INNOVATION & JOB NEWS

Apply Now for Summer Jobs with Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Oakland County Parks and Recreation is offering a chance to “put some green in your jeans” with a wide variety of summer jobs. Apply now and get the jump on the jobs you would like before the summer rush begins. Jobs are open at all 14 county parks including five...

Concert Experts Take That Skill, Experience to Upgrade Corporate Events

EXCERPT: Dan McGowan and his team at The Crofoot Presents put together more than 600 events annually, whether it is creative corporate parties — yes, there is such a thing — to weddings to one-of-a-kind movie events. Read more.

From a 2 KB Memory to Today’s Laptops, Tech Has Seen It All

Excerpt: Ray Lareau has been working on computers for a long time — about 44 years, which takes him back to the dark ages of personal computing. The owner of Royal Oak-based Computer Services of Michigan, Lareau built his first computer at age 9. Read more.

Automation Alley, Lean Rocket Lab, Lawrence Tech’s Centrepolis Accelerator Launch Nation’s First Industry 4.0 Accelerator

A new Industry 4.0 Accelerator program — the first of its kind in the U.S. and led by Troy-based Automation Alley with support services from Lean Rocket Lab in Jackson and Lawrence Technological University’s Centrepolis Accelerator in Southfield — is launching in Michigan to help small- and medium-sized technology...

Special Tree Rehabilitation Proves to Be Excellent

Excerpt: Special Tree Rehabilitation has already won awards for being a great place to work. Now, the neurorehabilitation provider for adults and children who have experienced brain and spinal cord injuries has been awarded the 2020 Michigan Performance Excellence Award by Michigan Performance Excellence (MIPex) for its work in improving...

Oakland County Business Calendar — February

Excerpt: • The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber will host its annual Real Estate Forecast Breakfast, 8-9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Featured speakers are Taubman Centers Inc. VP of Strategy and Research Scottie Lee, and Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel CEO John North. Tickets are $45, including a...

$500K Industrial Engineering Lab Opens on LTU Campus

Excerpt: Filling the talent pipeline in careers like industrial engineering and advanced manufacturing remains at the top of many a Michigan manufacturer's mind these days, including leaders in both academia and industry. Lawrence Technological University has made it that much easier to do so with the recent opening of a new $500,000 industrial...

Southfield’s Lear Corp. Invests in Silicon Valley-Based Autotech Ventures

Lear Corp. has invested in Autotech Ventures, a venture capital firm that supports mobility startups. Photo courtesy of Lear Corp. Lear Corp., a global automotive technology company based in Southfield, says it has invested in Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Autotech Ventures to support startups in deploying revolutionary mobility technologies....

Walsh Hosts Regional High School Business Competition

Excerpt: Walsh hosted 288 Macomb and Oakland County high school students participating in the Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Conference at its Troy location on Jan. 10, 2020. Students from 12 schools competed in individual and team events in accounting, financial management, information technology, interviewing skills, marketing, small business...

Auburn Hills’ Continental Unveils New Technologies at CES 2020 in Las Vegas

Continental, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills and develops technologies and services for connected mobility, today unveiled seven technological advances at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Innovations include the ability to see under vehicles while driving, more secure keyless access, and a speaker-free sound system. “Digital technologies...

Lawrence Tech Nursing Program Ranks High, Even Before It Graduates Its First Students

Excerpt: Lawrence Technological University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been ranked in the top third of Michigan nursing education programs — even before the program has graduated its first students. In only its third year, LTU's nursing program was ranked 22nd among 79 nursing education programs in Michigan,...

Founders of Goldfish Swim School Happy They Took the Plunge

Excerpt: Nearly 15 years ago, Jenny McCuiston and her husband brainstormed a plan to open a swim school for children. A longtime swimmer and instructor, McCuiston, 39, saw a need to create a bright and inviting space for children to take swimming lessons. That led them to open the first Goldfish...