Meet the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

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The newly selected Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 came together for the first time at a special reception at the 2017 State of the County on February 8th, 2017. The class was then recognized in Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s Address.

“I am continually amazed at the caliber of young leaders we have,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “We think the whole class is superb and the top three are outstanding. The future of our county is very bright and the region is in good hands.”

The class of 40 was selected from nearly 400 applications. Nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges, looking for the top 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.

The members of the 2017 Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 class are:

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Watch or Listen in! 2017 Oakland County State of the County

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The 2017 Oakland County State of the County will be held Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Auburn Hills Marriott PontiacOakland 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

Voting Now Open for Top Three 2017 Elite 40 Finalists

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Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson has officially announced the 2017 Elite 40 Under 40 class. Three finalists have been chosen out of the highly talented class, and public votes are needed to decide the winner for 2017. The winner will announce Patterson at the 2017 State of the County address on February 8th, will participate in Oakland County signature events and more. The Top 3 Finalists are: Brooke Wilson Vitale, 29, owner, Love & Buttercream LLC; Carrie Schochet, 37, CEO/Founder, Purple Squirrel Advisors; and Richard J. Chalmers, D.O., 36, Director of Family Medicine Residency, McLaren Macomb Hospital.

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We congratulate the entire 2017 Elite 40 class and invite you to view the complete class list on our website. Voting for the winner runs Monday, January 23rd at 9 a.m. through Friday, January 27th at 5 p.m. Cast your vote once every 24 hours during that time at Elite40.com. Continue reading

The 24th Annual Q2 Awards

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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson recognizes outstanding individuals and businesses that have leveraged their success to help improve the quality of life in the county each year during his annual Quality People/Quality County (Q2) Awards breakfast. This year’s event, held this past Wednesday at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint, marked the 24th year of the Q2 awards.
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Nominations Open for Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40™ program, now preparing to welcome a sixth class, is once again seeking nominations for the best and brightest in the county. The Elite 40 program, started by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in 2012, honors exceptional individuals under the age of 40 who excel in their fields and improve the quality of life in Oakland County.

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To kick off the opening of nominations for the Elite 40 class of 2017, past Elite 40 classes gathered together last Tuesday evening at the Skyline Club in Southfield for the very first Elite 40 reunion. As the sun set over Oakland County, class members enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, chatted with one another and took time to reconnect. The atmosphere was jovial and full of excitement as the Elite 40 members mingled and networked with one another. It was plain to see that through this program, new and unexpected partnerships and friendships have formed, and business opportunities have emerged.

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