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Jim Jurkiewicz enjoys a well-earned rest. Photo by Steve Koss.

From chair volleyball to dulcimer lessons, Oakland County seniors find lots to do

Oakland County has many activities for senior citizens that go far beyond potluck meals and exercise classes. Here are some enriching programs across the county.

Suburban Collection Showplace

The Suburban Collection Showplace expands into a multi-purpose venue that can host concerts and more

The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi is currently undergoing some serious changes, adding almost 200,000 square feet of additional space, the first phase of which just opened for the Michigan State Fair. 

The official ground-breaking of the new garden

Sakura, Sakura! Oakland County plants cherry tree garden in Novi to celebrate Japanese partnerships

This coming spring, when cherry blossoms start to bloom, Oakland County residents can enjoy their splendor at the MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center in Novi, where 17 cherry trees have been planted in their new Sakura Garden.

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Jessica Schatz of Expressions Music Academy on the power of systems in growing a business

Jessica Schatz went from three students at her first music academy business to now an estimated 1,400 students in three locations across Metro Detroit.

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Self-driving security: How Detroit leads the way in automotive cybersecurity

The burgeoning world of connected and autonomous vehicles provides hackers a plethora of lucrative opportunities, ranging from stealing credit card information from a vehicle to abusing vehicle-to-infrastructure systems to break into a car owner's garage or house. Fortunately, there are many in Metro Detroit's automotive cybersecurity sector who are working feverishly to prepare defenses against such attacks.

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Michigan Works! honors Novi IT company Red Level for partnership to train and hire technical talent

Red Level, a Novi-based full-service information technology company, was recognized with a Michigan Works! Association Impact Award for forming strategic a partnership with Oakland County and Oakland County Michigan Works! to upskill, train and expand the company’s workforce.

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MiCareerQuest Southeast will expose thousands of local high school students to in-demand careers

The first-ever MiCareerQuest Southeast will take place on November 28, 2018, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. At this event, 10,000 high school students from the greater Metro Detroit region will be exposed to in-demand careers in the biggest growth industries in Michigan, including advanced manufacturing, construction, health sciences, and information technology.

Rendering of the Village at Bloomfield in Pontiac

Eight projects transform over 300 acres of once contaminated or obsolete property

Oakland County’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved eight construction projects during the past three years which turned more than 300 acres of once contaminated or obsolete property into $270 million of new investment and increased the taxable value of the property by $45 million.

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Landscapes of luxury: A guide to metro Detroit's public gardens

Metro Detroit is home to some spectacular formal gardens and greenspaces—all open to the public. Metromode writer and garden expert Brian Allnutt gives us the cook's tour.

James Rigato

Looking back at the top stories of 2015

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. We here at Prosper love to share stories of positive developments happening throughout Oakland County, as well as stories of the people making a difference in our community. As we say goodbye to 2015, we look back on our top-read stories of the year – the stories about people working in different ways to make Oakland County such a wonderful place to call home.

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LunaTech 3D gets customers inside businesses before they ever step a foot in the door

Novi-based LunaTech 3D is a Google Certified Geo 3D Developer Program and a Google Trusted Photographer Program. The company uses these technologies to bring customers inside of their clients' interior spaces for an interactive experience that clients can then track to better understand how users engage with their website content. 

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Canine Advocacy Program provides comfort for children forced to testify in criminal cases

The Canine Advocacy Program is a child crime victims' advocacy nonprofit based in Novi and founded by Dan Cojanu in 2010. The dogs provide comfort and reduce anxiety for children forced to testify in criminal cases, doing a little less harm in a situation that is terrifying for them. 

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Priority Health's Krischa Winright is Keynote Speaker at Medical Main Street's INNO-VENTION 2014

Medical Main Street has announced that Krischa Winright, chief information officer for Priority Health and vice president of information technology for Spectrum Health, will be the keynote speaker for INNO-VENTION 2014, Southeastern Michigan’s premier healthcare and life science conference.

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A Double Life: Ara Topouzian

Ara Topouzian, Economic Development Director for the City of Novi, didn’t start his career in urban planning in quite the way you might expect. In fact, his whole career working with city governments and chambers of commerce began out of something different entirely: his other career as an Armenian musician and record producer.

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The Big Salad Aims To Get Bigger

John and Elizabeth Bornoty are on a mission: To change people's opinions about salad. And it seems to be working. As the founders and owners of Grosse Pointe Woods' The Big Salad, the couple is building a fast-growing franchise that puts produce front and center as a healthy meal.
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