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A night dedicated to Michigan beer, wine, food

FLINT — Country Smoke House and Townsquare Media are proud to present the 2nd Annual Michigan Food, Beer, and Wine Fest on Nov. 9, 3-9 p.m., Perani Arena in Flint.

The event will feature more than 100 various Michigan beers and wines. There will also be premiere area food vendors along with seminars and demonstrations, a free photo booth, strolling magician, even live music in an indoor park like setting complete with real grass and Giant Jenga, thanks to The Kristy Cantleberry Team Re/Max Grande in Grand Blanc.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and include a commemorative glass as well as five beer or wine sample tickets. Tickets are available for purchase at Country Smoke House in Almont, Will’s Winery in Lapeer, Whigville Market in Grand Blanc, Townsquare Media Flint Studios, or online at mifoodbeerwine.com. — G.G.

Flint & Genesee Chamber to honor local businesses

FLINT — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will celebrate local business success during the 2013 Business Awards.

Bill Harris, veteran television anchor for NBC25 will serve as master of ceremonies for the awards gala, which takes place on Nov. 7 at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint.

The 2013 Business Awards will highlight several of the region’s outstanding businesses and individuals. Harris participates in the event for the first time. The Emmy award winning anchor has spent more than 50 years in local television and radio and is a familiar face and voice in the region.

Each award will recognize outstanding contributions from a local business or individual selected from among several nominees in each category. In addition to the awards, businesses also will be recognized for reaching significant milestones and anniversaries.

The 2013 Business Awards are made possible by the following sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network, Cocktail Reception and Dinner Sponsor; Landaal Packaging Systems, Decorating Sponsor and Health Alliance Plan, Award Sponsor.

The awards event begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and a program at 7 p.m. featuring the presentation of awards.

Tickets are $75 per person and tables of eight are $500 for the 2013 Business Awards. Details: Call 810-600-1404. — G.G.


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