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, December 1, 2010

Oakland Press executive editor speaks at Berkley marketing presentations

Oakland Press executive editor and WWJ’s station manager speak at marketing presentations

Community Marketing Associates is hosting “Keys to Successful Community Marketing,” a one-hour PowerPoint presentation for local small businesses. Glenn Gilbert, executive editor of The Oakland Press and Pete Kowalski, station manager, WWJ/vice-president of sales at CBS Radio will be the guest speakers, discussing how local businesses are selected for news stories. The free presentations are only available to business owners/managers of a Berkley business. The presentation outlines the marketing advantages for local businesses linking together to promote the community and their businesses. The three presentations will be held: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge in downtown Berkley. Kowalski will give the Tuesday presentation and Gilbert will present on Wednesday and Thursday. Visit

DADA selects new officers

The Detroit Automobile Dealers Association has selected new officers for 2010-2011. James T. Seavitt of Village Ford in Dearborn moved up to become president, Robert R. Shuman of Shuman Chrysler-Jeep in Walled Lake became vice president and Scott LaRiche of Lou LaRiche Chevrolet in Plymouth became treasurer-secretary. Shuman, a third-generation dealer/owner, is president of Shuman Chrysler-Jeep in Walled Lake. Holding an accounting degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Michigan, Shuman practiced law with the firm of Beier Howlett in Bloomfield Hills, eventually becoming a partner in the firm. Shuman gave up law to take over the family dealership in 1997. LaRiche is executive manager/vice president of Lou LaRiche Chevrolet in Plymouth. LaRiche is active in the Plymouth-Canton and Northville communities.

Program helps people take charge of their credit situation

The Michigan State University Extension Service and United Way are sponsoring a free program called “Taking Charge of Credit for the Holidays” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4 at the VerKuilen Building, 21885 Dunham, Clinton Township. The program teaches how to determine how much debt you can afford, how to be debt-free during the holidays, how to set a budget for holiday shopping and how to enjoy your holiday for less. Call 586-469-7614.

Jewelers holds trunk show

 Gramercy Park Jewelers, at 3152 Walton Blvd. is holding a Chamilia Trunk Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 5. The jeweler is offering a bracelet give-away and a special — buy four charms and get one free. Call 248-375-9823.

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