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Palazzo Di Bocce

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.

Green Hippo Gift Shop

Welcome to the Year of the Hippo

Green Hippo Gifts in downtown Lake Orion offers an ever-changing selection of local and handmade gifts, home goods, children's books, clothing, jewelry, and more, and will celebrate its fourth year in business this October. In recognition of her accomplishment, owner Jennifer Meier, a former teacher with no previous business background, was just named a member of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. 

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 ______?"

Holly Press Conference

Patterson honors 10 "Perfect 10" Main Street Oakland County communities for National Accreditation

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson honored 10 Main Street Oakland County communities who received perfect scores and a national accreditation from the National Main Street Center in Chicago.

South Pacific Steel Installation

ZeroBase brings renewable energy to areas in need all over the world

Ferndale-based ZeroBase Energy was established in 2009 with the vision of making cleaner sources of energy more accessible to those most in need. 

Red Oaks County Park, Madison Heights

Great Places to See Fall Colors in Oakland County

Fall is in full bloom in Oakland County, and you still have time to enjoy it! There are numerous city, county, and state parks for you to hike and bike with the whole family. Here are just a few select scenic areas both close to home and a short drive away to take in the last breaths of fall, from historic manors to century-old cider mills, all amidst forested areas ideal for a perfect fall afternoon out with the family.

One Stop Ready community showcase features Prime Oakland County property investment opportunities

Developers, investors, brokers and businesses interested in owning a piece of prime Oakland County real estate can shop for available parcels at the county’s second annual One Stop Ready (OSR) Community Showcase.

Healthy Dogma

Healthy Dogma Creates Good Karma with Canines

People love their pets as if they were their own family. So what pet owner wouldn’t want to give their beloved furry friends the very best products available to help them live a long, happy and healthy life? This is the inspiration for Healthy Dogma.

Susan Kruger, CEO of SOAR Learning, Inc.

SOAR Learning teaches the building blocks to success

As a child, Susan Kruger struggled in school -- until she found the study skills that helped her achieve academic and professional success. She channeled that experience into a best-selling Amazon book and a curriculum currently in use by over 700 schools, But SOAR Study Skills is more than just a fast-growing Lake Orion start-up. Kruger's on a mission -- helping students across the country learn the study strategies that changed her life.

Celebrating Lake Orion at Dragon on the Lake

Four summer festivals highlight Oakland County culture and creativity

As August winds down, it's easy to feel a sense of regret that these dog days of summer passed so quickly. With the worst of the heat behind us, it's time to celebrate Oakland County's outstanding artistic contributions. With four outdoor end-of-summer festivals to choose from, there's plenty more than good eats to satisfy every appetite -- cultural, musical, physical and historical. Read on to find out about the new and exciting offerings from this year's Arts Beats & Eats, Arts & Apples, Dragon on the Lake and Michigan Renaissance Festivals. 


Palazzo di Bocce is so cool that Prosper had to point you to this truly unique venue. Once the setting for the world championship; this Lake Orion gem beckons your next bocce ball showdown.Click on the YouTube video to learn the finer points of bocce ...

Medical Main Street is just what the doctor ordered for Oakland County growth

When Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson called for the creation of Medical Main Street, a concerted effort to bring life science and medical technology companies to Oakland County and Southeastern Michigan in 2008, four companies pledged what then seemed like a hefty fund: $5.2 million.

'Tis the Season to Give: Oakland County Charities Benefit From Casual Day Fund

The gift giving came a little early for a handful of Oakland County charities this year. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson played Santa and passed out checks totaling $26,000 to seventeen local charities.

Maury Okun holds the strings to Detroit's classical music scene

All Maury Okun really wanted to do was make great music -- the great business model was sort of a fortunate byproduct. "It wasn't because we wanted to create an interesting model, we wanted to create interesting art," says Okun. "It enables us to do more of what we wanted to do." The interesting model is the remarkable collaboration among three Oakland County arts organizations: Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. The organizations maintain separate identities and boards of directors, but they share office space, administrative staff and technology.

The Ways to Stabilize a Community: Prosper Q&A with Karry Rieth

Block grants, home improvement grants, home-buying programs, foreclosure prevention and counseling programs. All these things are facilitated by the Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division. It's a part of local government that's focused on maintaining the community, the neighborhood, and the home. Prosper dives in.
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