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“Starting a Business” workshop in Flint

FLINT — A free workshop on “Starting a Business” will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on April 14 from 5:30- 8:30 pm.

“Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business.

This introductory workshop covers the process of starting and operating a business, evaluating market potential for products/ services, costs and financing options, plus business planning.

There is no fee for the “Starting a Business” seminar but advance and separate registration for each individual is required.

Online registration and class description are available at:

This workshop is presented by the IDetails: Call 810-762-9660 or visit — G.G.

County hazardous waste collection set for May

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County’s spring household hazardous waste and electronic waste collection event which will be Saturday May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carman-Ainsworth High School, 1300 North Linden Road.

This is a free public service that is provided to all Genesee County residents for disposing of hazardous and electronic waste that would otherwise go into landfills.

For more details and a list of items that are allowed and not allowed, visit the county Metropolitan Planning Commission web site at uploads/2014/08/HHWSpring15.pdf — R.S.

Leading champion of health equity in U.S. to speak at MCC

FLINT — In the US we have better access to healthcare than many other places in the world, however, health equity is still a serious issue for many due to economics, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender.

Dr. David Satcher, former Surgeon General, will address “Role of Leadership in the Quest for Health Equity,” as the featured speaker for the Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series of Mott Community College (MCC) April 13.

The presentation will be at 7 p.m. in the Event Center on the main campus at 1401. E. Court Street in Flint. The event is free and open to the public. ill also meet with MCC Health Sciences students during his stay. — G.G.

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