Business Briefs

WFBA luncheon, meeting

FLINT TWP.— Supervisor Karyn Miller will be the featured speaker at the West Flint Business Association (WFBA) luncheon and meeting March 16 at Old Country Buffet, G-3583 Miller Rd.

Miller will talk about the state of Flint Township. There will be a question and answer session following. The lunch begins at noon, followed by the meeting from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Non-members are welcome, and reservations are not necessary.

Details: Contact the WFBA at 810-733-0666. — N.B.

Gas prices continue to rise

GENESEE COUNTY — Average retail gasoline prices in Michigan have risen 9.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon last week. This compares with the national average that has increased 12.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47 per gallon, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in Michigan during the past week, prices yesterday were 80.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 33.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 36.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 73.6 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. — G.G.

Mahoody to speak at ABWA meeting

FLINT — The Crossroad Connection Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, Grand Blanc, will meet at the University of Michigan-Flint, Happenings Room, University Center on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. The feature speakers will be Betty and Mahtob Mahmoody, who traveled to Iran in 1984 on vacation and were held in Tehran against their will. Betty’s book, Not Without My Daughter, details their escape. Betty returns to UM-Flint 20 years after her first visit — this time with her daughter, Mahtob at her side. No reservations are needed. Everyone is invited. Cosponsored by the UM-Flint Women’s Educational Center and the American Business Women’s Association, Crossroad Connection Chapter.— G.G.

Tax deductions for cars

GENESEE COUNTY — If you have an extra car and are looking for a way to reduce your income taxes, here is one recommendation. You will get a tax deduction of $500 or more when you donate car to charity. Sadly, many charities will only let you donate car that is running, is in decent shape or is less than 10 years old.

Cars4Charities does not care what condition your car is in; they will gratefully accept it no matter what shape it is in, how old it is or if it does not run. They only require you have a title free of liens for your vehicle or some other proof you are the owner, your car is not stripped of any parts, the tires on your car are not flat, and it is parked in a place where a tow truck can easily get to it. They will pick up your car donation fast and free, too.

In return for your charitable contribution, you will receive a tax deduction of $500 or what they are able to sell your car donation for, whichever amount is greater. They will also provide you with all the forms you will need to file with your taxes so you can claim your valuable tax deduction. People also can donate their car online at G.G.

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