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New Director of Greater Farmington Chamber of Commerce

On Sept. 30, the Greater Farmington Chamber of Commerce named Connor Osborn executive director. At 26, Osborn has plans for the chamber to expand visibility and perhaps take on new challenges.

“I’m definitely on the younger side,” he said. “They approached me with the possibility of the role and I don’t think the board would have done that without weighing my skills and taking that into consideration.”

One of the enhancements for this year it to the biggest event in Farmington.

“The community really knows us for our big Founders Festival,” said Osborn. “Last year the weather did not cooperate. Two out of the four days, we got rained out.”

In 2020, Osborn said the festival will be moved it up to the second weekend of July.

“We are keeping it down in Shiawassee Park, which allows us to have all this space. We can have full 20-plus festival rides, Fido Festival, our food trucks, vendors, music and beer tent. It’s going to be bigger and better this year with a full carnival and keeps parking available in surrounding areas,” he said.

Submit News About Your Business

Did you know you can submit press releases to the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce? It’s where community members can find all of the news in on local businesses.

To submit a press release, click here. All releases will be reviewed by our staff and posted on the date of your choosing.

If you need any assistance, contact or call 248-957-9587.

Evening of Music

The Farmington Civic Theater and Go2Guy Productions present LIVE! (formerly Friday Night Live). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now or at the box office (cash only).

Enjoy an evening of live music in the intimate setting of an upstairs theater on Feb. 21. Concert goers will listen to the sounds of Craig “Bones” Maki with special guests Rochelle Clark and Caleb Peters open the evening.

Feedback to the Oakland County Executive

Oakland County residents have until Friday to let County Executive David Coulter know just what the priorities for his administration should be for 2020.

The 10-question online Citizen Survey asks residents to rank what is important to them in terms of jobs and the economy, public health, neighborhoods and housing, roads and transportation, among other items. Coulter has made it a priority to meet with residents and businesses to hear from those who want a voice in county government.

To take the survey, go to and click on the “Citizen Survey 2020” button. The survey is open until Friday. Coulter’s administration will use the survey results to help the county be responsive to those who live in Oakland County and ensure the policies and strategies of county government are inclusive of all residents.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

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