Oakland County Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

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The season of giving is well underway and that means many of us are scouring newspaper ads and checking the web for the best deals on holiday gifts. Several shops and stores are offering deals and deep discounts that make shopping trips and online shopping easier on the wallet, but be sure to take precautions to keep you and your accounts safe!

See our tips on special sales events, online shopping, and brick and mortar shopping to ensure safe shopping this holiday season and throughout the year. Continue reading

Shop Small in Oakland County on Nov. 26th and You Could Win!


Oakland County is proud to support Small Business Saturday, a national celebration that’s held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We encourage our citizens to shop small on November 26th to keep spending dollars in the local economy. While that’s reason enough, we’ve also created a #ShopSmall contest to support our small businesses where shoppers can win up to $5,000.  Continue reading

The Rust Belt Market – Shop Local, Unique Finds

It’s vast, open and Michigan-made; truly a one-stop-shop where you can purchase almost anything.

With handcrafted clothing, jewelry, art and housewares, The Rust Belt Market is a unique and one-of-a-kind weekend marketplace. It is here where more than 50 local, independent vendors and artists display and sell their work to other proud Michiganders.


This grand shopping experience can be found in the heart of downtown Ferndale at 9-Mile and Woodward. Unlike any other shopping mall in the state, the Rust Belt Market has been awarded a number of “Best of…” awards from Hour Detroit and the Detroit MetroTimes, including 2016 Hour Detroit’s “Best Place to Buy Local Craft”, and the 2016 MetroTimes “Best Local Shopping Experience”.

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