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Cellarmen's: Beards, Bees, and Booze in Hazel Park

The Hazel Park buzz (get it???) is real, and for further proof check out Cellarmen's, a new meadery, cidery, and brewery brought to us by four majestically bearded B. Nektar alumni. 

Melody Arabo with President Obama

Educator, Leader, Author and Philanthropist Melody Arabo is this year's Elite 40 Under 40 Winner

Third grade teacher Melody Arabo is Oakland County's Elite 40 Under 40 winner for 2015, and with good reason - in her role as educator, she has undertaken a significant amount of leadership development and social justice work, teaching by example and helping today's children learn how to be tomorrow's leaders. 

Kathleen Norton-Schock

Flower child capitalists turn low profit company into gazelle startup, ardentCause

ardentCause is a Troy-based socially entrepreneurial startup developed software applications for non-profits, foundations and the like, and doubles ita revenue every year. 

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Featured Video: American Plastic Toys

American Plastic Toys is an all-American-made toy company based in Walled Lake, Michigan. Their injection-molded plastic toys are sold in places like Walmart, Sears, JC Penney, Big Lots and Toys"R"Us at prices significantly lower than their name-brand counterparts (which are typically manufactured outside of the United States). American Plastic Toys have been proudly made in the USA since 1962, and currently employ 175 people here in Michigan.

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Pontiac is a city in its own right, with a downtown to match. Live music venues, unique restaurants, off-the-hook clubs, avant-garde galleries? Check, check, check, check. Plus, there is quality historic housing stock that is actually affordable.