Enter the “Local Gems” Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win $1,000, $500 or $250

Woman holds a sign that says, "I heart shopping small and local."

Oakland County launched the “Local Gems” Sweepstakes, which gives residents a way to promote their favorite small businesses in the county and win some cash for the holidays.

From Nov. 1 through Nov. 25, shoppers can submit a selfie from small businesses’ brick-and-mortar locations, including its exterior, signage or interior. Created by Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development with financial sponsorship from  Genisys Credit Union,  participants have the chance to win $1,000, $500 or $250.

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Bear Creek Nature Park is a very attractive, easily assessable user-friendly park that’s almost hidden away in plain sight in the glacially sculpted rolling hills of Oakland Township. Unlike parks managed by our Metroparks and Oakland County Parks, permits are not needed to visit Bear Creek which is managed by Oakland Township Parks and Recreation. For more information on Bear Creek Park and other parks managed by Oakland Township Parks and Recreation, click here.

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