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On March 10, 2020 the first COVID-19 case was recorded in Oakland County and we became one of the earliest and hardest hit counties in the state. The County Executive Team, working with the Board of Commissioners, leaned in and aggressively addressed both the health and economic impact of the pandemic on Oakland County residents.
New Oakland County vaccine site in Pontiac can administer up to 5,000 doses a day
By Jack NissenPublished March 19PontiacFOX 2 Detroit
The county's health department announced that a partnership with United Wholesale Mortgage will enable it to vaccinate up to 5,000 people a day. Health officials expect to help between 1,000 and 3,000 residents per day at the UWM Sports Complex in Pontiac. Administering the doses will begin on April 2.
"We’re humbled at the opportunity to help our community in Oakland County," said Mat Ishbia, president and CEO of UWM. "The vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, and we’re proud to do our part in ensuring community members have easy access to get vaccinated and play a role in protecting themselves and their loved ones." Read More.
The Oakland History Center at Pine Grove has closed for the winter season.
WHETHER YOU'RE THINKING OF STARTING A NEW BUSINESS OR HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR YEARS, THE ONE STOP SHOP BUSINESS CENTER IS HERE TO HELP. SIGN UP FOR BUSINESS COUNSELING TODAY!
OAKLAND COUNTY HELPs SMALL BUSINESSES THRIVE
Whether you’re thinking about starting a new business or have been in business for years, we are here to help.
Our staff of business counselors have over 75 years of combined small business experience and access to some of the most powerful market research, data analysis and business tools currently available.
Williams International was founded in Commerce Township and expanded to nearby Pontiac. Oakland County is a unique blend of a thriving technology industry, bustling city life, comfortable suburbs, and wide-open spaces.
Flagstar Bank's Pontiac's Big Idea Grant Program
Flagstar Bank has committed to investing $10 million into Pontiac as an economic catalyst for both downtown and Pontiac’s greater region. One of the investment projects from Flagstar Bank is “Pontiac’s Big Idea Grant Program” which works with the support and partnership of Main Street Pontiac, the Build Institute and ProsperUS. The grant program puts in $500,000 of funding into the small business community each year, starting in 2017.
We believe that a great idea can become a great business or can help a good business grow. Pontiac’s Big Idea Grant Program (PBIGP) celebrates doing business in the city of Pontiac – rewarding those with the best ideas for growth. Apply Today!
M1 Concourse Appoints New CEO
By Grace Turner -February 5, 2021
M1 Concourse in Pontiac has announced Jordan Zlotoff, CEO, will step down effective March 1 to pursue new professional ventures. He will be replaced by Timothy McGrane, an automotive sports executive.
Zlotoff has been with M1 Concourse since construction of the development began in 2015, serving as director of business development and director of operations before assuming the role of CEO in March 2019. He will remain part of the ownership structure and an informal adviser to the organization’s operations.
M1 Concourse, a private driving club, became the largest private garage community in the world over the last five years, offering 170 luxury garage condos ranging from 500-5,000 square feet. It is also a venue for automotive entertainment and corporate events and is home to the Champion Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile performance track. It is housed on an 87-acre former General Motors Co. factory property. Read More.
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, 4/29, 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
Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter, Top Officials Commemorate One Year Since First Confirmed COVID19 Case
One year after COVID19 first appeared in our region, Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter; Deputy County Executive Rudy Hobbs; Public Health Oakland Health and Human Services Director Leigh-Anne Stafford and Brandy Boyd, Oakland County Parks and Recreation Chief of Recreation Programs & Services, who lost both her parents to COVID; sit down and reflect on the pandemic. They discuss the tragedies, the suffering and the heroism many people experienced since March 10, 2020.
GREATER PONTIAC COVID-19 RESPONSE
The Pontiac Community Foundation is leading the COVID-19 Emergency Response Efforts for the Greater Pontiac Community in partnership with Oakland University, MyCovidResponse.Org, Lighthouse and a host of community partners!
The need for community support, volunteers, and donors is necessary to meet the pressing needs facing our friends and neighbors during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Without your help, many of our community members stand a chance of going without food and other life-sustaining resources.
PLEASE CONSIDER GETTING INVOLVED TODAY!
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
To find out more or to start an application Click Here.
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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