Business Briefs

John S. Beagle Scholarship announced

FLINT — The Genesee County Bar Foundation has established the John S. Beagle Scholarship to assist students from Genesee County, Michigan with financial support while in their second or third level of law school. It is through the generosity of the late John S. Beagle and his family that the scholarship has been established.

John S. Beagle was a distinguished member of the Genesee County Bar Foundation and Genesee County Bar Association. He was affectionately known as “Legal Beagle,” a man of irreproachable character and good will who had a passion for justice. He was also a man who recognized the struggles of those less fortunate and thought that economics should not be a barrier to attending law school. Those fortunate enough to be the recipient of a John S. Beagle

Scholarship will never have the opportunity to know this eminent attorney, but his memory will be embraced by those he helped.

A minimum scholarship of $5,000 will be distributed. The application deadline is May 1. For those interested in learning more about the Genesee County Bar Foundation and the John S. Beagle Scholarship, information can be found at http:// foundation scholarship or by calling the Foundation at 810-232- 6000. — G.G.

Free screening at speech center

FLINT TWP. — In celebration of May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, The Speech Language Learning Center, Inc. 2413 S. Linden Rd. Suite B, will offer Free Ages & Stages Screenings to children ages 1-5 years of age on May 21 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Parents that are not sure if their child is achieving their speech and language developmental milestones can come in and receive valuable information and find out if further evaluation of their child is required.

Contact 810-733-3911 for further information or you can also find out more information from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) at— G.G.

United Way of Genesee County raises more than $2.6 million

FLINT— Knowing that people in Genesee County continue to need assistance, individuals, businesses and labor and civic organizations stepped up to raise more than $2.6 million for the 2010 campaign.

While the tally fell short of the $2.9 million raised last year and the $3-million goal set for the 2010 campaign, United Way leaders acknowledged there were a number of factors — namely economic — that contributed to the decline.

“We knew it was going to be another tough year but the team approached the challenge with great energy and enthusiasm, setting an aggressive goal,” said Kathleen Dilworth, plant manager of General Motors’ Flint Engine Operations and chair of the 2010 campaign.

“The dollars that we raised will be invested in programs that provide services for at-risk children, families and older adults here in our community.”

United Way staff and volunteers worked countless hours up until the agency’s annual meeting on Wednesday to raise funds for a variety of important programs, including soup kitchens, shelters for the abused and homeless, after-school programs and elder care.

Additionally, money raised by the United Way of Genesee County can be used as matching funds to secure more financial support for critical programs from foundations and state and federal sources.

Chris Wise, vice president of the Randy Wise Automotive Team and chairman of the 2011 campaign, believes the time is right for the community and United Way to stage a “comeback”. — G.G.

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