In brief

Grant to new Hamady Brother’s grocery store will fund 61 full-time jobs

FLINT — GST Michigan Works! is pleased to announce that they were able to assist Hamady Brother’s Grocery Store in the opening of a new Hamady Complete Food Center location in Flint through Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) Grant Funding. Hamady received a $51,000 award which will be used to employ more than 61) full-time employees in the Genesee County area.

The purpose of the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) is to enhance talent, productivity and improve employee retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s Workforce. Funding is available to employers across various industries and sizes.

The positions Hamady is hiring for range from Human Resources Manager to Produce Clerks to Store Director. The wide variety of jobs available reaches a broad range of Job Seekers in the area.

Jim McColgan, Owner of Hamady Complete Food Centers, is quoted as stating several times, “Hamady is back!” –R.S.

Voice of the River annual celebration

FLINT – The Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC) is gearing up for its 2018 Voice of the River Annual Celebration and celebrating 20 Years of partnering to protect, promote, and improve the Flint River and its watershed.

The FRWC invites the public to join them Jan. 25 at GM’s Factory One to celebrate the wonderful features of the Flint River. They’re kicking off their 20th year of water quality monitoring, youth education, outdoor recreation, and improvements to the river system.

This year, they will welcome Congressman Dan Kildee, who will provide his perspective on the importance of natural resources conservation and the federal government’s role in keeping the watershed healthy.

They will also will share the progress on all the work they’ve done this past year that wouldn’t be possible without the support of our donors, volunteers, and members. There will also be food, great companionship, awards, and some fun auction items.

Tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling 810-767-6490 or emailing Payment can be made at the door, but RSVP is appreciated.

This year’s award winners:

Joe Leonardi Leadership Award – Planning Committee for 80’s In The Hole – Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, Tom Bade, Kathleen Gazall, Hector Garcia, Heather Kale, Michelle Loper, Jack Stock, Ted Valley.

Dr. Gary Pace Volunteer of the Year Award – Bruce Nieuwenhuis, co-chair of the Friends of the Flint River Trail chapter of the FRWC.

FRWC Service Awards – departing board members Derek Bradshaw, Amanda Felker, Bettye Hendricks, and Terry Reechko.

Golden Gloves – Mike Herriman, Vern’s Collision, for finding a payphone at our Thread Lake stewardship site. – G.G.

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