Royal Oak

County to Distribute 10,000 Toolkits to Give Small Businesses Head Start on Safe Re-Boot and Build Consumer Confidence

Oakland County will distribute 10,000 COVID-19 safety toolkits which include face masks, no-touch thermometers, gloves and sanitizer to give small businesses essential materials for reopening and customers confidence they...

Whiskey Distillery Donates and Discounts Sanitizer to Help Restart Royal Oak Community

Motor City Gas has been donating sanitizer for months to those on the front line of the Corona​virus fight.  Now they are helping to reopen their community by offering...

Flagstar Bank Grant To Main Street Oakland County and Downtown Pontiac Creates ‘Pontiac Restaurant Brigade’ and Gives Life to Businesses And Free Meals To Hospital Workers

A $20,000 grant from Flagstar Bank to Main Street Oakland County and Downtown Pontiac helped seven Pontiac restaurants create the “Pontiac Restaurant Brigade” and deliver 1,440 free meals to...

Another Tribute to Front Line Workers Takes to Metro Detroit Skies

Exerpt: Pharmacist Suzette Ripepe was one of the first to arrive on the front lawn of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on Wednesday, eagerly waiting for Michigan's Air National...

Main Street Oakland County Crowdfunding Tops $45K

A Main Street Oakland County crowdfunding campaign to support downtown small businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $45,000.The countywide campaign is the first of...

Clean Planet Foods in Royal Oak Launches New Healthy Food Venture, Donates 10% of Profits to Fight Food Insecurity in Face of COVID-19

Clean Planet Foods has launched its Mindful MiniMeals two months early in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Clean Planet Foods Jack Aronson, founder of Clean Planet Foods...

Genisys Credit Union and Main Street Oakland County Award ‘Spirit of Main Street’ Micro Business Grants

Three area restaurants were awarded “Spirit of Main Street” micro business grants from Genisys Credit Union and Main Street Oakland County.The awards, announced today by Oakland County Executive David...

Six More Manufacturers Receive Oakland County ‘Saving Business, Saving Lives’ Grants

Six Oakland County manufacturers will share more than $344,000 in “Saving Business, Saving Lives” grants to make desperately needed personal protective equipment and ventilator components used in the fight...

Despite Pandemic, New Shops, Restaurants Still Hope to Open Soon in Southeast Oakland County

Excerpt: It’s not business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that isn't stopping shops and restaurants from planning openings or re-openings in the coming months in southeast Oakland...

OUWB on the Frontline: Medical School Students, Alumni, Faculty Battle COVID-19

Excerpt: Third-year Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine medical student Niki Khajeh recalls exactly when she knew that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 would be devastating.It was in one of the break rooms...