Now is the time to better your business skills! Launch a brand-new business or advance your current one with the help of Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center. Take part in their low-or-no-cost business workshops throughout the month of February and learn the skills necessary to become a successful business-person. Topics include writing your business plan, networking, financing options, cash flow, and more.
Enter the Elite 40 to join a powerful network of over 240 prestigious class members, connect with Oakland County resources, and attend signature events. Enter at www.Elite40.com by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8th to be considered for the 2018 class.
“Being recognized as part of L. Brooks Patterson’s Elite 40 has been a tremendous honor, as well as a great benefit to my career. This program attracts some of the best and brightest business people in this vital region. The opportunity to network and get to know these fellow honorees has been fantastic.” Brian Wassom, Partner Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Class of 2014.
County Executive L. Brooks Patterson started the program in 2012 to honor young professionals, those employed in skilled trades and leaders who excel in their field and demonstrate dynamic leadership. Continue reading
Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTC) is a learning destination, where purposeful learning is centered on students. It provides practical career technical education to high school students from Oakland County’s 28 public school districts, public academies, private learning institutions, and home schools. Students get to explore the direction they want to take, experience amazing opportunities, and prepare to excel in the real world.
Career training and skill development takes place at one of four, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar technical campuses in Oakland County. OSTC offers high school and college credit, national industry certifications, personalized instruction, awesome teachers, paid internships, student leadership opportunities, scholarships, and access to National Manufacturing Day events.
Are you looking for a hands-on, real world experience? Take a look at our video and learn more about what Oakland Schools Technical Campuses can offer you.
Oakland County is proud to support Small Business Saturday, a national celebration that’s held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We encourage our citizens to shop small on November 26th to keep spending dollars in the local economy. While that’s reason enough, we’ve also created a #ShopSmall contest to support our small businesses where shoppers can win up to $5,000. Continue reading
Safely dispose of your household hazardous waste at an Oakland County NO HAZ collection event and rid your home of substances that can be harmful to humans and the environment.
2016 NO HAZ Collection Dates:
- Saturday, April 30th at Oxford Middle School, 8am – 2pm
- Saturday, May 21st at North Sashabaw Elementary School, 8am – 2pm
- Saturday, June 11th at Oakland University, 8am – 2 pm
- Saturday, September 10th at OCC Highland Lakes Campus in Waterford, 8am – 2pm
- Saturday, October 15th at Orion Township Wildwood Amphitheater, 8am – 2pm