Oak Park

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services logged 4,100 volunteers hours during sixth annual Week of Caring

On Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services just held its sixth annual "Week of Caring," during which time over 600 employees worked with 11 nonprofit...

Oak Park in the news: City attracts new R&D HQ, named ‘Redevelopment Ready’ by Michigan

The city of Oak Park has been making its way through the offices of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently, with not one but two big announcements to come...

Compete or eat at the annual BBQ battle

Whether you plan to enjoy the battle or get in there and compete, mark  your calendar for the 8th Annual City of Oak Park and Oakland County Parks and...

Oakland County Michigan Works! agency to consolidate two offices to improve services

A $12.7 million reduction in federal and state funding in the past five years – coupled with projected future budget reductions – prompted the Oakland County Michigan Works! Agency...

Oak Park reinvents itself, focuses on service and growth

Steve Gold has lived in Oak Park for over 60 years, but he says the city's morale hit a truly historic low after the Great Recession. Gold saw his...

Five Oakland County alternative transportation projects receive part of $9.2 million in funding

Excerpt:  The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is helping fund five county alternative transportation projects.  The council’s annual Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is providing $9.2 million in funding for 22 projects...

Oakland County expands Nurse-Family Partnership program

Low-income women in Southfield, Oak Park, Hazel Park, and Madison Heights who are pregnant with their first child will have access to the one-on-one support they need to have...

Futuris Group acquires Kongsberg Automotive’s North American headrest business

Excerpt:  Oak Park-based auto body supplier Futuris Group today announced it has completed the acquisition of Kongsberg Automotive’s North American headrest and armrest business, expanding their presence in Italy and...

Seven Oakland County non-profit and community groups to share over $10,600 in Brooksie Way Minigrant

An online yoga program for people with multiple sclerosis, a snowshoe program for special needs students and a monthly dance program for people with Parkinson’s disease are among seven...

Benevolence and bottom lines: Social enterprise in metro Detroit

The term social enterprise has become common parlance in southeast Michigan in recent years, thanks to a growing number of local ventures that identify themselves with the term. But while...