Elite 40 Under 40 Forum #3

28 Aug Oakland County Elite 40 Logo

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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Elite 40 Under 40 Forum #2

31 Jul Oakland County Elite 40 Logo

Yesterday, members of the Oakland County Executive’s 2014 Elite 40 Under 40 class gathered for the second of four round table meetings, designed to bring together class members and the Oakland County team for a morning of networking in an intimate setting.


Members of the 2014 Elite 40 Under 40 class (L-R): Thomas Lanni, Brian Foster, Michael Mandelbaum, and Matthew Farrel.

Present at the round table were Elite 40 members Thomas Lanni, Brian Foster, Michael Mandelbaum, and Matthew Farrel (pictured above), as well as Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Deputy County Executive Matt Gibb, Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs Irene Spanos, and Coordinator of Arts, Culture, & Film | Elite 40 Under 40 Coordinator Kristie Zamora.

“We bring these groups together in smaller settings like this so we [the Oakland County team] can get to know you better,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “You’re the future of Oakland County. We want to get you involved with committees. We want you to be involved in the best managed county in America. And that’s not me saying that – Moody’s [a credit rating agency] is saying it.”

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Oakland County Launches #OakAlert: Emergency Alert System

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In the event of an emergency, it is critically important for you and your business to be prepared and to be informed. That’s why Oakland County Government is proud to announce the launch of OakAlert – our emergency alert notification system for those that live and work in Oakland County. This system is powered through GovDelivery, and can deliver notifications via e-mail or text message – perfect for those days that have you away from your desk.

Emergencies are rarely predictable. Protect your employees, business, and yourself – read our recent blog post for more details & information about registration for OakAlert!


Growing Your Business in Oakland County

18 Jul

Here in Oakland County, we pride ourselves in harvesting an environment that encourages entrepreneurship and business growth. We are continuously ranked among the top counties in the nation for overall new businesses and job creation. That’s why we have the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center – your go-to resource for starting and growing your small business!

Perhaps your business is growing in popularity – is your internal support growing with it? Are you seeing growth in website traffic, but no increase with foot traffic? Let our staff help!

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