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.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Business events set for this week

Nov. 5-6
TROY— The 7th annual Michigan Tax Conference is Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 5 to Nov. 6 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. It is hosted by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants,  in partnership with the State of Michigan Department of Treasury, State Bar of Michigan – Taxation Section and Michigan Women’s Tax Association. The Michigan Tax Conference will feature national and local experts in the accounting and legal professions discussing corporate officer liability, property taxes and insights on emergency management. Douglas L. Lindholm, President and Executive Director, Council on State Taxation is a featured speaker. The first day will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m., followed by the networking reception. The second day begins is 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., followed by the “Night Owl” session from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit The cost for one day is $229 for members and $329 for nonmembers. For both days, it is $410 for members and $610 for nonmembers.

Nov. 6
WATERFORD TWP. — Red Lobster of Waterford is hosting a grand re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony with its newly remodeled “Bar Harbor” at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 479 Telegraph Road, Waterford Township. The Waterford Boy Scouts Troop #51 will perform a flag-raising ceremony. Members of the Waterford Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance.

Nov. 6
WATERFORD TWP.  — Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion is 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. For registration, visit or call 248-858-0783. The cost is free.

Nov. 6-8
WATERFORD TWP. — The Medical Main Street INNO-VENTION 2013 Conference is Nov. 6 to 8 at the Troy Marriott Hotel. The conference focuses on how information technology is fueling changes in health care and its impact on the next generation of medical devices. Subra Sripada, executive vice president and chief administrative and information officer of Beaumont Health System, will discuss cyber security during the conference. Featured speakers are Stanford University professor Bassam Kadry, MD; St. Joseph Mercy Oakland President Jack Weiner; and Mohan Tanniru, PhD, Oakland University professor of Management Information System. For more information, visit

Nov. 7
WATERFORD TWP.  — Walk-In, Start-Up Thursdays Free Business Counseling is every Thursday. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sessions are limited to 15 minutes, available on a first come, first-served basis. The weekly business counseling is held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. For registration, visit or call 248-858-0783.

Nov. 8
TROY — The Women’s Business Forum of the Troy Chamber presents its annual “Simply Shopping” event,  8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Somerset Collection.
Donations of  men and women’s professional clothing will be accepted by Jackets for Jobs, Inc. at the south side of Somerset at Brio Tuscan Grille. The cost to attend is $55 per shopper. As a part of the morning program, attendees will receive a breakfast including mimosas and crepes, sponsored by Rehmann. Each shopper will also receive a Simply Shopping signature bag; purchase retrieval to lighten the load; free gift-wrapping compliments of Somerset Collection; discounts/giveaways throughout the day; and a 4-6 p.m. networking event with prizes and  hors d’oeuvres at The Capital Grille, sponsored by Flagstar Bank. To register, call 248-641-8151 or e-mail The event is sponsored by Miller Canfield and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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