HAP names new vice president of Consumer Experience



DETROIT – Health Alliance Plan has appointed Dustin D. Hoffman to the position of vice president, consumer experience. With more than 14 years of experience in IT, customer experience and marketing across various Fortune 500 companies, Hoffman will continue to ensure HAP customers receive the best brand experience possible. Prior to his appointment to this newly created position, Hoffman served […]

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$210K in Grants to Support Youth, Young Adult Programming GENESEE COUNTY – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce on November 13 announced the receipt of $211,750 from several organizations and individual donors in support of afterschool programming, teen employment and efforts to assist young people in Genesee County. The grantors and donors include: Joybox Express, $100,000 (YouthQuest) Aspen Institute […]

HAP’s annual Boots for Kids drive launched Monday



FLINT — Area residents should be on the lookout for HAP’s big orange boot that celebrates the start of HAP’s annual Boots for Kids Drive. From Monday, Nov. 20, through Feb. 28, HAP will collect new boots to ensure local families have the proper footwear to stay warm this winter. Since the program began in 2008, HAP’s Boots for Kids […]

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has held their annual Holiday Campaign



FLINT – For more than two decades, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has held their annual Holiday Campaign in order to help provide food for the men, women and families in 22 counties throughout east Michigan during the holiday season. This year, the Food Bank officially kicked off the annual campaign on Nov. 1 and remains committed to changing […]

Holiday brings on old-fashioned fun




HOLLY — Billed as the oldest, longest running Dickens Festival in the United States — 2017 marks the 44th. year of the Holly Dickens Festival — a holiday favorite which continues to bring enjoyment to all ages. Continuing momentum after remarkably strong 2014 revival and spectacular 2015 and 2016, festival organizers state they are well on their way to continue […]

The Whiting and Flint Institute of Music present holiday show line up



FLINT – The Whiting is gearing up for the holiday season, with a number of perennial holiday classics set to premiere at the auditorium in the coming weeks. The exciting line-up of musicals, performances and shows scheduled at the Whiting and Flint Institute of Music for this holiday season include the Nutcracker Tea, The Nutcracker Ballet and Holiday Pops featuring […]

Flint Cultural Center will host their annual Holiday Walk



FLINT – For years, the Flint Cultural Center (FCC) has been a destination for visitors of all ages to experience entertainment, embrace knowledge and dream beyond the world they know. During the holiday season, the FCC takes this mission to heart, offering an array of activities to help foster education, entertainment and enjoyment. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 5:30-8 p.m., […]

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Old Newsboys needs helpers FLINT —The Old Newsboys is in need of volunteers to help with their annual newspaper sale on Friday, Dec. 8. Call 810-744-1840 if you are able to assist us with the mission of “Let No Child Be Forgotten!”. The organization is looking for persons 18 years and older to captain corners and/or stand on corners taking […]

Christmas cards made easy and more efficient

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Festive greetings sent to family, friends, coworkers, and business associates are an enjoyable element of the holiday season. The first Christmas card was sent in England in 1843. Despite the popularity of online cards and social media posts for other occasions, and a greeting card industry that is declining at a rate of about 5 percent per year according to […]

The hottest toys this holiday season

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Christmas and Chanukah may be celebrated toward the end of the year, but at the annual New York Toy Fair, the season for thinking about toys begins in February. This popular convention unveils the industry’s hottest trends and toys, attracting more than 1,000 exhibitors. The Toy Fair, and recommendations by toy and game industry experts around the world, like Dr. […]


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