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Irene Hirano Inouye

The Women's Leadership Conference celebrates Japanese and American women leaders in Oakland County

The Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs and the U.S.-Japan Council present the U.S.-Japan Women’s Leadership Conference on Sept. 26 in the conference center of the county Executive Office Building in Waterford.

MI Great Artist 2017

Commerce Township self-taught painter is winner of 2017 MI Great Artist online competition

A self-taught painter whose portraits of his daughter in various nature settings caught the eyes of the public – and ultimately the judges – was chosen as the winner of the 2017 MI Great Artist online competition.


Oakland County’s One Stop Ready program builds bridges between city officials and developers

Created in 2013 by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, One Stop Ready provides local communities resources, tools, and training to promote economic development. By teaching city officials customer-friendly, solution-oriented approaches, the development process between boards and commissions is faster and more efficient.

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2017 MI Great Artist competition begins Monday

Artists from Oakland County and seven other southeast Michigan counties have the chance to strut their stuff beginning Monday as the MI Great Artist online art competition kicks into gear.

Business Aviation Expo

Business Aviation Expo soars higher

Corporate executives can learn how business aviation can help their companies reach new heights at the Business Aviation Expo on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) in Waterford.


Metro Detroit employers offer family-friendly policies to attract millennial workers

Workplaces across the nation are slow to meet the needs of a new generation of employees with families. But we talked to several Metro Detroit employers who are bucking that trend and leading the way to a more family-friendly workplace future.

A happy customer at Motor City Guitar

Motor City Guitar is a musician's Wonderland where everyone is treated like family

Motor City Guitar in Waterford has been serving area musicians since 1988. The secret to success is that there is no secret: they treat everyone like family because they view everyone that way. It also helps that they have one of the most robust guitar and effects pedal inventories in the Midwest. 

May 1 feature

County seeks input on how $5 million should be spent on housing, community development

County residents who want a say on how $5 million annually should be spent for various housing and community development projects including neighborhood improvements or home foreclosure prevention will get three chances to be heard.

Sutton's Costumes and Tuxedos

Waterford Boo-tique, Sutton's Costumes and Tuxedos, Fulfills All Your Costume Needs All Year Long

Who among us hasn't gone to Spirit Halloween or Party City to look for a costume and just ended up disappointed by how cheap and shoddy they all look? Sutton's is a sacred place for people who care about their costumes and don't want to end up with yet another pre-packaged, mass-produced, cheap-looking superhero getup.


He knows what scares you: A Q&A with filmmaker and MPI founder Doug Schulze

Doug Schulze is dedicated to making movies in the Mitten. As the founder of the Motion Picture Institute he helps to train aspiring filmmakers for an industry that's just starting to take hold in the state. As a filmmaker he has found success with indie horrors. Schulze's latest project goes below the surface of Michigan's Great Lakes… in the dead of winter.

St. Jude Trike-A-Thon

Creating a New Paradigm

Michele Cadaret and her sister Angela Jones were both teachers when they started having kids and went searching for adequate childcare. They noticed that nothing they found was up to the standards that they wanted for their own children, and that's how Paradigm Care & Enrichment Center in Waterford first started 10 years ago.

Total Door

Total Door Systems is a World Leader in Manufacturing in Oakland County

Total Door is the only total door system in the world. It is the last American-made door company and 99% of the materials they use are American-made, with 90% being made right here in Michigan.


Building a World of Glass

From restoration to creation to innovation, Rocky Martina's life is centered around glass. If you've been to the Fox Theatre, you've seen his stained glass work. And like many self-made entrepreneurs, this Oakland County artisan is expanding his interests by helping to launch a new masonry coating start-up.


Oakland County Business Center and Sandler Training to offer ExecDirect business growth coaching

Oakland County's One Stop Shop Business Center introduces ExecDirect - Business Coaching for the C-Suite, a 10-week training program which partners with nationally known Sandler Training and is designed to help second-stage companies grow and succeed.

Ballard International

The Ballad of Ballard International

Ballard International is an asset service and solutions company based in Waterford. The company has three distinct facets of operation, and most recently acquired a dying business and turned it into a profitable one after only eight months. What started for Justin Ballard in college as a side gig to help pay the bills has become a successful small business with unlimited growth opportunity. 
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