Berkley

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Innovators. Inventors. Entrepreneurs.

By state and national standards, Oakland County is a hotbed of innovation. Inventors in the county filed for 1,821 patents in 2015, the last year for which there is published...

Bowling Center’s Success Rooted in a Colorful Past

Excerpt: If it’s possible for a bowling center to have a personality, Hartfield Lanes has got one. And it all started with Harry Hartfield Sr. The charismatic Harry owned a...

Sum Girls Boutique in Berkley: A Place for Shopping, Learning — and Having Fun

Excerpt: In recent years, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, the Hulk and loads of other beloved characters have been embraced by fans as they’ve jumped off the pages of comic...
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Ramping Up Retail

After being downsized several times, Heidi Paterson decided to go into business for herself. She started exploring confectionary recipes and soon found delicious success making toffee. After a few years...

Holly’s Venerable Union Depot Train Station Competes for $2 Million in National Contest

The Village of Holly and its Union Depot are vying for a share of $2 million to help rehabilitate and transform the building into a welcome center touting Holly’s...

Building a Talent Pool

Zlphia Martin was just a kid when she realized she had a gift for computers and technology, taking on the role of IT guru for her family by fixing...

Oakland County Businesses Encouraged To Apply For State ‘Going PRO Talent Fund’ Training Grants

Oakland County employers seeking financial assistance to hire and train new talent as well as enhance the skills of existing employees are encouraged to apply for funding and resources...

Why Small Businesses Are Betting on Berkley

Excerpt: For Berkley resident Paul Gunnel, there isn’t anywhere he would rather live. The GM employee moved to the city from Commerce Township after he and his wife started...

Why Young Families Are Paying Attention to Berkley

Excerpt: For Berkley resident and GM employee Paul Gunnels, the city was an obvious choice when he and his wife were looking for a place to call home. Here he...

Top 10 Coolest Rehabs in Metro Detroit

Excerpt: For rehab royalty Ann Stevenson and Curt Catallo, repurposing Metro Detroit’s iconic structures is about more than just good business. Co-owners of Union Joints, the couple are behind restaurants...