FLINT TWP. — The township teamed up with Davenport University to offer a business expo that is hoped to become an annual event.
The first Experience Flint Township Business Expo was held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 21 in the front parking lot at Davenport University, 4318 Miller Rd.
About 45 vendors signed up for the free exposure which was designed to provide business owners an opportunity to share product/service information with other businesses and with potential customers, according to a notice signed by Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and Davenport University Campus Director Wilma Mitchell.
Also part of the Expo was a Taste of Flint Township feature which sought to have area restaurants provide samples of the variety of foods sold in the township.
Pesto’s restaurant, 5275 Miller Road at Dye, was among the few restaurants who took up the offer. Owner and certified executive chef Richard Redmer was there in person handing out free sandwiches.
Bob O’Donnell, owner of We Drive U was among the participating vendors. O’Donnell offers a transportation service which includes courier service, wheelchair transports, airport shuttle service and more. Started in June, the Grand-Blancbased business, spends a lot of tie in Flint Township and other areas, transporting patients to therapy appointments and anywhere else they need to go, he sad. His van is equipped with an automatic access ramp and bench seating four passengers.
He offers a discount to military personnel.
For more info, visit his website at www.wedriveullc.com.
Other participating vendors included Cyril Salon, Jim Waldron, H&R Block and Play it Again Sports.
Despite a so-so turn out, organizers said they plan to do more pre-publicity next year and host the event again.
For information about next year’s event, contact Wilma Mitchell at 810-396-3635.