Oakland County nominated for 9 Government Social Media ‘Golden Post Awards’!

We’re pleased to announce that Oakland County Government has been nominated for 9 Government Social Media Golden Post Awards!

Awards2-300x111We’ve been working hard to promote events and to engage with Oakland County citizens through social media. We want to say thank you for connecting with us and ask for your help to vote for all of the Oakland County entries to make it to the “Finalist Round” by March 6th.

You may only vote once for each of the nine categories by Friday, March 6th.

Here are the instructions for public voting:
1. Click on Link to Vote below
2. Find the Oakland County entry
3. Click on the “Thumbs Up” icon
4. The Thumb will turn blue and will say “Thanks for voting!”

First time voters, please follow the directions in the pop-up window to sign up for List.ly – choose to login with either your: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Gmail account and then grant List.ly access to your account. PLEASE NOTE: This app does NOT post to the voter’s Social Media account automatically. Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend INNO-VENTION 2014


Next month, Medical Main Street, powered by Oakland County, will be hosting INNO-VENTION 2014, its 3rd conference that showcases the health care and life science industries flourishing here in southeast Michigan and around the world.

The conference, held October 21st – 22nd at the Suburban Showplace Collection in Novi, Michigan, gives attendees the opportunity to meet with and hear from an impressive list of leaders in health care and life sciences as they discuss these important industries and where they are headed.

With INNO-VENTION 2014 almost a month away, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons you should attend – check them out below!

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INNO-VATOR of the Year Nominations Due Friday

Fall is right around the corner, and our Medical Main Street team is keeping busy with preparations for INNOVENTION 2014: A Medical Main Street Conference!

It’s not too late to submit your nominations for the 2014 INNO-VATOR of the Year award, which recognizes creators of a medical device that demonstrate the most dramatic change in the health care industry in Michigan. This is your chance to help us highlight the innovative changes going on right in our own backyard – but don’t delay! Nominations are due this Friday, September 5th.

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INNOVENTION 2014 Demonstration Alley Deadline Nearing

innoventionHeads up, healthcare and life science professionals!

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your innovative product or technology to industry leaders? Don’t miss out on your chance to do so at Medical Main Street’s INNOVENTION 2014 Conference!

Demonstration Alley gives conference attendees the chance to see, up close and personal, the latest in healthcare technology. Interactive demonstrations are encouraged, and give companies the opportunity to introduce their leading-edge technology to the Medical Main Street community.

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Elite 40 Under 40 Forum #2

Yesterday, members of the Oakland County Executive’s 2014 Elite 40 Under 40 class gathered for the second of four round table meetings, designed to bring together class members and the Oakland County team for a morning of networking in an intimate setting.

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Members of the 2014 Elite 40 Under 40 class (L-R): Thomas Lanni, Brian Foster, Michael Mandelbaum, and Matthew Farrel.

Present at the round table were Elite 40 members Thomas Lanni, Brian Foster, Michael Mandelbaum, and Matthew Farrel (pictured above), as well as Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Deputy County Executive Matt Gibb, Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs Irene Spanos, and Coordinator of Arts, Culture, & Film | Elite 40 Under 40 Coordinator Kristie Zamora.

“We bring these groups together in smaller settings like this so we [the Oakland County team] can get to know you better,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “You’re the future of Oakland County. We want to get you involved with committees. We want you to be involved in the best managed county in America. And that’s not me saying that – Moody’s [a credit rating agency] is saying it.”

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