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.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Troy firm to host social media workshop for businesses

“The Art of Social Listening and Online Brand Engagement” is 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at Troy School District Services Center, 4420 Livernois, Troy. This workshop led by SS Digital Media, will instruct how to create sound social media objectives, identify key influencers within their social eco-system, and prioritize social media listening efforts, includes lunch by Tropical Smoothie. Register at 248-641-8151, email, $18-$28 adv. or visit

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Economic Development Forum to feature Kresge Foundation's George Jacobsen

September Economic Development Forum is 8-9:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at Rehmann, 1500 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy. New Roles for Philanthropy in Metro Detroit: A perspective from the Kresge Foundation speaker George Jacobsen, Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation. For information, call Jaimi Brook at 248-641-8151, free to members, $10 adv. for nonmembers, register at

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Tech248 September MeetUp to be held at Apple Store in Troy

The Tech248 September MeetUp is 8-10 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Apple Store at Somerset Collection North, 2800 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy. The nearest parking is in the North Parking Structure, Level 1.
Tech248 MeetUps are focused on tech companies and held monthly at various places in Oakland County. The events include a brief tech update, networking and collaboration, but are solicitation-free. There is no cost to attend.
For more information, contact Susan Stack at 248-858-0734 or email Register at