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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Workshop to offer tips on hiring ideal employees

TROY — “Hire and Keep That Elusive 'Ideal' Employee” is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Automation Alley Headquarters. 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy. John M. Jones, director, business leader - talent and rewards, of Towers Watson presents tips on how to hire and keep that elusive ‘ideal’ employee. The cost is $30 for members and  $50 for non-members at the door. For information, visit or call 800-427-5100.

FERNDALE — Valentine Vodka owner Rifino Valentine will share his story and path to success at a special Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED) networking event on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The event will be held at Valentine Vodka, located at 161 Vester Street in Ferndale. The evening features networking and appetizers at 5 p.m., a distillery tour and tasting at 6 p.m. and pizza and networking at 6:30 p.m. The cost for the event is $55 for MSED members and $70 for non-members. To register, call 248-643-6950 or visit

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