The Oakland County area has an abundance of opportunities for existing businesses and new ventures.
When the going gets rough, the entrepreneurial spirit gets creative and resourceful.
The Oakland Press has gathered upcoming events, news and links to help business owners and professionals succeed.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Automation Alley to host robotics workshop

Automation Alley is hosting “Automation Simulation with Collaborative Robots” presented by James Lakin, NAFTA Partner Program Manager, Comau LLC and Bruce Centofanti, Director of Automation Solutions, Kundinger, for robotic integrators and end users. The event is 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 21 at Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy, $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Women in Communications event to feature tips for event planning

The Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter luncheon to feature Molly MacDonald, CEO and founder of The Pink Fund, presenting insights for producing successful events, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 14 at Nomad Grill at the Best Western Premier Detroit Southfield Hotel, formerly the Holiday Inn, 26555 Telegraph Road, Southfield. The cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. For information, visit

Monday, February 19, 2018

Market research business workshops offered in Oakland County

• Market Research Basics workshop is 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 21  or April 11 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township,, 248-858-0783, free workshop.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Networking event to highlight connected car technology

 Tech248 MeetUp for February is 9-11 a.m. Feb. 13 at Danlaw Inc., 41211 Vincenti Court, Novi. “Connected Car Technology-Paving the Way for Sustainable Mobility” will be presented by Danlaw COO Tim Morris and VP Engineering Solutions Dan McClung. The monthly meetUps are networking events designed to connect people of tech companies in Oakland County. Admission is free. There is a no solicitation policy for the MeetUps. Register at or call 248-858-1922.