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, May 22, 2016

Troy chamber hosting Nonprofit Management Conference

Troy Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Nonprofit Management Conference is 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Woodside Bible Church in Troy. It is presented by PNC Bank at Woodside Bible Church, 6600 Rochester Road, Troy. The day begins with a continental breakfast and networking hour followed by two breakout sessions, lunch, and two afternoon sessions.
At each morning breakout session, attendees choose one of five seminars covering core areas specifically geared toward nonprofit organizations: Governance/Operations, Marketing, Human Resources/Volunteers/Staff, Fund Development/Donor Relations, Leadership/Board Development, Technology and Finance/Accounting. In the afternoon, attendees choose between two sessions: one about working from best practices and the other about avoiding legal pitfalls online. The cost for the daylong event, including meals is $50 for Troy Chamber members and $100 for non-members. Call 248-641-3694 or e-mail For information, visit

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Shopping and cocktail event to showcase women-owned businesses

Michigan Women’s Foundation is hosting its Spring Marketplace Shopping & Cocktail Event, 5:30–8 p.m. Monday, May 23 at The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend St. in Birmingham.
The event showcases local, female-owned businesses that have received support through Michigan Women’s Foundation microloan and mentorship programs.
Featured products and services from dozens of women-owned, Michigan-based businesses include Detroit Fiberworks, handcrafted wearable art; Mutual Adoration, furniture and home d├ęcor using repurposed wood; Peacock Room of Detroit clothing and accessory boutique; Trisha’s Garage, stylish clothing and accessories; City Girl Soap of Pontiac, goat milk based soaps; and Busted of Detroit, bras, foundation and lingerie shop for women of all sizes and shapes.
The event is free to attend and includes snacks and a cash bar.

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