Business Briefs



Shoppers can earn a gift card

FLINT TWP. — Starting this week, Genesee Valley Shoppers have the opportunity to receive a $10 mall gift card with a $75 purchase at participating retailers as part of the Spring into Savings promotion.

Shoppers who spend $75 (pre-tax) at aerie, Buckle, Charlotte Russe, Deb, Famous Footwear, Hot Topic, Jimmy Jazz, Journey’s Kidz, rue21 or Wear District and show their same-day receipts at Genesee Valley Center Customer Service, will receive a $10 mall gift card. See Customer Service for complete details.

Limit one gift with purchase, per person, per day, while supplies last.

Details: Call 810-732-4000, visit online at www.geneseemall.com. — G.G.

Gas prices jump in Michigan

GENESEE COUNTY — Average retail gasoline prices in Michigan have risen 21.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.79 per gallon.

This compares with the national average that has increased 7.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64 per gallon, according to gasoline price website www.michigangasprices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Michigan during the past week, prices were 97.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 26.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 17.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 79.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. — G.G.

McLaren Health Care Plan aids Whaley Center

FLINT — Las Vegas came to McLaren Health Plan in Flint, on March 25, where everyone ended the day feeling like a winner, especially Whaley Children’s Center.

In an employee driven fundraiser, with a Las Vegas theme, McLaren Health Plan raised more than $2,000 for Whaley in just a few hours.

This is in addition to the more than 1,500 hygiene products for Whaley’s Children were also gathered by employees through a donation drive the week prior to the fundraiser.

McLaren Health Plan makes several corporate donations throughout the year and quarterly fundraisers, like this one for Whaley’s, are entirely employee driven.

McLaren Health Plan serves business and residents in 26 counties throughout Michigan with Medicaid and Commercial health plans.

The health plan’s provider network includes more than 45 hospitals, 14,000 physicians, and other health care providers.

In the last four years, McLaren Health Plan employees have donated more than $30,000 to local charities through various fundraisers and community events. — G.G.


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