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Featured Video: Leader Dogs for the Blind

Founded by Lions Club members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind has successfully trained more than 15,000 guide dog teams from countries all over the world. Their mission is to empower people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel. read on…

Featured Video: LEGOLAND

Oakland County Prosper takes you on a tour of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, a Lego-themed indoor playground located inside the Great Lakes Crossing shopping center in Auburn Hills that features a "miniland" of the city of Detroit's most iconic landmarks, carnival rides with laser guns, hands-on activity areas, and a "4D" cinema.  This video was produced by Hendrickson Video Productions Detroit.   read on…

Featured Video: B Nektar

Mead, it's not just for renaissance fest geeks anymore. Proof? B. Nektar in hipper-than-thou Ferndale, where honey, apples and all sorts of fermentable goodness are crafted into a darn fine brew. read on…

Featured Video: Epiphany Studios

Move over Chihuly, Epiphany Studios is out to eat your lunch. Okay, not really, but this Pontiac-based glass studio produces some incredible work, employing techniques developed and mastered by Italian glass blowers over hundreds of years. read on…

Featured Video: Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center

Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center in Clarkston provides children's educational programs through physical activity. Programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of children of all ages and skill levels. In addition to offering extreme physical challenges, which are great foundations for every sport, their programs also build self-esteem and promote positive attitudes and mental well-being. read on…

Featured Video: NO HAZ

Several communities in Oakland County have come together to provide residents a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). These communities form the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO HAZ). The NO HAZ Consortium's goal is to provide regular, reliable and easily accessible HHW collection services to its residents. read on…

Featured Video: Walk the Line

Walk the Line To SCI Recovery is an exercise-based spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury recovery program. Their experienced team works with clients to develop creative individual recovery programs and incorporate the newest information available from emerging research around the globe. Video by M-1 Studiosread on…

Featured Video: What's Brewing in Oakland County

There is no question that craft beer is experiencing explosive growth all over the country. With some of America's largest, top-ranked craft beer producers right here in Michigan, our Great Beer State is at the forefront of this exciting industry, and in Oakland County, there seems to be a new brewery opening every week. Here we take a look at relative newbies Farmington Brewing Company, Ascension Brewing Company in Novi, and North Center Brewing Company in Northville for their take on the booming craft of brewing and what it means for the local economy and the state of Michigan as a whole. read on…

Featured Video: Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

Laughter is truly the best medicine, and Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle is your favorite doctor's office. Since 1979, the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak has been a staple for stand-up comedy in Metro Detroit, helping to launch the careers of folks like Tim Allen and Dave Coulier and seeing some of the biggest names in stand-up of the last 40 years come through its doors, while also allowing new talent the opportunity to take the stage with its popular weekly open mic nights.  read on…

Featured Video: Ultimate Soccer

Ultimate Soccer Arenas is the largest indoor soccer facility in North American and Europe, offering state-of-the-art indoor soccer fields for both kids and adults. They are home to the Michigan Bucks Soccer Team and All American Lacrosse, and also host a variety of Michigan Youth Soccer travel teams and leagues for all ages.  read on…

Featured Video: Andrew Chmielewski

Andrew Chmielewski is the co-founder of Dave's Sweet Tooth, the become the largest manufacturer of specialty toffee products in Michigan, and Mitten Crate, a monthly subscription-based box delivery of Michigan-made artisan food products and specialty goods. He is part of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2015read on…

Featured Video: Sundberg-Ferar

Sundberg-Ferar was established in 1934 and is the second oldest industrial product design company in the United States. The Walled Lake company is an industry leader with a product roster that includes home appliances, automotive products, industrial electronic products, mass transit vehicles, vending machines, aircraft interiors, medical tools, and concept models for the NASA space station. Take a look inside Sundberg-Ferar with this Oakland County Prosper video by Matthew Stanton.  read on…

Featured Video: The Detroit Curling Club

Joe Bonfoey, President of the Detroit Curling Club,  talked to the Oakland County Prosper about the group, which moved its home to Ferndale in 2002. They have a 100-year lease and members are from all over the Detroit metro area. The 250 members range in age from 18 to 83 and come from many different professions. read on…

Featured Video: American Plastic Toys

American Plastic Toys is an all-American-made toy company based in Walled Lake, Michigan. Their injection-molded plastic toys are sold in places like Walmart, Sears, JC Penney, Big Lots and Toys"R"Us at prices significantly lower than their name-brand counterparts (which are typically manufactured outside of the United States). American Plastic Toys have been proudly made in the USA since 1962, and currently employ 175 people here in Michigan. read on…

The Chrysler Technology Center: 25th Anniversary

It’s a landmark that can’t be missed when driving along I-75 in northern Oakland County. The Chrysler World Headquarters and Technology Center with its trademark Pentastar, in Auburn Hills, Michigan, has intrigued passersby for 25 years.   The research development side of the complex, Chrysler Technology Center (CTC) has been operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the last quarter century building some of the most recognizable vehicles in the world.   Now celebrating its silver anniversary, CTC is still the only automotive facility that brings together scientific research, product design, engineering and manufacturing under one roof. Together with the Tower, the complex is the second largest in the United States in floor space; only the Pentagon is larger!   At 3.3 million square feet, the building became “the ultimate advantage” in the auto industry. There had never been anything like it and there still isn’t. read on…
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