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Lake Orion DDA’s Pam Belding Leaves to Pursue Writing Career

August 18th 2019

My decision to resign was made knowing I’m leaving Lake Orion in their very capable hands.

Smiles and Sunshine at Ferndale Holiday Ice Festival

December 9th 2018

Smiles and Sunshine at Ferndale Holiday Ice Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 9, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Lovely weather and a team of dedicated volunteers made the Downtown Ferndale Holiday Ice Festival a memorable one. The annual event features ice sculptures in front of local businesses and visits with Santa Claus. Kids were also able […]

MML #4: Planning Makes Downtown Revival Happen

October 21st 2018

  MML #4: Planning Makes Downtown Revival Happen (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- Downtowns across Michigan vary.  Some are desolate ghost towns, bypassed by highways and snubbed for big box stores. While others are vibrant centers of community life. Thriving downtowns do not happen by accident, and while there can be […]

Downtown Ferndale Trick or Treat Oct. 27

October 19th 2018

Downtown Ferndale Trick or Treat Oct. 27 Ferndale, MI -Gather your goblins, bring your black cats and collect all your costumed characters!  Then, head out to Downtown Ferndale for a trick or treat event sponsored by Boston Tea Room and Downtown Ferndale Business Owners – in cooperation with the Ferndale DDA and Ferndale Area District […]

Northville Creating Brownfield Authority, Seeks Volunteers to Serve

August 20th 2018

Northville Creating Brownfield Authority, Seeks Volunteers to Serve (City of Northville, Aug. 20, 2018) Northville, MI- Northville City Council plans to establish a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and is seeking qualified applicants to volunteer to serve on this Board. Applicants must be a resident of the City of Northville. Residents with expertise in environmental, economic development, […]

JJs in Madison Heights Expanding with Art Gallery/Bar

June 18th 2018

JJs in Madison Heights Expanding with Art Gallery/Bar (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 18, 2018) Madison Heights, MI – The owners of JJ’s Bar and Grill have come up with a vision of bringing the artistic community together with a new addition to their 26085 John R Rd location. Every Artist Bar and Gallery will be […]

Ferndale Art of the Cocktail to Raise Money for Public Art June 21

June 9th 2018

Ferndale Art of the Cocktail to Raise Money for Public Art June 21 Ferndale, MI – Continuing its efforts to raise funds for public art in the district, the Ferndale DDA is excited to announce the return of The Art of the Cocktail, a fundraiser with a decidedly Ferndale twist. For the fifth straight year, […]

Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories

May 12th 2018

Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 12, 2018) Pontiac, MI – The superheroes of downtowns throughout Oakland County gathered at the Strand Theater in Pontiac Thursday evening for the annual “Main Event,” recognizing accomplishments of communities in the Main Street Oakland County program. The program provides planning, resources and sharing […]

Videos Show “Faces of Ferndale”

April 23rd 2018

Videos Show “Faces of Ferndale” (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2018) Ferndale, MI- The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been using online videos to help introduce people to the “Faces of Ferndale.”  These quick videos on You Tube and Facebook give glimpses into the businesses and institutions that help make the community great. PJ […]

Business Coach Shares Four Keys to Success at Ferndale Event

February 19th 2018

Business Coach Shares Four Keys to Success at Ferndale Event (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Less than 10% of small businesses succeed and less than 4% actually thrive.  The big reason for this, according to Tom Powers, is that entrepreneurs are often good at the product or services they provide, but […]