In brief

Fifth Annual Economic Forum slated at UM-Flint

FLINT — How will the economy of the U.S. be affected by the economies of other countries, particularly the euro crisis? What actions or inactions in Washington will do to the economy in 2013?

If answers to these and other economic questions are important to you, then you need to reserve a spot at the Fifth Annual Economic Forum. This much anticipated event has become a favorite question and answer forum for those who want insight on the future of the economy. The “debt crisis” the country is facing today was a warning brought up by one of the Forum speakers in 2008.

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) and the Rotary Club of Flint invite the community to the Fifth Annual Economic Forum on Dec. 14.

The forum is being held at the Northbank Center Grand Ballroom at 432 North Saginaw Street.

A buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The cost is $10 per person, which includes the lunch.

Reservation: E-mail or call 810-762-3253 by Dec. 10. — G.G.

Sybyl Award nominees announced

GENESEE COUNTY — Eleven people have been nominated for Resource Genesee’s annual Sybyl Award. The award honors the life of Sybyl M. Atwood, who served for more than 40 years as the program director for Volunteer and Information Services at Resource Genesee and its predecessor organizations. Atwood died in 2007.

The winner will receive the award at Resource Genesee’s Annual Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., today (Dec. 6) at the Holy Redeemer Family Life Center, 1227 Bristol Road in Burton.

Tickets for the luncheon are $30 per person or $300 for a table of eight with sponsorship signage. They are available through Resource Genesee, (810)232-6126. ELGA Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for the Sybyl Award.

This year’s nominees include: Pam Cox, Genesys Grief and Bereavement Social Worker; Samuel R. Dismond, Jr., M.D., retired physician; James Gaskin, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club; James Hall, Volunteer Project Manager Center for Hope; Patrick Charles Kelly, retired GM employee; Harmony Langford, Chief Program and Development Officer YWCA; Kim and Kelsay Mannor, volunteers for Hurley Medical Center; Patrick McNeal, Executive Director My Brother’s Keeper of Genesee County; Jane O’Dell, Executive Director Community Resolution Center; Reta Stanley, President of Big Brothers Big Sisters; Margie H. Verbal, community volunteer/retired teacher.— G.G.

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