Business Briefs

WFBA January meeting

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association (WFBA) announces its next meeting Jan. 19 at Old Country Buffet, G-3583 Miller Rd.

The event begins at noon with lunch, followed by the meeting from 12:30-1:15 p.m. During the meeting, attendees will hear about the new Great Lakes Medical Campus project, along with the City of Flint’s new economic playbook. Mayor Dayne Walling will be the guest speaker.

Non-members are welcome and reservations are not needed. Details: Call 810-733-0666. — N.B.

“Boots for Kids” program runs through Jan. 31

FLINT — Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is once again collecting winter boots to prevent hundreds of local children from facing a bitter cold winter without a warm pair of boots to protect their feet.

With designated collection sites in Bay City, Flint, Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Linden, Marysville, Port Huron and Saginaw, HAP hopes to collect 500 pairs of boots for children of all ages served by Carriage Town Ministries of Flint, City Rescue Michigan of Saginaw, Love INC of Greater Lapeer and Pathway Shelter of Port Huron.

A list of drop-off locations is available at or at HAP’s Flint office, 1397 S. Linden Rd., Suite C between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. — G.G.

New business comes to Flint

FLINT — There’s a new technology company open for business in downtown Flint. Recently settled into Suite 701 of the Northbank Center, 432 N. Saginaw Street, Mobiusoft, LLC offers specialized software technologies for the health industry and has solved a long-standing medical information exchange problem in which individual patient records are scattered among physicians, pharmacists, and healthcare teams, making it impossible for quality coordination of care and increasing the likelihood of duplicating costly medical services.

Mobiusoft, LLC has designed a leading-edge internet-based health/medical records (EHR) system that is fully integrated with a Health Information Exchange (HIE). It provides safe, reliable, coordinated and secure sharing of patient information between healthcare providers; it allows patients fullview access to their own medical records; and it provides for electronic communications between patients and their health care providers.

Although primarily marketed to healthcare providers, Mobiusoft, LLC will be holding community demonstrations in early 2011 so individuals can see first-hand the consumer/patient functions of this system, including privacy management, electronic communications for appointment and prescription refill requests, test results view, immunization history, current medications, referrals, past and future medical appointments, and more.

Details: Call 810-875-9778. — G.G.

Gas prices have dropped some

GENESEE COUNTY — Average retail gasoline prices in Michigan have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.11 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.05 per gallon, according to gasoline price website — G.G.

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