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Last call

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association has announced that it is wrapping up this weekend acceptance of submissions for the first-ever interactive Flint Township business map. Since early fall, WFBA has been working with Flint Township officials on the project. Businesses signing up for a fee will be featured in a full-color, multi-media printed map and also an online interactive map with hot links. It is designed as marketing tool for local businesses but will also showcase township points of interest.

The finished map will be publicly distributed. For more information, contact Deb Nebraski at the township hall or Phil Jackson through the WFBA website at www.westflintbiz.com. — R.S.

Mall library has reopened

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library branch located inside the Genesee Valley Center shopping mall reopened on Feb. 21. The library had been closed since January 9 as a result of severe flooding caused by broken water pipes. — R.S.

Robotics Kickstarter Campaign ends this week

FLINT TWP. — As of late Tuesday, a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to the support the Carman-Ainsworth High School robotics team has surpassed its $2,800 pledge goal with 42 backers contributing amounts from $5 to $500. Just a week earlier, the team had only raised about $636 of the funds needed to help FRC Team 314 Big Mo achieve its goal to design, build and program a robot to compete in the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC). It was an all or nothing campaign that would not be funded if the $2,800 goal had not been met.. But donations still are being accepted until midnight Friday, Feb. 28 at www.kickstarter.com/projects/167533938/ carman-ainsworth-hs-first-robotics-bigmo 2014-sea.

Working under tight constraints, the team has qualified for the State Championship the last 2 years and the World Championship last year, said Ellen M. Crain, CAHS Robotics Advisor. — R.S.

Genesee Valley Center to Host Retailer Job Fair

FLINT TWP. — Looking for a job? Genesee Valley Center retailers are hiring! A Retailer Job Fair will be held in Center Court, Wednesday, March 12th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To date, nine mall retailers will be participating in the Job Fair, seeking to fill a variety of positions ranging from part-time sales to full-time management.

Interested applicants can visit the “Events” page at www.geneseemall.com for a complete list of participating retailers and available positions. Applicants are encouraged to wear business attire and bring copies of their current resume. Retailers will be accepting resumes and/or applications and some will conduct on the spot interviews. — R.S.


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