The Oakland County area has an abundance of opportunities for existing businesses and new ventures.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Panera Bread opens drive-thru

Panera Bread opens drive-thru

Panera Bread of Southeastern Michigan opened a drive-thru at its Shelby Township cafe at 14121 Hall Road and to celebrate, the store is holding a fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Customers who donate $1 throughout the day will receive a small coffee or regular size fountain drink. Funds will be donated to the Shelby Community Foundation for the scholarship fund.

4 area chambers host networking seminar

The Clarkston, Orion, Ortonville and Pontiac Chambers of Commerce  are partnering to host “Networking is for Neanderthals: Relationship marketing in a new economy,” an interactive, humorous and high energy seminar with six time EMMY Award winning Shawne Duperon.
The program is  8:45 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 20, at Clarkston Community Schools Administration Building, 6389 Clarkston Road in Clarkston.The cost is $35 for Early Bird and $50 at the door. To register call 248-625-8055 or visit

Credit union names scholarship winners

Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union announced the winners of its fourth annual Adults Moving Forward College Scholarship. Three individuals were awarded $2,000 scholarships to use towards tuition while attending a Michigan college, university, trade or vocational school, or accredited certification program. Recipients of the 2010 Adults Moving Forward Scholarship are Daniel Beens III of Shelby Township; Edward Kraska of Birmingham; and Donna Tinker of Clinton Township.
The scholarship is one of three offered by the credit union, which offers nearly $50,000 worth of scholarships to deserving high school students and adults each year. For more information, visit or call 586-263-8800.

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