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One Stop Ready gets communities working together to help them grow

Oakland County's One Stop Ready is a community-focused economic development program built on self-evaluation, information sharing, and outstanding customer service. It is designed for community leaders to review their policies, compare best practices, and work hand-in-hand to make business development easier.

Stealth innovation: How a Troy company is reinventing vending machine technology

In 2009, Troy-based 365 Retail Markets generated $42K in revenue. This year it's projected to make $15 million. Read how one of Michigan's most under-the-radar tech companies is reinventing the vending machine experience and reaping big business in the process.


Featured Video: Palazzo di Bocce

Palazzo di Bocce is every bit as palatial as the name promises. At 32,000 sq.ft., the Palazzo is home to 10 total indoor bocce courts, with three on each side of the dining room and four more in the back “courtyard.” There is also an excellent traditional Italian restaurant inside, and it's less than a mile north of the Palace of Auburn Hills, making this a great spot for dinner with a little bit of bocce before or after a Pistons game or concert. 
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Kyle Concessi
Associate Transducer Engineer
Harman International
Melody Boone
Kindergarten Teacher
Bradford Academy
Betty J. Youngblood
Vice President for Organizational Development and Strategic Planning
Oakland University

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Health + Wellness

Year-round activities and events abound in Oakland County, where health, wellness and fun are part of the quality-of-life landscape. From amateur hockey and hydroplane races to half-marathons and more, Oakland County gets people up and moving. Here are just some of the events aimed at keeping county residents happy, healthy and on the go – "Count Your Steps," Fire & Ice Fest, Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament, and the Brooksie Way Half-Marathon.

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There aren't many Metro Detroit intersections more happening than Woodward and Nine Mile. The once-sleepy hamlet of Ferndale has become the arbiter of hip in Metro Detroit. Great shopping, dining and people-watching meet affordable housing a mere jump away from Detroit and Royal Oak. Location, location, location. Ferndale is a Main Street Oakland County Community.

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