Avondale School District Announces Excellence in Education Award Winners

Ten Avondale School District students were honored last night during the 20th Annual Excellence in Education Awards Program hosted by the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce and The Palace of Auburn Hills. Students were chosen to be recognized by their teachers and school administrators for a variety of reasons including academic excellence, outstanding leadership skills, and strength of character. Staff nominated students from each Avondale School District school and submitted their name along … [Read more...]

2016 Edition of Oakland County’s ‘PROSPER’ Magazine Hits Airports in Time for Holiday Travelers

PROSPER, the official county magazine spotlighting Oakland County as a business and quality of life destination, is now available at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Flint’s Bishop International Airport in time to reach thousands of holiday travelers. In its 10th year, the free full-color magazine tells Oakland County’s story through the people who make the county a preferred location to live, work, play and prosper. It features communities, education and businesses in its 104 pages, the … [Read more...]

Get to Know The Imps, a Local All Teen Girl Band

The Imps In February 2011, Katelynn Corll from Rochester Adams and Liah Miller from Cranbrook formed the original band The Imps. They are an all teen-girl rock band performing original music and cover music. The School of Rock brought them together and determination keeps them going. They have won three Battle of the Bands, including the Detroit Battle of the Band Finals. The Imps released their first self-titled EP in 2013 and just release their second CD this past August (available … [Read more...]

Second Best Year Ever for Emerging Sectors® as 2013 Investment Tops $500 Million

Oakland County’s Emerging Sectors® business attraction and retention strategy had its second best year since inception, generating more than $518 million of investment in 2013 while creating or retaining 4,200 jobs. The year was second only to 2007 when $672 million was generated, due in large part to an expansion into Independence Township of McLaren Hospital. “We’re clearly charging out of the recession,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I can’t wait for the 2014 … [Read more...]

Patterson Honors 220 Emerging Sectors® Companies at The Palace as Total Investment Tops $2.5 Billion Milestone

More than 200 businesses were honored and thanked tonight by Oakland County L. Brooks Patterson in recognition of their combined investment in the county’s Emerging Sectors® business development program which now tops $2.5 billion. Patterson hosted the invitation-only “What goes into $2 Billion?” celebration at The Palace of Auburn Hills to recognize the significant investment the companies have made in Oakland County. More than 700 people, including members of the Oakland County Business … [Read more...]

Patterson to Celebrate Milestone with Emerging Sectors® Companies as Program Passes $2 Billion in Total Investment

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is hosting an event on Tuesday, June 18, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in celebration of the Emerging Sectors® companies generating more than $2 billion of investment in Oakland County. These are companies who are diversifying the economy by shifting from manufacturing to knowledge-based. This is an invitation-only event for the company leaders, members of the Oakland County Business Roundtable, Consuls General Corps and selected other invitees. More than … [Read more...]

Glee and Theater Clubs at Rochester Community House

Kids who love to sing, dance and act will have a chance to perform for family and friends in Rochester Community House’s upcoming Glee and Theater clubs, instructed by veteran educator Kevin Cornwell. There’s no need to spend hours in dance classes or voice lessons for children in grades 1-6 to have the opportunity to get together with new friends to create a show choir performance. They’ll feel like confident stars by participating in Glee Club. The Winter Session is 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on … [Read more...]

Patterson Kicks Off 8th Annual Count Your Steps Program at Palace

Auburn Hills, MI, March 1, 2011 – Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and 130 third and fourth graders from Shrine Catholic Grade School kicked off his 8th annual Count Your Steps event at The Palace of Auburn Hills today. Detroit Pistons mascot Hooper joined Patterson and the kids to participate in a wide variety of activities including jump roping, hula hooping, dancing with Automotion, and a walk around The Palace concourse. “Count Your Steps continues to be a great success,” said … [Read more...]