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, April 26, 2011

Social Media: Gold Mine or Fool’s Gold?

WWJ Newsradio 950 is presenting a free business breakfast, Social Media and Your Business: Gold Mine or Fool’s Gold?, Wednesday, April 27  at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia. Registration, continental breakfast and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., with the program running from 8:15 until 9:30 am. Admission is free, advance registration is requested. Visit

Auto Alley International Business Center opening
Automation Alley is hosting the grand opening of its International Business Center, 8 a.m. to noon, April 28 at Automation Alley Headquarters. The International Business Center will provide services and assistance to visiting international companies, as well as Michigan companies looking to access global markets. See the video -conferencing capabilities, private Skype room, high-tech collaboration room and an executive board room with interactive whiteboard technology. Event is free. Continental breakfast will be provided. Visit or call 800-427-5100

CEOs workshop offered in Troy
The Renaissance Executive Forum’s CEO Tools workshop will be held 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28 at the Michigan State University Management Education Center at 811 West Square Lake Road in Troy. This is a complimentary event for qualified top executives. To register, visit or call Bob Quigley at 248-651-9130 or visit

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