This morning, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson chatted with members of the 2015 Elite 40 Under 40, including one from the 2014 class, at the third Elite 40 Forum. The County Executive enjoys hosting smaller groups so the members can get to know one another, and the county as well, on a less formal and more intimate scale. In attendance were: Andrew Chmielewski, Mitten Crate & Dave’s Sweet Tooth; Brandon Curry, Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation; Gregg Garrett, CGS Advisors, LLC; Paul Mersino, Butzel Long; Mike Roth, National Technology Management; and Susan Kruger, Soar Learning, Inc. Continue reading
Dispose of your household hazardous waste safely at a NO HAZ collection event.
2015 NO HAZ Collection Dates:
- Saturday, May 16 at Oxford Middle School, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, June 6 at Oakland University, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, August 22 at North Sashabaw Elementary School, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, September 19 at Orion Township Wildwood Amphitheater, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, October 24 at OCC Highland Lakes Campus in Waterford, 8 a.m. – noon
Voting for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2015 is now open. We invite you to cast your vote online to choose the winner of this year’s class.
“There are so many talented young people who are a vital part of Oakland County,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Their innovation, talent, leadership and ideas will help shape this county for years to come. I’m thrilled with the class that was chosen and encourage the public to participate in the online vote for the candidate they think is the best of the best.”
Nearly 500 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges, looking for the top 40 young professionals and thought leaders who live or work in Oakland County. The 40 honorees have achieved excellence in their field and contributed to the quality of life in their communities. Of that group, the three candidates who scored the highest are placed before the public vote to determine a 2015 winner. Online voters must choose between the three top candidates.
Communications and IT have become the fastest-growing sector in Oakland County in recent years, according to Irene Spanos, director of the Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs. She talks about why tech entrepreneurs are arriving – and staying – in the county in her guest blog post on Oakland County Prosper— our FREE electronic magazine.
[Photo credit: David Lewinski Photography]