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Great Clips awards customers with free haircut cards to give veterans

GENESEE COUNTY — When we see men and women in military uniforms, many of us want to walk up and thank them for devoting their lives to preserve our freedom. Now, you can show our appreciation by awarding active or retired U.S. military members a free haircut. It’s all part of the “Thank a Veteran” promotion from Great Clips, the world’s largest hair salon brand. Great Clips leaders say the gesture is one small thank-you for our veterans’ service to country.

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, any day before Dec. 31. — G.G.

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 — G.G.

Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce 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.

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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