Snowy Owls: Visitors from the Arctic Wilderness

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

Snowy Owls are charismatic, majestic and mysterious. They are the heaviest of all North American owls with some weighing almost six pounds. Their yellow eyes, massive talons, feathered feet, eye-catching white plumage and diurnal hunting behavior appeal to almost everyone, even people who normally would rather shop in a crowded mall than walk in the silence of a woodland. Naturalists and birders are smitten by their unpredictable movement patterns, and the spirit of the remote arctic wilderness these amazing raptors represent. However, unless you plan on visiting the high Arctic tundra of North America or Eurasia, the chances of seeing Snowy Owls in the wild is usually nearly zero. But maybe not this December.

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December Business Workshops

Smiling businesswoman at the wall with stickers communicating with her colleagues. Mixed team of entrepreneurs

Finish the fourth quarter strong! If you are a small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur, the high-value, low-or-no-cost business workshops offered by experts at Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center have the power to transform your enterprise. As end-of-year and holiday shopping gear up, now is the perfect time to bring your product or service to market. Register today and let the One Stop Shop’s business counselors provide the advice and assistance you need regarding small business loans, start-ups, and more.

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November Business Workshops

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Let the fourth quarter be your first step toward a brighter business future! If you are a small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur, the high-value, low-or-no-cost business workshops offered by experts at Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center have the power to transform your enterprise. Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, there’s no month like November to bring your product or service to market. Register today and let the One Stop Shop’s business counselors provide the advice and assistance you need regarding small business loans, start-ups, and more.

Is your small business located in Oakland County? Be sure to get ready for this year’s Oakland County Shopper Competition. Businesses who register are automatically entered to win a $1,000 prize courtesy of CEED Lending. The competition begins November 25th and continues for an entire week! Last year’s contest had an economic impact of $60,000, so this is an event you won’t want to miss.

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Rochester College: Oakland County College Connections

Rochester College is a four-year liberal arts college in Rochester Hills, Michigan that offers challenging academics within an inclusive christian community. Curriculum is focused on academic excellence, principled character, servant leadership, and global awareness. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered, as well as athletics and specialty programs that include studying abroad, honors programs, and more.

The college sits on a beautiful 80-acre suburban campus that’s nestled along the Clinton River Trail and overlooks the scenic Clinton River and Lake Norcentra Park. The natural setting provides students with ample opportunities for biking, walking, running, relaxing, and other activities. Nearby Downtown Rochester offers a small town, community feel with shopping, restaurants, trails, holiday events, and more. Students living on or off campus can become involved in campus ministry, theatre, music, student publications, Greek Life, and more.

See what awaits you as a Rochester College student in our video:

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The 10th Brooksie Way! What a Hot Race!

The 10th annual Brooksie Way was undoubtedly a hot one, but that didn’t stop over 4,500 runners and walkers from completing last Sunday’s race. Temps hovered in the mid to high 80s, but 5k, 10k, and half marathon racers were brimming with energy and excitement!

5,000 volunteers and about 10,000 spectators lined the beautiful course that began at Oakland University. Half marathon walkers and runners continued through the city of Rochester Hills, Downtown Rochester, along the Paint Creek and Clinton River Trails, and ended back at the university.

Check out our video to see all of the race day fun! If you were a runner, walker, volunteer, or supporter, you just may find yourself in it!

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