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, August 9, 2010

Staffing firm hosts two job fairs

Staffing firm to interview applicants at two job fairs

Impact Management Services, a Southfield-based staff management and workforce consulting firm, is holding on-site interviews at job fairs on Tuesday, Aug. 10, beginning at 9 a.m. at two Michigan Works’ offices, located at 15950 E. 12 Mile Rd., Suite 100 in Roseville and 35731 W. Michigan Ave. in Wayne. Program managers will be looking to fill dozens of immediate-hire positions for their automotive clients.
All applicants should come prepared for a professional interview with an updated résumé, proof of a diploma or degree, photo identification, social security card and reference list. Those interested must call the Impact’s office at 248-262-5200 by close of business on Monday, Aug. 9, or visit

Lunghamer Buick GMC brings Lisa Harbert into the fold

Lunghamer Buick GMC at 5825 Highland Rd. in Waterford Township announced that Lisa Harbert is now part of the Lunghamer Buick GMC family. She has several years of dealership experience. For more information, call 248-461-1000 or visit

Two new companies create jobs

SET Enterprises, Inc. a Warren-based provider of steel processing services with operations in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, has opened of two new businesses, SET Duct Manufacturing, Inc. and SET Construction, Inc. in a former renaissance zone in Detroit.
SET Duct Manufacturing, Inc. will manufacture commercial-grade spiral, oval and rectangular duct, related fittings and components. With support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, the company will create nearly 40 jobs represented by Local 80 of the Sheet Metal Workers Union.
SET Construction, Inc. will provide general contracting, program management and construction management services as well as masonry, interior building, finish/rough carpentry and concrete for commercial, governmental and military clients. 

Inspection company named ‘Supplier of the Year’

H&S Inspection Service, Inc. of Troy has been recognized by Beaver Aerospace and Defense as a Supplier of the Year. H&S plays a key role in the quality and reliability of all manner of mission critical systems, by acting as a third party source of manufactured and service part inspection. Components inspected by H&S  enter service in the aerospace, defense, marine and medical industries, as well as any other application that is mission critical in nature.

Verizon improves their coverage

Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Warren. The site, which has a backup generator, improves voice and data coverage in Warren along 9 Mile and 10 Mile roads between Van Dyke and Ryan roads.

TV show saves high school

Southfield-based Statewide Disaster Restoration is donating $100,000 in manpower and services for the NBC “School Pride” restoration project at the Communication and Media Arts High School in Detroit, according to Statewide’s Project Manager Seth Helfman. The Communication and Media Arts High School was originally slated to close this summer due to lack of funds to repair the building. It’s being saved after being selected to receive a major overhaul, thanks to the “School Pride” show, said spokesman Jason Brown. The show will air sometime this fall during the show’s regular time slot of 8 p.m. Friday nights, Brown said.

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