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‘Starting a Business’ Workshop in Flint Feb. 17

FLINT — A free workshop on “Starting a Business” will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Feb. 17 from 5:30-8 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, evaluating market potential for products/services, costs and financing options, plus business planning. Every registered attendee will receive a copy of the 60-plus page book “Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business.”

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

This workshop is presented by the I-69 Trade Corridor Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) located at Kettering University.

Details: Visit or call 810-762-9660. — G.G.

Find your ‘true love’ at County Animal Control

FLINT — My Furry Valentine, special pricing dogs with June-December 2015 intake dates.

The dogs of Genesee County Animal Control are waiting to steal your heart this Valentines season! All dogs that came into the shelter between June and November 2015 will be half off the adoption price and special pricing will be offered on all dogs with a December intake. This special will run now-Feb. 13 with a ‘sweet’ in-house adoption event on Feb. 13.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with canine cuddles and pooch smooches! Lots of dogs have been waiting since as early as June for the right family or person to call their own. All adopters will get a bag full of goodies for their new love and a gift card (while supplies last).

Genesee County Animal Control is open Tuesday-Friday 12-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — G.G.

TSC Grants for Growing

GENESEE COUNTY — Tractor Supply Company has announced the national launch of the “Grants for Growing” program, which allows opportunities for local FFA chapters to make their communities a better place to live.

The deadline for local FFA chapters to sign up for this competitive grant process is Feb. 15. The in-store event to raise funds by allowing Tractor Supply shoppers to donate $1 at checkout will run Feb. 19-28.

In partnership with the National FFA Foundation, the “Grants for Growing” program raises funds for local FFA chapter initiatives and awards minimum $500 competitive grants to participating chapters. Growing” application can be found at application. — G.G.

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