Cleaning up after the flood

FLINT TWP. — In the wake of widespread flooding after a record rainfall on May 3, most of the township board meeting Monday night was spent answering questions from affected parties. Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright; Robert Case, Flint’s water pollution control supervisor and State Senator John Gleason were among those in attendance to address concerns. Wright said 9 […]

Corunna Road bar liquor license a no go

FLINT TWP. — The township board was unanimous in its disapproval of a liquor license for a bar on Corunna Road with a history of being a trouble spot. The application from Econo Pub of Novi to operate the Valley Pub, 4186 Corunna Rd., requested the transfer a Class C liquor license with a dance permit from M & H […]

Mall health fair highlights prevention, remedies

FLINT TWP. — OrthoMichigan and Michigan Vascular Research Center, both located in Flint Township, were among several exhibitors Saturday at the Flint Health & Wellness Expo held at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. Sponsored by Cars 108 radio station and Chasse Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio of Fenton, the one-day event featured several wellness businesses including American Laser Skincare, Fluke […]

Coming up at The Whiting

GENESEE COUNTY — The Whiting unveiled its 2012- 2013 line-up May 4. Wendi Fournier, advertising and promotions manager, addressed a few hundred people at the season line-up announcement event. Before introducing the schedule of performances she gave thanks to the sponsors: Health Alliance Plan, McLaren Flint, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Arts Midwest, the […]

In brief

WFBA annual scholarships winners to be named FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will present its 2012 $2,500 scholarships to three recipients at its monthly meeting, noon-1:15 p.m., May 16 at Valley Coney Island at Miller and Linden Roads. The business group raises money for the annual scholarships through a variety of fundraisers held all year. Also the […]

New owner brings news services to computer repair store

SWARTZ CREEK — Past customers of the Computer Doctors store, 8048 Miller Road, will find it has a new name but a familiar face behind the counter. Michael Diericks managed the computer repair store about two and half years before becoming the owner last month. His first order of business was to change the name because Davison-based Computer Doctors still […]

Regional Chamber leads new Convention & Visitors Bureau

FLINT — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce has been tapped to lead tourism efforts in Flint-Genesee County, significantly increasing its involvement in shaping the image of the region, and inspiring travelers to visit. At the request of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, the Regional Chamber and the County have entered an agreement for the Chamber to market local […]

In brief

Local Century 21 agency earns high marks GRAND BLANC — Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, has announced that Century 21 Sabo Associates, 8311 Office Park Dr., is a recipient of the Century 21 Quality Service Office award for its commitment to providing quality customer service to its clients. Realizing that […]

Regional Chamber TeenQuest seeks participants for summer pre-employment leadership training

FLINT — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce TeenQuest program is offering no-cost preemployment leadership training to Genesee County high school students ages 14 through 18 who are currently in grades 9 through 12. Applications are being accepted for the program. The TeenQuest summer program is a four-week pre-employment and leadership training program designed to help Genesee County youth prepare […]