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The economic corridor is the new downtown for some Oakland County cities

Even without a recognizable downtown, some Oakland County cities are maximizing commercial districts in new and innovative ways. Top of the must-have list: walkability and sense of place.

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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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Oak Park reinvents itself, focuses on service and growth

With a regime change, new policies and designs on building a new downtown, Oak Park is remaking its image. Metromode's Patrick Dunn tells us how.

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Seven Oakland County non-profit and community groups to share over $10,600 in Brooksie Way Minigrant

An online yoga program for people with multiple sclerosis, a snowshoe program for special needs students and a monthly dance program for people with Parkinson’s disease are among seven organizations that will share more than $10,600 in Brooksie Way Minigrants.

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Benevolence and bottom lines: Social enterprise in metro Detroit

You've heard the term "social enterprise," but what does it actually mean? Metromode's David Sands goes beyond the buzzword to find out how organizations are mixing profitability and sustainability in metro Detroit. 

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.

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Hopeful Harvest Foods is a social enterprise that is growing the local food economy

Hopeful Harvest Foods is a for-profit subsidiary of Forgotten Harvest designed to help further the organization's mission through three key social enterprise efforts to help local small businesses, become part of a larger workforce development initiative, and have another avenue to drive revenue to support the mission of Forgotten Harvest.

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Feeding a Need: Kravings in Oak Park Serves Gourmet Kosher in a Modern Atmosphere

Kravings in Oak Park is filling a need for high-quality, gourmet Kosher food in metro Detroit that appeals to the returning culturally-savvy young Jewish community who have spent time living on the coasts where "Kosher" means more than just matzo ball soup and kugel. The best part is, the food at Kravings appeals to everyone - young and old, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. 

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Finding A Hydrogen Future

For more than 20 years Dr. Robert Buxbaum's Ferndale-based company has been designing technologies that filter hydrogen. That may not sound particularly exciting to the everyday Joe but when you consider that he has contracts with the U.S. and U.K. Navies and believes his product could have prevented the Fukushima meltdown you understand how focusing on something very small can have a very large impact.

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Nothing Small About Peteet's Famous Cheesecakes

Peteet’s Famous Cheesecakes in Oak Park offers 30 different flavors of two-layer cheesecake daily (they make a total of 90 different varieties) whole or by the slice. But this isn’t just cheesecake: this is probably the best cheesecake you have ever had in your life – even the top chefs in metro Detroit think so.

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All Things Pickled

Metro Detroit's got pickle pride! This humble, homegrown, and oh-so tasty snack has a long history in Motown, and now a new generation of briners and picklers are ready to carry the torch ... or wield the jars, as the case may be. From gherkins to kimchi to sauerkraut and all points between, food fermentation is our new black.
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