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Whether its medical device developers like Rochester Hill’s Oxus, alternative energy companies like Troy’s Ecojiva, Hazel Park’s designers Ryde Motorcycles, or toy/engineering labs like Birmingham’s The Robot Garage, economic pioneers are reshaping Michigan’s business landscape. You can’t stop them, so why not join them?

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Royal Oak's Tome Software innovates for safer cycling

Cyclists in Oakland County are pedaling along the many new bike lanes, as biking-for-transportation increases in popularity. We spoke with Jake Sigal of Tome Software about his company’s efforts to make cyclists safer on the roads.

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Berkley is a startup city doing its "own thing"

It's not a Birmingham. It's not a Ferndale. It's not a Royal Oak. Patrick Dunn lets us in on why unique this dense, walkable south Oakland County community is in a class all its own.

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AUCH Construction celebrates 110 years with a beautiful new building in downtown Pontiac

The George W. AUCH Company just celebrated its 110th year of being in business in southeast Michigan with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their brand-new, 20,000-square-foot building in downtown Pontiac.  

Caylin Brandon and Lila Barron count money from their slime sales.

Children's business fair prepares young entrepreneurs for the real world

Young entrepreneurs gathered to showcase their products and pitch their ideas to attendees of a Children's Business Fair in Rochester. Dorothy Hernandez went to the fair and spoke to these budding entrepreneurs.

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Why is Pontiac the best home for a tech business?

On June 6, leaders from The NEXT Education, MadDog Technology, LocalHop, and the tech defense industry will sit down with Pontiac entrepreneur Glen Konopaskie at the free High Growth Happy Hour. In advance, they share thoughts on why Pontiac is so special.
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Beer

Featured Video: What's Brewing in Oakland County

There is no question that craft beer is experiencing explosive growth all over the country. With some of America's largest, top-ranked craft beer producers right here in Michigan, our Great Beer State is at the forefront of this exciting industry, and in Oakland County, there seems to be a new brewery opening every week. Here we take a look at relative newbies Farmington Brewing Company, Ascension Brewing Company in Novi, and North Center Brewing Company in Northville for their take on the booming craft of brewing and what it means for the local economy and the state of Michigan as a whole.

Featured Video: Epiphany Studios

Move over Chihuly, Epiphany Studios is out to eat your lunch. Okay, not really, but this Pontiac-based glass studio produces some incredible work, employing techniques developed and mastered by Italian glass blowers over hundreds of years.

Sydney Bogg's Sweet Essentials

Featured Video: Sydney Bogg's Sweet Essentials

When Detroit's iconic candymaker Sydney Bogg's closed in 2002, customers thought they had lost their beloved Bogg's candies and chocolates for good. But long-time candymakers and Sydney Bogg's employees Lisa Peasley and her sister and brother-in-law Debbie and Gary Schlicker found that they were still receiving requests for the classic candies -- so much so that they were able to revive the brand with a new store called Sydney Bogg's Sweet Essentials in Berkley featuring the most popular hand-made chocolates and confections from the classic brand. Video by M-1 Studios

Featured Video: B Nektar

Mead, it's not just for renaissance fest geeks anymore. Proof? B. Nektar in hipper-than-thou Ferndale, where honey, apples and all sorts of fermentable goodness are crafted into a darn fine brew.

Comedy Castle

Featured Video: Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

Laughter is truly the best medicine, and Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle is your favorite doctor's office. Since 1979, the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak has been a staple for stand-up comedy in Metro Detroit, helping to launch the careers of folks like Tim Allen and Dave Coulier and seeing some of the biggest names in stand-up of the last 40 years come through its doors, while also allowing new talent the opportunity to take the stage with its popular weekly open mic nights. 
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