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Friday, April 16, 2021
  A $300,000 grant from Ballmer Group to the Talent Development Coalition Construction Pre-Apprentice Program is lighting the path to a financially secure future for Pontiac school graduates and young-adult residents in the city and surrounding area as they prepare for employment in the construction trades.   Created in 2019 by Oakland University Professor David Strubler, Ph.D., in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Friday, April 16, 2021
Potential Prospective Tax Increases: A Look At What Might Be Comingby Leon LaBrecque, Chief Growth Officer of Sequoia Financial GroupCaveat Emptor: This piece is not about the fairness of our tax system. This is a simple analysis of the proposed business tax plans in DC at the time of this piece. Draw your own conclusion about the fairness of the tax system, and who should pay what. It seems very ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Business News
Thursday, April 15, 2021
"Treasures of the Heart" a new Spring Online Silent Auction to find yourself looking at wonderous spring items that will delight you and help those in need. To register or bid go to www.alsm.cbo.io.  Sneak Peak April 23,2021. Opens Monday April 26 at noon. Closes April 29 at 8:30pm. Funds raised support Assistance League's local community programs to clothe, feed, educate and give comfort to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Fundraising Event
Thursday, April 15, 2021
  Michelle Piskulich, Ph.D., senior associate provost at Oakland University, has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership Award, which is presented annually by the Michigan ACE Network. It is the highest honor the MI-ACE Network presents.   “Receiving this award is so meaningful to me,” Piskulich said. “I really am proud and honored to have ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Susan Bowyer was a PhD student with a toddler when her world was upended by divorce. She needed help, and she needed it fast. Neighborhood House was there for her. Like many people, Bowyer – now a Rochester Hills City Councilwoman, a Medical Physicist and the Scientific Director of the Neuromagnetism Lab at Henry Ford Hospital – just needed a boost. She didn’t need massive amounts of money for ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
(April 8, 2021- Troy, MI-) In these challenging times, Community Housing Network (CHN) is on the front lines of working to keep folks in their homes – and off the streets.Currently, Community Housing Network is one of three Oakland County agencies distributing funds via the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (or CERA) program. These funds, being provided at this critical time, will help people who ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Deck Art 2021 Kicks off May 13 and 14  ROCHESTER, Mich. April 13, 2021 – This year, over 400 artists from all over metro Detroit as well as almost 40 Downtown Rochester businesses are participating in Deck Art 2021. In its eleventh installment, Deck Art is a skateboard art competition and exhibition. Artists submit one-of-a-kind artwork using skateboard decks as a canvas. These decks will be on ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 12, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Scott Lawrence Owner, Photographer, Headshots by Scott Lawrence scott@scottlawrencephoto.com   Photographer Scott Lawrence Earns Portrait Masters Accreditation Troy business and headshot photographer becomes one of five in Michigan to hold designation   TROY, Michigan — April 12, 2021 — Scott Lawrence, a Metro Detroit professional headshot and business ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Business News
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Following a national search, Oakland University has selected Elaine K. Carey, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She will begin her role on June 30, 2021.  Dr. Carey currently serves as founding dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Science at Purdue University Northwest, where she has progressed through roles of increasing responsibility since 2017. In her ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, April 08, 2021
  Oakland University recently launched a new “Ask Grizz!” chatbot feature on the OU website that will provide an opportunity for the university to connect with prospective students and families 24/7, and provide answers to common questions, as well as general OU information.   “We felt it was important to offer a resource that was available around the clock, in order to best serve students ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Virtual Charity Bike Ride to benefit the "Friends of the Paint Creek Trail" - May 1 - May 31 Enjoy a 20-mile bike ride on the Paint Creek Trail on your own or at a safe distance with friends. Net proceeds benefit the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail.Event Includes: Goodie bag (available to pick up at Oat Soda in Lake Orion - available from May 1 - May 31). It will include special offers from Oat ...read more
Categories: Fundraising Event
Monday, April 05, 2021
Oakland University has been awarded top ranking status for multiple degree programs by Intelligent.com. The university was listed among thousands of public institutions in the nation, and the comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 05, 2021
New opportunity to work alongside Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation in efforts to support our senior community.  Our peer to peer fundraising toolkit includes everything you need to host a simple fundraiser at you work, church, or even at home.  We know you’ll love one of our unique fundraisers, have some fun, & feel great continuing to advocate for our seniors who need it most.   If you have any ...read more
Categories: Fundraising Event, Press Release
Monday, April 05, 2021
Oakland County Michigan Works! is hosting a virtual career fair on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021. Two sessions are being held. You must register to participate in this virtual job fair:   MORNING SESSION | 9 A.M. - NOON https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/Michigan/e/d7QZ3   AFTERNOON SESSION | 1 - 4 P.M. https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/Michigan/e/z6dwj   Please feel free to share this ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Business News
Monday, April 05, 2021
The Research Office at Oakland University presented awards to several OU faculty members in recognition of their outstanding research and initiative during the Research, Innovation and Engagement Town Hall, which was held on Monday, March 29. The awards were presented virtually this year due to the COVID -19 pandemic. “We are delighted to be able to recognize the hard work and success of our ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, April 05, 2021
  The Oakland University Brass Band recently won the University Section of the 2021 Kapitol Cory Online Brass Band Championships, which were held March 12-28.   The championship competition consisted of more than 100 bands from around the world, which were broken up into five Adult Sections, a Youth Section, and a University Section. The OUBB was the only American band included in the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Monday, April 05, 2021
LIVE WEBINAR: Biden's Tax Plan... What If? April 27, 2021, 10:00 A.M. FREE  Join tax experts Leon LaBrecque, Chief Growth Officer at Sequoia Financial Group, and Wayne Roberts, Co-Chair of the Bodman Law Firm’s Business Tax Group, as they dive into the details of the specific provisions within the Biden tax plan. They will give expert analysis and insight on what the consequences of such a ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Business News, Political
Friday, April 02, 2021
Rep. Tisdel meets with small-business owners, employees on Rochester toursRELEASE|April 2, 2021Contact:Mark Tisdel State Rep. Mark Tisdel on Thursday met with employers and employees at seven local businesses in downtown Rochester, completing the first day of his spring small-business tour. “Hearing directly from the hard-working, persevering small-business owners and staff gives hope for the ...read more
Categories: Business News, Press Release, Chamber, Political
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Huron-Clinton Metroparks Recruiting Now for Key Executive Position Dynamic leader needed to serve as Chief of Finance.  BRIGHTON, Mich. – The Huron-Clinton Metroparks has launched a comprehensive search for its next Chief of Finance, a dynamic leader with a proven record in strong financial management and a dedication to outdoor recreation and the role it can play in supporting and strengthening ...read more
Categories: Business News, Press Release
Thursday, April 01, 2021
The Oakland University Esports team has announced the addition of Overwatch to the list of games the Golden Grizzlies will compete in, beginning in fall 2021. Oakland currently competes in League of Legends, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. "We are very excited to add Overwatch to our Esports program," Head Coach Carl Leone said. "It includes many aspects that we look for in a competitive ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Royal Park Hotel & PARK 600 Restaurant Name Executive Chef Boris Jovanoski Director of Culinary Operations  (March 24, 2021 - Rochester, MI-) Royal Park Hotel and Park 600 have a new Director of Culinary Operations – but it is a familiar face: Executive Chef Boris Jovanoski.In his new role, Jovanoski will oversee all culinary experiences at the Royal Park Hotel and Park 600. “I’m excited to step ...read more
Categories: Business News, Press Release
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
  Rochester Hills Public Library offers live, online tutoring for patrons (ROCHESTER – March 31, 2021) Following a difficult year for students of all ages and now quickly approaching the summer season, parents and students may be concerned about lost time in the classroom and the dreaded summer slump when kids focus less on schoolwork. Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is the community’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Detroit's Lost Poletown” with author Brianne Turczynskion, April 29, 7 p.m. on Zoom  (ROCHESTER – March 29, 2021)Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Detroit's Lost Poletown” with author Brianne Turczynski on April 29 at 7 p.m. on the library’s Zoom platform. Poletown was a once vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhood in Detroit. In its prime, it had ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents:Event: Museum Grounds/Museum Exhibits/1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse Tour    Dates: Friday, April 16Saturday, April 17Friday, May 14Saturday, May 15Times: 1pm – 2pm, Exhibits open at 12:30Location: 1005 Van Hoosen Rd., The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen FarmCost: Free for Members!           Non-Members: $5/Adult, $3/Senior & StudentRegister: ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, March 29, 2021
KIM ADAMS JOINS NEW DAY FOUNDATION FOR FAMILIES Breast cancer survivor and Emmy-award-winning TV and radio host is back in action  ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH., March 29, 2021 –New Day Foundation for Families, a leading nonprofit dedicated to reducing the financial burden and emotional stress caused by cancer, announced the addition of former Detroit television and radio host Kim Adams to the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 26, 2021
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm reprints best seller "Petticoat Surgeon", written by Dr. Bertha Van HoosenThe Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is pleased to announce that it has reprinted Petticoat Surgeon, the autobiography of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen. The book was originally published in 1947. The reprinting celebrates Dr. Van Hoosen's 158th birthday on March 26 and Women's ...read more
Categories: Business News, Press Release
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Beaumont Health reinstates visitor safety restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise in Michigan All Beaumont Health hospitals will begin limiting the visitation of family and friends at our hospitals, effective March 25 at 8 a.m. to protect patients, staff and, community as COVID-19 cases in the region and state are now rising again.  “We have noticed an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in metro Detroit ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, March 25, 2021
  HGTV hosts to speak at Rochester University’s 50th Partnership Dinner  Presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, Rochester University’s 2021 Partnership Dinner will feature a live, virtual conversation with Ben and Erin Napier, hosts of HGTV’s “Home Town” television show, on Saturday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m.  Partnership Dinner is an annual event that generates funds for student ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Fundraising Event
Thursday, March 25, 2021
After a year of restricted and virtual events, Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance is thrilled to unveil its new outdoor stage for “OU Outside the Box,” a performing arts festival running April 5 – June 27, 2021. The festival will feature performances by SMTD students, artists-in-residence and faculty in a safe, outdoor setting on the OU campus. “We are beyond excited to ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
The Oakland University Center for Autism is offering a free virtual event series for Autism Awareness Month in April. The series will highlight various topics, including World Autism Day, jobs in the autism field, personal insights about living with autism, and autism research at OU.  Autism Series Kick-off on World Autism Awareness Day Friday, April 2, Noon *This is World Autism Awareness ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
For a second straight election cycle, Oakland University has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The designation is valid through December 2022.  The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus initiative is to boost efforts that help students overcome barriers to ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, March 22, 2021
Rochester Hills Public Library Director Announces New Strategic Plan  (ROCHESTER – March 22, 2021) Juliane Morian, director of Rochester Hills Public Library, has announced the release of a new three-year strategic plan, which highlights the library’s core purpose, vision, and focus for continued growth and success in serving the community. It also focuses on ways to meet and exceed the ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Oakland University Professor Scott Tiegs is a co-author on a new study that examines how glacier loss, driven by global warming, affects glacier-fed river ecosystems. The study was published March 15 in the journal Nature Climate Change.   Tiegs was part of an international team of researchers led by the University of Leeds (United Kingdom) that measured organic matter decomposition rates in ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Help is HereConsumers Energy wants you to know that help is available for our customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills. Whatever you’ve faced this year — job loss, extreme weather or other challenging circumstances — help is just a phone call away. Here are four options to help if you are struggling to pay your energy bill.1. Call 2-1-1 or go to mi211.org for help paying your energy ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, March 18, 2021
  Every spring Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance recognizes distinguished students and community members with MaTilDa Awards, which are named to honor Matilda Dodge Wilson, who donated the land on which Oakland University is built.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s award recipients were announced virtually on Tuesday, March 16 by Dr. Amy Hardison Tully, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
We are excited to announce that we are hosting our 31st “Make A Difference” Charity Auction virtually on Friday April 23, 2021, featuring a “Kentucky Derby” theme, Silent Auction and a Live Stream Auction with “The English Auctioneer!”  This auction is dedicated to raising funds that directly benefit job training and job placement programs for individuals with disabilities, fulfilling their ...read more
Categories: Fundraising Event
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative - GRANTS up to $15,000 Yesterday the Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $10 million grant program to help meet the urgent needs of small businesses disproportionately impacted the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative will utilize federal CARES Act funding to award ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Business News
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Tom Dluzen celebrates 10 years leading Chief Financial Credit Union as president and CEO. Dluzen accepted the position in 2010 as the credit union faced possible closure due to the impact of the 2009 mortgage crisis. The Chief Financial Team, with Dluzen at the helm, was able to navigate through those turbulent years without the need to lay off a single employee. In the past 10 years, Chief ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Business News
Friday, July 17, 2020
As the world faces a global pandemic, local businesses and nonprofit organizations face a financial unknown. Small businesses faced possibly the worst effects of the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in Michigan, but one local credit union worked to help weather the storm. Chief Financial Credit Union, a small credit union headquartered in Rochester Hills, MI, spent countless hours guiding ...read more
Categories: Business News, Press Release, Education

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