Connecting the Region’s ‘Best Of The Best’ for the Elite 40 2018 Class


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

Young Leaders Sought for Elite 40’s Class of 2018

“Are you a dynamic leader?”

That is the question at the center of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson‘s Elite 40 Under 40 initiative. Now in its seventh year, the program celebrates Oakland County’s “Best and Brightest” young adults between ages 18 and 39. If you know a young person who adds value to the community through their compassion, intellect, or entrepreneurial spirit, don’t keep it a secret!

Nominations can be made at www.Elite40.com between now and noon on October 30th. Candidates may enter themselves until noon on November 3rd. To be eligible, a candidate must live or work in Oakland County and have been born after December 31, 1978.

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Walsh College: Oakland County College Connections

As one of Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh College is well-known in the Metro Detroit area as a leading, all-business college that offers students educational programs based on business theory and real-world experience. Aimed at boosting career success, classes are taught by faculty made up of business professionals who incorporate their experience into the classroom. It offers 16 fully accredited, employer-respected business and information technology degree programs, and three business certificate programs at locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron.

See what opportunities Walsh College can offer you in our video:

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March Business Workshops

Seminar Meeting Office Working Corporate Leadership Concept

March is here, but if you’re looking to start or grow your business without the madness, the Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center is here for you. It is truly the perfect place to unlock your business’s potential. Connect with experts who have advice regarding small business loans, start-ups, and more. Register today and let the One Stop Shop help you turn your latest business idea into a slam dunk. Continue reading

Oakland County College Series: Walsh College

Walsh College is a leading, all-business college and one of Michigan’s largest business schools. It offers students educational programs based on business theory and real-world experience with locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township and Port Huron. Aimed at boosting career success, classes are taught by faculty made up of business professionals who incorporate their experience into the classroom. Twenty fully accredited, business and information technology degree programs and three business certificate programs are offered.  Continue reading