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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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...

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...

The Buzz

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...

SeatSational Changes the Game for Advertising in Stadiums, Arenas

Gina Hoensheid was at an event at the Palace of Auburn Hills when she had her "Ah-ha!" moment. She remembers looking around during intermission, just doing some people-watching. Hoensheid has...

From chair volleyball to dulcimer lessons, Oakland County seniors find lots to do

When it comes to keeping active, Oakland County’s nearly half-million people ages 60 and up are a fortunate group. Virtually every municipality has a senior center, or even two,...

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,...

All aboard the Royal Park Express!

 Once again, the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester has transformed their lobby into a Christmas wonderland with a massive, whimsical gingerbread creation—the Royal Park Express, a gingerbread train on...

Fourth Time the Charm as Rochester Hills Painter Wins 2018 MI Great Artist Online Competition

A Rochester Hills resident and former commercial artist whose larger-than-life images of Alice, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare caught the eyes of the public – and ultimately...

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