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.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Orion Township technology fair to feature robotics, speakers and networking

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) of Orion Township is hosting its annual technology fair, Aug. 11. The theme of amtXpo 2016, is “Intelligent Automation.”
It will feature live demonstrations including bartending collaborative robots, 40 plus onsite vendors, several industry speakers and two networking events. More than 350 people affiliated with the automation and robotics industry are expected to attend. AMT staff encourage students and young professionals to attend the expo and network with industry professionals. AMT offers in-house training and on-the-job mentorship to graduates.
The amtXpo 2016 is free to attend. It will be held 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the AMT Headquarters, 219 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Township.
AMT is an engineering company specializing in manufacturing automation and robotics, serving the manufacturing industry for more than 25 years. For more information, visit Register at or call 248-409-2100.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Walsh college to host free webinar, 'Your Career, Your Brand'

Walsh College announced it is hosting a free webinar, “Your Career, Your Brand,” will air, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, according to a release issued by Walsh College. The webinar will be led by Lee Meadows, Ph.D., Walsh College professor, Management, who discusses the career as a brand and how to position your brand for success and align your skill set to your career.
Registration is required, visit
Meadows has 30 years of leadership experience and has held positions including: area director, University Housing Programs, Michigan State University; supervisor, Training and Development, General Motors and director, training, Con-Way Transportation Services.
Meadows has a Ph.D. in Higher Education, M.A. in Counseling, and a bachelor of arts in Telecommunications from Michigan State University..

Sunday, July 10, 2016

CEED Lending launches Pitch ‘N’ Pontiac competition

CEED Lending has teamed up with Talmer Bank to launch the Pitch “N” Pontiac pitch competition. Pontiac-based small businesses can compete to win a share of $10,000 in cash and business counseling.
Applications are due July 29 for the Aug. 31 Pitch “N” Pontiac Competition. To register, visit
The competition is for new and existing small business owners to pitch their ideas and gain on-the-spot feedback on launching and/or growing their businesses.
CEED Lending (Center for Empowerment and Economic Development) is an initiative of The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.
For more information, contact Belinda Turner-DuBois at or 734-677-1400 or visit