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, January 30, 2017

Nominees sought for 30 Under 30 in manufacturing and engineering

Advanced Manufacturing Media’s 2016 30 Under 30 program is seeking nominations of outstanding young manufacturing and engineering students, professionals and educators for recognition in its July 2017 issue of Manufacturing Engineering magazine.
Advanced Manufacturing Media is a part of SME, an association with a mission to promote manufacturing technology and develop a skilled workforce.
The deadline for nominations is Feb. 15, visit or

Monday, January 23, 2017

'Move toward your goals- NOW' at women's event

Annual Ultimate Women’s Event is 6 p.m. Jan. 27-28 at the Sheraton Hotel in Novi, featuring a panel of entrepreneurs, authors, coaches. The theme “Move toward your goals- NOW”. Speakers include: Loren Hicks, clothing designer, founder of Michigan Fashion Week; Jewel Tankard, entrepreneur and Bravo Television star; Kim Stratton, Grammy-nominated artist and Kimberly Perry, The Fresh Chef television host, Tickets range from $35-$45 for one session to $139-$199 for general admission.

Monday, January 16, 2017

ACE '17 entrepreneur event is Jan. 26 in Southfield

ACE ‘17 (Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship) is noon-6 p.m.  Jan. 26 at Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, general admission is $25, advance registration required, The event includes the ACE Challenge and voting by attendees, workshops and exhibits.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tech248 to focus on 'connected vehicle' industry

Tech248’s January MeetUp is 2-4 p.m. Jan. 27 at P3 Detroit in Southfield. The event includes an introduction by Samit Ghosh, P3 Detroit CEO. The guest speaker is Jeff Magnell, CEO, JDM Systems Consultants of Farmington Hills, speaking on the topic of  "Connected Vehicles."
Tech248 MeetUps are focused on tech companies and held monthly at various places in Oakland County. The meetups are solicitation-free. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested. For more information, contact Susan Stack at 248-858-0734 or email P3 Detroit is at 25650 W. 11 Mile Road, Suite 300, Southfield. Register at