Annual Save & Share event raises more than $18,000

FLINT — Once again, Skaff customers and four local charities were big beneficiaries in the annual fourday Save & Share sale that took place at Skaff, Nov. 29-Dec. 2. According to Skaff Furniture- Carpet One President, Dick Skaff, the community’s response to the event was overwhelming. “It was a four-day whirlwind,” said Skaff . “We were busy when the doors […]

McLaren welcomes psychologist to medical staff

FLINT — Timothy Franke, PsyD, a psychologist specializing in neuropsychology and clinical psychology, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Franke is seeing patients at Insight Neurocognitive Health, 4800 South Saginaw St., Suite 1900, Flint. Dr. Franke completed his doctorate at the Michigan School of Psychology in Farmington Hills. He earned his medical degree from the University of […]

Five vital facts about signing up for coverage at HealthCare.gov

MICHIGAN — Sign up by Dec. 15. Open Enrollment started Nov. 1, but you must take action by Dec. 15, no matter if this is your first time getting covered or if you are returning to shop and save. Coverage could be cheaper than you think. Last year, 9 in 10 people qualified for financial help to make their monthly […]

AA: Michigan gas prices rise 11 cents compared to a week ago

DEARBORN — Gas prices in Michigan are up 11 cents compared to last week. Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.57 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 2 cents more than this time last month and about 22 cents more than this time last year. Motorists are paying an average of $39 for a full […]

The memory of smells


I have always been the kind of person who loves that sharp, metallic, tang you can smell before a good, thrashing thunderstorm. I love storms, my grandma told me my grandpa used to sit in his rocker on their enclosed porch during a storm and the wilder the storm, the faster he would rock. People who love rain are called […]

Genesee District Library names Nick Eisengruber new HQ branch librarian

FLINT — The Genesee District Library (GDL) has named Nick Eisengruber as the new Headquarters branch librarian. Eisengruber started his career with GDL as a library assistant in 2018. In that role he had the opportunity to work at most of the 19 branches throughout Genesee County. He spent the past six months as a temporary branch librarian at the […]

Toys for Tots deadline this week

GENESEE COUNTY — Thousands of children up to age 12 will have a merrier holiday season due to the work of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and the county program coordinator, Vicky Muckenthaler and her many volunteers. “Without volunteers, we would not be able to help the community,” she said. There are both front end and back end volunteers. […]

Business community teams up to support Old Newsboys

LeeAlan Weddel, owner of LeeAlan Weddel Agency Farmer’s Insurance, and Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President David Mayers, owner of DJ Mayers Computer Repair, enjoy some breakfast and networking at the annual Whatchamacallit fundraiser for Old Newsboys of Flint on Friday morning. Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Chamber team up every year to sponsor the […]

In brief

Hip Hop Nutcracker FLINT — The Whiting hosts the 5th Annual Hip Hop Nutcracker, Dec. 12 from 7:30–10:30 p.m. at The Whiting, 1241 East Kearsley Street. This holiday mash-up for the whole family features Emcee Kurtis Blow and Director/choreographer Jennifer Weber in a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is […]

Advocating policies that promote economic vitality


An important part of our charge at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is to advocate for public policies that contribute to business and economic vitality. That’s why we have been carefully following the budget discussions since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recommended budget was released in March. Although we do not expect that any negotiation to produce a perfect outcome […]