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Board rejects firefighters contract




FLINT TWP. — A proposed firefighters contract reached after lengthy mediation went up in flames at the township board meeting Monday night. A tentative agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1425, was rejected in a 3-3 vote with Supervisor Karyn Miller, Clerk Kim Courts and Trustee George Menoutes voting in its favor and trustees Frank Kasle, Belenda […]

Couple talks about Iran’s alleged death sentence against their son




FLINT TWP. — Ali and Behnaz Hekmati, a township couple, are distressed by reports that their son has been sentenced to death in Iran, accused of being an American spy. Unconfirmed reports say Amir Hekmati, 28, who for a time attended Carman- Ainsworth schools, has been found guilty of charges made when he was detained in August of 2011. His […]

Anti-bullying message forging widespread bonds




FLINT TWP. — Young people from different school districts are uniting against a common enemy — bullies. One example was a joint meeting Thursday between Empathy for All (EFA), an anti-bullying group formed last year at Carman- Ainsworth High School and the Power of 100, a similar group started two years ago at Swartz Creek High School. Students met at […]

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Maker of specialty vehicles to address business group FLINT TWP.— June Nagle, business unit manager for Android Industries, Flint campus, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, at noon Jan. l8, at the Old Country Buffet restaurant, G-3583 Miller Rd. in the Genesee Crossings/Target Plaza. Android builds vehicles for the disabled and […]

Tomorrow’s business leaders vie in skill-building programs




FLINT TWP. — Local students interested in business careers demonstrated their skills in competitions during the Region 7 Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America (BPA) held last Friday at Baker College-Flint. But after many years of participation, Carman- Ainsworth students were not among them. CA advisors Tom Klee and Leslie Holt decided to try out other educational options, said […]

Chinese restaurant opens in Swartz Creek




SWARTZ CREEK — The Grand Opening of China Star Chinese Restaurant this week gives Swartz Creek residents a taste of the Orient in a modern American atmosphere. Unlike the typical auspicious red, China Star outfitted the dining area with browns and booth seating, along with enlarged aerial photographs of the populated city. Owner Yike Huang and his wife Juan Fang […]

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ABWA to meet Jan. 18 FLINT — The American Business Women’s Association Crossroad Connection Chapter of Grand Blanc, will meet Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m. for networking, and 6 p.m. for a presentation, at Riverfront Center, 1 Riverfront Center West, Room 2321, Flint, the former Radisson Hotel. Dr. Mark Perry, professor of Economics and Finance, School of Management, University of […]

Grow your business through government contracting



CLIO — Bring in 2012 with growth opportunities for your business through government contracting. To learn how to work with the government, join the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Healthy Community Initiative on Jan. 13 for Selling your Products or Services to the Government from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Mott […]

Fogleman named business development manager for Citizens Bank



FLINT — Citizens Bank Wealth Management announced Brad Fogleman has been named Senior Vice President and Business Development Manager for the wealth management division. In this position he will be responsible for driving the division’s sales initiatives and growth strategy. He will also lead a team of business development officers located throughout the company’s market area. Ken Duetsch, Executive Vice […]


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