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, May 21, 2018

Troy Chamber to host Economic Development Forum

The May Economic Development Forum is 8-9:30 a.m., May 30 at Rehmann, 1500 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, presented by the Troy Chamber of Commerce. Mark Miller, acting city manager, City of Troy is the featured speaker. Register at or call 248-641-8151.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Southfield Chamber to host Entrepreneurs Forum

The Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce and South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association are hosting Entrepreneurs Forum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18 at Regency Manor, 25228 W. Twelve Mile Road, Southfield. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers, For more information, visit

Monday, May 7, 2018

Tech248 MeetUp to be held at winery in Highland

The next monthly Oakland County Tech248 MeetUp is 3-5 p.m. May 8, at Hoffman Farms Winery, 2521 Rose Center Road, Highland Township. The topic is Connected Vehicles. For more information, call Christopher Dinnan at 248-858-1922. There is a no solicitation policy for the MeetUps. Register at
The MeetUps are networking events designed to connect people of tech companies in Oakland County.

Friday, April 27, 2018

SBA and SCORE host National Small Business Week Virtual Conference

The National Small Business Week Virtual Conference is 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. May 1-3. Hosted by the SBA and SCORE Association, the three-day virtual conference is held during the annual Small Business Week, (April 30-May 5).

The conference is free and features 12 educational webinars, as well as mentoring sessions, networking opportunities and resources. Participants can attend any of the live sessions that interest them.

Register for the conference at