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Connected Vehicle Task Force

Oakland County supports development of innovative autonomous vehicle network pilot program

Oakland County is seeking bids from providers who have the ability to plan, build, deploy and maintain a pilot connected autonomous vehicle network that would ultimately make driving safer at no cost to taxpayers.

The Big, Bright Light Show

Looking back on 2017 and towards a happy, prosperous 2018

2017 has certainly been a year! As we look forward to what lies ahead in 2018, we want to take a moment to reflect on the year that was and the stories we told here at Prosper.

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Downtown Madison Heights defies expectations

When you think of downtown Madison Heights, a traditional “Main Street” look and feel may not immediately come to mind. Metromode's Lish Dorset tells us why this gritty, multi-cultural town will surprise you.

The Big, Bright Light Show

Holiday events in and around Oakland County

It's the most wonderful time of the year once again! Get in the holiday spirit with these events - including tree lightings, parades, holiday markets, theatre performances, and more - happening all over Oakland County and beyond all month long!

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Oak Park reinvents itself, focuses on service and growth

With a regime change, new policies and designs on building a new downtown, Oak Park is remaking its image. Metromode's Patrick Dunn tells us how.

Phil Bertolini

Bertolini captures coveted GOVERNING award

Deputy Oakland County Executive/CIO Phil Bertolini is one of GOVERNING’s Public Officials of the Year for 2017. GOVERNING selects a handful of officials each year as the most outstanding leaders in state and local government who exemplify the ideals of public service.

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Spooky Oakland County Halloween Events

Don't miss your last chance to enjoy all the fall family fun festivities celebrating harvest season and Halloween! Check out all the events below happening all throughout Oakland County this weekend!

MI Great Artist 2017

Commerce Township self-taught painter is winner of 2017 MI Great Artist online competition

A self-taught painter whose portraits of his daughter in various nature settings caught the eyes of the public – and ultimately the judges – was chosen as the winner of the 2017 MI Great Artist online competition.

Felicia Harris

EverythingHR will change the way companies do HR

Five years ago Rochester Hills company El Shaddai Consulting launched the cloud-based human resource management system, EverythingHR, and it is already changing the way businesses do HR. 

Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center

New Oakland County animal shelter opens

Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center held its grand opening on the county’s main government campus in Pontiac. The 35,400-square-foot facility was designed to enhance the shelter’s ability to adopt out as many dogs and cats as it can.

Karen Buscemi, owner of Detroit Sewn

Sewn together: Pontiacís underground fashion scene goes mainstream

Once known for cars, Pontiac is reinventing itself. And fashion is becoming a major part of that transformation.

PSDIEC

Oakland County's first international exchange program for middle school to send 11 students to Japan

This October, the Pontiac School District International Exchange Committee will sent 11 Pontiac School District eighth graders to Pontiac's sister city in Japan for an immersive cultural education. 

Chaula Thacker

Farmington Hills dance, yoga, and Bharat Natyam instructor builds a 40-year legacy of community

Chaula Thacker started both her business, Chauladevi Institute of Dance and Yoga, and non-profit organization, Nadanta, in 1977, just a year after her arrival in the United States in 1976.

Inside the Greenhouse

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Resident Farmer Trevor Johnson teaches kids about healthy eating

Meet Trevor Johnson. He is the Resident Farmer at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, but his role is primarily that of an educator. 

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8 can't-miss Instagrammers from across metro Detroit

How can you stay up to date with what’s going on in the metro area? Instagram, of course!
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