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, September 13, 2010

U-M unveils lineup for Entrepalooza 2010

U-M unveils lineup for Entrepalooza 2010 
Bringing together members of the business community and leaders in entrepreneurship and venture capital, The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business will host Entrepalooza, its annual Entrepreneurial Symposium, Sept. 16-17 at the University’s Blau Auditorium.
This year’s expanded event will offer attendees inspirational success stories from serial entrepreneurs, Fortune 100 executives and venture capital leaders. Panel discussions and keynote presentations will provide insight into the current exit climate, opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurial success, as well as perspectives on emerging trends such as social entrepreneurship and alternative financing.

JoMomma’s Kitchen opens, with offerings of home cooking

JoMomma’s Kitchen has opened at 39 Main St., across from the Macomb County Courthouse in Mount Clemens, featuring home-cooked-style meals and sandwiches. Everything is made from scratch daily using fresh ingredients. After 10 visits, customers can post a picture of their mom or a famous mom on a restaurant wall. It is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Detroit Young Professionals host lifestyle coach Barry Demp

Detroit Young Professionals presents an evening with Barry Demp from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Mon Jin Lau, 1515 E. Maple Road, Troy.
Professional coach Demp will review his “Success Best Practices” and give tips and tools to help advance careers or personal lifestyles. The cost is $15. For information, contact

Shoppers World opens new location in Eastland Center

Shoppers World has opened a location in Eastland Center in Harper Woods in the space formerly occupied by Steve and Barry’s. Shoppers World carries a full line of casual and dress wear for men, women and children of all ages from newborn to juniors. It also carries home furnishings, linens, shoes and lingerie, as well as school uniforms and accessories and seasonal holiday merchandise. For more information, visit

Chamber of Commerce adds board member

The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the addition of Dr. Bryan Cornwall of Advanced Pet Care of Oakland to the chamber’s board of directors. Cornwall has owned a business in Clarkston for more than 17 years and has served on the Clarkston Business EXPO and Halloween Howl committees.

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