ROCHESTER / ROCHESTER HILLS

Rochester is affluent and quaint. Over the years, its small-town downtown has maintained a quantity of independent boutiques while increasing its bar and restaurant options. And Paint Creek Trail is paradise for a biker or runner, connecting the town’s stellar greenspaces in a truly scenic way.

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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...

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...

COVID Response: ‘Saving Lives’

As Oakland County residents sheltered in place one recent Thursday during the COVID-19 crisis, four Sysco semitrucks lined up outside a warehouse at Oakland University, each filled to capacity...

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...
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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...

Got Engineers?

Steve Annear moved from Australia to Oakland County four years ago after learning about Somnio Global.The Novi-based scientific accelerator is developing technologies in water decontamination, air purification and other...

Fire & Ice Festival to Mark Oakland County’s Bicentennial

The Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester will be the inaugural event to commemorate Oakland County’s bicentennial year, County Executive David Coulter announced Jan. 6. The fireworks pre-show...
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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...

Michigan Senior Olympics Converge on Oakland County

Michael Cushnier began competing as a cyclist in the Michigan Senior Olympics in 1999.Starting in cycling in the 1970s, he would participate in weekend races around Michigan, but the...

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In a Main Street building in Rochester dating from 1890 that’s been a roller rink, a ballroom and a jewelry store, Ryan and Pamela Walther have created, with their...

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