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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Social Media is a Party!

Social Media is a Party!
Social Media is a Party! announces its upcoming business networking event for professionals in Southeastern Michigan. The event will begin with a panel discussion amongst Startup Founders and Investors on ‘How To Launch a Successful Startup.’ Following the panel will be a Live Demo Pit. Local tech Startups will showcase their products and attendees will have the opportunity to try them out and sign up at no cost. The event is 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at The Loving Touch in Ferndale. Visit or call 248-971-0170.

Dodge CEO to address Auburn Hills chamber luncheon
Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of Dodge Brand and Senior vice president of Design of Chrysler will present to the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce as part of its On Mission! Keynote Luncheon Series. The luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Crowne Plaza, 1500 Opdyke Road, Auburn Hills. Tickets are $32 for members, $42 for non-members. To register visit or call 248-853-7862.

American Marketing Association
Detroit Chapter of the American Marketing Association American Marketing Association hosts three digital marketing professionals from 6 to 8 p.m. March 23, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Fairlane Center,19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn. Speakers include Avi Savar, founder and CEO of Big Fuel Communications (New York), a full-service Social Media marketing and communications company: Jeremy Sutton, a website developer specializing in web analytics and Ned Eltonis, managing partner of the Financial Services Vertical for Rosetta Marketing Group of New York. The cost for members is $35 $45 to $55 for guests and $20 for students. To register, visit

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