Oakland County Executive, Dave Coulter, delivered his fourth annual State of the County address to an in-person audience at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield Township Tuesday night. The speech emphasized the county’s values of community, respect, inclusion and gratitude – which is why Coulter selected the Berman Center to host this year’s speech.Continue reading
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Local Toy Stores to Visit Throughout Oakland County
To locate the perfect gifts for anyone on your list during the holiday season, birthdays or just because gifts throughout the year, we’ve got you covered. Several independent toy stores call Oakland County home, offering a variety of specialty toys and gifts that are guaranteed to capture your eye and delight your loved ones!
Independent Toy Stores in Oakland County
Surprise the little ones in your life with something nostalgic from a local toy store. Find classic youth favorites as well as the latest and greatest trending toys at Michigan Toy Soldier Company in Royal Oak, Funky Monkey Toys in Oxford, and Warp 9 Comics in Clawson.
Are you shopping for someone on your list who enjoys handmade crafty treasures? Check out Green Hippo Gifts in Lake Orion which offers a variety of handmade creations from local artist and Union General in Clarkson which offers a selection handmade goods for your body to delicious treats and much more.
Looking for something specific? Check out our interactive map of toy stores and use the legend to sort by different types of specialty shops: Collectibles; Comics; Dolls; Games; Hobby; Magic; Anime, Manga & Kawaii; Blocks & Robots; Toys; and Toys & Gifts.
Check out our full list of independently owned toy and gift stores. Use our interactive map to find a toy store near you:
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First Of Its Kind in Oakland County: Defense & Aerospace Conference
The Oakland County Defense and Aerospace Conference presented by Oakland County’s Diversification Through Federal Contracting (DTFC) Program brought together more than 200 small businesses, entrepreneurs, as well as subcontractors and prime contractors with resources and connections to pursue federal contracting.Continue reading
Nine Downtowns Honored During Main Street Oakland County’s Main Event
Highland Township’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) captured the Spirit of Main Street award, as nine downtowns were honored on May 5 during Main Street Oakland County’s Main Event, a gala celebration recognizing excellence in Oakland County downtown and historic commercial corridor revitalization.
Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) is a unique economic development program for downtowns, with a historic preservation philosophy and an emphasis on “sense of place.” The program helps local government develop their downtowns as vibrant, successful districts that serve as the heart of their communities.Continue reading
Highlights of The 2022 Oakland County Economic Outlook
In its annual forecast of the Oakland County economy, the University of Michigan Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics provided encouraging news about the prospects for the county today and into the future.
During Oakland County’s 37th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon, hosted at M1 Concourse in April, University of Michigan economists Gabriel Ehrlich and Donald Grimes said Oakland County is rebounding from the recession and the pandemic as unemployment rates drop and wages increase.
Watch the 2022 Oakland County Economic Outlook:Continue reading