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Oil Painter Named Winner of 2014 MI Great Artist™
Weatherly Stroh, an oil painter who specializes in animal and landscape paintings, was chosen as winner of the 2014 MI Great Artist online . . .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
Oakland County Helps Tech Companies Reach Bigger Audience
“Oakland County tech companies of all stages will now have the opportunity to put their latest developments in front of Michigan’s tech-savvy audiences.” . . .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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More than 1,300 New Jobs Likely Result
Thirteen Oakland County companies received almost $700,000 from the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, enabling them to hire nearly 1,300 new employees while upgrading the skills of more than 700 current employees.

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Incubating a new food industry in metro Detroit 
Launching a food-based business in metro Detroit is a lot harder than you think. Luckily, budding foodpreneurs are getting a leg up, courtesy of Southfield's kitchen co-working space, The Culinary Studio, and The Seed, a business incubator started by the owners of Garden Fresh.