The Oakland County area has an abundance of opportunities for existing businesses and new ventures.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tweetup today at Somerset

Tweetup today at Somerset
Vision Fuel Media is assisting Fist of Detroit Apparel and the Detroit Shoppe at Somerset Collection in hosting a Tweetup 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. A Tweetup is an event for people that use Twitter to come together to meet offline and network. All the proceeds from sales of merchandise go to local charities. Visit

ITC declares dividend
ITC Holdings Corp. on Wednesday announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on ITC common stock of $0.335 per share payable on Dec. 15 to shareholders of record on Dec. 1.

Chase plans job fair
Chase will host a mortgage operations job fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Road. Chase plans to hire up to 200 full-time regular and temporary employees for its Troy and Bloomfield Hills mortgage operations centers. Available positions include: administrative assistants, processors, closers, closing support staff, closing supervisors, underwriters, underwriting managers and processing team managers. Applicants should have one year of mortgage lending industry experience, bring resumes and come prepared for interviews. Visit

‘Bra Whisperer’ opens store
Susan Nethero, known nationally as the “Bra Whisperer,” is opened her 13th intimacy store. It opened in Troy at the Somerset Collection Nov. 15. Nethero will be in town through Friday to do bra fittings and help with the store’s grand opening.

Business workshop held
“Everything You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Business” is 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Jewish Community Center, 15110 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park. Call 248-233-4274 or e-mail

Resume building course held
Global Consulting is hosting a course, “Savvy Search: Honing Your Resume, Prospects, Who You Are and more,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday at 32985 Hamilton Ct., Suite 205, Farmington Hills. For information, call 1-866-JOBS-456.

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