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.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Events focus on manufacturing

May 15
SAA OEM Purchasing Summit - Planning Perspectives  OEM Supplier Working Relations Study Report is 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15 at AAM Headquarters, Detroit. The SAA will examine the state of OEM-supplier relations. Findings from John Henke's 2012 OEM-Supplier Working Relations Study will be presented, and purchasing executives from Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan and Toyota will discuss the findings and the state of supply chain relations. Call 248-804-6433 to register.

May 15-16
Annual Michigan Industrial Base Expo is Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15-16, hosted by National Defense Industrial Association Michigan Chapter is 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 15 at Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren. This event brings an abbreviated version of NDIA national's defense exposition to the backyard of the Detroit Arsenal, allowing attendees to experience hands-on educational product and service demonstrations. Congressman Hansen Clarke (13th District), House Committee of Homeland Security is a featured speaker. For information, visit

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