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.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Tech248 networking event set for Madison Heights

The next monthly Tech248 MeetUp is 3-5 p.m. April 26 at MRA Mobile Experiential, 950 E. Whitcomb Ave. Madison Heights.
This month's topic is “Classroom to Commercial” featuring Greg Doyle, Tech248; Brad Frederick, founder, Media Genesis; Tony Amato, CEO, MRA Mobile Experiential; Guss Issa, CEO of GHI Electronics, LLC and Ross Sheleh, director of Business Development, GHI Electronics.
The MeetUps are networking events designed to connect people of tech companies in Oakland County.
Register for Tech248 MeetUp. Admission is free. There is a no solicitation policy for the MeetUps. For more information, call Christopher Dinnan at 248-858-1922.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson formed Tech248 in 2014 to promote Oakland County as a global technology hub and increase tech-based business, skilled tech labor and collaboration.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Oakland County Economic Outlook luncheon to present U of M study

The Oakland County Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon 2018 is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 26 at Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, hosted by Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, featuring an economic outlook study by University of Michigan economists. Seating is limited, register at, $50 each.  For more information, contact Julie Skene at or 248-858-5437.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tech networking event set for April 4 in Troy

IoT TechConnect is 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. April 4 at Troy Marriott Conference Center, 200 W Big Beaver Road, Troy. Michigan Science Center President and CEO Tonya Matthews will emcee. The event is a gathering where companies, institutions, associations, and professionals can network, show off their products and services, and learn about the Internet of Things, M2M, and Autonomous Vehicles. Continental breakfast and boxed lunch included, $20. Admission is free 3-6 p.m. Register at, 248-301-0468.

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.