| Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Pinterest RSS Feed

Videos

83 Articles | Page: | Show All

Video: MI Great Artist Winner Ken Hershenson

Meet Ken Hershenson of Clawson, the 2015 winner of the MIGreatArtist contest. Ken, a self-taught painter, commented about his success in the competition stating, “This is validation for working all of these years, for getting to do my passion.” You could join Ken in the winner's circle with your entry in this year's art contest. Enter at www.migreatartist.com.   read on…

Featured Video: What's Brewing in Oakland County

There is no question that craft beer is experiencing explosive growth all over the country. With some of America's largest, top-ranked craft beer producers right here in Michigan, our Great Beer State is at the forefront of this exciting industry, and in Oakland County, there seems to be a new brewery opening every week. Here we take a look at relative newbies Farmington Brewing Company, Ascension Brewing Company in Novi, and North Center Brewing Company in Northville for their take on the booming craft of brewing and what it means for the local economy and the state of Michigan as a whole. read on…

Featured Video: Leader Dogs for the Blind

Founded by Lions Club members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind has successfully trained more than 15,000 guide dog teams from countries all over the world. Their mission is to empower people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel. read on…

Featured Video: Epiphany Studios

Move over Chihuly, Epiphany Studios is out to eat your lunch. Okay, not really, but this Pontiac-based glass studio produces some incredible work, employing techniques developed and mastered by Italian glass blowers over hundreds of years. read on…

Featured Video: Sydney Bogg's Sweet Essentials

When Detroit's iconic candymaker Sydney Bogg's closed in 2002, customers thought they had lost their beloved Bogg's candies and chocolates for good. But long-time candymakers and Sydney Bogg's employees Lisa Peasley and her sister and brother-in-law Debbie and Gary Schlicker found that they were still receiving requests for the classic candies -- so much so that they were able to revive the brand with a new store called Sydney Bogg's Sweet Essentials in Berkley featuring the most popular hand-made chocolates and confections from the classic brand. Video by M-1 Studiosread on…

Featured Video: Fire and Ice

This year's Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester will be held from January 19-21. Enjoy dog sledding, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing, and a variety of other family-oriented winter activities absolutely FREE! Check out this video for more of what's in store for you at the Fire & Ice Festival. read on…

Featured Video: The Detroit Curling Club

Joe Bonfoey, President of the Detroit Curling Club,  talked to the Oakland County Prosper about the group, which moved its home to Ferndale in 2002. They have a 100-year lease and members are from all over the Detroit metro area. The 250 members range in age from 18 to 83 and come from many different professions. read on…

Featured Video: Take Root

Calling Rochester, Michigan their home, Take Root resides at Oakland University under the direction of its founders and fellow company members, Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz. In addition to being a modern dance company, Take Root also works for the health and wellness of the community through programs like their Dance for Parkinson's Disease classes, designed for Parkinson's patience and addressing PD-specific concerns like balance, coordination, and depression.  read on…

Featured Video: LEGOLAND

Oakland County Prosper takes you on a tour of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, a Lego-themed indoor playground located inside the Great Lakes Crossing shopping center in Auburn Hills that features a "miniland" of the city of Detroit's most iconic landmarks, carnival rides with laser guns, hands-on activity areas, and a "4D" cinema.  This video was produced by Hendrickson Video Productions Detroit.   read on…

Featured Video: B Nektar

Mead, it's not just for renaissance fest geeks anymore. Proof? B. Nektar in hipper-than-thou Ferndale, where honey, apples and all sorts of fermentable goodness are crafted into a darn fine brew. read on…

Featured Video: Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center

Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center in Clarkston provides children's educational programs through physical activity. Programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of children of all ages and skill levels. In addition to offering extreme physical challenges, which are great foundations for every sport, their programs also build self-esteem and promote positive attitudes and mental well-being. read on…

Featured Video: NO HAZ

Several communities in Oakland County have come together to provide residents a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). These communities form the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO HAZ). The NO HAZ Consortium's goal is to provide regular, reliable and easily accessible HHW collection services to its residents. read on…

Featured Video: Walk the Line

Walk the Line To SCI Recovery is an exercise-based spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury recovery program. Their experienced team works with clients to develop creative individual recovery programs and incorporate the newest information available from emerging research around the globe. Video by M-1 Studiosread on…

Featured Video: Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

Laughter is truly the best medicine, and Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle is your favorite doctor's office. Since 1979, the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak has been a staple for stand-up comedy in Metro Detroit, helping to launch the careers of folks like Tim Allen and Dave Coulier and seeing some of the biggest names in stand-up of the last 40 years come through its doors, while also allowing new talent the opportunity to take the stage with its popular weekly open mic nights.  read on…

Featured Video: Ultimate Soccer

Ultimate Soccer Arenas is the largest indoor soccer facility in North American and Europe, offering state-of-the-art indoor soccer fields for both kids and adults. They are home to the Michigan Bucks Soccer Team and All American Lacrosse, and also host a variety of Michigan Youth Soccer travel teams and leagues for all ages.  read on…

Featured Video: Andrew Chmielewski

Andrew Chmielewski is the co-founder of Dave's Sweet Tooth, the become the largest manufacturer of specialty toffee products in Michigan, and Mitten Crate, a monthly subscription-based box delivery of Michigan-made artisan food products and specialty goods. He is part of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2015read on…

Featured Video: Sundberg-Ferar

Sundberg-Ferar was established in 1934 and is the second oldest industrial product design company in the United States. The Walled Lake company is an industry leader with a product roster that includes home appliances, automotive products, industrial electronic products, mass transit vehicles, vending machines, aircraft interiors, medical tools, and concept models for the NASA space station. Take a look inside Sundberg-Ferar with this Oakland County Prosper video by Matthew Stanton.  read on…

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. read on…

The Chrysler Technology Center: 25th Anniversary

It’s a landmark that can’t be missed when driving along I-75 in northern Oakland County. The Chrysler World Headquarters and Technology Center with its trademark Pentastar, in Auburn Hills, Michigan, has intrigued passersby for 25 years.   The research development side of the complex, Chrysler Technology Center (CTC) has been operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the last quarter century building some of the most recognizable vehicles in the world.   Now celebrating its silver anniversary, CTC is still the only automotive facility that brings together scientific research, product design, engineering and manufacturing under one roof. Together with the Tower, the complex is the second largest in the United States in floor space; only the Pentagon is larger!   At 3.3 million square feet, the building became “the ultimate advantage” in the auto industry. There had never been anything like it and there still isn’t. read on…

Featured Video: Bingo Pet Salon

Bingo Pet Salon is a full-service dog and cat grooming facility in downtown Royal Oak that also offers dog walking and pet sitting services as well as groomer training classes. Learn more about this successful, independently-owned shop from owner Brian Lane, whose tireless commitment turned it into a thriving business. This video was produced by Hendrickson Video Productions Detroit. read on…

Featured Video: Jersey Mike's Franchise

Sharing the Bread Inc., a franchise of Jersey Mike's Subs, is one of the small businesses located throughout Oakland County that was helped by the SBA 504 Loan provided by the Oakland County Business Finance Corporation. Here Robert Middleton, President of Sharing the Bread Inc., talks about how the SBA 504 Loan helped their business start opening franchises of the East Coast submarine sandwich chain, with an agreement signed in 2012 to open 20 Jersey Mike's stores in Oakland and Macomb County.    read on…

Featured Video: Detroit Mechanix

The Detroit Mechanix (DMX) represent the American Ultimate Disc League, the first professional disc league in the sport of ultimate disc. Building on a community-centered, fan-driven, family-oriented team experience, the Mechanix seek to introduce the sport of ultimate disc to the masses. Assembled from all over Michigan, the gentlemen of DMX actively promote their love of the sport by participating in clinics, exhibitions, and appearances wherever and whenever they are able.   read on…

Featured Video: Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Doctor Kill-r-watt! The Great Chopandoff! Marvin's is a coin-operated wonderland of blinking, buzzing, and clattering machines. Every square inch is crammed with animatronic dummies, model airplanes, video games, and sideshow posters. From boardwalk-style gypsy fortune telling machines to the "Sing-Sing prison electric chair" to a custom-made automated orchestra, this one-of-a-kind arcade doubles as a museum unlike any you've ever visited. read on…

Featured Video: SOAR Learning Skills

Susan Kruger has spent over a decade teaching hundreds of students how to succeed in school. She began tutoring individual students in study skills. As demand for her expertise grew, she created the SOAR® Study Skills Workshops to reach more students. read on…

Featured Video: Sled Dogs Hit the Ice

Sled hockey brings "the coolest game on Earth" to disabled athletes around the world. At the third annual Oakland Edge adult hockey tournament held at Rochester's Onyx Ice Arena, visitors witnessed a sled hockey showdown between London, Canada's Blizzard hockey club and Metro Detroit's very own Michigan Sled Dogs. Tom Hendrickson reports. read on…

Featured Video: The Robot Garage

At The Robot Garage, LEGO toys and robotics adventures are more than just childhood pastimes. Located in a converted warehouse in Birmingham's Rail District, this imagination laboratory hosts building classes, birthday parties, weekend competitions and one of the coolest retail shops in all of Oakland County. Whether you're a creative kid or just a child at heart, there's plenty to discover. read on…

Featured Video: Beauty Blossoms In Metro Detroit

Norm Silk and Dale Morgan are all about aesthetics -- whether it's the explosion of flowers that fill their Birmingham boutique or the restoration of the only home in Detroit to be designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. read on…

Fixing Detroit's Rock: Koontz Guitar Repair

Detroit is the home of rock and roll. Period. No other city can claim the innovation and influence the Motor City has had on contemporary music. From Motown to electronica to punk this region makes music like no other. And keeping a guitarist's main weapon to wage rock is an essential part of what keeps Metro Detroit (and the rest of the rock world) strumming. read on…

Featured Video: Planterra

It's always spring at Planterra, an enchanting landscape conservatory in West Bloomfield. Through a partnership with Oakland County's SBA 504 loan program, Planterra was able to expand from greenhouses to their current botanical paradise, including a new event space that's open to the public.  read on…

Featured Video: Dixie Gully Run

The 35-acre off-road vehicle demonstration course in Groveland Township hosted the first-ever Dixie Gully Run ORV event on November 1 and 2, 2014.  read on…

Featured Video: Oakland County Market

Established in 1953, the Oakland County Market welcomes more than 300,000 visitors annually. The 14-acre venue is a mainstay for providing grower-direct fresh produce and flowers to county residents and visitors. Check out what's new at the market this season, plus Ed VanDevelder of Bald Mountain Mushrooms talks about what it takes to make it as a vendor at the market. read on…

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.  read on…

Featured Video: CREST

The Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST) center is the result of ideas from local police, fire and EMS agencies in collaboration with Oakland Community College. The concept of a training “city” providing realistic settings for real-life problems faced by emergency responders is an innovative outcome of Oakland Community College’s more than 40 years’ experience in training emergency services personnel. Video by M-1 Studios. read on…

Featured Video: Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in West Bloomfield is the largest and most comprehensive of all of the 250+ Jewish community centers located throughout the country. The JCC is not just for the Jewish community, but is rather the Jewish community's gift to the larger community with numerous educational exhibits and activities for kids, teens and families, even a fitness club and coffee shop.  read on…

Featured Video: Arnold School Relocation

The Arnold School in Addison was completed in 1857. In 2007 the city discussed tearing it down. The community rallied, donated money and the 152-year-old school was picked up and moved to Watershed Park. read on…

Daylighting the Clinton River

A river runs through it. Or once did. Forced below ground (and concrete), folks in downtown Pontiac haven't seen the Clinton River since 1963. Now, there's talk of daylighting the river, which is seen by some as a too-costly proposition and by others as a necessary step toward revitalizing the city's core. read on…

Featured Video: Oakland County International Airport goes green

Oakland County International Airport is now home to Michigan's first LEED-certified green airport terminal. A living wall of tropical plants clean the air; while charging stations power up electric vehicles. This new terminal is leading the nation in environmental aviation design. read on…

Featured Video: J&B Medical and Health Net Connect

J & B Medical was established in 1994 and since has become one of the fastest growing and most successful medical distribution companies in the world. J & B Medical, a family owned business, carries over 50 years of industry experience and is a Medical Main Street Life Science company. Video by M-1 Studios. read on…

Featured Video: Oakland County Michigan Works!

This featured video is an overview of the Oakland County Michigan Works! organization and how they benefit local business, employees, and the community as a whole. Video by Advantage Oaklandread on…

Featured Video: Welcome to the New OakGov.com

Check out the new OakGov.com, designed for you from the ground up to be used wherever you are with a cleaner, more user-friendly interface so you can find what you're looking for fast!  read on…

Featured Video: Hooot Dooogs! Fashion, baseball and mustard Metro Detroit-style.

Quick, we say: Frankfurters, men's fashion, and locally made mustard. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Should be Charley Marcuse. A true Metro Detroit original, this singing hotdog vendor at Tiger Stadium (and budding entrepreneur) embodies the indomitably funky spirit of our region. The mustard's tasty too! read on…

Featured Video: Moosejaw

Moosejaw is the most fun outdoor retailer on the planet! At least their employees think so, and happy employees make for happy customers. Oakland County Prosper's Tom Hendrickson takes a closer look at this Madison Heights-based company and what makes them so unique. read on…

Featured Video: What Goes Into 2 Billion Dollars - Emerging Sectors

More than 200 businesses were honored and thanked on June 18 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. read on…

Featured Video: Earth Day Festival

In honor of Earth Day here's a video recap of the Earth Day Festival in Rochester. You'll see that being green is not only helpful but fun. And remember, Earth Day shouldn't just be one day a year ... it should be every day of the year. read on…

Featured Video: Valeo North America

Oakland County's International Business video series continues with Françoise Colpron, the President of Valeo North America, an automotive parts manufacturing company which is headquartered in Troy with additional offices in Auburn Hills. Video by Advantage Oaklandread on…

Medical Main Street Conference Oct. 3-5, 2012

Oakland County is emerging as a global center of innovation in health care, research and development, education and commercialization in the life sciences industry. Our Medical Main Street's inaugural INNO-VENTION Conference, being held October 3-5 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, is all about fostering the growth of this industry.  read on…

Featured Video: Rochester

Rochester, Michigan is a friendly community with a charming small-town vibe. It is a perfect place to raise a family or just to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, while still being centrally-located with easy access to major cities for work. In Rochester you really can have the best of both worlds.  read on…

Featured Video: Toast

From Ferndale to Birmingham the Toast empire expands. If you haven't been to this one-of-a-kind... well, now two-of-a-kind eatery you really should. Who'd imagine that a place with Taco Tuesdays could be tres chic? That's the delicious conundrum that is Toast. Cool decor, surprising accoutrements and, always, yummy food. read on…

Featured Video: Bellyache Candy Shoppe

Think of them as the anti-tooth fairy. Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Slo-Pokes, Razzles and Zagnut. If these names bring you back to the halcyon days of the 60s, 70s and 80s, where you stood behind the 7-Eleven scarfing down sweets you bought with your lunch money, then Ferndale-based Bellyache Candy Shoppe is just for you. read on…

Featured Video: Uptown Film Festival

The Uptown Film Festival in Birmingham is a three-day celebration of Michigan filmmaking. Non-stop screenings over three days showcase dozens of films, including multiple world and Michigan premieres. Screenings are held at both the Palladium 12 and Birmingham 8 theaters in Birmingham, with after-glows held every night at some of Birmingham's hottest restaurants. Hollywood comes alive in Oakland County with the Uptown Film Festival! read on…

Downtown Rochester Fire & Ice Fest

This wonderful spring weather has us putting away winter coats, hats, and mittens. Tom Henrickson’s newly created video of Fire & Ice Fest will bring back fond memories of winter. The event held every February in downtown Rochester is a fantastic free family fun-filled weekend celebrating all the wonderful things about winter. Activities include shoe showing, cross-country skiing and dog sledding with themed ice sculptures and a fireworks display. read on…

Welcome To Automation Alley

If building a knowledge-based economy is Michigan's only hope then, much like the force, Automation Alley is what binds the region's technological companies together, finding ways for them to succeed in the global marketplace. read on…

Featured Video: Ronin

The Ronin were masterless samurai forced to carve out a path of their own. So too does this Royal Oak eatery, combining contemporary bistro sensibilties with a uniquely woodsy ambiance. read on…

Featured Video: Cranbrook Art Museum's Grand Re-Opening

Thanks to a two-year, $22-million dollar renovation, the newly-imagined Cranbrook Institute of Art dispels the notion of dusty museum collections hidden away from the public eye. Every piece from the museum's storied 80-year history is now displayed in glass vaults and custom-designed cabinetry. The result? An integrated teaching and learning machine where accesibility is paramount. Join Tom Hendrickson on a tour inside. read on…

Featured Video: ePrize

ePrize has been part of what founder and CEO Josh Linkner calls a "reverse brain drain," attracting employees from the coasts to work at the Internet promotion agency. Watch their story here. read on…

Featured Video: Woodward Ave: Past, Present & Possible Future

The Woodward Project has put together a video that argues how Metro Detroit's most famous transit artery was once the lifeblood of both the city and the region... and how it can be one once again. read on…

Featured Video: The Brooksie Way

The inaugural Brooksie Way half marathon ran through Oakland County Oct. 5. It was a huge success by all accounts. Watch the video, learn about the race and its history. Click here to learn more about the event. The video is by Tom Hendrickson of hendricksonvideo.com read on…

Featured Video: Business Roundtable Annual Meeting 2008

Last week Oakland County business leaders gathered for the annual Businnes Roundtable. They advise the county executive on what's important to the business community. Our video camera was there. read on…

Featured Video: The Oakland Edge

The skates were sharpened, the sticks were taped, and the Zamboni was all warmed up for last weekend's Oakland Edge, an adult hockey tournament in Rochester at Onyx Arena... and we got it all on tape. read on…

Prosper Video: Oak Street Fair

The Oak Street program aims to put some pride back in these Hazel Park neighborhoods by offering educational and staff resources to help communities preserve historic character while moving forward with sustainable growth and investment. read on…

Prosper Video: House Of Chants

House Of Chants could care less about the masses. They want you to look fabulous. Upscale urban, locally minded and absolutely authentic, this 20s era storefront is SoHo meets Motown. Yup, just another example of downtown Ferndale's renaissance. read on…

Featured Video: Millenials Matter

Communities work hard to accommodate the needs of seniors and children. But what about young professionals? If Metro Detroit wants to combat the loss of young talent to other states it needs to rethink its approach to this vital demographic. The Millenial Mayors Congress hopes to help bridge that gap, paving the way for tomorrow's leaders. read on…

Featured Video: The Crofoot

Cool events. World class sound. Redeveloped historic downtown building. Hip crowd. In a better world every city would have their own Crofoot. Check out this one-of-kind Pontiac music venue. read on…

Featured Video: ARKITEKTURA

Birmingham's Rail District is quickly becoming ground zero for designers and consumer creatives, bringing SoHo-style aesthetics to Metro Detroit. Case in point: Arkitektura, a Cranbrook-born, SF-partnered showroom that boasts the latest in uban design and furnishings. read on…

Featured Video: Moving the Historic Arnold School

The Arnold School in Addison was completed in 1857. Two years ago the city discussed tearing it down. The community rallied, donated money and earlier this month the 152-year-old school was picked up and moved to Watershed Park. Here's the video... read on…

Featured Video: NO Haz in Oakland County

Prosper drops in on a NO Haz pick-up event, where the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium was there to take your hazardous materials off your hands. A heads up: There's another event coming up Oct. 17 at the Orion Commerce Center. read on…

Featured Video: Brogan & Partners

When your business relies on great ideas it's wise to keep your inventory happy; namely the creatives that work for you. Birmingham-based Brogan And Partners Convergence Marketing gets it. Seriously. From its historic downtown digs to its employee perks to an underlying appreciation for the creative spirit, Brogan has long been one of Metro Detroit's most desirable places to work. read on…

Featured Video: Michigan Works!

Prosper visited the Troy Career Center for Michigan Works! to find out what's going on over there. The conclusion? If you're transitioning from unemployment to employment or just looking for some new opportunities, Michigan Works! is the place for you. read on…

Featured Video: International Bancard Corporation

For eight years Royal Oak's IBC has been a stealth company, pulling in customers and profits with its old school ideas about servicing clients. Now the e-commerce and credit card processing firm is ready to step into the sunlight and school other companies about the power of topnotch customer service. read on…

Featured Video: Hillberry Gallery

There was a time when Ferndale and artsy would have been a contradiction in terms. Not anymore. Don't believe it? Visit the internationally recognized Hilberry Gallery, probably the most respected and forward-thinking private gallery in Michigan. read on…

Featured Video: RTT, USA

The virtual world is their oyster. Royal Oak's RTT, USA has turned its virtual prototyping technology into a must-use strategy for companies developing new products. It can then use that same technology to virtually market the product to an endless Internet audience. Cool. read on…

Featured Video: The Fifth Luxury Condos

"On top of the world, Ma!" In Royal Oak, no less. The Fifth is 18 stories of upscale living (both meanings of the word) and the tallest building in RO's hip downtown. Check it out! read on…

Featured Video: Detroit Bros.

Metro Detroit as a design aesthetic? Hell, yeah! Detroit Brothers in Ferndale take the industrial grit of the Motor City and turn it into custom motorcycles coveted the world over. Beautiful, brash and badass, their designs live up to the brothers' slogan: "Good parts for bad people." read on…

Featured Video: What's In The Magic Bag?

Music. Movies. Alcohol. It's the holy trinity of entertainment under one roof. Ferndale's The Magic Bag is a one-stop shop for nightlife, offering local and touring bands, cheap flicks and a scene every night of the week. Better yet, it's independently owned and operated. After all, buying local ain't just for foodies. read on…

Featured Video: Birmingham Community House

Daycare. Yoga. Senior Men's Club. If that doesn't represent the arc of modern human life, what does? The Birmingham Community House offers nearly 800 classes, programs and social services under one very historied roof. read on…

Featured Video: The Brooksie Way Half Marathon

It’s your last call to join 4,500 or so of your closest friends for the fourth running of the Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5k. The scenic course begins at Oakland University and winds through Rochester and Rochester Hills and uses parts of the Clinton River and Paint Creek trails before finishing at the university. Check out the video to learn more. read on…

Featured Video: Paper Street Motors

Government-funded business incubators can't be all things to all people. Sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and fill the niche no one wants to scratch. Meet Andy Didorosi, a young DIY'er who has turned the Paper Street Motors building in Ferndale into a creative hive for small businesses. read on…

Featured video: Incognito in Royal Oak

If it's good enough for George Clinton, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The White Stripes, it's good enough for you. Incognito is a longtime local fave known for its funky footwear, clothing and accessories read on…

Featured Video: Welcome to Berkley

Blink and you'll miss it... and you'd be sorry. Right next to Royal Oak and Ferndale, Berkley's quiet charms sneak up on you. Walkable, park-filled neighborhoods surround a vibrant little downtown with enough local shops, restaurant and nightlife to keep anyone happy. read on…

Featured Video: Moo Moo's

Put the microwave pizza pocket down. Step away from corndog. Ferndale-based Moo Moo's Vegetarian Cuisine makes the things that make you go, "Yum." With the vegetarian food market expected to reach $2.5 billion this year, owner Michele Rastelli hopes her locally produced entrees-to-go make a little green of their own. read on…

Featured Video: The Night Move

Where there's a need, innovation and entrepreneurship step in. Chris Ramos bought a bus to shuttle Metro Detroit's young professionals into downtown for events. Then he bought another. And another. Now, the carbon-neutral owner of The Night Move has 8 employees, a growing clientele, and high hopes for the region's future. read on…

Epiphany Studios

Move over Chihuly, Epiphany Studios is out to eat your lunch. Okay, not really, but this Pontiac-based glass studio produces some incredible work, employing techniques developed and mastered by Italian glass blowers over hundreds of years. read on…

Incognito In Royal Oak

If it's good enough for George Clinton, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The White Stripes, it's good enough for you. Incognito is a longtime local fave known for its funky footwear, clothing and accessories read on…
Signup for Email Alerts