In brief

Become a Hurley volunteer

FLINT — Do you want to make a difference? If so, you may want to volunteer at Hurley Medical Center. Hurley Medical Center is looking for quality people who can make a difference. How can you help? As a volunteer, you will provide valuable services for patients, visitors, staff, and more. You may for example….

• Greet and guide visitors

• Provide companionship to the elderly

• Provide emotional support to patients during their hospitalization

• Keep families informed in the Surgical Lounge

• Help in our wonderful Lobby Shop or Goodie Cart. Volunteers come in contact with many visitors as well as hospital staff.

• Listen and provide comfort

• Provide a warm hug

Details: Call 810-262-9152 or e-mail LisaHasselbach@ — G.G.

Placement Management hosts grand reopening

FLUSHING — On Aug. 8, Placement Management Center (PMC) Staffing will host a ribbon cutting and open house in celebration of their expansion. The event takes place from 10:30 a.m.-p.m. at 114 E. Main Street in Flushing.

Originally established in 1995, PMC Staffing is part of the Panter Group. The organization provides medical and industrial staffing for businesses in the region.

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the open house. For more information contact Melissa Smith at or 810-659-5500. — G.G.

‘Starting a Business’ class

FLINT — Thinking of starting a business? A free “Starting a Business” seminar will be presented in Flint on Aug. 8, 9-11:30 a.m. at Kettering University.

There is no fee for “Starting a Business” but advance and separate registration for each individual is required. Online registration and class description for the Flint class are available at: workshop. aspx? ekey= 60330045. Other dates and locations are available and can be viewed at training. “Starting a Business” provides information and tools to evaluate market potential for products/ services, start-up costs, financing options, and business planning along with necessary steps to getting started.

This seminar is presented monthly in Flint by the I-69 Trade Corridor Region of the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) hosted by Kettering University, serving small businesses in Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair counties.

MI-SBTDC is part of a statewide organization that is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration, providing no cost counseling, training, information-based planning assistance, and resources for any new ventures, existing and growing businesses, and innovative technology ventures.

Details: Call 810-762-9660. — G.G.

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