Grand opening

Grand opening

Dr. Andrew Ames cuts the ribbon to welcome the Michigan Specialty Surgery Center to town, located at 6886 Sashabaw Road, during the grand opening ribbon cutting last Wednesday. Photo: Kendal Petzold

Dort Financial Credit Union opens first branch in Oakland County

Dort Financial Credit Union opens first branch in Oakland County

By Jim NewellManaging Editor ORION TWP. — For 70 years Dort Financial Credit Union has had the mission to serve the needs of the communities in which they operate, and now the credit union has turned its sights on Orion Township.Dort Financial opened a new branch location on Brown Road in Orion Township, and President […]

New beginnings

New beginnings

Latfiah Gobah, Mission Point of Clarkston administrator, left, and Sherry Hodge, former administrator, share ribbon cutting duties Oct. 10 at the 4800 Clintonville Road location celebrating the recent renovation and opening of the rehabilitation and physical therapy center. Photo: Matt Mackinder

Local wellness businesses hosting free community educational/strolling dinner event coming up Nov. 4

Local wellness businesses hosting free community educational/strolling dinner event coming up Nov. 4

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor INDEPENDENCE TWP. — Ready for the holidays? Seven local businesses are aiming to make dealing with the stress easier with a free event next month.On Nov. 4 from 3-7 p.m. at Om Dome Yoga Studio and Training, 7093 Dixie Highway, the “’Tis the Season to De-Stress” strolling dinner and educational […]

Coffee coming along

Coffee coming along

A new Biggby Coffee location, tentatively set to open next spring on Dixie Highway between Genisys Credit Union and Deer Lake Inn, should have the paving complete by the end of the year. The business was approved by the Independence Township Board of Trustees back on Nov. 10, 2022. Photo: Matt Mackinder

Taste of Clarkston hitting 25 years

Taste of Clarkston hitting 25 years

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor CLARKSTON — It’s time to chow down, Clarkston.Coming up on Oct. 1, from noon to 6 p.m., Main Street in downtown Clarkston will be home to the 25th Annual Taste of Clarkston event, a day where local restaurants set up shop in the street to showcase their respective menus to […]

Ribbon cutting on fitness

Ribbon cutting on fitness

On Sept. 13, HOTWORX owners John and Karilynn Whitley cut the ceremonial ribbon welcoming their business, a 24-hour infrared fitness studio, to town at 6493 Sashabaw Road. Photo: Kate Masters/Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce

New in town

New in town

Gerald Gomes, owner of Ellie Mental Health, cuts the ribbon on Aug. 21 to announce his business’ arrival in Clarkston at 7640 Dixie Highway #155. Photo: Kate Masters/Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce

Business exec pleads guilty to conspiracy

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor A business executive with a Clarkston-based business pleaded guilty to breaking federal trade laws recently and will pay the price, literally.Last week, Kevin Shell, an executive with Clarkston-based F. Allied Construction Co. Inc., a Michigan paving and excavating contractor, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to restrain trade.Shell and […]

10 years with a ribbon

10 years with a ribbon

MBA Real Estate, located at 5631 Sashabaw Road in Independence Township, celebrated its 10th anniversary Aug. 1 with a ribbon cutting event with employees and the Clarkston Area and Waterford Area chambers of commerce. Cutting the ribbon is Carrie Mersino, marketing/admin for MBA Real Estate. Photo: Matt Mackinder