Opening Day 2015

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The Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers 2015 home opener is Monday, April 6th. The 2014 American League Central Division Champions will be again traveling down the long road to the league pennant and the World Series.

Hopefully we will see you at the ballpark, but for those of you who can’t make it down to Comerica Park, the game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Detroit and 97.1 the Ticket. You can also keep track of what is happening online at the Tiger’s website or on social media using hashtag #OpeningDayDET. Continue reading

Sharpen your Skates for the 7th Annual Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament

oaklandedge header Tape up your stick, sharpen those blades and gather your team for the 7th annual Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament, one of the premier adult hockey tournaments in Michigan. More than 400 men and women from the Midwest and Canada competed in 2014 at the Onyx Rochester Ice Arena in Rochester, MI. We’re excited to have the Sled division back for the fourth year and thrilled to be back at the Onyx for this year’s tournament, set for April 17-19, 2015.

The Oakland Edge is presented by Oakland County, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, and Oakland County Parks & Recreation as part of the county’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness. 2014 Oakland Edge  0001 The deadline for teams to register is Monday, April 6. The tournament is open to both men and women and teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games. Those who make it to the finals will play five games. Register online at www.OaklandEdge.com​. “The Oakland Edge provides a weekend of recreation and surprisingly intense competition. It has grown each year, especially in the Women’s and the Sled divisions, with sled teams coming from Canada, Pittsburgh and western Michigan to play last year,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Sharpen those blades and let’s play hockey.”

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The Oakland Edge is sponsored by Perani’s Hockey World and Warrior. The tournament is sanctioned by USA Hockey and the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association #MIT 159699034. Complete tournament rules are available at www.OaklandEdge.com. Follow @AdvantageOak for updates on Twitter using #OaklandEdge before and during the tournament.

Oakland County on the Global Pulse

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2014 was a banner year for Oakland County as it attracted $171M in direct foreign investment. That added up to more than a quarter of total business investment in the county, totaling $639M. Correspondingly, 1,941 jobs were created. More than 1,000 international firms from 38 countries have business locations in Oakland County. In 2014 alone, more than two international businesses a month either expanded or located in Oakland County. Continue reading