Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend INNO-VENTION 2014

17 Sep

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Next month, Medical Main Street, powered by Oakland County, will be hosting INNO-VENTION 2014, its 3rd conference that showcases the health care and life science industries flourishing here in southeast Michigan and around the world.

The conference, held October 21st – 22nd at the Suburban Showplace Collection in Novi, Michigan, gives attendees the opportunity to meet with and hear from an impressive list of leaders in health care and life sciences as they discuss these important industries and where they are headed. You can take a look at the conference schedule HERE.

With INNO-VENTION 2014 almost a month away, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons you should attend – check them out below!

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September & October Business Workshops

12 Sep


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What better time to brush up on your business & entrepreneurial skills than this fall? As kids head back to school, join the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center for comprehensive workshops – geared specifically for business owners!

Check out our September and October class list, and re-energize your business endeavors with help from Oakland County! Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center (location & map available HERE), and prices are detailed beneath each workshop description.

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INNO-VATOR of the Year Nominations Due Friday

3 Sep


Fall is right around the corner, and our Medical Main Street team is keeping busy with preparations for INNOVENTION 2014: A Medical Main Street Conference!

It’s not too late to submit your nominations for the 2014 INNO-VATOR of the Year award, which recognizes creators of a medical device that demonstrate the most dramatic change in the health care industry in Michigan. This is your chance to help us highlight the innovative changes going on right in our own backyard – but don’t delay! Nominations are due this Friday, September 5th.

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Elite 40 Under 40 Forum #3

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Yesterday, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson welcomed members of the 2014 Class of Elite 40 Under 40 for a morning forum to meet and network in a more personal setting.


Members of the 2014 Elite 40 Under 40 class (L-R): Matt Mosteiko, Lisa Forzley, and Jennifer Llewellyn. (Not pictured: Kelley LaFontaine)

Elite 40 members present at the forum were Matt Mosteiko (Meterologist Intern at the National Weather Service and Past Company Commander of the 952nd Quartermaster Company), Lisa Forzley (Humane Education Manager at the Detroit Zoo), Kelley LaFontaine (Dealer Principal/Owner of the LaFontaine Automotive Groupand Jennifer Llewellyn (Director of Oakland County Michigan Works – Troy.)

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Team Building at the Brooksie Way

22 Aug


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Promote teamwork and build coworker relationships…at the 2014 HealthPlus Brooksie Way, on Sunday, September 28th!

Team Challenges are offered for the Brooksie Way 5K, 10K, and half marathon races – giving YOU the opportunity to bring together coworkers and represent your company at the finish line. The Team Challenge will be scored using the cross-country method; team scores will be based on each runner’s finishing position within his/her age group. The top 5 positions will count toward the team’s score.

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INNOVENTION 2014 Demonstration Alley Deadline Nearing

15 Aug


Heads up, healthcare and life science professionals!

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your innovative product or technology to industry leaders? Don’t miss out on your chance to do so at Medical Main Street’s INNOVENTION 2014 Conference!

Demonstration Alley gives conference attendees the chance to see, up close and personal, the latest in healthcare technology. Interactive demonstrations are encouraged, and give companies the opportunity to introduce their leading-edge technology to the Medical Main Street community.

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New Program Announced to Improve Downtowns

7 Aug


This week, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced a new three-tiered program that will prepare more communities for entry into the Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) program and the economic benefits of utilizing the nationally-recognized program.

MSOC is an unique economic development program with a historic preservation philosophy and an emphasis on “sense of place.” The program helps local governments develop their downtowns as vibrant, successful districts that serve as the heart of their communities.

“Nineteen downtowns are in the Main Street program,” Patterson said at a press conference in downtown Farmington. “My goal is to bring many more communities into the fold as soon as possible. I want all the downtowns to enjoy the benefits we see now in Ferndale, Holly, Oxford and all the Main Street communities.”

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