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, August 23, 2017

Oakland Chamber Network to host mixer in Southfield

Oakland Chamber Network Mixer is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at St. John Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, appetizers, cash bar and exhibits, $10 adv. for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers, register at 248-851-1200, Host chambers of commerce include Chaldean American, Greater Farmington, Michigan Hispanic, Michigan Israel, Novi, Southfield Area, and West Bloomfield.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tech248 Meetup in Pontiac to highlight IT apprenticeships

Tech248 August MeetUp - Apprenticeship Summit is 2-4 p.m. Aug. 23 at Goldner Walsh Garden and Home, 559 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, free. “IT Apprenticeships-Growing Your Own Talent” and panel discussion on “Apprenticeship Options and Finding Talent” featuring Marc DeCoster, Apprenticeship & Training Representative, U.S. Department of Labor, Detroit and Denise VanHee, Director, Oakland County Michigan Works!, Troy.

ATI Industrial Automation of Orion Township to host Technology Fair

ATI Industrial Automation is hosting its 2017 Technology Fair, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10 at its Orion Township facility, 4577 South Lapeer Road. The event features educational seminars and robotic demonstrations from representatives of KUKA Robotics, Fori Automation, Troy Design & Manufacturing, Atlas Copco, Acme Manufacturing, iA-Robotics, Methods Machine Tools, PRE-TEC, as well as ATI’s expert engineering and applications team,, 248-276-0502. Free same-day registration available on the day of the event.