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 1, 2010

Detroit SCORE offers business starter workshop

SCORE offers business starter workshop

Detroit SCORE Chapter 18, in cooperation with Michigan Business and Professional Association, presents a workshop for people thinking about starting their own business.
“Could I Should I Start My Own Business” will be held 8:45-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 27700 Hoover Road in Warren. The cost is $10. To register, call 313-226-7947.

Automation Alley holds funding solutions seminar

“Capital Successes: Educating Entrepreneurs on Funding Solutions” is 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Automation Alley Headquarters, 2675 Bellingham in Troy. The evening’s speakers include Jeffery Prough, president and CEO of Critical Signal Technologies, and his finance team. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.
Pre-registration is $20 for Automation Alley members and $40 for non-members. At the door, the cost is $30 for members and $50 for non-members. For information, call 248-457-3200 or visit

Tom Ford trunk show held at 20/20 Vision

The eyeglass retailer, 20/20 vision, is hosting a trunk sale for Tom Ford designer glasses from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. l4, at 3110 Walton Blvd. in Rochester Hills.
Customers can pop a balloon and get a free Tom Ford frame or a special prize at time of purchase.
Some proceeds help supply eyeglasses to people who are trying to return to the workforce. For information, call 248-375-0040.

Design Systems, Inc. joins Automation Alley

Design Systems, Inc. of Farmington Hills, an engineering and integration service provider to varied industrial, manufacturing and federal agencies, has joined Automation Alley. Services include all aspects of program management and manufacturing engineering.
For information, visit

Cornerstone Development Authority announces relocation

The Cornerstone Development Authority of Southfield has moved its headquarters to 18000 W. Nine Mile Road, Suite 320. The new office is located in the 15-story Southfield Centre, commonly referred to as the IBM Building.
Cornerstone’s move from the Millennium Centre Theatre on J.L. Hudson Dr. stems from the transfer of the theatre’s lease to Triumph Entertainment LLC, along with a desire to increase their visibility among business owners, developers and residents.
Last month, Cornerstone moved its annual Southfield Farmers Market from the Millennium Theatre site to a more visible location in the Northland Shopping Center parking lot along J.L. Hudson Dr.

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