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School of Management to recognize Excellence in Business

— The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) will honor representatives from top Michigan businesses at a special celebration. The Third Annual Business Appreciation Dinner will be held on Oct. 5 with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Northbank Center in downtown Flint.

“The businesses that we have selected for recognition represent excellence in the state, and have developed a model that other businesses may want to emulate,” said SOM Dean John Helmuth.

Brian Walker, president and CEO, Herman Miller will give a keynote address. Walker will also accept the Corporate Leadership Award presented to Herman Miller.

Honorees will include: Corporate Leadership Award — Herman Miller, Inc.; Regional Business Award — HealthPlus of Michigan; Entrepreneurship Award — Philip Incarnati; Social Entrepreneurship Award — Uptown Developments, LLC; Family Business Award — The Zehnder Family; Dean’s Award — William Golling; and Student Awards — Kelly Miller, Outstanding MBA and Melissa Turner, Outstanding BBA.

Tickets are still available for $75 per person or $600 for a Corporate Table of eight. Please contact the School of Management at 810-762-3253.


IMA to hold Fish Fry Fridays

— The IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Centeris offering “All You Can Eat Fish Fry” dinners Oct. 8 and 22 from 4-7 p.m. The “All You Can Eat” dinners include choice of fried or baked fish, french fries, coleslaw, garden tossed salad, tartar sauce, rolls & butter, coffee, hot tea & brownies. Chicken nuggets will be available for the kids. A cash bar will be provided. Prices for the “All You Can Eat” dinners are $8.50 for adults, $4.95 for children under 12 and children under 4 are free.

For additional information or for take-out orders, contact Catering Director Lisa Ray at 810-742-2169

or e-mail

Details: Visit— G.G.

Gas prices drop

— Average retail gasoline prices in Michigan have fallen 9.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70 a gallon. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.70 a gallon, according to

gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Michigan during the past week, prices yesterday were 29.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are unchanged versus a month ago. — G.G.

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