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Clawson – May 21, 2019

Clawson – May 21, 2019

Business Leadership Training Available from Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center

Oakland County business owners interested in improving their leadership skills are encouraged to enroll in Oakland County “Business of Leadership” classes.

The Business of Leadership classes begin in August and are designed to address the special demands faced during the growth stage of a successful business. Effective leadership improves employee morale, customer satisfaction, product/service quality and profitability. As small businesses grow, more advanced leadership skills are required to manage progress and rapid change.

Classes are offered in two cohort models. The first is aimed at manager-level participants who supervise at least two people. This class meets once a week for six weeks, starting Aug. 9.

The second is for C-suite level employees, primarily CEOs and business owners. It starts Oct. 18 and runs for five weeks. A broad range of topics will be covered, including situational leadership, leading with personality style, leading with emotional intelligence, effective communication skills for managers, problem-solving and making effective decisions.

The Business of Leadership courses are taught by One Stop Shop Business Center business counselors and Oakland County human resources professionals. Both the manager level and C-suite level cohort courses are limited to 20 people per class. The enrollment fee is $500, with a $100 discount available for early registrants if paid two weeks or more in advance. Classes are expected to fill quickly. Register at AdvantageOakland.EventBrite.com.

 

Superheroes Invited to Walk for Miracles at Detroit Zoo

Superheroes of all ages are invited to Beaumont Children’s “Walk for Miracles” at the Detroit Zoo, Saturday, June 15.

On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The walk starts at 8:15 a.m. All proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network programming at Beaumont Children’s.

Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero or fantasy character. Children will meet Super Beau, the Beaumont Children’s mascot bear, and other popular fairytale and comic book heroes. Each child will receive a superhero cape. Walkers will also have the opportunity to meet former Detroit Red Wing defenseman Jason Woolley.

Breakfast and refreshments are included with each walk registration.

Walkers must register for the event and make a minimum donation: $20 per adult and $5 per child, ages 3 to 14. Children 2 and under are free. Walk registration also includes same-day family admission to the Detroit Zoo. Additional fundraising is encouraged. Visit www.beaumont.org/walk-for-miracles to register in advance.

 

 

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Clawson – May 14, 2019

Clawson – May 14, 2019

City-Wide Garage Sale Slated for June 7-9

Clean out your closets to prepare for the city-wide garage sale. All residents are encouraged to participate and host a sale at their own home June 7 through 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no fee to take part in this publicized event. Call the Recreation Department at 248-589-0334 or email parksrec@cityofclawson.com to put your home on the online list of participants.

 

Mental Health Fair May 29 at Beaumont, Royal Oak

Beaumont Health and Easterseals Michigan are hosting a free mental health fair Wednesday, May 29, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The fair will take place in the South Tower lobby at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road. Free parking is available in the South Tower parking structure.

 

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo May 17-18

The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 40 local animal welfare organizations, will co-host the spring 2019 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo on Friday, May 17, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for immediate adoption to loving homes at one of the nation’s largest off-site companion animal adoption events.

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Clawson – May 06, 2019

Clawson – May 06, 2019

Plan on Attending Free Document Shredding Events at the Oakland County Farmers Market

Free document shredding has been offered by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office since 2005 as a way to prevent identity theft. Oakland County Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with Sheriff Michael Bouchard, is pleased to expand this important service for Oakland County residents.

In May, the sheriffs will be in the market parking lot on Friday, May 10, from 9 to 11 a.m.

 

Suicide Prevention Seminar

The Oakland County Public Health Department is hosting a discussion on suicide. People of all ages are encouraged to attend to learn about suicide prevention across the age span. The discussion is Thursday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakland Community Health Network at 5505 Corporate Drive in Troy. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., or preregister here.

 

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Clawson – April 29, 2019

Clawson – April 29, 2019

Food Trucks Are Rolling in to the Oakland County Farmers Market

Come hungry to the Oakland County Farmers Market on Saturday, May 4, to enjoy the first event in the 2019 Food Truck Rally series. From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., visitors can indulge in savory barbecue, cool treats and freshly prepared culinary creations from popular local vendors.

“We have received amazing responses from the food truck rally events we have held the past few years,” Jeremy Brown, market manager, said. “Every day the market is open you can find unique items, great barbecue from the Red Wood Grill and a variety of fresh products, so when the food trucks are here, they add to the fun.”

The Food Truck Rally series kicks off the spring and summer season at the market. From May through December, the Oakland County Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

 

MOM race Saturday May 4

Has your life been touched by mental illness or suicide? Are you looking to connect with others to help erase the stigma, or just participate in a local 5K for a good cause? Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 4, in Royal Oak for the 14th Annual MOM Race for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention.

The 5K run/walk starts at 10 a.m. from Starr Jaycee Park and travels through the Vinsetta neighborhoods between 12 Mile and Main St.

Proceeds from the 2019 MOM Race will benefit brain research at The University of Michigan Depression Center, suicide prevention programming by KnowResolve, and crisis intervention services provided by Common Ground.

For more information, please visit MOMrace.org or contact Julie Farhat at (248) 376-4MOM or director@momrace.org.

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Clawson – April 22, 2019

Clawson – April 22, 2019

Main Street Award Event

Come out and show your support for Clawson on Thursday, May 9, for the Main Street Award Recognition Event, which will be held at the Flagstar Strand Theater in Pontiac. Clawson has submitted two award submission packets for consideration. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/main-street-oakland-countys-main-event-2019-main-street-radio-hour-registration-58147064435

 

Soak Up The Sun, Support Local Businesses

Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes the blossoming of patio dining throughout town. Be sure to stop by one of the many Clawson dining options and enjoy the best of two worlds: the great outdoors and local eateries.

Waddle with Penguins April 25

Celebrate World Penguin Day at the Detroit Zoo on Thursday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center. Guests can enjoy zookeeper talks and hands-on learning activities that will focus on the 18 species of penguins around the world and the risks they are facing.

Free Medication Drop-off at Beaumont

Beaumont Health and local law enforcement agencies are encouraging people to drop off unused or expired prescribed medications Friday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This also includes over-the-counter medications and other drugs. No questions asked. Only pills will be accepted.

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
3711 W. 13 Mile Road
Administration Building
Royal Oak  48073

Residents can also drop off medical sharps

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Clawson – April 17, 2019

Clawson – April 17, 2019

Dear Friends,

I’m honored to be the new editor of City News. Through City News I’m hoping to connect with each of you, to bring you closer to your community and maybe even tempt you to try something new.

Supporting local businesses is so important to a thriving community. Often, it’s the small business owners who support school functions, civic clubs and sponsor city events.

These entrepreneurs are critical to the health and wellbeing of our communities. It’s wonderful to support these folks and I hope you’ll join me in celebrating them through City News.

I’d like to know what bits of info interest you the most: Upcoming events? New businesses? A little of everything?

Reach out!
Rebecca Calappi
citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Oakland County Farmers Market

Farmers market season is starting up, and the Oakland County Farmers Market is no exception.  Make your shopping list and head to 2350 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. The hours are 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday through the end of April. Beginning May 2, the market will be open from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For details, call 248-858-5495.

Acting Class for Kids

If you have a little drama king or queen, sign them up for an acting workshop through Acting Out Kids Community Theatre. The next workshop is Friday, April 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hunter Community Center in Clawson. Classes are geared for kids ages 7 to 18 and cost $10 per child. Advance registration is required. To register, please contact actingoutkids@yahoo.com. For information visit actingoutkidscommunitytheatre.org.

Support Your Local Yarn Store on Yarn Store Day April 27

Local Yarn Store Day is a brick and mortar shop appreciation day created by the TNNA Yarn Group. This year, Local Yarn Store Day will take place on April 27 to show support for small businesses, while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners to drive awareness and celebrate the craft. Vendors and retailers alike are coming together to showcase the benefits of locally owned yarn stores through an array of special products, classes and more! Visit The Yarn Stop at 25 South Main Street in Clawson.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net