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Flint & Genesee Chamber celebrates Chamber of Commerce Month

FLINT — October is Chamber Month and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is celebrating with a 2014 New Member Meet & Greet Coffee. The event will take place Oct. 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Chamber offices at 519 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint.

Throughout October the Chamber will highlight the benefits of Chamber membership for its more than 1,000 members.

According to Heather Kale, Director of Member Services for the Chamber this event provides an opportunity to kick off Chamber month and share benefits of membership with our 2014 new members.

In addition to the new member event, the Chamber will highlight the benefits of membership with and for our members on www.flintandgenesee.organd on Faceb ook, Twitter and LinkedIn throughout the month of October.

Details: email or call 810-600-1427. — G.G.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan sponsors Detroit Pistons Mob Squad

DETROIT — In an effort to encourage Michigan children to get physically active and develop healthier habits, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with the Detroit Pistons as the first-ever presenting sponsor of the Mob Squad, the youth hip hop and jazz dance crew that performs at Detroit Pistons’ games at the Palace in Auburn Hills.

The sponsorship supports Blue Cross’ ongoing commitment to children’s health and its #MIKidsCan campaign – an initiative focused on encouraging kids to adopt healthy habits early in life that are more likely to be carried into adulthood.

Twenty dancers, ages 7-15, from a cross-section of metro Detroit communities, including Fenton, Sterling Heights, Detroit, Waterford and many more, were recently named to the 2014-2015 Mob Squad. Dancers were selected based on dance ability, athleticism, personality, self-confidence, enthusiasm and the ability to be a team player – all qualities that embody being a member of a Detroit Pistons Entertainment Team. The Mob Squad will perform during 15 Pistons home games and at halftime alongside some of the biggest stars in music. The dance crew’s first performance will be Opening Night, The Pistons Premiere, Nov. 1, when the Detroit Pistons take on the Brooklyn Nets.

Youth dancers, dance studios and all Michigan kids are invited to join BCBSM in the #MIKidsCan initiative by entering the #MIKidsCan Contest which asks Michigan kids, ages 7 – 14, to share their favorite way to be active to encourage other children to get moving to live healthier lives. active?” Entries must be submitted by Oct. 29 at mikidscan. — G.G.

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