Champion for Change

Oakland County is being recognized this week by the Obama administration for economic innovation.  The county implemented shared online services, allowing 40 communities around Southeastern Michigan to implement features like online bill payments and tax assessments.

Phil Bertolini is Chief Information Officer for the county.  He says this allows communities to select and pay for only the things they need.

The White House has honored two Detroit-based entrepreneurs as Champions of Change.

Josh Linkner and Torya Blanchard were two of 11 young entrepreneurs who shared their stories about starting businesses in Washington, DC Thursday.