In brief

Matonich reappointed to Michigan NRC

FLINT — John Matonich, PS, Chairman and CEO of ROWE Professional Services Company, has been reappointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC).

A native of the Upper Peninsula, Matonich is a longtime advocate of the wise use of natural resources and enjoys many outdoor recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, and trail riding with both snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.

“I am honored to have been reappointed by Governor Snyder to be a member of the NRC,” Matonich said. “Michigan’s Natural Resources Commission has an important role to play in the use of our state’s natural resources, which are truly Michigan’s crown jewels. I hope to continue to be a positive contributor to the diverse issues facing our natural resources.”

Matonich’s term will expire December 31, 2017.

ROWE’s headquarters are in Flint, additional offices are located in Lapeer, Mt. Pleasant, Farmington Hills, Grayling, and the tri-cities area of Michigan, as well as Myrtle Beach, SC. — G.G.

“Starting a Business” class in Flint and Lapeer

FLINT — If you’ve been thinking about starting a business or are in the early stages of starting, the Michigan Small Business Development Center offers a “Starting a Business” class with a comprehensive overview of what it takes to evaluate market and sales potential for products/ services, start-up costs, financing options, and business planning along with necessary steps to getting started.

The free seminar is presented monthly in Flint and Lapeer. The February schedule includes Feb. 13, 5:30-8 p.m. in Flint and Monday, Feb. 17, 9-11:30 a.m. at Mott Community College in Lapeer.

There is no fee for the seminar but advance and separate registration for each individual is required.

Online registration and class description are available at: training.

The seminar is presented by the I-69 Trade Corridor Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) located in Flint at Kettering University. — G.G.

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