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Royal Oak business Motor City Gas receives award from Genisys.

Small business microgrant winners announced in Oakland County

This year there were six winners of the Spirit of Main Street Micro Business Start-Up Grant, each of them located within communities of the Main Street Oakland County program. These microgrants are awarded by Main Street Oakland County and Genysis Credit Union.

Village Shoe Inn. Photo by David Lewinski.

Fixtures of Farmington: Village Shoe Inn perseveres by putting customers (and their feet) first

This three-generation family business has been a part of Farmington for nearly 50 years. So what's the secret to their success? Here we have a chat with owner Chuck Thibault to find out.

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Royal Oak's Tome Software innovates for safer cycling

Cyclists in Oakland County are pedaling along the many new bike lanes, as biking-for-transportation increases in popularity. We spoke with Jake Sigal of Tome Software about his company’s efforts to make cyclists safer on the roads.

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Berkley is a startup city doing its "own thing"

It's not a Birmingham. It's not a Ferndale. It's not a Royal Oak. Patrick Dunn lets us in on why unique this dense, walkable south Oakland County community is in a class all its own.

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AUCH Construction celebrates 110 years with a beautiful new building in downtown Pontiac

The George W. AUCH Company just celebrated its 110th year of being in business in southeast Michigan with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their brand-new, 20,000-square-foot building in downtown Pontiac.  

Caylin Brandon and Lila Barron count money from their slime sales.

Children's business fair prepares young entrepreneurs for the real world

Young entrepreneurs gathered to showcase their products and pitch their ideas to attendees of a Children's Business Fair in Rochester. Dorothy Hernandez went to the fair and spoke to these budding entrepreneurs.

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Why is Pontiac the best home for a tech business?

On June 6, leaders from The NEXT Education, MadDog Technology, LocalHop, and the tech defense industry will sit down with Pontiac entrepreneur Glen Konopaskie at the free High Growth Happy Hour. In advance, they share thoughts on why Pontiac is so special.

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Jessica Schatz of Expressions Music Academy on the power of systems in growing a business

Jessica Schatz went from three students at her first music academy business to now an estimated 1,400 students in three locations across Metro Detroit.

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Pontiac-born artistís tunes, apparel line grows from family, friends and love of music

Sometimes really good things grow out of love when you least expect it.

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Twin brothers build Metro Detroit farm-to-table network for carnivores

Matt and Mike Romine are connecting the journey of animals from farm to butchery to table. And if you eat meat, they think you should too.

Green Hippo Gift Shop

Welcome to the Year of the Hippo

Green Hippo Gifts in downtown Lake Orion offers an ever-changing selection of local and handmade gifts, home goods, children's books, clothing, jewelry, and more, and will celebrate its fourth year in business this October. In recognition of her accomplishment, owner Jennifer Meier, a former teacher with no previous business background, was just named a member of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. 

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Why Hazel Park is the next Hazel Park

While Hazel Park is known for its working-class background, rising home prices have some wondering if the city's ‘true-grit' attitude will persevere. Kate Roff finds out how the city is forging a future for itself that’s very different from its neighbors.

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Unified Business Technologies emphasizes women in traditionally male jobs

Michelle D’Souza is the President and CEO of Unified Business Technologies in Troy, a multi-faceted company that spans a number of different industries, including information technologies, manufacturing, engineering, and construction. One of the secrets to her success is hiring the right people, even if they don't have the "right" education or experience. 

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Downtown Madison Heights defies expectations

When you think of downtown Madison Heights, a traditional “Main Street” look and feel may not immediately come to mind. Metromode's Lish Dorset tells us why this gritty, multi-cultural town will surprise you.

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EverythingHR will change the way companies do HR

Five years ago Rochester Hills company El Shaddai Consulting launched the cloud-based human resource management system, EverythingHR, and it is already changing the way businesses do HR. 
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