Audit shows twp. holding its own



FLINT TWP. — After reducing staff through attrition, consolidation of services and general belttightening in recent years because of declining property tax revenues, nobody wants to hear that the worst is yet to come. But that was forecast by the 2010 audit presented to the township board last week along with more hopeful news that the bleeding will stop in […]

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Carman-Ainsworth teachers serve in exchange program



FLINT TWP. — A new CAFE is coming to Carman Ainsworth High School in the fall. But this one will serve college level instruction to Advanced Placement students via a teacher exchange program with the University of Michigan-Flint. The Carman-Ainsworth-UMFlint CAFÉ (Collaboration and Faculty Exchange) was conceived about two years ago in ongoing conversations between CA Superintendent Bill Haley, CA […]

Unnamed national retailer coming to Miller Road



FLINT TWP. — A national company may soon join the Miller Road commercial hub. Its path has been cleared by the rezoning of two parcels of land west of the Best Buy store. Both were rezoned from Office 1 to Commercial — General Business (C-2) and approved by the township board after second reading last week. Trustee George Menoutes abstained […]

Citizens Bank and HealthPlus square off in the Fitness Feud



FLINT — Name the two Flint-based companies taking part in the second annual “Commit to Get Fit” challenge? Survey says: HealthPlus and Citizens Bank. Citizens Bank President and CEO Cathy Nash and Citizens Bank employees faced off Monday against HealthPlus of Michigan President and CEO, Bruce Hill and HealthPlus employees for the second fitness challenge where employees for both companies […]

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Building damaged by thieves FLINT TWP. — Thieves did an estimated $60,000 in damage to a vacant building in the 3100 block of Miller Road. Police responded on June 8 at about 4:25 p.m. to a call about a breaking and entering at the bank-owned property which is listed for sale. The complainant said the theft was discovered when arriving […]

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Ladies Night Out planned FLINT TWP. — A fashion show, food sampling and giveaways will be part of the fun at the 4th annual Ladies Night Out held in the Outdoor Village wing at Genesee Valley Center from 5-9 p.m. on June 23. The first 200 women will receive a free gift. Also featured will be a live DJ, a […]

Facilities management company thriving, hiring



FLINT TOWNSHIP — David Burr, owner of The DM Burr Group, recalled the day the bottom dropped out of his business. Built from scratch, his company had landed a systemwide industrial account with a Tier One automotive supplier based in Livonia that brought Burr about $3.5 million worth of business annually. Speaking last week as host of a Genesee Regional […]

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HealthPlus named account execs of the year FLINT TWP. — HealthPlus of Michigan has named account executives Cheryl Wagner and Pamela Johnson “2010 Sales Achievers of the Year” for achieving top production in new business sales and enrolled accounts for the company, respectively. Wagner lives in Saginaw and has been employed by HealthPlus for 23 years. Johnson, a resident of […]

Another graduation season, a few more words of advice

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Every year at graduation time I try to impart a few words of the limited wisdom I have obtained over the years to those heading out into the world now that they are officially “grown-up.” Sure, I could say the same thing every year, the same things everyone else tells the graduating senior about following dreams and being successful, but […]


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