Fire & Ice Festival in Oakland County

The Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester is back January 18th–20th for another year of family fun and winter festivities that you can enjoy for FREE. The three-day community celebration will be packed with events like tube sledding, ice skating, dog sled rides, cross-country skiing, ice sculptures along Main Street, fireworks on Friday and Saturday night, The Big, Bright Light Show, live music, TasteFest, and so much more!

Take a look at our video for a preview of the fun:

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November Business Workshops

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Looking to begin a new business, expand your current one, or deepen your pool of professional knowledge? Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center can help! Get advice on startups, market research basics, and more from the One Stop Shop business advisors. Register today for any of the events listed below and let the One Stop Shop provide the assistance you need to take your business to the next level!

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2018 MI Great Artist Winner: Kim Frank Fujiwara

Kim Frank Fujiwara was named the winner of the 2018 MI Great Artist competition yesterday at Park West Gallery in Southfield.

The gallery was buzzing with excitement as the finalists, their friends and family, and art enthusiasts gathered to celebrate Fujiwara and his fellow finalists. Event focal points included a shared exhibition of artistic works by the finalists, and a solo exhibition from 2017 MI Great Artist winner, Thomas Tunney.

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Vote for Pontiac in the #VoteYourMainStreet Competition – The Only Finalist in Oakland County and Michigan!

Graphic with medium blue background. A dark blue circle on the left side has text in white that reads: Vote Your Main Street 2018. Floating text on the right side of the image reads in two lines from top to bottom: Pontiac (in white) Michigan (in dark blue).

A nationally recognized historic district and thriving Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood needs your participation to win part of $2 million in funds from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The funds will help revitalize this important historical neighborhood.

One of just 20 finalists across the United States, the GM Modern Housing Legacy Homes project stands to benefit from the Vote Your Main Street campaign, going on now through October 26th, 2018.

Participation is easy. Anyone passionate about preserving part of Michigan’s automotive heritage can simply visit voteyourmainstreet.org/pontiac to create a login and password, or connect through Facebook, and then vote every day—up to five times—to bring home the funds.

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