Champion for Change http://michiganradio.org en White House to recognize Oakland County for Economic Innovation http://michiganradio.org/post/white-house-recognize-oakland-county-economic-innovation <p>Oakland County is being recognized this week by the Obama administration for economic innovation.&nbsp; The county implemented shared online services, allowing 40 communities around Southeastern Michigan to implement features like online bill payments and tax assessments.<br><br>Phil Bertolini is Chief Information Officer for the county.&nbsp; He says this allows communities to select and pay for only the things they need.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:33:56 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9215 at http://michiganradio.org White House honors Detroit entrepreneurs http://michiganradio.org/post/white-house-honors-detroit-entrepreneurs <p>The White House has honored two Detroit-based entrepreneurs as <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/08/17/champions-change-young-entrepreneurs-celebrated-white-house">Champions of Change</a>.</p><p>Josh Linkner and Torya Blanchard were two of 11 young entrepreneurs who shared their stories about starting businesses in Washington, DC Thursday.</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 22:37:15 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3822 at http://michiganradio.org White House honors Detroit entrepreneurs