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.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Comcast to hire 80 people

Comcast to hire 80 people
Comcast Corp. is hiring 80 full- and part-time technician and warehouse representatives, the Southfield-based cable giant announced. The next career open house is 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at ITT-Technical Institute in Troy. The company is looking for communications technicians and warehouse specialists to support Comcast customers in Metro Detroit and surrounding areas. A high school diploma and/or equivalent work experience is required. All participants must apply for a position online through the “Careers” section at before the open houses. Call 888-760-4223.
— Staff writer Jerry Wolffe

Officials celebrate 10 years without time-loss accident at Umicore
Joerg von Roden, vice president, North America, Umicore Autocat USA (left), greets U.S. Congressman Gary Peters, serving Michigan’s 9th Congressional District in Oakland County, prior to the start of the celebration of 10 years without a lost-time accident by Umicore’s Automotive Catalyst Technical Center in Auburn Hills on Thursday.

Ladies Night Out offers treats and shopping
More than 40 Royal Oak stores and salons will create a night of fun on Ladies Night Out, 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Presented by the Royal Oak Association of Retailers, the evening will treat ladies to art, fashion, fortune tellers, gifts, prizes, salon services, food, beverages and savings. The website,, offers a coupon worth 25 percent off one item in each participating store.

SCORE business planning meeting scheduled
In one of a series of workshops for small businesses, Detroit SCORE Chapter 18, (Counselors to America’s Small Business) presents “Planning Your Own Business,” 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Michigan Business & Professional Association, 27700 Hoover Road, Warren. This workshop will explain how entrepreneurs do the research and planning necessary for writing a comprehensive business plan and starting a successful business. The cost is $45. Call 313-226-7947 to register.

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