BERKLEY

From its businesses along Woodward and unique downtown shopping and nightlife, to its quiet, cozy neighborhoods and nine community parks, this little community has earned a “Cool City” designation from the state.

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Davo

Innovators. Inventors. Entrepreneurs.

By state and national standards, Oakland County is a hotbed of innovation. Inventors in the county filed for 1,821 patents in 2015, the last year for which there is published...
heidi paterson

Ramping Up Retail

After being downsized several times, Heidi Paterson decided to go into business for herself. She started exploring confectionary recipes and soon found delicious success making toffee. After a few years...

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...

Building a Talent Pool

Zlphia Martin was just a kid when she realized she had a gift for computers and technology, taking on the role of IT guru for her family by fixing...

Destination Downtown

When Doug Jones decided to open a wine bar, he couldn’t have picked a better location. Wine Social, located in downtown Lake Orion, overlooks the picturesque Paint Creek and...

Small business microgrant winners announced in Oakland County

Main Street Oakland County and Genysis Credit Union have begun to announce the winners of its first round of small business microgrants throughout the county. In all, there were six...

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...

Berkley is a startup city doing its “own thing”

Berkley's walkable, business-dense downtown is surrounded by other walkable, business-dense downtowns. But Berkley residents and business owners couldn't be more emphatic – or more proud – about differentiating their...

Berkley and Royal Oak join the Main Street Oakland County family

Berkley and Royal Oak became members of Main Street Oakland County and six other downtowns were honored during the “Super Heroes of Main Street” gala celebration at the Flagstar...

Right Moves for Seniors Has the Right Stuff for Mom’s Stuff

Moving is one of the top five most stressful life events no matter how old you are. But for senior citizens who have spent decades in the same house...

The D-MAN Foundation Improves Quality of Life Through Music

In 1993, Danny Kassab was hit by a car as a child and was paralyzed from the waste down. He lived for 16 years in need of 24-hour care...

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