Highland

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...

Mary Moore Is in a League of Her Own

Excerpt: Mary Moore, a former professional baseball player who appeared in the movie, A League of Their Own, says her bat and diamond days were life changing. “It’s hard to...

Highland Popcorn, Pretzel Maker Grows Into National Company

Excerpt: Mark Sarafa hatched a business idea when he was popping his own popcorn for his family in his basement. Now his popcorn and pretzel business Pop Daddy Popcorn is...
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Andrew Chmielewski

Andrew Chmielewski is the co-founder of Dave's Sweet Tooth, 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....

Open Arms: Oakland County Services Focus on Streamlining Development Process

As a Michigan leader for economic and population growth, Oakland County’s continuing success is built on the simple concept of making it easy for businesses to open, relocate and...

Lake Orion Captures Spirit Of Main Street Award For Second Time As 10 Downtowns Honored During Main Event Awards Night Celebration

Lake Orion’s Downtown Development Authority captured the Spirit of Main Street award for the second time as 10 downtowns were honored in May during the gala celebration at the...

In and Out

From looking to beat summer heat by staying inside to enjoying the outdoor activities Oakland County has to offer, residents and visitors discover a multitude of active recreational options...

Drawn to Houses

By Megan Swoyer Scott Iulianelli of Ferndale became a computer-aided house-portrait illustrator by accident. He first designed some T-shirts that featured recording gear that the company he works for, Ferndale-based Vintage...

Main Street Oakland County Partners with Flagstar Bank Again to Help Improve Downtowns

Main Street Oakland County has partnered with Flagstar Bank to offer a Placemaking and Façade Grant Program available to 13 Oakland County downtowns. Main Street Oakland County communities can apply...

Genisys Credit Union Awards Spirit of Main Street Grant to Highland DDA

Excerpt: Genisys Credit Union recently presented the Highland Downtown Development Authority a Spirit of Main Street Micro Business Grant. Genisys has partnered with the Oakland County Main Street Program...