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JVS Trade Secrets
“And life goes on,” said Connie Holzer, honorary chair and keynote speaker at the JVS Trade Secrets fundraising dinner. (It attracted record attendance - 560 @ $150 and up – to the Troy Marriott.) Holzer’s unique business experience did not even begin until her car dealer husband of 52 years died when she was 70 years old. Although the economy was in the dumps, she mortgaged the home where she had raised six children, got concessions from their 130 employees, and rebuilt the Tom Holzer Ford dealership into the 4th ranked regionally and 10th ranked nationally. “You are never too old to begin a new life,” she concluded. Women to Work recipient Kimberly Baker, whose fairytale life crashed when her husband went to jail for tax fraud, praised Judy Richmond and the JVS computer program. She attended it on a scholarship. “And now..because of people in this room... I can feed my kids,” Baker said, apologizing for her tears. The venue provided ample space to display the event’s traditional pick-your-own-prize raffle of 62 items, the main cocktail hour diversion.
oakland confidential MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO NOWHERE: A budget proposal by the Trump administration may be the final blow to plans for a regional mass transit system for southeast Michigan. A proposed Regional Transit Authority (RTA) millage failed in November 2016, when voters in Oakland and Macomb counties rejected the four-county millage, while passing in Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Deal was, it had to win in three of ...more»
04/14/2017 - A 45-year-old Rochester Hills man was arrested Monday, April 10, in connection with a road rage incident in the area of John R and Auburn roads that allegedly involved a pistol being pointed at another driver, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies responding about 3:08 p.m. to the report of a man with a gun in the area arrived to find both drivers of a road rage incident stopped in a parking lot in Rochester Hills.
One of the drivers told deputies that the driver of a white Volkswagen Jetta pulled around him as they were entering eastbound M-59 from Rochester Road, and that the driver pointed a gun at him as he passed him on the freeway. The man said he followed the Volkswagen while relaying information about the incident to dispatchers.
Deputies at the scene determined the driver of the Volkswagen had a .40 caliber, semi-automatic pistol tucked into his waistband. The driver was arrested on suspicion of assault with a weapon and transported to the Oakland County Jail, pending charges.
The sheriff's office said the driver had a valid CPL permit. The firearm was taken as evidence.
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