2019 NO HAZ Collection Days in Oakland County

Let Oakland County’s NoHaz Collection team help you safely dispose of household hazardous materials ranging from pesticides, paints, air fresheners, propane cylinders, cleaning solutions, prescription medicines, and more.

You’d be surprised just how many everyday items are considered hazardous waste. Many of the objects that help us in our daily lives become dangerous when disposed of alongside regular rubbish. Do you have an item you’re unsure about? View lists of accepted and non-accepted materials in the FAQ section of Advantage Oakland’s NoHaz web page, or call the NoHaz Hotline at 248-858-5656.

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Oakland County April Business Workshops

Start the spring season off strong with assistance from Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center. Sign up for a business workshop during the month of April to learn about small business loans, starting a business, market research, and more. The professionals at the One Stop Shop can help you kickstart your business and guide you in the right direction. Continue reading

MiCareerQuest Southeast in Oakland County

The first MiCareerQuest Southeast was held November 28th, 2018 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. MiCareerQuest is an innovative, hands-on career exploration experience for high school students, teachers, and counselors to learn about today’s hottest jobs from working professionals in the fields of Advanced Manufacturing, Construction, Health Sciences, and Information Technology.

Jennifer Llewellyn, Oakland County Manager of Workforce Development, shared, “the goal was to expose young people to occupations that they didn’t even know existed.” The event gave students a hands-on glimpse at numerous in-demand career opportunities. 7,000 students and chaperones, 114 exhibitor teams, 220 volunteers, and 200 special guests came together to make the day truly memorable.

Take a look at our video to watch the students explore careers and prepare for the future!

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Oakland County March Business Workshops

Are you looking to start or expand your business? Rise above the competition with help from Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center. Attend a business workshop during the month of March to get help with start-ups, understanding cash flow, social media, and more. The One Stop Shop’s industry experts can help you meet your goals and transform your enterprise. Continue reading

Introducing Oakland County’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Members of the newly selected Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2019 came together for the first time at a private reception prior to the 2019 State of the County address on February 7th, 2019 at United Shore in Pontiac. The Elite 40 were honored guests of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who recognized them and their achievements in his speech.

“I’m excited about this outstanding class of talented and passionate leaders who are committed to improving their professions and their communities every day,” Patterson said. “These young leaders are wonderful ambassadors for Oakland County.” Continue reading