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The gig economy: Can you make a living freelancing in Metro Detroit?

Be your own boss, work from home, skip the commute—it's the fantasy of many an office drone. But can you survive doing it? Metromode's Patrick Dunn (himself a freelancer) tells us the story of a few Metro Detroiters who are living the dream.

Earth Day

MI Earth Day Fest celebrates 12 years of celebrating the planet

Now in its 12th year, MI Earth Day Fest - taking place Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 in Downtown Rochester - offers plenty of fun and free ways to shop, learn, and celebrate the planet.

Apprenticeships

Two new workforce development publications focus on building the talent pipeline in Oakland County

Two new publications released by Oakland County once again underscore the County's commitment to workforce development and building a strong talent pipeline for generations to come.

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With development on the rise, Pontiac reaches a tipping point

Patrick Dunn tells us how in the first installment of Metromode's 3-month "On The Ground Pontiac" series about Oakland County's seat.

Impact 100

Impact100 makes a major impact to philanthropic programs in Oakland County

How much impact can 100 like-minded women make on one local philanthropic organization? For Impact100 Oakland County, it's $100,000.

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John Bry takes helm at Main Street Oakland County

John Bry knew a good deal about Oakland County long before he ever set foot within its borders. That's because he has been working in the Main Street program for a while now--and the county has a bit of a reputation within the nationwide program.

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Hava Nagila to go: Jewish markets in Metro Detroit

To give you a taste of Jewish food in our region, Metromode profiled three local markets: a butcher shop, a well-known local deli and a growing kosher bakery chain. Mazel Tov and enjoy!

Oakland Next

Oakland Next celebrates Oakland County's future leaders and change-makers

A group of Oakland County high school students is being asked the question that may define their future: "Are you Oakland's Next ______?"

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.

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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.

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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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