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Pontiac Marketing & Promotions Bureau

The Pontiac Marketing & Promotions Bureau (PMB) is a community-based platform for information exchange, positive promotions, and self-representation for existing and incoming Businesses, Community organizations and Government officials.

Join a powerful network of community leaders, educators, industry leaders, and grassroots organizations that support the positive promotion of Pontiac. Join members that link and interact with leaders representing the full spectrum of industries, businesses and organizations found in the Oakland County region. 

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Executive Letter Exclusive

Summit your letter for the PMB Executive Exclusive. Where Pontiac's Top Leading Professionals take a moment to speak directly to citizens of the City of Pontiac and residents of Oakland County. Click Here to Find out how you can submit your Executive Letter for your opportunity to BE IN THE LOOP!

QTMC/CENTERSTAGE Invites Everyone to
Juneteenth Celebration

QTMC Inc. / CENTERSTAGE is honored to be involved in the development of the 1st annual Juneteenth Celebration, which will be hosted June 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2022, on the campus of Welcome Baptist Church, from Johnson Street to Oneida Street. It will be sponsored by Pastor Douglas Jones, Oakland County Ministerial Fellowship, and others. It will include a Parade, Food Vendors, Kiddie Land, live music, and much more.

Juneteenth is now a USA federal holiday commemorating the end of enslaved African Americans on June 19th, 1865, although the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed into law 2 years earlier on January 1, 1863. Everyone is invited to join us for this exciting celebration on this special weekend June 17th thru 19th, 2022.

It is our hope that the African - American community will absorb this experience and develop a sense of urgency to establish ongoing recognition for this special time of our heritage. Strong emphasis should be directed on this event to instill the importance of commemorating our ancestors’ sacrifice and achievements, in the hearts of Pontiac’s youth.


David Coleman Sr.,
QTMC Inc. / CENTERSTAGE

QTMC, Inc. is a non-profit Charity headquartered at the CENTERSTAGE building in Pontiac, Michigan. We have operated the CENTERSTAGE Homeless Shelter for the last 25 years, providing meals, clothing, shelter, and transportation to persons Homeless/Needy or developmentally challenged with Special Needs. Networking for food for years eventually evolved into providing bulk groceries to needy families in the Pontiac community. Now we’re either picking up food or distributing food all 7 days of the week. We also operate the CENTERSTAGE Recording Studio, plus party rentals of tables, chairs, kid’s bounce-houses, and more.

QTMC, Inc. operates on the strength of many loyal Volunteers, guided by these scriptures: “The first of all the commandments is; The Lord our GOD is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. And with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first (and great) commandment. And the second is Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto men. Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” “Let your light shine so brightly before men that they may see your good works, and glorify our Father which is in Heaven.”



City of Promise

The Pontiac Promise Zone is a program that enables students living within the Pontiac School District. Graduate from a PPZ approved high school. Can obtain financial assistance to attend any college, university or trade school in Michigan and earn a two-year degree, four-year degree or certification.

• Commitment Satisfaction - Receive up to $8,000 per year, paid in increments of up to $4,000 per semester. Pontiac Promise Zone funds are applied towards tuition and fees only. (Funds cannot be applied towards room and board etc.)
• Book Reimbursement - If eligible, you may also qualify for up to $400 per semester in book reimbursement. This amount is offered even if the student does not receive the tuition scholarship. 
• First Requirement - Live within the boundaries of the Pontiac School District, which includes some addresses in Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Lake Orion, Rochester, Lake Angelus, and White Lake in addition to all Pontiac addresses. Find out more.

STEMi Takes Up Residence at PHS

Article by Pontiac School District NEWS Winter 2022


O
akland Schools’ STEMi Mobile Innovation Station
visited Pontiac High School in January providing students with unique, hands-on learning activities featuring advanced technology and more.

STEMi offers more than 1,000 square feet of activities for up to 40 students at a time. Students who participated had the opportunity to experience firsthand working with autonomous vehicles, collaborative robots, smart manufacturing, and extended reality. This level of interactive learning brings real world understanding for how these innovations are activated in the professional world. It also serves as a wonderful introduction and complement to our Career Pathways programs and other STEM initiatives. 

Welcome to the NEW BOARD MEMBERS!

Anisha Hannah

What inspired you to want to be a part of the PSD Board of Education?

In my role with Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership, I began to  hear and learn more about the positive things happening within the district. So much talk over the years has been about what wasn’t working within the district; I thought more people should know about the exciting things happening here. Our Superintendent and staff work hard to provide our students with a quality educational experience. I wanted to do my part to help make sure our students have that quality educational experience too, so I thought I would lend my service to the Board of Education. Read More.

Marcus Terry

What inspired you to want to be a part of the PSD Board of Education?

There are many things that have inspired me to want to be part of the PSD Board of Education. I was born and raised in the City of Pontiac and attended school within the district. Growing up in the Pontiac and watching and learning about opportunities to serve, give back, and support the continued growth of this community became important. There were discussions with family and friends who were encouraging and supportive of my endeavors to commit to needs of our students and their families. After praying on the decision and understanding the nature of this responsibility I knew that I would be able to contribute by shaping the future of Pontiac Schools and our community. Read More.

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Community Spotlight

QT BUSINESS SOLUTIONS! 
Main: (248) 780-1188
Office: (877) 569-8911
info@qtbizsolutions.com
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM



QT Business Solutions is a technical assistance and business consulting company specializing in business plan writing, grant proposal writing and capital raising. With more than 20 years of experience the experts help, start, grow and fund businesses while providing support to entrepreneurs that enable them to level up their business.

 

Some of the services QT Business Solutions offers are: 

  • Registering a Business 
  • Obtain Tax ID/EIN 
  • Writing a Business Plan 
  • Writing a Marketing Plan 
  • Create Financial Projections  
  • Apply for Funding (Loans & Grants) 
  • After the business plan or grant proposal is complete, QT Business Solutions helps connect the owner with the most suitable funding source.  


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OUR MISSION:

Our mission is to serve the public by assisting small business owners and non-profit organizations with learning how to build a profitable business and helping them obtain the maximum amount of capital, sponsorships or grant funding available to them.



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Mental Health grants awarded to 42 non-profit agencies

By Oakland County Executive Office 

Oakland County announced last week that it awarded $8.5 million in Oakland Together Mental Health and Wellbeing grants to 42 non-profit agencies to increase access to mental health services to Oakland County residents.

The grants are funded through some of the federal American Rescue Plan dollars received by the county. The non-profit organizations will be building, expanding or offering new mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse services across Oakland County. Read More.  

PMB IS #OXFORDSTRONG

How to help

  • Oxford Strong website: Some of the most immediate needs are food and catering at counseling events and clear backpacks for students, organizers said. Find Out More.

Oakland County Health Division Expands Testing Sites Because of COVID-19 Surge

​Pontiac, MichiganRecord numbers of COVID-19 cases are prompting Oakland County Health Division to expand COVID-19 drive-through testing beginning next week. To make an appointment, go to www.oakgov.com/COVID and click on the COVID Testing button or contact the Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533.

Drive-through testing will be available at the following locations:

  • Southfield Pavilion Parking Deck at 26000 Evergreen Rd. in Southfield from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Rochester Fire Department at 277 E. 2nd in Rochester from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • The former Pontiac Fire Station at 348 South Blvd. West in Pontiac from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Appointments are strongly encouraged. Read More.


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Phoenix rising? Pontiac on the edge of a recovery.
By Lisa Brody

From Downtown News Magazine 

One hundred years ago, riding north up Woodward Avenue from Detroit to Pontiac was a voyage from one successful urban landscape to another. Set alongside the Clinton River, Pontiac was more than just the county seat of Oakland County, but a capital of the new and thriving automobile industry. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Pontiac grew and thrived as tens of thousands of autoworkers moved to the city from the American South to work in its General Motors auto assembly plants such as at Pontiac Assembly, and African Americans traveled north in the Great Migration seeking work, education, the opportunity to vote and escape oppression from Jim Crow laws of the South. Surrounding areas, including Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Birmingham also benefitted and grew as luxury areas where executives and management sought to settle with their families.

Fast forward to 2021, and Pontiac is struggling to reinvent itself after decades of poverty and decay. As quickly as Pontiac shot to stardom so too did its urban light dim, a victim of changing ideas of urban living and changing fortunes to the American automobile industry.

Just as Detroit has begun to reinvent itself in the last decade or so as a new model of urban renewal, so too is Pontiac working to develop itself as a new and vibrant city, one where young, creative talent will want to live, an affordable option for those who may have been priced out of neighboring towns, and where several large corporations, from Amazon to United Wholesale Mortgage, have seized upon the opportunity to relocate. The question is whether this is Pontiac's time to rise from its ashes, or if it will continue to smolder. Read More.

Whether you're from Auburn Hills, Waterford, Rochester or Southfield make Pontiac your first choice for your next business meeting, workshop networking event or forum.

Meet Our Leadership


PMB Welcomes Our New Pontiac Leadership

Pontiac, Michigan

Tim Greimel, Mayor of the City of Pontiac

About Mayor Greimel

Tim Greimel has a proven track record of fighting for Pontiac residents and families. He has represented Pontiac in the Michigan legislature (2012-2018), serving as the Democratic leader of the Michigan House of Representatives for four of those years, and on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners (2007-12).
As County Commissioner, Tim worked to diversify our economy by attracting new businesses to Pontiac and led efforts to provide health insurance for our most vulnerable citizens. He established an innovative micro-loan program to help small businesses start up and grow. When the economic downturn hit, Tim successfully worked with members of both parties to balance the county budget without raising taxes. Read More.

 
Deputy, Mayor
Khalfani Stephens

 
Councilwomen
Melanie Rutherford
District 1

 

Councilmen
Brett Nicholson
District 2

 
Councilman
Mikal Goodman
District 3


 

Councilwoman
Kathalee W. James
District 4

 

Councilman
William Parker Jr.
District 5


 

Councilman
William A. Carrington
District 6 and President Pro Tem

 

Councilman
Michael McGuinness
 District 7 and President of Council


Oakland County, Michigan

David Coulter, County Executive 

About David Coulter

​David Coulter is honored to serve as Oakland County's third County Executive. At this important juncture for our County, his inclusive style seeks to leverage the strength of county government and tap the broad diversity of our residents to open a new doorway for future progress.

Dave brings a wealth of local government and executive experience. He represented Southeast Oakland County on the Board of Commissioners from 2002-2010 where he was well-respected by colleagues on both sides of the aisle. While on the board, he was a member of the Finance committee which oversaw Oakland County's balanced three-year budget and started an innovative program that provided health insurance to over 5000 residents. Read More.



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