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For high-end independent boutiques, the discriminating shopper should look no further than Birmingham. Its downtown is almost intimidating in its perfection, and its parks, school system and network of cultural amenities are second to none. Yeah, it’s pretty much perfect.

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

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

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...

Looking For Quality of Life? Look No Further Than Oakland County

Whether they come for the schools, the sense of community or the job opportunities, Oakland County often becomes a lifelong home for its residents.For David Ross, the diverse cultures...

Music League: From Fantasy Sports to Entertainment

For years, millions of Americans have experienced a measure of owning a professional football team, including the ability to draft players and deploy lineups on a weekly basis. Through fantasy sports...
Skinnytees

The Skinny on Reinvention

For Linda Schlesinger-Wagner, the only thing constant in the world is change.Change motivated the creator of the Birmingham-based clothing line skinnytees to flesh out a middle-of-the-night idea in 2009....
Elena Victoria Swingler

Sewing Confidence

Metro Detroit students are learning a traditional home economics skill — sewing — in a fresh, modern way, thanks to fashion designer and sewing teacher Elena Victoria Swingler, a...

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...

Oakland County: The Incubator

Yerko Supulveda was an aeronautical engineer by day, a bass player by night — and an innovator who is emblematic of the countless entrepreneurs who are growing and being...

A Feast of Flavors

In Oakland County, the prospects for finding any kind of food you desire are luscious, endless and diverse. With so many nationalities represented, you could probably dine on a...

Detroit to Saginaw: A Trail Runs Through It

Woodward Avenue, or M-1, may well be one of the most significant thoroughfares in southeastern Michigan.It was the first paved road in the United States. It’s gained international fame...

Variety Children’s Charity: Taking Care of Children

Before she became a staff member at Variety Detroit, Michelle Murphy was a parent who turned to the nonprofit for help.Variety – the Children's Charity Detroit is part of...

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...

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