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A happy customer at Motor City Guitar

Motor City Guitar is a musician's Wonderland where everyone is treated like family

Motor City Guitar in Waterford has been serving area musicians since 1988. The secret to success is that there is no secret: they treat everyone like family because they view everyone that way. It also helps that they have one of the most robust guitar and effects pedal inventories in the Midwest. 

Mike Nehra, co-owner of Vintage King Audio in Ferndale

From its seat in Ferndale, Vintage King rules the audio world

Located in Ferndale amid wholesale auto parts warehouses and body shops, Vintage King has grown into one of the top professional audio equipment companies in the world, supplying studios near and far with the best gear available.

Tech248 cyber security seminar

Tech248, Oakland County arm companies and governments with tools to fight hackers

In an increasingly connected world, education is the number one deterrent against hackers who hope to profit by stealing people's personal and financial information.


The Holly Hotel

In search of metro Detroit's oldest bars

From pre-Civil War inns to Prohibition-era speakeasys, metro Detroit is home to a wide array of historic watering holes.

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Look to the suburbs to understand the eclecticism of Albert Kahn's architecture

Architect Albert Kahn designed hundreds of commissions in Detroit, but some of his most interesting work lies beyond the city's borders.

Alina Morse

Young entrepreneur creates Zollipops for kids to have candy that's actually good for them

Zollipops is the creation of 10-year-old Alina Morse, who wanted to create a healthy candy that also tastes good and is fun to eat. Zollipops is that candy, the "After You Eat Treat."

Meadow Brook, Rochester

Interactive Map Shows Oakland County's Winter Outdoor Activities

Oakland County is using technology to make it easier for residents and visitors to find outdoor activities around the county this winter. The County is publishing a new interactive map blog of activities and things of interest around Oakland County each month.

M1 Concourse

M1 Concourse brings an experiential retail and entertainment destination for car fanatics to Pontiac

It's not called the "Motor City" for nothing – car culture runs deep in metro Detroit, and nowhere does it run deeper than the Woodward corridor, home of the Woodward Dream Cruise, And nowhere is more perfect a place than redeveloping Pontiac for a car fanatics' concept like M1 Concourse.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Date Ideas Around Oakland County

This Valentine's Day, skip the old dinner-and-a-movie – not that we don’t love both dinner and movies, but why not mix it up a bit? There are plenty of activities and events going on all around Oakland County so you can make this special day a little more, well...special!

Car candy

County Executive Sweet on Auto Industry for Valentine's Day

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson wants the CEOs from some of the top automotive companies in the world to be his Valentine – at least for a day.

Woodpile BBQ Shack

Clawson's Woodpile BBQ Shack cooks low and slow for the best barbecue

Woodpile BBQ Shack is a beautifully designed carry-out and catering barbecue "shack" located in the old A&W building in Clawson, serving barbecue smoked low and slow daily. 

Cross country skiing at Rochester Fire & Ice Festival

9th annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival will be held January 22-24 in downtown Rochester

The 9th annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival, presented by Oakland County Credit Union, runs Jan. 22-24 at East Water and Third streets in downtown Rochester with fireworks, ice carving, tube sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, dogsled rides, cross country skiing, carriage rides, food trucks and face painting.

Halloween pumpkin charity auction

Oakland County staff raised over $50,000 for different charities in 2015

A week before Christmas, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson presented 19 local charities with checks totaling $31,500. The proceeds were raised by employees participating in the county’s Casual Day program through which they may donate $1 to charity in order to wear jeans to work.

James Rigato

Looking back at the top stories of 2015

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. We here at Prosper love to share stories of positive developments happening throughout Oakland County, as well as stories of the people making a difference in our community. As we say goodbye to 2015, we look back on our top-read stories of the year – the stories about people working in different ways to make Oakland County such a wonderful place to call home.

South Pacific Steel Installation

ZeroBase brings renewable energy to areas in need all over the world

Ferndale-based ZeroBase Energy was established in 2009 with the vision of making cleaner sources of energy more accessible to those most in need. 
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