Business Briefs

Secrets to government 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”.

During the July seminar, “Understanding Federal Solicitation”, Olson will provide businesses with everything they need to effectively respond to federal solicitations.

In August, participants will learn the keys to “Responding to the RFP”.

Businesses interested in breaking into government contracting or looking to improve their approach are encouraged to attend. Attendees also will learn about the services and support the Regional Chamber PTAC has available to help with the contracting process.

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

Fitzone offering Crim training

GRAND BLANC — Fitzone for Women of Grand Blanc is offering extra support and motivation to its members with free Crim training. Ladies of all ages have signed up to either walk or run, and meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays to train with their group leader.

Participants received a packet that included stretches, their training schedule, a Crim registration form, and coupons for various race accessories, donated by Bauman’s running store. This 15 week program has been given free of charge to any Fitzone member interested in increasing their fitness goals.

Details: Call 810-953-3870. — G.G.

McLaren offering training for fastest growing occupation

FLINT — According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment opportunities for EMTs and Paramedics are expected to grow faster than all other occupations now through the year 2016.

During this time period the number of jobs available in these two areas is predicted to increase by 16 percent.

McLaren Regional Medical Center is offering EMS educational programs for pre-hospital providers this July. MRMC is the largest EMS education provider in the State of Michigan with more than 50,000 hours of instruction given last year alone.

McLaren’s EMS Education Department currently has two Emergency Medical Technician classes scheduled to start July 11. The programs are held at McLaren’s Beech Hill Centre, G-3200 Beecher Rd., Flint.

Details: Go to and select the “Classes & Events” tab, or call McLaren’s EMS Education Department at 810-342-2380. There is a cost for the training and pre-registration is required. — G.G.

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