Events And Trainings

Oakland Thrive creates and hosts a wide variety of county-wide economic development and business events. We work with a variety of partners, including Oakland County to host, support, and create events to support the Oakland County business community. These events include innovative programs to fill gaps in the economic development/business ecosystem of the county and bring together business groups to “cross pollinate” to share best practices, ideas, and support.

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Countywide Events

We participate in many countywide events, including the Oakland County Economic Outlook, a great networking event for Oakland County business leaders.

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Industry Specific Conferences and Trade Shows

We participate in many local, state, national and international level conferences and trade shows. This year, Oakland Thrive is involved in the planning of the opening reception of the Vehicle and Transportation Technology Innovation Meetings, an international B2B forum for innovations in automotive and mobility.

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Business Matchmaking

Oakland Thrive helps businesses connect with each other and the partners who can help them.

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Thrive Connect

Thrive Connect is a series of Resource Fairs connecting vendors and resources with the small business community. Topics include: -Workforce Development -Small Business Resources -Matchmaking Events

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Trainings and Workshops

Oakland Thrive’s Business Forward program offers a variety of trainings tailored for the Oakland County Small Business owner on specific topics such as: -Social Media Training -Commercial Real Estate -Credit and Capital -Franchising -Government Contracting -Certified Business (Women, Minority, Veteran)

Upcoming Events

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Training/Workshop
MRA Corporate HQ, 950 E Whitcomb, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Lunch & Learn: Workplace Safety

For Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses presented by Hylant Insurance, The Accident Fund and The Madison Heights Hazel Park Chamber Learn

Two people looking at papers Small Business Tax Season Prep presented by Accounting Aid Society
Training/Workshop
Oakland Thrive Offices 35 W Huron St. Suite 201, Pontiac, MI 48342

Small Biz Tax Season Prep

Presented by Accounting Aid Society

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Training/Workshop
Southfield (TBD)

Email & Marketing Automation for your Small Bu ...

Presented by Olivia Ewing, Modern Media Design

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Training/Workshop
Virtual Event - Registration Required

Legal Entity Formation 101

LLC? S-Corp? What’s the best legal entity for your small business? In this workshop you will learn more about what

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Training/Workshop
Virtual Event - Registration Required

Social Media Strategies

Presented by Andrea Walker, Walker Publicity

Business Plan Bootcamp
Training/Workshop
Virtual Event - Registration Required

Business Plan Bootcamp

Presented by Tina Williams from QT Business Solutions

Training/Workshop
220 S Main St. Royal Oak 48067

Oakland County Small Business Speed Networking

Join us for speed networking with your fellow Oakland County Small Business owners at Bamboo in Royal Oak.

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Training/Workshop
Virtual Event - Registration Required

The Marketing Blueprint: Strategies for Success

Presented by: Lydia Michael, Owner of Blended Collective, Speaker & Author of “Brand Love” Join “The Marketing Blueprint: Strategies for

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Training/Workshop
Virtual Event - Registration Required

Aligning Personal Finances with Business Goals

Presented by Tenecia Moulden, Esq., Generation Squared

Two people looking at papers Small Business Tax Season Prep presented by Accounting Aid Society
Training/Workshop
Virtual Event - Registration Required

Small Biz Tax Season Prep

Presented by Accounting Aid Society

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Training/Workshop
Virtual Event - Registration Required

Email & Marketing Automation for your Small Bu ...

Presented by Olivia Ewing, Modern Media Design

Training/Workshop
TBD Auburn Hills

Social Media 101

Presented by Jordanna Cheifetz, JAC Digital Media Calling all small and medium-sized business owners! Unlock the power of social media with

Oakland Thrive 1st Annual Golf Scramble

Thank you to everyone who came out to Oakland Thrive’s 1st Annual Golf Scramble. The event had over 100 attendees and raised $75,000. Such a terrific success! A great big thank you to our sponsors for their support of a thriving economy in Oakland County!

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