In brief

Business group resumes monthly meetings

FLINT TWP.— After a summer hiatus, monthly meetings of the West Flint Business Association will resume on Sept. 21. The group meets on third Wednesdays from noon to 1:45 p.m. in the community room at the Old Country Buffet, G-3583 Miller Road in the Genesee Crossings plaza. Guest speaker this month will be Chad Antle, director of operations for Swedish Biogas,, who will provide an update on activities at the plant which converts waste into energy. A question and answer session will follow. Non-members are welcome and reservations are not necessary. — R.S.

STAT EMS offering EMT course to the public

GENESEE COUNTY — STAT EMS will offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic course at the Flushing Fire Department, 723 East Main Street, on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 – 9 p.m. beginning Oct. 3. Anyone 18 and older interested in becoming an EMT student can register by calling the EMS Education office at 810- 238- 7672 ext. 215 or on-line at and click on education for enrollment. STAT Emergency Medical Service, Inc is a licensed Proprietary School with the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth, and the State of Michigan Department of Education. STAT provides pre-hospital EMS Education to Genesee and surrounding counties including many police and fire departments, and skilled nursing facilities. STAT is affiliated with Hurley Medical Center. — R.S.

‘Pay It Forward’ Event

FLINT — The Holiday Inn-Gateway will have its 3rd Annual “Pay-It-Forward Donation Drive” Sept. 16 to benefit Carriage Town Ministries in Flint. People are asked to come to the main entrance of the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, 5353 Gateway Centre Drive just off Hill Road, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and give a variety of items being sought. Those bringing items will get some cider and a donut. Donations can be given by driving up to the main entrance where staff will greet you and take items from your vehicle, said Barb LaRose, administrative assistant for the Holiday Inn-Gateway. LaRose added this event is part of the hotel’s mission to support the Flint area. “We are hoping this year will top out the last two years in donations,” LaRose said. “Our town has a very giving nature and everyone is always willing to help even when they could be in need themselves.” Items being accepted are gently used and clean clothing, non-perishable food, personal items as well as old computers and cash donations. All items will go to Carriage Town Ministries in Flint. — G.G.

Past president of ABWA to speak

FLINT — The Crossroad Connection Chapter of ABWA, Grand Blanc, will meet Sept. 21, at 5:30 for networking, and 6 p.m. for the program. Lois Revenaugh, a 34-year ABWA member and past District VP, past National VP and past National President of ABWA, will be presenting ABWA History and Traditions. Note the new meeting location is the William White Building, formerly the IMA, at 509 N. Harrison St., Flint. Details: 810-429-3981. — G.G.

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