Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce Presents:

Business Bounce-back Networking Event   Club 53 at the Palace of Auburn Hills  Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Cost: $40 (includes game ticket!) Pre-Game Networking: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Appetizers and cash bar  Pistons vs. Houston Rockets: 7:30 p.m. Discount tickets for lower bowl seats are available for an additional $30 per ticket. Standard Pistons $10 per car parking fee [...]

2011 Chamber Golf League

Alright all you folks who have been asking about the Auburn Hills Chamber Golf League, it will be kicking off in early May at Fieldstone Golf Club.  The earliest start time is scheduled for 3:52 pm and it will be on Thursdays for 16 weeks. Begins May 5, 2011 Includes 9 holes with golf cart 10% merchandise [...]

State of the City

I just returned from hearing Mayor McDonald present his positive outlook with a year-in-review synopsis of the City’s accomplishments and offered a glimpse into the future in his State of the City Address delivered at the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce annual meeting.  Below are a few of the items that I remember: Items on [...]


There use to be a ketchup commercial about the anticipation of waiting for the ketchup to exit the bottle. That has to be the feeling of some of our firefighters as we continue to review our operations to help lay the path into the future. I have spoken with many firefighters and attempted to squelch [...]

Building Relationships

Amazingly, something that has been in the works for around a dozen years occurred last night. The city councils for the City of Auburn Hills and Pontiac joined together for a dinner meeting. Over a decade of attempting to reach across Opdyke Road sure seems like a long time, but at last, the two cities [...]

Welcome Art Van

Last night I had the opportunity to meet Art Van Elslander and welcome him to Auburn Hills.  Art Van Furniture stores are well known around the United States and Art is very well known in this region for his philanthropic generosity. The big news here is this is Art Van’s first venture into a mall [...]

Providing the best service

Our Department of Public Services recently received a note of thanks from a resident.  A young couple was anxiously preparing to leave their home to go to the hospital, in anticipation of the birth of their first child.  The snowstorm the night before was unexpected and made them even more nervous about the drive they [...]

By George I think she’s got it.

No blog by me today. I purposely have not read Police Chief Olko’s blog and let her spread her own wings without my amateur comments. Just caught up reading her post this morning, and highly recommend to ye faithful blog readers. Way to go Chief, keep the public informed. P.S. I didn’t find the post [...]

Evil Exist

After reading the headlines this morning about Livonia Police Officer Larry Nehasil losing his life in the line of duty, I was sadden by the fact that a wife and some children’s lives are now forever changed. A twenty year officer was doing his duty, protecting people and property from those who do not hold [...]

Martin Luther King Jr.

I had my youngest daughters out past their bed time last night, because we took them to the Circus.  My wife and I had a great time watching the girls enjoy the show.  As a Dad I have to give my girls a hard time (really, I learned that at dad school). Knowing that they had [...]

  • Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager

    Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager

    Thoughts on running a city, daily musings, and everything in between.