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Chamber PTAC reveals road map to local contracting

FLINT — Are you ready to provide goods or services to the City of Flint or Genesee County? Then plan to join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as they host a Local Contracting Opportunities 5.0 workshop. The seminar takes place June 26, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Chamber offices in Downtown Flint.

According to Dustin Frigy, Director of PTAC at the Chamber businesses should consider learning how government contracting can increase growth and diversification. He says his experienced team will provide all of the information needed to pursue local and county government contracts, along with navigating the bid process, identifying opportunities and developing proposals. Genesee County Purchasing Manager Cindy Carnes will also be on hand to provide information regarding working with the county.

“Working with the City of Flint and Genesee County can provide growth opportunities for local businesses,” said Frigy. “The workshop will teach you how to navigate the complex government contracting process.”

There is no cost to participate in the workshop, but registration is required. The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is located at 519 S. Saginaw in downtown Flint.

Details: 810-600-1437 or email — G.G.

Mott Foundation supports YMCA’s Safe Places

FLINT — The YMCA of Greater Flint is pleased to announce the Ruth Mott Foundation is continuing their support of Y Safe Places with a $125,720 grant. Y Safe Places is an offsite summer and after school program offered by the YMCA of Greater Flint.

This is the second year, the Ruth Mott Foundation has funded the program. “Studies show over 15 million children do not have adequate or appropriate supervision after school,” said YMCA Program Director Shelly MacArthur. “Children in our community need a safe place to come and do homework, get a healthy meal, and hang out.”Currently, more than 200 students use the Y Safe Places Facilities. “For the past few years, the Ruth Mott Foundation has enjoyed a strong partnership with the YMCA that allows us to work together to serve hundreds of youth in Flint and Genesee County,” said Sylvester Jones, Program Officer at the Ruth Mott Foundation.

The two sites, Second Chance Church located at 1950 Burr Blvd and the COFY Center located at 1015 Carpenter Rd, offer free programing for all youth 1st-8th grades. These sites are open Monday – Friday from 4- 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Details: Call 810-232-9622. — G.G.

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