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Hurley Children’s Hospital announces 28th annual bowlathon

FLINT —The Hurley Children’s Hospital 28th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) Bowlathon will be held on May 18, at Colonial Lanes in Flushing. Squad times are at 6pm and 8 p.m. The cost is $30 per person or $120 per team. and includes two games, shoe rental, food and a T-shirt.

Sponsorships are still available. For more information, to sign up or sponsor your team, contact Karima Amlani at 810-262-9399 or kamlani1@hurleymc.com. CMNH provide medical equipment and special programs for all children treated at Hurley Children’s Hospital. In 1990, Hurley joined the CMNH because it provides the most outstanding pediatric medical care in a 15 county region, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. — R.S.

MCC partners with Cypress Creek Renewables to advance solar job training

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) and Cypress Creek Renewables announced on April 23 a partnership to invest in Michigan’s solar energy workforce. The initiative establishes a Solar Program Fund at MCC with a $20,000 grant from Cypress Creek Renewables. The new fund will assist MCC in developing programming centered around renewable energy coursework, as well as providing scholarships for students pursuing careers in solar energy. Cypress Creek’s grant will specifically focus on providing assistance to women, veterans and ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce. Cypress Creek Renewables is a national solar developer that constructs, owns and operates solar facilities throughout the United States. The company is working to develop local solar projects across Michigan. The solar industry currently employs more than 4,100 people across the state. Solar advocates are hoping that number will grow soon, as more independent power producers begin developing and building projects in Michigan. Cypress Creek previously announced partnerships with Kankakee Community College in Illinois, Hudson Valley Community College in New York, Greenville Technical College in South Carolina, and Cape Fear Community College in North Carolina. For more information, please visit, ccrenew.com. — R.S.

SageLink Credit Union announces merger

DURAND — A majority of the membership of SageLink Credit Union voted last week to approve a merger with Portland Federal Credit Union. The merger will provide new opportunities and services to the members of both credit unions. The combined credit union will have total assets of $530 Million and 13 branch locations covering the following Michigan counties, Kent, Barry, Ionia, Ingham, Shiawassee and Genesee. This will make PFCU the 27th largest credit union in the state with a combined 48,000 members. Existing PFCU locations will retain their current name and branding, with SageLink Credit Union becoming, ‘SageLink Credit Union, a Division of PFCU’, for an interim time, ultimately becoming PFCU. Harvey Hoskins will serve as President/CEO of the merged Credit Union and Anna Willson, president/CEO of SageLink Credit Union, will join the PFCU executive team. SageLink Credit Union was established 81 years ago through the Shiawassee Teacher’s Credit Union in Corunna, MI. It operates six locations in Shiawassee and Genesee Counties including branches at G-3311 Van Slyke Road, 3378 Lennon Rd. both in Flint Township and 8189 Miller Rd. in Swartz Creek. — R.S.


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