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.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Denise Ilitch Designs launches Luxe Pillow line

Denise Ilitch Designs launches Luxe Pillow line

Enhance your home design while paying homage to the Motor City. Denise Ilitch Designs, a new jewelry and gift boutique, located at 2253 Cole Street, Birmingham, has added a premier pillow collection. Local Detroit artist Julie Istvan was inspired by graffiti displayed in downtown Detroit and collaborated with Denise to launch the Fall 2010 line, bringing “the essence of the city” into homes and businesses. Each pillow is signed by the artist and has already gained attention from the local style set seeking to support their neighborhood.
For more information, go to or in the  Call 248-203-6789.

OU launches energy management certificate program

Oakland University's School of Business Administration and School of Engineering and Computer Science are partnering to deliver an integrative professional certificate program in energy management.
The Energy Management Certificate Program will prepare engineering and business professionals to help their organizations become sustainable enterprises.
Cost of the six-week program is $1,500, which includes all materials and lunches. Classes are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays beginning on Jan. 14, 2011.
Those interested in registering or learning more should contact Maureen Callaghan at or 248-412-3235, or

RLE International appoints Richard Parks, Director of Business Development

 RLE International, a supplier of design, engineering and consulting services to the automotive, aerospace, military, alternative energy and adjacent industries, has appointed Richard E Parks as Director of Business Development. RLE International, Inc. operates in Madison Heights as a subsidiary of the Germany based RLE GmbH Group.
Parks has held business development positions with automotive suppliers such as ASC Inc, Robert Bosch LLC, Magna and Altran where he worked in design/concept development, complete vehicle development, specialty/niche vehicles, and complex engineering systems such convertible/ sunroofs, engine cooling fan modules and hybrid powertrain development.
Call 248-498-5200 or email

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