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Jacob Bishop

If you don't evolve, you die: How Jacob Bishop re-energized the Mr. Alan's brand

Jacob Bishop has re-branded and re-energized the decades-old Mr. Alan's by drastically shaking up the business model, and it seems to be working. Mr. Alan's is now Elite Mr. Alan's, a place for finding the latest trends in shoes and clothing, not just the best bargains.

International Velodrome at Bloomer Park

Rochester Hills resident Dale Hughes is bringing a world-class velodrome to Detroit

A $4 million multi-sport complex is coming to the City of Detroit. The Detroit Fitness Foundation is funding the project, and Executive Director Dale Hughes will design a world-class cycling velodrome as part of the plan. The foundation also hopes to one day launch a professional track riding team in Detroit. 

Bob Gibbs presents a rendering of Troy's decidedly urbanist Master Plan.

How Metro Detroit's car-oriented suburbs are implementing a 'new American dream'

Things have changed over the past decade, with both residents and businesses shifting their attention back towards compact, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods like Ferndale, Royal Oak, Birmingham, and Midtown and Downtown Detroit, and Metro Detroit's car-oriented are adjusting accordingly. 

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2017 Fire & Ice Festival will go on as scheduled this weekend

Unseasonably warm temperatures predicted for the weekend will not put a damper on the 10th Annual Fire & Ice Festival in downtown Rochester, happening Friday through Sunday.

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Better together: How metro Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem nurtured Drought Juice

This is the story of four sisters, four juice bars and how Metro Detroit's startup support network helped grow a mini-empire.

Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly prepares Michigan for the next industrial revolution

Technology is rapidly changing the way things are manufactured, and Tom Kelly wants to make sure that Michigan's manufacturing companies are at the forefront of what some are calling the world's fourth industrial revolution—or Industry 4.0, as it's been coined.

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Prosper's Top Stories of 2016

As 2016 finally comes to a close, we here at Oakland County Prosper took a moment to look back at our top stories from this past year. As we look forward to what's ahead in 2017, we would like to share these highlights from the last 12 months to remember the year that was!

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2017 Edition of Oakland County's PROSPER Magazine Hits Airports in Time for Holiday Travelers

PROSPER, the official county magazine spotlighting Oakland County as a business and quality of life destination, is now available at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Flint’s Bishop International Airport in time to reach thousands of holiday travelers.

Leon & Lulu, Clawson

Happy Holidays from Oakland County Prosper!

Holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, so we're taking a week off to do just that. Have a safe and happy holiday season spending time with the ones you love! 

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Pleasant Ridge: Metro Detroit's hidden gem

Sometimes wonderful things come in small packages. Take for example one of Metro Detroit’s tiniest cities, born of an ancient beach ridge and home to artists, writers, and beautiful pre-war homes.

The Brooksie Way

The Brooksie Way Celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2017

2017 marks the tenth year for the flagship Brooksie Way Half Marathon, the road race named in memory of Brooks Stuart Patterson, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson's 28-year-old son who died in a tragic snowmobile accident. The Brooksie Way now encompasses two popular annual road races, a minigrant program that supports health and fitness initiatives throughout the county, and a variety of family-friendly events. 

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Oakland County Prosper! We hope you have a safe & happy holiday with your loved ones. We'll see you back here in a couple of weeks.

L. Brooks Patterson

L. Brooks Patterson shares some thoughts on serving his seventh term as Oakland County Executive

L. Brooks Patterson was recently re-elected to serve his seventh four-year term as Oakland County Executive. He sat down with Oakland County Prosper and shared some thoughts on his achievements while in office, goals for the next four years and advice for an eventual successor.

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One holiday shopper to score $5,000 shopping spree on "Small Business Saturday"

Holiday shoppers who make any purchase at any small business in Oakland County on Nov. 26 could find themselves $5,000 richer under a program launched by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

The Art of Caregiving offers respite through visual arts for those who take care of others

It is the caregivers who often get overlooked when discussing issues around treatment and care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. On November 17, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center launches their new program, The Art of Caregiving, a free visual arts respite program for those tending to elderly patients with Alzheimer's and dementia.
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