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Apr
26
Fri
Business Alliance Group @ Clarkston State Bank
Apr 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

No business is too small to benefit from having its own sounding board...call it an Advisory Board, a Mastermind Group or a Success Team. Call it whatever you wish but understand that this concept can be a tremendous catalyst for growth... The Manta Team

Mission: A business development and resource group whose primary mission is to mentor and foster business growth and development through relevant dialogue and topic discussions. This group is designed for business owners, managers and entrepreneurs. All conversations and information are held proprietary and confidential to participating members.

Although there is no fee for this group, members are expected to treat the organization as if it were a paid appointment on your books. The meetings are held on the fourth Friday of each month from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at Clarkston State Bank located at 6600 Highland Road in Waterford.

Harmony Healing Ribbon Cutting @ Harmony Healing
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
May
4
Sat
Beautiful Me @ Auburn Hills Marriott
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

About Beautiful Me
Easterseals Michigan is excited to introduce Beautiful Me, a fashion show featuring children and young adults from our Miracle League programs who will be modeling adaptive clothing designs. The event will raise funds for our Miracle League programs and also raise awareness on the importance of having adaptive clothing designs available for those with various disabilities.

The event will feature a fashion show, strolling lunch, raffles, prizes and shopping opportunities from local vendors.

About Easterseals Michigan
Our purpose is to spread help, hope and answers. Easterseals Michigan works to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. Offering an extensive array of services for all ages, Easterseals provides essential care for individuals struggling with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, autism spectrum disorders and emotional trauma. We take pride in helping people with diverse abilities live, work and play in their communities.

About Miracle League
Every young baseball fan dreams of hitting their first home run as a packed stadium cheers them on.
But for some kids, a physical, cognitive, or other challenge prevents them from joining local leagues and playing baseball with their friends. The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these children arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional youth leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, synthetic turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries.

But it’s more than playing a game. The Miracle League is about making new friends in an inclusive atmosphere, building self-esteem and being treated just like other kids. To help the athletes, we use a “buddy” system – pairing each player with an able-bodied peer. What results is a bond that cannot be described. During the winter months, the friendships and bonds formed continue through specialized bowling leagues and dance groups.

Funds raised will support programming at The Miracle League of Michigan in Southfield and
The Miracle League of North Oakland at Friendship Park in Lake Orion, opening in the summer of 2019.

VIP Tickets - $75 PP
Includes reserved, prime seating at the fashion show, swag bag and pre-glow luncheon

General Admission Ticket - $60 PP
Includes admission to the fashion show and pre-glow luncheon

Children's Admission Ticket (Ages 3-12) - $25 PP
Includes admission to the fashion show and pre-glow luncheon
Children 2 & under are free

Purchase tickets online at www.BeautifulMeMI.org

May
6
Mon
Annual Spring Tea and Luncheon @ Bay Pointe Gof Club
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Every year volunteers plan a delightful tea and lunch to support the work of Open Door.  It's a great time to share with your friends and family.  There will be food, crafts and a wonderful keynote speaker.

Join us on May 6th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

All proceeds go to feeding the hungry and those in need in our community. Open Door Outreach is a 501C3 tax-deductible nonprofit organization

May
7
Tue
Perking Up Morning Networking @ Canterbury-On-The-Lake
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

2019 Perking Up May

This series of early morning business networking events provides an opportunity to meet and greet fellow Chamber members. Please join us on the first Tuesday of each month for an informal coffee, continental breakfast and quick networking. Bring plenty of business cards!
Time: 8 - 9 a.m.
Member Cost: $10 Adv RSVP $15 All Walk Ins
Prospective members welcome: Cost $15

May
8
Wed
YPN Monthly Meeting @ Oakland County International Airport
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

YPN Logo 2017 with bullet points

Connect with our Young Professionals Network and benefit from exclusive networking opportunities, advertising and educational events. Build relationships with fellow young professionals and gain experienced knowledge from our seasoned business members. Utilize this network to help you grow personally and professionally while making a difference as future leaders of our community!

May
9
Thu
Tech 248 May Meetup @ Oakland County Airport - J. David VanderVeen Conference Center
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Connect with some of the 2,000+ tech companies that call Oakland County home – find new partners, suppliers and customers at the next Tech248 MeetUp.

Topic: Opportunities and Challenges for AI in Advanced Manufacturing

Please join us for a networking and informational event at Oakland County Airport. Key speaker Robert Huschka, Director of Education Strategies, Association for Advanced Automation, will speak on the topic of Opportunities and Challenges for AI in Advanced Manufacturing. Arrive at 9 a.m. for a networking activity. Presentation begins at 9:20 a.m.

Agenda

9:00 AM Arrival & Networking

9:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Greg Doyle, Tech248

9:20 Topic: Opportunities and Challenges for AI in Advanced Manufacturing
Robert Huschka, Director of Education Strategies, Association for Advanced Automation

9:40 Networking

11:00 AM Wrap Up

Cost: Free

Advance registration required
If you have any questions about this event please email Sandra O’Connell or call (248) 858-7647

Main Street Oakland County’s Main Event 2019: “Main Street Radio Hour” @ Flagstar Strand Theatre for The Performing Arts
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Main Event Awards Gala: Recognizing Excellence in Oakland County Downtown and Historic Commercial Corridor Revitalization

Come and have fun while getting ideas on how the best downtowns in Oakland County create better communities for residents, businesses and visitors.

Cheer on and celebrate with the leaders of Oakland County's downtowns. The event recognizes the extraordinary work for the past year of downtown and historic commercial corridor staff, volunteers, businesses and others.

Join Us In Celebrating Main Street Oakland County Communities

6:00 PM
Doors Open

6:15 PM
Small Plates Dinner from The Lafayette Market

7:30 PM
Awards Presentation

9:00 PM
Event Ends

Music & Cash Bar
Dessert & Coffee
Live Music
Dress Attire - Business Formal

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Julie Skene at 248-858-5437.

May
10
Fri
B.U.I.L.D 2 @ Oakland County International Airport
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Build logoThis industry exclusive leads group meets the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month from 12-1 p.m. for more information about this group or other leads groups please contact the chamber at 248-666-8600 - info@waterfordchamber.org

May
14
Tue
Relay for Life of Waterford – North Oakland County Committee Meeting @ Waterford Regional Fire Department
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Relay for Life of Waterford - North Oakland County Committee Meeting and see how you can help your community fight cancer! Everyone is welcome to attend meetings. Meetings are held at the Waterford Regional Fire Department - 2495 Crescent Lake Rd, Waterford Township, MI 48329.

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm