Farmington / Farmington Hills

Main Street Magic: Developing Downtowns for 20 Years

A commitment made two decades ago to treat Oakland County’s downtowns as assets has more than paid off as Main Street Oakland County marks its 20th anniversary.Main Street is...

Patio Season: How to Enjoy the Summertime Weather in Downtown Farmington

Excerpt: What was once merely a perk of living in Farmington – that is, an inviting, walkable downtown – has become, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a lifeline for both...

Five Oakland County Manufacturers Share $147K to Make Gear for Health Care and First Responders in COVID-19 Crisis

Five more Oakland County manufacturers will share $147,000 in “Saving Business, Saving Lives” grants to make personal protective equipment such as masks and face shields used in the fight...

Yoga Studio and Vegan Restaurant Work Together to Strengthen Downtown Farmington

Excerpt: It seems as natural a pairing as any, a yoga studio and a vegan restaurant.In these days of COVID-19, with all of the hardships faced by small business owners,...

Around the World in Oakland County

Some say you can travel around the world in 80 days. In Oakland County, you can experience all the planet has to offer within its 910 square miles. Whether you’re hungry for Polish food, want to try Irish dancing or need to find Asian spices and specialty items, Oakland County is a mix of international communities where the welcome mat is always out.

Celebrate Recreation Professionals and Places to Play During July Is Parks and Recreation Month

Every day in communities across the country, the people of parks and recreation are providing essential services and making their communities better places to live, work and play. Because...

Laser-assisted Diamond Cutting Tool Provider Receives $5.5M Investment from Beringea in Farmington Hills

Micro-LAM manufactures laser-assisted diamond cutting tool systems for CNC machining. // Photo courtesy of Micro-LAM Inc. Beringea in Farmington Hills, a global private equity firm providing growth capital to high-potential...

How Downtown Farmington Is ‘Slowly, Safely’ Reopening in Times of COVID-19

Excerpt: The process of slowly, safely re-opening up businesses in downtown Farmington has mirrored the gradual arrival of spring.We’ve had to be patient, but we’ve also reveled in each...

Oakland County Funds Rent, Mortgage and Utility Relief Program for Residents Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

Oakland County residents who have fallen behind on their rent, mortgage or utility payments because of a lost job or other income reduction due to the COVID-19 pandemic may...

County Provides Businesses with Tools to Reopen

Entrepreneur Karen Gara beat COVID-19. Now she is hoping her four downtown Farmington and Farmington Hills businesses — Merle Norman Cosmetics, Rebecca’s Wigs, New Reflections Boutique at Beaumont Cancer...