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St. John’s Providence Hospital

Inno-Vention: The Road to Innovation

Did you know that Oakland County and the surrounding region is becoming one of the fastest-growing medical technology areas in the nation?  We are emerging as a global center of innovation in health care, research and development, education and commercialization in the life sciences industry.  This means jobs, lots of jobs, and Oakland County's Medical Main Street inaugural INNO-VENTION Conference is all about fostering the growth of this industry. 

Photo Credit: Beaumont Health System

National speaker to discuss health care reform for Medical Main Street’s inaugural Inno-Vention 2012

For Oakland County's Medical Main Street inaugural Inno-Vention Conference (Oct. 3-5 in Rochester), prominent national keynote speaker Thomas Novelli, vice president of government relations for the Washington D.C.'s based Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), will discuss the effects of health care reform on the medical device industry. 

John D owner Eddie Farah - Photo by Irakly Shanidze

A Feast for the Eyes

The restaurant scene in Oakland County is on an unprecedented upswing, with a flurry of new restaurant openings since the start of 2012 that shows no sign of slowing. But what sets these restaurants apart from the crowd is a whole new interior design precedence: restaurateurs are now paying as much attention to design and décor as they do to the menus and staff, and Oakland County is paving the way for a whole new restaurant design aesthetic in metro Detroit.

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When Avocation Becomes Vocation: A Q&A with Emagine's Paul Glantz

In what has to be the smallest sliver of a Venn diagram that includes the insurance industry, upscale bowling, and movie theater chains, sits Paul Glantz. As the CEO of both Proctor Financial and Emagine Entertainment, this native metro Detroiter is nothing if not entrepreneurial.

Celebrating Lake Orion at Dragon on the Lake

Four summer festivals highlight Oakland County culture and creativity

As August winds down, it's easy to feel a sense of regret that these dog days of summer passed so quickly. With the worst of the heat behind us, it's time to celebrate Oakland County's outstanding artistic contributions. With four outdoor end-of-summer festivals to choose from, there's plenty more than good eats to satisfy every appetite -- cultural, musical, physical and historical. Read on to find out about the new and exciting offerings from this year's Arts Beats & Eats, Arts & Apples, Dragon on the Lake and Michigan Renaissance Festivals. 

That's a wrap: This filmmaker's new movie makes Oakland County the star

Tom Nahas knew where he wanted to shoot the majority of scenes for his first film: Oakland County, Michigan. As an Oakland County IT employee, he knew all the locations he needed were within an easy drive of his home base in Macomb. Over the course of the last six months, the 42 minute film, 'Amendment,' was shot in Rochester and Holly, as well as in the Macomb County communities of Richmond, Clinton Township, Macomb and Mt. Clemens.

That's a wrap: This filmmaker's new movie makes Oakland County the star

Tom Nahas knew where he wanted to shoot the majority of scenes for his first film: Oakland County, Michigan. As an Oakland County IT employee, he knew all the locations he needed were within an easy drive of his home base in Macomb. Over the course of the last six months, the 42 minute film, 'Amendment,' was shot in Rochester and Holly, as well as in the Macomb County communities of Richmond, Clinton Township, Macomb and Mt. Clemens.

Full Press Success: A Q&A with John Gongos

Business is basketball. Basketball is business. Both are John Gongos and his firm, Gongos Research.All three (basketball, Gongos and his namesake company) are evident in Gongos' sphere of influence.

Gates Corporation celebrates 100 years of mechanical innovation

100 years. A century. It's a long time, any which way you describe it. The Gates Corporation, formerly The Gates Rubber Company, celebrates its centennial anniversary this year. The company makes belts, hoses and hydraulics that can be used in a vast array of products; ranging from keeping engines running to transferring fluids like fine wine. And it's the the only non-tire producing rubber company that has a presence in all of the world’s major markets.

Featured Video: Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice Fest returns to downtown Rochester for the fourth year of chilly winter fun. To get a sense of what goes down at Oakland County's premiere winter festival, check out this video by Tom Hendrickson. We recommend a pair of mittens.

Medical Main Street is just what the doctor ordered for Oakland County growth

When Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson called for the creation of Medical Main Street, a concerted effort to bring life science and medical technology companies to Oakland County and Southeastern Michigan in 2008, four companies pledged what then seemed like a hefty fund: $5.2 million.

'Tis the Season to Give: Oakland County Charities Benefit From Casual Day Fund

The gift giving came a little early for a handful of Oakland County charities this year. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson played Santa and passed out checks totaling $26,000 to seventeen local charities.

Featured Video: Welcome To Automation Alley

If building a knowledge-based economy is Michigan's only hope then, much like the force, Automation Alley is what binds the region's technological companies together, finding ways for them to succeed in the global marketplace. Tom Hendrickson reports.

Rich In History -- A Q&A with Patrick McKay

To Patrick McKay, history is a living thing. As the supervisor of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, Pat (as he likes to be called) manages one of Oakland County's most accurate and engaging historical landmarks. The museum is located in Stoney Creek Village (listed in the National Register of Historic Places) on a 16-acre complex that originally belonged to the Taylor and Van Hoosen families. Buildings from the 1840s until today are presented on the grounds, including a restored 1927 dairy barn, the original Stoney Creek Schoolhouse (which dates back to 1848) and the 1850 Red House.We caught up with McKay to find out what it's like to run a 16-acre museum complex, that historical baseball team he helped organize (the Rochester Grangers, who play the gentleman's game in the manner, custom and uniforms of 1860's ball clubs) and why he works to preserve a truly original, still breathing piece of Oakland County's history.
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