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Birmingham Merchants Decorate the Town in a Unique Competition to Benefit Local Foster Children

11/24/2020 04:10 PM
BIRMINGHAM, MI, November 16, 2020 – This holiday season, the Birmingham Shopping District will host The Great Decorate, a holiday tree decorating competition in which restaurants and retail stores will partner with local artists to create spectacular holiday trees and compete to win a small business grant – all while raising awareness and funds for local foster teens. Each decorated tree represents one local foster teen selected in partnership with the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), a statewide information and referral service for families interested in adoption.... Read more

Birmingham Welcomes Visitors Downtown for Safe and Festive Holiday Activities This Season

11/24/2020 04:02 PM
BIRMINGHAM, MI, November 19, 2020 – The Birmingham Shopping District welcomes visitors downtown this season to enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere and unique activities! With nearly a million lights throughout downtown, it truly is a majestic sight. Make an appointment to visit Santa and his reindeer, participate in a scavenger hunt and enjoy complimentary outdoor refreshments as you stroll through the streets in search of the perfect holiday gifts. Though we will miss hosting the annual Winter Markt this season, our merchants are going above and beyond to provide a safe and personalized shopping experience. With over 300 retailers, restaurants, salons and spas there’s something for everyone on your list. We have modified our holiday activities this season to ensure a safe environment for all visitors. Free and contactless parking is available throughout downtown all season.... Read more

Giving Thanks and Staying Safe: How To Plan For This Year’s Holidays

11/20/2020 01:03 PM
Like so many things during 2020, celebrating Thanksgiving in the age of COVID should look much different than previous years in order to protect the ones you love.  Cases of COVID-19 are surging around the country and in Michigan, and hospitalizations have increased. Medical experts and public health officials are stressing vigilance when it comes to following safety precautions, like social distancing, mask wearing and handwashing.... Read more

New E-Commerce Site for Locally Owned Birmingham/Bloomfield Businesses

Birmingham, MI
11/12/2020 12:22 PM
Claim your FREE virtual storefront on our new Birmingham community based virtual marketplace!... Read more

The Red Tie Hour Auction

11/09/2020 10:45 AM
Proceeds benefit Beaumont’s Center for Exceptional Families

On Friday, Nov. 6, an online auction will open with proceeds benefitting Beaumont’s Center for Exceptional Families in Dearborn.  The auction will offer more than 30 items perfect for relaxing, gathering safely, or gift giving.   The auction will remain open until 6:30 pm, Thursday, Nov. 19.... Read more

8th Annual Tallgate In a Box

Pontiac, MI
11/06/2020 11:07 AM
Join the team and support HAVEN's fall event. This event is a box full of great food, beverages and desserts with games, prizes and a silent auction.... Read more

‘City Bloom: Birmingham’ Art Exhibit Installed along Rouge River Trails

11/04/2020 03:35 PM
BIRMINGHAM, MI, October 8, 2020 - Those who walk along the Rouge River trails in Birmingham will enjoy beautiful new art installations from Linden Park to Booth Park. Local artist Laurie Tennent and Robert Kidd Gallery worked with the City’s Public Arts Board to present the year-long exhibit titled ‘City Bloom: Birmingham’.... Read more

OCC Offers Course on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles that prepares participants for the Connected Vehicle Professional

11/02/2020 03:32 PM
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - Oct. 30 2020--Two of the biggest advancements in the automotive industry today are vehicle connectivity and automation. And while the technology in today’s vehicles, such as GPS navigation systems and automatic braking systems, has made the driving experience safer and more enjoyable, a completely autonomous self-driving vehicle could be part of many drivers future purchase decisions.... Read more

Comcast Offers Thousands of Grants, Equipment, Marketing and Technology Resources to Small Businesses Hardest Hit

10/19/2020 01:40 PM
Comcast Offers Thousands of Grants, Equipment, Marketing and Technology Resources to Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Comcast RISE Initiative Provides Small Businesses with Free Marketing Insights and Opportunities to Apply for Media, Technology Upgrades and Grants Up To $10,000

Black-Owned Small Businesses, Those Impacted Most by the Pandemic, are the First Eligible Applicants for Comcast RISE Resources and Grants.... Read more

Beaumont participating in medication take-back event Oct. 23 and 24

10/19/2020 01:21 PM
Every day, more people die from opioid-related overdoses than from car accidents or gun violence.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017 with opioids accounting for nearly 68% of these deaths. To turn the tide on the nation’s opioid epidemic, community members need a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused medications.... Read more

OCC Foundation Elects Caroline Chambers and Ken Johnson to Board of Directors

10/05/2020 10:33 AM
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - October 2, 2020 - The Oakland Community College Foundation has named two key community stakeholders, Caroline Chambers and Ken Johnson, to its Board of Directors.... Read more

Grand Opening!

Bloomfield, MI
09/30/2020 02:55 PM
This week we opened our doors to become your trusted and helpful handyman resource.... Read more

Chief Financial Hosts Leader Dogs for the Blind Puppy Meet and Greet in Birmingham, September 26

Birmingham, MI
09/17/2020 12:41 PM
Chief Financial Credit Union is teaming up with longtime partner, Leader Dogs for the Blind, to host a social distancing ‘Puppy Meet and Greet’ at Chief’s new Downtown Birmingham branch on September 26 from 10am-2pm.... Read more

Consumers Energy Recognized by Forbes Magazine as Best Employer for Women in Utility Sector

09/14/2020 10:04 AM
Consumers Energy has been named the best employer for women in the utility sector and tied for third best employer in Michigan according to a new ranking from Forbes magazine of the best places in America for women to work. As a company committed to leading the way in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Michigan and the utility sector, Consumers Energy also announced a change to their parental leave policy, allowing birthing mothers six months (24 weeks) paid leave, and a four month (16 weeks) paid leave to a nonbirthing parent.
The new leave time can be used for adoption and foster care placements and be taken over a 12-month period. The company is also extending 40 hours of paid medical leave to non-represented, exempt employees, an expansion of a state requirement. The new parental leave policy is included in the 2020 contract negotiated with the company’s largest union, the Michigan State Utility Workers Council, which is subject to ratification by covered members over the coming weeks.... Read more

Chief Financial Credit Union Opens Branch in Downtown Birmingham

Birmingham, MI
09/11/2020 12:57 PM
In recent months, Chief has been able to assist local businesses and nonprofits throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties navigate Personal Payroll Protection Loans.... Read more

Beaumont Urgent Care – now offering Rapid COVID-19 testing at most locations!

09/11/2020 10:10 AM
In addition to our standard PCR COVID-19 testing and antibody testing, we are now offering Rapid Testing at most locations. Testing requires a medical evaluation by a Beaumont Urgent Care provider through a virtual visit or in-center walk-in visit at any of our locations, including Southgate. Choose the option that works best for you!... Read more

Local Helping Local: Small Businesses and Nonprofits assisted with a lifeline during COVID-19

Birmingham, MI
09/01/2020 02:34 PM
Small businesses faced possibly the worst effects of the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in Michigan, but one local credit union worked to help weather the storm.... Read more

Birmingham Museum coordinating effort with DAR and Friends of the Museum to erect monument for George and Eliza Taylor

08/31/2020 11:51 AM
BIRMINGHAM, MI, August 31, 2020-They escaped slavery in Kentucky, following the perilous underground railroad route to gain access to Michigan in the 1850s, settling as farmers in the area before eventually buying a home on Bates Street in Birmingham in 1893. They were active in the United Presbyterian Church and highly regarded by their neighbors. They were also proud to be the first African-American property owners in Birmingham. When George and Eliza Taylor died six months apart in 1901 and 1902, their loss was mourned by the community and they were buried in Greenwood Cemetery. But their graves were not marked, and their story was eventually lost to the passing of time.... Read more

Birmingham Extends Free Parking in Structures through December 31, 2020

08/31/2020 11:17 AM
BIRMINGHAM, MI, August 31, 2020 - The City of Birmingham continues to assist the community with operational and economic incentives in a COVID-19 environment, and has announced free parking in the City's five municipal garages has been extended through December 31, 2020.... Read more

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