Oakland County holding small business events as companies emerge from COVID-19 pandemic

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OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Oakland County is hosting a series of small business events aimed at connecting companies with resources and guidance as the economy continues emerging from COVD-19 pandemic.

A total of seven events held around the county titled Local Business Connect will hold community events with featured speakers and members of Oakland’s economic development team.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our county and we recognize the many challenges they face as they emerge from the pandemic,” county Executive David Coulter said.  “Local Business Connect will offer fresh ideas to help our businesses bounce back and flourish. Over the long term, we want to make this program a…

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