The 2017 Oakland County State of the County will be held Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will be addressing over 600 Oakland County business, community, and political leaders at this invitation-only event. The County Executive will highlight why 2017 will be a big year for Oakland County. From the latest in Emerging Sectors to improvements in public safety, Patterson will outline why Oakland County’s best accomplishments still lie ahead. The winner of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 will also be revealed during the address. Continue reading
The 2016 Oakland County State of the County Address created an air of excitement and positivity throughout the night. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson spoke to an audience of 600 attendees last week, exclaiming that, “The state of the Oakland County is strong! Amazingly strong. Vibrant,” and that he is enthusiastic about the direction in which the county is headed.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson honored 350 Emerging Sector companies responsible for a total investment of $3 billion in the past 11 years on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. The sky was the limit with business leaders, government officials, and other attendees at the Oakland County International Airport. The companies were celebrated with several corporate jets and vintage cars for touring, along with a vintage 1928 Ford Tri-Motor Airliner on display. Special guest Edsel Ford, the owner of Pentastar Aviation was also in attendance.
On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson met with three members of the 2015 Elite 40 Under 40 class of 2015. The forum is designed to allow Elite 40 members a smaller, more intimate setting to connect with the County Executive and each other. The County Executive holds these forums in an effort to build friendships and connections among the Elite 40 and the county’s leadership. Attendees included Amanda Page of Page Law, Nirav Doshi, Managing Partner at Complete Data Products, and Shannon Lazovski of The Lazov Agency. Also in attendance was Irene Spanos, Director of Economic Development and Community Affairs; Kristie Zamora, Elite 40 Program Coordinator; and Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer. Continue reading
Who knows Oakland County better than those who live and work here? In 1993 Oakland County Executive Brooks L. Patterson developed the Business Roundtable Initiative with that in mind. Members are charged with creating programs to enhance Oakland County’s quality of life and business climate. Continue reading