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.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Syntel named to Forbes ‘Best Small Companies’

Syntel named to Forbes ‘Best Small Companies’
Syntel, a global information technology services and Knowledge Process Outsourcing company, has been named to Forbes Magazine’s “100 Best Small Companies” list.
In order to be named to the list, firms with annual revenues between $5 million and $750 million are evaluated based on a number of criteria, including sales, profit, and earnings per-share growth rates, return on equity, and stock price. Syntel, which has been named to the list for four consecutive years, was ranked 38th overall. Syntel’s ranking was driven by 27 percent growth in earnings per share and a 34 percent jump in return on equity. Visit

Allcare Dental closes suddenly
The Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan has been informed by consumers that Allcare Dental with locations across Michigan, including Auburn Hills, has closed without notice. When patients showed up for their appointment or called, there was no one available. A note on the door read: “Effective December 31, the office of Allcare Dental & Dentures has been closed. We are currently working to find dentists to continue your care. For further information, go to or”
A website posting at apologizes to patients that they closed operations and there were no plans to reopen the offices. It states that they were working hard to transfer patient records and unfinished dental work to dentists with offices located close to the now-defunct offices.

MSU Extension offers 8-week money management class
Michigan State University Extension is offering a free eight-week money management class Thursdays, Jan. 13 through March 3. Sessions are from 6:30-9 p.m. at Leaps and Bounds Family Services, Mount Calvary Community Center, 8129 Packard, Warren. The class will cover basic activities around money including setting goals, organizing paperwork, using a budget, cleaning up credit, purchasing insurance and saving. To register, call 586-469-7614.

Home buying seminar offered
Michigan State University Extension is offering a seminar titled, “Are You Ready to Buy a Home?” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Warren City Hall, 1 City Square, Warren. The class is geared for first time home buyers or people who have not owned a home in at least three years.  For more information or to register, call 586-469-7614.

Malace and Associates hires CFO
Malace & Associates has hired Benny LaRocca, graduate of Oakland University, as the company’s new chief financial officer at the management headquarters in Troy. He previously was managing director with FEC Inc. Automation Systems in Macomb. For more information, visit

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