Independence

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...

Happy holidays from Oakland County Prosper!

The holidays are here once again, if you can even believe it! (We certainly can't.) We here at Prosper would like to wish you and yours a safe, happy,...

Top five artists chosen as 2018 MI Great Artist online competition gets down to business

Five artists will vie for the top spot in the 2018 MI Great Artist online competition and a share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. Oakland County Executive...

Oakland County Parks and Recreation commission dedicates Independence Oaks safety path

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission and Independence Township officials dedicated a new safety path that connects Independence Oaks County Park and Independence Oaks-North on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The...

Auto lighting firm to invest $35M, add 362 jobs

Excerpt:  An automotive lighting company plans to invest $35 million and add 362 jobs in Oakland County over the next five years. Automotive Lighting LLC will produce “high-technology, full LED headlamps”...

Rochester Comm. Schools fifth grader “slam dunk” winner in 2016 Oakland County NoHaz poster contest

A Rochester Community Schools fifth grade student was chosen as the winner of the 2016 NoHaz poster contest for his basketball-themed entry that illustrated the safe and responsible way...

Oakland University ISE graduate students work on lean project with Independence Township

Excerpt:  Master’s students from Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department worked with Independence Township officials to help improve the township’s rental facilities reservations process. The project was part of the ISE Department’s Lean...
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Featured Video: 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....
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Featured Video: Jersey Mike’s Franchise

Sharing the Bread Inc., a franchise of Jersey Mike's Subs, is one of the small businesses located throughout Oakland County that was helped by the SBA 504 Loan provided by...

Magneti Marelli inaugurates a new plant for automotive exhaust systems in Independence Twp.

Magneti Marelli Holding USA announced that its exhaust system manufacturing plant located in Independence Township, Mich., near Clarkston, celebrated its official opening. The occasion was marked by a brief...