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Royal Oak business Motor City Gas receives award from Genisys.

Small business microgrant winners announced in Oakland County

This year there were six winners of the Spirit of Main Street Micro Business Start-Up Grant, each of them located within communities of the Main Street Oakland County program. These microgrants are awarded by Main Street Oakland County and Genysis Credit Union.

Jim Jurkiewicz enjoys a well-earned rest. Photo by Steve Koss.

From chair volleyball to dulcimer lessons, Oakland County seniors find lots to do

Oakland County has many activities for senior citizens that go far beyond potluck meals and exercise classes. Here are some enriching programs across the county.

Village Shoe Inn. Photo by David Lewinski.

Fixtures of Farmington: Village Shoe Inn perseveres by putting customers (and their feet) first

This three-generation family business has been a part of Farmington for nearly 50 years. So what's the secret to their success? Here we have a chat with owner Chuck Thibault to find out.

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Happy holidays from Oakland County Prosper!

The holidays are here once again, if you can even believe it! (We certainly can't.) We here at Prosper would like to wish you and yours a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season, with lots of relaxation and quality time spent with family and friends!

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Year in Review: The top stories of 2018

These were our top stories of 2018, which means these are the stories that you, dear readers, read, liked, and shared the most. And what these top stories have taught us about you is that you really like to get out and explore all of the great restaurants, entertainment, and activities Oakland County has to offer…and you also really like the idea of shipping the kids off to STEM camps for the summer!

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Find your favorite holiday lights in Oakland County

The award-winning Oakland County Holiday Lights map is back. It enables interested individuals to view the locations of holiday light displays countywide. The Oakland County Information Technology Department created the map in response to interest from local groups trying to find displays to visit around the county.   

Casual Day

County employees give nearly $50k to worthy recipients

Oakland County employees donated $49,000 to support local charities this year through the county’s Casual Day program, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said during a special ceremony at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center in Waterford. On Casual Day, employees in participating departments and divisions donate $1 to wear jeans to work.

Royal Park gingerbread

All aboard the Royal Park Express!

Once again, the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester has transformed their lobby into a Christmas wonderland with a massive, whimsical gingerbread creation—the Royal Park Express, a gingerbread train on candy cane tracks.

Staff from the Pontiac office participating in a Thanksgiving holiday food distribution day for needy families sponsored by Lighthouse of Oakland County

Lakeshore Legal Aid provides free legal services for people in need

Lakeshore Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income people in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties, and specializes in senior work, domestic violence work, family law, housing work, consumer protection, and eviction protection.

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Mobility-era automotive success builds on Detroit regionís manufacturing strengths

As Detroit celebrates a century of automotive manufacturing, it stands poised to address future mobility with an established talent and manufacturing infrastructure. We consider what lies ahead.

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The economic corridor is the new downtown for some Oakland County cities

Even without a recognizable downtown, some Oakland County cities are maximizing commercial districts in new and innovative ways. Top of the must-have list: walkability and sense of place.

Winner: Kim Frank Fujiwara, "It's Tea Time!"

Fourth time the charm as Rochester Hills painter winner of 2018 MI Great Artist online competition

A Rochester Hills resident and former commercial artist whose larger-than-life images of Alice, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare caught the eyes of the public – and ultimately the judges – was chosen as the winner of the 2018 MI Great Artist online competition.  

Elite 40

Entry deadline extended for County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Program

If you or someone you know has made significant contributions at work, school or to the quality of life in southeast Michigan and think he or she – or you – should be recognized for the good work, you have a little extra time to make that happen.

Volunteers in Pontiac's GM Modern Housing neighborhood.

Your votes could save three historic homes in Pontiac's General Motors' century-old neighborhood

Three Pontiac homes with historic significance in a neighborhood created by General Motors for its employees 100 years ago could be saved from the wrecking ball with a little push from the community.

Members of 100MWC present the check to members of Fleece & Thank You

100+ Millennials Who Care takes a collective approach to philanthropy

100+ Millennials Who Care is a new Oakland County-based organization born out of 100 Women Who Care, a philanthropic organization in which members—ideally at least 100, though it certainly can be more—commit to donating $100 each to a charity pitched and voted on by its members.
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