OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich., February 24, 2015 – Leadership Oakland will host its most popular event of the year – “A Taste of Leadership Oakland” – on March 19, 2015 at the Troy Marriott.  With over 350 business leaders expected to attend, this event promotes business-to-business networking as well as personal and professional connection opportunities. Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson is the Honorary Event Chair and will address the group that evening.

Leadership Oakland Executive Director, Chris Scharrer comments that, “‘Taste has really been one our most fun and successful events year after year because local business leaders are able to relax, have a good time and network. We are also proud to announce our highly accomplished ‘Leader of Leaders Award’ winners.   A special feature this year will be the formal introduction of the incoming Leadership Oakland Executive Director, Denise Asker.  It will be a great night all around. ”

The 10th Annual “Taste of Leadership Oakland” will be held at the Troy Marriott, 200 W Big Beaver Rd., Troy  from 4:30-7:00 pm.  The purpose of the event is to give people a chance to meet Leadership Oakland graduates and alumni and discover how the LO Cornerstone Program has helped them become key contributors to their businesses, communities, and the Southeast Michigan Region.  Over the past nine years this has become one of the region’s most attended networking events.  This event is open to the public.  Registration is available online at leadershipoakland.com.  Tickets for the event are $30 ($25 for Alumni Association members (LOAA)).

Major Sponsors for this year’s “A Taste of Leadership Oakland” event are HAP, DTE Energy Foundation, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Plante Moran, Easter Seals, Corp!, Miller Canfield , Oakland University, and Beaumont. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.