Business Briefs

Verlander to meet fans at Waldron

DAVISON — Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander will be at Jim Waldron Buick GMC, 1146 S. State Rd., June 23. Verlander is expected to be available to meet with the general public for pictures and autographs sometime that afternoon. Waldron first partnered with the Tiger pitcher in 2006 when Verlander agreed to make an annual summer appearance at the dealership to sign autographs. Verlander pitched his second career no-hitter May 7 against the Toronto Blue Jays. His first no-hitter was in 2007 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Details about the Waldron visit will follow in next week’s edition. — G.G.

Local businesses will collect professional attire

GENESEE COUNTY — CARS108 (107.9 FM) is partnering with area businesses to collect gently used professional attire to help men and women who are seeking employment or have been recently employed and cannot afford the added expense of purchasing the proper business clothing.

They are asking the community to help by donating gently used or new clothing. Collection boxes will be located at the following businesses until June 10: Creative Jewelers in Lincor Plaza, 2127 S. Linden Rd,; Wireless Shop, 2461 W. Hill Rd. across from Meijer; Hurley Health and Fitness Center, 4500 S. Saginaw St.; Eyecare Associates, 1063 S. State Rd., Davison; Gaines Jewelry, G-3310 Beecher Rd.; Mid Michigan Dental Group, G-1111 W. Hill Rd.; Dr. David Slezak, 9096 Davison Rd., Davison; and Laurie’s and Timothy’s on Saginaw St. in downtown Grand Blanc.

The Salvation Army will be offering the gently used professional attire collected from the community during Dress to Succeed to help anyone who needs suits, dresses, pants, shoes, etc for job related purposes, including employment interviews.

Vouchers for one free outfit can be obtained from June 1 through July by visiting The Salvation Army main office located at 211 W. Kearsley Street in Flint. Anyone requesting a free clothing voucher must inquire in person and provide photo identification. The voucher can then be redeemed at any of three convenient Salvation Army Thrift Stores locations: 817 S. State in Davison, 4273 Corunna Rd. and 2200 N. Dort Highway in Flint. — G.G.

Contracting seminars

FLINT — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce presents “Secrets to Successful Government Contracting”, a three-part summer series which kicks off June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Mott Board Room. It continues on July 22 and concludes Aug. 26.

The seminars will be conducted by Todd Olson, Program Director of the Northwest Michigan PTAC office in Traverse City. Olson will focus on the critical areas businesses need to understand to position themselves for successful government contracting.

The June seminar focuses on “Advanced Market Research”. Participants will learn how to market products and services to the government, where to find government buying forecasts, which agencies are most likely to purchase your goods or services and how to stay ahead of your competition. The cost for each class is $15 or registration for the entire series is $30. The Regional Chamber is located at 519 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint.

Details: ptac/ seminars. html or call 810-600-1437 or e-mail— G.G.

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