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Top Five Artists Chosen from Field of 92 as 2014 MI Great Artist Online Competition Gets Down to Business
The finalists were among a field of 92 artists from Oakland, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb and St. Clair counties who entered the online competition in September in hopes their entries would catch the discerning eye of the public. Read More
The Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 under 40 Program in Search of Region's 'Best of the Best' for 2015
Nominations are being accepted for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2015. Read More
tech248 Launch to Harness the Power of Nearly 2,000 Tech Companies in County
“Oakland County’s tech industry – with nearly 2,000 tech firms – is a global powerhouse and these Oakland County firms are at the epicenter of the tech world,” Patterson said.Read More
Survey Identifies Challenges & Job Opportunities with Leading Health Systems
The Skills Needs Assessment Project (SNAP), a year-long survey of health systems in southeast Michigan, presents important information about job prospects in the health care . . .
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Unity Park is Part of Pontiac's Ongoing Revitalization Efforts
After years of uncertainty, Pontiac has been taking the steps necessary to recover its luster, including the renovation of a historic building into LEED-certified trendy lofts with ground-floor retail, construction of world-class sports facilities like the Ultimate Soccer Arenas (the largest indoor soccer field in North America) and the Wessen Lawn Tennis Club (a grass court that could become a training site for tournaments like Wimbledon), and the opening of smaller, but no less important, community-focused businesses like the Artist Lounge.