In brief

Men’s event at IMA Brookwood

BURTON — A brand new, can’t miss, gotta be there men’s event — Burgers, Brews & Dudes at IMA Brookwood Golf Club, Feb. 8, from 3-7 p.m. The cost is $35 per person.

All proceeds benefit the IMA Recreation Association and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint. The event is sponsored by The Lodge Men’s Grooming; Consumers Energy; and Sunrise Coast Tobacconist.

Events will include: hot towel shaves, a cigar tent, build your own burger bar, beer tasting and outdoor events.

Details: Call 810-249-7060. — G.G.

Resource Center opening at Grand Blanc Library

FLINT —The Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library, a branch of the Genesee District Library System has been awarded “Business Resource Center” status by the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC).

Business Resource Centers commit to offering a wide variety of resources to entrepreneurs including computer technology, specialized software with business applications, and a robust inventory of small business reference books and publications.

The Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library also provides the assistance of Business Librarian Trevor Winn, who can be reached at 810-694- 5190.

This BRC is the newest addition to over 60 BRC’s statewide.

“BRCs offer entrepreneurs and small business owners a place to find answers to their market research and other business questions,” said Marsha Lyttle, SBTDC Regional Director. “The Genesee District Library has really stepped up their support of small businesses by providing these business development resources in partnership with the MISBTDC.”

The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center is part of a statewide network providing counseling, training and information based planning assistance including market research for Michigan’s new business ventures, existing small businesses, expanding new businesses, new technology companies, and innovators.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners may find out more about MI-SBTDC programs and services and BRC’s by calling the I-69 Trade Corridor Regional office hosted by Kettering University at 810-762-9660 or by visiting — G.G.

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