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Ferndale Ready for Small Business Saturday

November 19th 2018

  Ferndale Ready for Small Business Saturday (Downtown Ferndale, Nov. 19, 2018) Ferndale, MI – The movement to support local communities by shopping local has taken hold across the country, but few places are more committed to this effort than here in Oakland County. On Monday, October 22, 2018, Ferndale City Council proclaimed November 24, […]

Small Business Saturday Nov. 25: Rochester

November 22nd 2017

Small Business Saturday Nov. 25: Rochester (Downtown Rochester, Nov. 22, 2017) Rochester, MI – Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Saturday, November 25 for Small Business Saturday!  Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority has joined more than 400 advocacy […]

Pop Up Shopping Day in Oak Park June 11

May 26th 2017

Pop Up Shopping Day in Oak Park June 11 (EVENT page) Oak Park, MI – Join us at the corner of Sherman Street and Nine Mile Road for fun activities through the month of June. These events were jointly planned by neighbors and the Economic Development and Communication team.  After June, the street opens for […]

How to Like the Businesses that Like Us

May 23rd 2017

How to Like the Businesses that Like Us (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 23, 2017) Oakland County, MI – The Oakland County Times is all about doing what we can to make our communities here in Oakland County more informed, inspired and united.  We are very lucky to have local businesses that support our work and […]

Top Ten Reasons to Support Local Business

December 3rd 2012

Top Ten Reasons to Support Local Business

The following comes from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org), a national nonprofit organization working to strengthen independent businesses and local economies, and is reprinted here with permission.