designed to create a lean culture in Michigan
The Michigan Lean Consortium, along with the Oakland University Pawley Lean Institute, is hosting a training event, focusing on Standardized Work Systems from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 7, in the Community Room at the Edison Center, 425 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor. The cost for the event is $15. To register, call 586-263-6242 or visit

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