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COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in Oakland County
Oakland County is in the early stages of administering the COVID-19 vaccine but supply is limited.
Our Health Department is currently vaccinating priority Phase 1A individuals including emergency medical personnel, healthcare workers, and residents of long-term care facilities. Read More.
PONTIAC, Mich., February 1, 2022 -- M1 Concourse officials today announced Peter Brock as the 2022 Master of Motorsports for the American Speed Festival taking place September 29- October 2, 2022.
The 2022 American Speed Festival will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Shelby American’s impact on sports cars. Brock was the first employee hired by Carroll Shelby, running Carroll’s race driving school before Shelby American existed. His presence paid immediate dividends when the burgeoning Shelby American car company was founded. Brock took the Shelby Cobra roadster in 1963 and turned it into the slippery Cobra Daytona Coupe – the first American car to beat out the European regulars and grab the FIA’s GT World Championship in 1965, motorsports’ ultimate prize. He also created the Shelby “brand,” designing logos, creating ads and even race car graphics. Read More.
The Oakland History Center at Pine Grove has closed for the winter season.
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OAKLAND COUNTY HELPS SMALL BUSINESSES THRIVE
Oakland County is transforming the way we provide support and resources to local business owners. We are partnering with Michigan’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and other organizations to bring programming and valuable contacts to a community near you.
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Williams Proves 100 Percent SAF on FJ44
Turbine engine maker Williams International has successfully completed a test flight of its FJ44-4 engine running on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This followed extensive material compatibility and endurance ground testing that validated engine performance and reliability using SAF.
The FJ44-4, which powers the Pilatus PC-24 light jet, was mounted on a Citation CJ4 testbed for the 3.5-hour flight on March 29 at Williams’s flight operations center in Pontiac, Michigan. Chief test pilot Robert Lambert noted the flight over northern Michigan was “uneventful and the engine performed flawlessly.” The aircraft reached a cruise altitude of 45,000 feet.
According to the engine maker, the more than 6,500 FJ44/FJ33 engines in service have accumulated more than 15 million hours in operation, and this flight marked another step in its Blue Planet initiative aimed at significantly reducing business aviation’s environmental impact. Read More.
Pontiac receives $90,000 grant to support older adults and caregivers
By MARK CAVITT | firstname.lastname@example.org | The Oakland Press PUBLISHED: January 25, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. | UPDATED: January 25, 2022 at 9:05 a.m.
Funding comes from NextFifty Initiative, an organization that supports local efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers.
Mayor Tim Greimel said older adults are a vital and valuable part of the community. Read More.
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Blake Kolo Named UWM’s New Head of Investor Relations
Blake Kolo Named UWM’s New Head of Investor Relations
PONTIAC, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PONTIAC, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UWM Holding Corporation (NYSE: UWMC) today announced Blake Kolo (CPA, CVA, CFE, CFF) has been named Head of Investor Relations in addition to his current position as Chief Business Officer at UWM.
Through collaborative empowered solutions the Pontiac Marketing & Promotions Bureau envisions a support system that pushes for the continued growth and development of the City of Pontiac, and in particular, the revitalization of downtown Pontiac and the Historic Business District. We support all individuals, citizens and groups who share in the efforts to bring forth solutions and progression to the City of Pontiac and Oakland County. Join the organization designed to care. Become a member with Pontiac MPB.
Wheeled Vehicles: A Legacy of the Pontiac Community!
Starting in the 19th century, the transportation industry became the pulse of Pontiac, MI. This community saw decades of phenomenal “boom” growth, some economic “down” cycles, huge industrialization, and recently a newly re-emerging downtown “avant-garde” culture. The non-profit Pontiac Transportation Museum intends to tell this remarkable story, but also has a role in energizing community development and re-vitalization.
Baker College to reopen campuses across Michigan for fall semester
Register Now for the Small Business Workshop Mid-Life Career Transitions: Switching Careers in Today's Economy; Basic Steps of a Career Transition Opportunities available to the older worker Older workers – the stereotypes and the truth, presented by by Oakland County Michigan Works! Thursday, 12/02, at 10 am.. Register Today!
#OaklandCounty retail stores; restaurants; and personal service businesses, such as nail and hair salons, can apply for a share of nearly $30 million through the #COVID19 #OaklandTogether Small Business Recovery Grant program if owners have been impacted by the #coronavirus pandemic: www.oakgov.com/covid/grants
County Executive Dave Coulter with Director of Emergency Management & Homeland Security Thom Hardesty thank the team for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
#OaklandCounty Leaders Thank County Employees, Emergency Management Team For Hard Work During #COVID19 Pandemic
#OaklandCounty Executive David Coulter and Director of Emergency Management & Oakland County Homeland Security Thom Hardesty, thank the Emergency Operations Center team and other county employees for their hard work during the #COVID19 pandemic.
“From day one…they have devoted their experience, professionalism and energy towards supporting our county's unified effort,” Hardesty said.
Coulter also acknowledged pandemic survivors and the 2,200 county residents who died from the deadly virus since the pandemic began in March 2020. #OaklandTogether
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Through the combined efforts of philanthropic support and partnership with community organizations, Pontiac Community Foundation awarded 10 Small Business Micro-Grants. We are grateful to be able to award these grants, because Pontiac small business owners have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. So much so, that we received more than 100 applications.
For questions about this grant, please reach out to email@example.com.
Pontiac Community Foundation is providing critical support for Pontiac entrepreneurs through the Center for Pontiac Entrepreneurship
(Pontiac, Mich). Pontiac Community Foundation is providing critical financial support to 10 small businesses. These grant awards coincide with the re-launch of the Center for Pontiac Entrepreneurship (CFPE), a resource hub for small business owners in the City of Pontiac.
This week, PCF will be awarding the first round of their Small Business Micro-Grants. In this round of grants, 108 small businesses applied. The latest round of awardees will receive $2,500 in micro-grants, meant to assist businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The awardees for this round of grants include: ● April’s Famous Bakes ● Serenity Care 350 ● Washington Events LLC ● Tots Learning Center & Child Care, LLC ● Over The Top Towel & Linen Service ● Caked Up, LLC ● Quest Cheer and Dance LLC ● Messy Aces Rib Shack ● GoFarr LLC ● Plain and Fancy Food LLC
The Pontiac Capacity Building Program
Grant Application Opens March 29, 2021
The application deadline is April 26, 2021, at 5 p.m.
The Pontiac Capacity Building program addresses demand amongst the local government, grassroots and community organizations, and nonprofits for increased access to tools and resources that build capacity to address barriers to social change.
The steps for applying for a grant are as follows:
STEP 1: REVIEW THE GRANTMAKING GUIDELINES
STEP 2: REGISTER FOR ACCESS TO THE ONLINE GRANTS PORTAL
STEP 3: REVIEW THE VIRTUAL APPLICATION INFORMATION SESSION
STEP 4: REVIEW THE FREQUNETLY ASKED QUESTIONS
STEP 5: SIGN UP FOR VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS TO ASSIST WITH APPLICATION
STEP 6: START AN APPLICATION
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Pontiac MPB has a membership designed to cultivate the Marketing and Promotional community within the City of Pontiac and throughout Oakland County. Pontiac MPB provides inner City and County Marketing professionals with educational, networking, and leadership opportunities geared towards an effective and united marketing plan.
If you have passion for community, building and re-branding, if you have vested interested in changing the image of the City of Pontiac and uniting the surrounding areas…
THE PONTIAC MARKETING AND PROMOTION BUREAU IS FOR YOU!
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