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$5.2M Goes to 544 Small Businesses as First Round of Recovery Grants Helps Retail, Others Hurt by COVID-19

Oakland County small retail, restaurant and personal services businesses will share $5.2 million from the Oakland Together Small Business Recovery Grant fund.The awards, which were announced July 30 by...

Going Mobile: Leading the Way in Connected Vehicle Research and Planning

By M.J. GalbraithWhen it comes to the future of connected mobility, Oakland County is playing the long game.It’s a measured approach to the exciting technology that links vehicles to...

Public Voting Open to Pick Winners in ‘Oakland Together’ COVID-19 Safety Video & Visual Art Contest

Think you have an eye for visual or video art? Here’s your chance to pick the winners of the ‘Oakland Together’ Safety Video & Visual Art Contest. Voting is easy and it’s online.

Oak Park Educator Named 2020-21 Michigan Teacher of the Year

Oak Park School District teacher Owen Bondono has been named the 2020- 2021 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). Bondono learned he was named Michigan Teacher of the Year during a virtual conference call meeting with all Regional Teachers of the Year.

Lifelong 4-H Commitment Leads to Hall of Fame Induction

The force behind the Oakland County Fair and the revived Michigan State Fair is getting nationwide recognition. L.C. Scramlin of Holly, general manager of the Oakland County Fair, recently was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md. Scramlin was up against other nominees from each state.

Around the World in Oakland County

Some say you can travel around the world in 80 days. In Oakland County, you can experience all the planet has to offer within its 910 square miles. Whether you’re hungry for Polish food, want to try Irish dancing or need to find Asian spices and specialty items, Oakland County is a mix of international communities where the welcome mat is always out.

In a Pandemic, Music Transcends School Walls

When Pontiac Schools closed mid-March due to COVID-19, Dream Williams was among countless students affected. On top of being cut off from friends and teachers and wondering what would...

‘Oakland Together’ COVID-19 Safety Video & Visual Art Contest Accepting Entries Today From County Residents

Oakland County is looking for residents of nearly any age who have an artistic flair or video-making chops to create original art or a video to promote the continuing...

At the Nexus of Industry 4.0

Oakland County is the poster child for Industry 4.0.A moniker for what has come to be known as the fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 represents the confluence of artificial...