Birmingham-Bloomfield People

Carole Herdegen of Bloomfield Hills, travel editor of Elegant Living magazine, was awarded second place in the competition for her series of articles on India in the “Special India Collector’s Edition” of Elegant Living ( The articles featured India as the new player on the world stage, the spas of India and choosing India as a destination wedding.

Attorneys Richard Bernstein of Birmingham and Norman Yatooma of Bloomfield Hills were named to L. Brooks Patterson’s “Elite 40 Under 40.” Both attorneys were chosen for representing the best of Oakland County, excelling in his field while working to improve the quality of life for the community by giving back.

“The members of my ‘Elite 40 Under 40′ represent where Oakland County is headed tomorrow: charging into the knowledge-based economy, providing strong leadership and engaged in improving the quality of life in our region,” Patterson said in his 2012 State of the County address. “The ‘Elite 40′ represent my vision for Oakland County. These young men and women truly make a statement about the talent that abounds in Oakland County, and as far as I’m concerned, confirm a bright future for our region and our country.”

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