Also, registration is now open for the Conservation Stewards Program!
The Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP) is currently enrolling participants for programs being held this Fall in Oakland County!
CSP is a volunteer leader training program designed for individuals interested in learning about Michigan’s ecological foundations, history of conservation activities, and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and the threats they currently face. The core curriculum is centered around an ecosystem-based management approach that prepares participants to not only carry out and lead community-based volunteer conservation management activities, but to also share their knowledge with others to help restore and sustain healthy ecosystems throughout Michigan.More
Oakland County economic developers are hoping to give the county’s sizable international business presence a boost as they head to the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington D.C. and Germany in search of new businesses.More
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash will present a water infrastructure literacy and jobs day at the Pontiac Public Library on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12 to 5pm. This event includes job opportunities and discussion on topics of water infrastructure, stormwater management, water quality, lakes and flooding, lead and copper, local projects and more. Call 218-858-1404 for more information.More
Oakland County Michigan Works! is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for the fifth time to bring Money Smart Week (MSW) to consumers in southeast Michigan April 21-28. The county will host 26 free seminars as part of the national financial education campaign to help consumers make smart money decisions.
Any interested person is invited to the sessions held at Michigan Works! service centers in Ferndale, Highland, Novi, Oak Park, Pontiac, Southfield, Troy and Waterford. Topics include debt management, household budgeting, smart spending habits, understanding credit, saving strategies, identity theft protection, teaching children about money and retirement planning. Seminar leaders include experts from local banks, credit unions, investment firms and realty offices.
“Our Michigan Works! team has put together an outstanding collection of local speakers who are ready to share their knowledge to help you make the best financial decisions,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “There’s something for everyone, whether you are single, buying your first home, a young parent or preparing for retirement.”
There is no cost to attend any seminar but space is limited so those interested should reserve a spot soon. People can view the entire schedule, location and register at www.MoneySmartWeek.org/Events.
“We’re very excited to be offering these seminars to people throughout the region,” said Jennifer Llewellyn, manager of Oakland County Michigan Works! “Last year’s sessions were well attended and we expect even more people this year.”
Money Smart Week is the most comprehensive financial education campaign in the country. Launched in Chicago in 2002 with just 40 events, it has expanded significantly to become the only national financial educational program for people at all stages of life, according to the campaign organizers.
Kelly Masters, Michigan’s MSW campaign chair, said over the past several years Oakland County Michigan Works! has become one of the state’s leading host partners and is a model for other counties to follow.
Oakland County Michigan Works! helps more than 45,000 job seekers prepare for careers and conduct job searches each year. The agency provides services to businesses including talent recruiting and retaining support, training support and labor market information.
Brigadier General John D. Slocum, commander, 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, is the keynote speaker for the 25th annual Oakland County Business Roundtable Annual Meeting. Six charter members of the Oakland County Business Roundtable will also be honored as it celebrates its silver anniversary. The event takes place at 7:15 a.m. on December 5, 2017 at Baker College of Auburn Hills Student Center, 1500 University Drive, Auburn Hills
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Rochester Hills resident and philanthropist Rick Frazier will present five charities that help veterans and children each with a $10,000 check on Oct 5, 2017, 1:30 PM. Frazier contacted Patterson in August to ask him to identify five charities to share $50,000. Patterson developed the list of recipients after consulting with staff.More
The Southfield Michigan Works! service center, one of eight Oakland County centers serving both job seekers and companies looking for talent, has relocated to the Lawrence Technological University Enterprise Center in the City Centre Business District.More
By Invitation Only
In Recognition of TWLA Members & Valued Volunteers
We appreciate all you do throughout the year to improve and preserve the Quality of Life in Oakland County and the region. In recognition of your efforts, the Trail, Water, & Land Alliance (TWLA) invites you to its Annual Fall Celebration. We hope you will be able to join us for a great day.
The celebration includes:
• A unique inspirational setting
• Special behind the scenes “Collections” tour
• Access to the featured exhibit: Chocolate
• Dynamic speakers and a FREE lunch
Questions? Contact Julie Skene at 248-858-5437 or e-mail at email@example.com