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"People's Choice" award added for Southeast Michigan artists in 2018 MI Great Artist competition

Artists from Oakland County and seven other southeast Michigan counties can strut their stuff as the MI Great Artist™ online art competition kicks into gear.

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Berkley is a startup city doing its "own thing"

It's not a Birmingham. It's not a Ferndale. It's not a Royal Oak. Patrick Dunn lets us in on why unique this dense, walkable south Oakland County community is in a class all its own.

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AUCH Construction celebrates 110 years with a beautiful new building in downtown Pontiac

The George W. AUCH Company just celebrated its 110th year of being in business in southeast Michigan with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their brand-new, 20,000-square-foot building in downtown Pontiac.  

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12 Detroit area chefs share their favorite local dishes

Food writer Serena Maria Daniels polled some of the best Detroit area chefs on their favorite local dishes. These were their often surprising, illuminating, and humorous answers. 

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Lathrup Village wants you to slow down and stop in

Tiny Lathrup Village recognizes itself as a sleepy, friendly place, but it's not afraid to celebrate its little wins in a big way. Patrick Dunn spent time in Lathrup Village to find out if this small town can change while staying the same.

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Main Street Pontiac is spearheading efforts for transformational change in downtown Pontiac

There are 25 Main Street communities in Oakland County, which has its own countywide Main Street program to support all of them, but only downtown Pontiac is a member of the new UrbanMain initiative, which targets the unique challenges that urban downtown communities face. 

Local high school art on display at Mahindra HQ in Auburn Hills

Auburn Hills-based Mahindra champions the art of local high school students, seeks to grow program

For design inspiration for the north half of Mahindra Automotive’s North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Advanced Concepts Manager Paul Lowis turned to the talented high school students of Oakland County.

Mercedes-Benz Week of Caring volunteers work with Humble Design to transform a home in Detroit, Michigan on June 22, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services logged 4,100 volunteers hours during sixth annual Week of Caring

On Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services just held its sixth annual "Week of Caring," during which time over 600 employees worked with 11 nonprofit organizations on 25 different community service projects through Southeastern Michigan. Together they logged over 4,100 hours of service.

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Palazzo di Bocce to host International Bocce Tournament

On July 20 and 21, Palazzo di Bocce in Lake Orion will host the International Bocce Invitational, making it only the second time this world tournament of bocce has been hosted in the United States.

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Can Metro Detroit's treasure trove of mid-century modern architecture be preserved?

Metromode's Patrick Dunn tells us about the remarkable history – and sometimes disheartening present condition – of mid-century modern architecture in Metro Detroit.

Caylin Brandon and Lila Barron count money from their slime sales.

Children's business fair prepares young entrepreneurs for the real world

Young entrepreneurs gathered to showcase their products and pitch their ideas to attendees of a Children's Business Fair in Rochester. Dorothy Hernandez went to the fair and spoke to these budding entrepreneurs.

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Fourth of July fireworks celebrations in Oakland County

From the last week of June through the first week of July, the skies all throughout Metro Detroit will light up with fireworks large and small from townships and cities hosting their own displays as part of their annual Independence Day celebrations. There are well over a dozen in Oakland County alone, so get your coolers ready and mark your calendars because it's time to get into the full swing of summer!

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Why is Pontiac the best home for a tech business?

On June 6, leaders from The NEXT Education, MadDog Technology, LocalHop, and the tech defense industry will sit down with Pontiac entrepreneur Glen Konopaskie at the free High Growth Happy Hour. In advance, they share thoughts on why Pontiac is so special.

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The Lyon Township Kite Festival brings in professional kite flyers from all over the world

The 10th Annual Lyon Township Kite Festival, organized by the nonprofit Lyon Events Organization (LEO), is expected to be its biggest year yet, and has expanded to also include Friday night for the first time ever. 

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Oakland County names first woman CISO

An innovative information security leader with over 25 years of private-sector experience now serves as Oakland County’s first woman chief information security officer (CISO).
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