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, January 28, 2011

Pistons host job fair

Pistons host job fair
The Detroit Pistons’ 11th annual Career Fair is 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The event brings together industry leaders of professional sports, college athletics, minor league sports, marketing and finance organizations, broadcasting companies and other business hiring in Michigan. About 40 companies in total will be participating.
Admission to the fair is $10 for the event alone or $15, which includes the event plus a ticket for that day’s Detroit Pistons vs. New Jersey Nets game at 7:30 p.m.
In addition, there is an option of attending an Executive Panel Q&A session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring some of the top decision-makers from Palace Sports & Entertainment who will speak about their career paths and provide advice on getting into sports and entertainment. This session has limited availability and admission is $20. Tickets are available on, or by contacting Cassie Wilkinson at 248-371-2030 or cwilkinson@palacenet.cfom.

Ryan to chair Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission
Thomas J. Ryan, a lawyer with offices in Sylvan Lake, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission. He was first elected to the Tenure Commission in 2004. Ryan served as president of the State Bar of Michigan September 2000 to 2001 and president of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Board of Directors 1993 to 1994. He is the attorney for the Village of Beverly Hills, City of Keego Harbor, City of the Village of Clarkston and City of Orchard Lake Village.

UHY Advisors MI Inc. announces 2 new principals
UHY Advisors, a financial, tax and business consulting firm with Michigan offices in Southfield and Sterling Heights, recently announced that two senior managers, Joshua Kirkbride and Pamela May, have been promoted to principals.
 Based in the Sterling Heights office, Kirkbride has been an active member of the firm’s Assurance Department since 2003.
May has been a member of the firm’s Tax Department in Sterling Heights since 1997, focusing largely on the construction, retail, and real estate development industries.
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Intercollegiate contest is on
The Association for Corporate Growth Detroit Chapter, a non-profit business networking organization, is hosting its fourth annual ACG Detroit Cup intercollegiate competition for MBA students from Walsh College, Troy; Broad College of Business, Michigan State University; Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Wayne State University School of Business Administration; and University of Michigan Flint. The competition begins in January with the finals being judged March 5 at Walsh College in Troy. Each school has been invited to submit teams of three to five MBA students per team for the competition. First prize will be a $10,000 scholarship with second a $5,000 scholarship, and $1,000 for the remaining finalists. The global law firm of Pinsent Masons will offer an expenses paid internship in either England, Asia or the Middle East. All ACG Cup participants are eligible to apply for the internship. Visit

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