Registration deadline nears for Medical Main Street reception

The deadline to register for the Medical Main Street Networking Reception presented by Oakland University and featuring the INNO-VATOR of the Year Award is fast approaching.

The reception is set for Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Petruzzello's Banquet Hall, 6950 Rochester Road in Troy. More than 250 professionals from the health care, medical device, biotech, digital health, life science and pharmaceutical industries are expected to attend. Registration for the reception and strolling dinner is $75 per person.

"This premier Medical Main Street event brings health care and life science professionals together in one room," Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. "This is a chance to meet with medical device manufacturers and health care systems to expand your client base and make new contacts while learning about the latest developments in health care and life science."

Featured at the event is the fourth annual INNO-VATOR of the Year Award, presented to a Michigan business or organization that has created a device, technology or process which significantly impacts the medical device, biotech or life science fields. The deadline to submit an entry is Aug. 31. Application instructions and reception registration can be found at

The winner of the 2015 INNO-VATOR of the Year Award receives over $10,000 worth of goods and services, including:

- $1,000 cash.

- Recognition at the Medical Main Street INNO-VENTION reception.

- Promotions through Oakland County media channels, including a customized video and recognition in the county's PROSPER electronic newsletter.

- Business plan and marketing plan assistance through the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center.

- Funding consultation through OU Inc.

- A free one-year membership in Automation Alley.

The evening is sponsored by St. John Providence Health System, OU Inc., Stryker, Priority Health, Oakland Regional Hospital, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, McLaren Oakland, Beaumont Health, OpTech, the city of Southfield, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and PNC Bank. Reception registration is at

For information about the event or Medical Main Street, contact Matt Mastay at 248-858-0979 or

Published: Wed, Aug 12, 2015


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