In brief

County-wide tourism organization changes name

FLINT — Though the promotion of Genesee County as a destination has been the job of the Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau since its founding, the broader reality of its mission was never reflected in the name. That will change this month as Genesee County’s tourism bureau will officially become the Flint-Genesee County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We think this is an important change to reflect what our organization represents,” said Jack Schripsema, president of the Flint-Genesee County CVB. “We believe that Genesee County is a destination; it’s a great place to visit. We want the name to have even more currency with potential visitors.” Schripsema, who took over as president of the Bureau last month, said the name change does not reflect a change in the organizational mission. “Our job is to promote the entire county as a destination for overnight visitors, and we will continue to do that.” Details: Call 810-232-8930. — G.G.

Free child safety seat inspection at Jim Waldron

DAVISON TWP. — The Jim Waldron Collision Center, 1146 S. State Rd., along with the Greater Flint SAFE KIDS Coalition, will offer a Free Child Safety Seat Inspection, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. First come, first served. Child must be in attendance for inspection.The inspection will take place at the Jim Waldron Collision Center. Details: Call 810-653-1000 or 1-800-WALDRON. — G.G.

Hurley partners with STAT EMS for CPR Training

CLIO — Hurley Medical Center is partnering with STAT EMS for the 2nd Annual FREE CPR Training event on Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. -2 p.m., hosted by Clio Fire Department, 3291 West Vienna Rd. Come and learn to save a life. You are eligible to reserve a spot on a first come first serve basis by calling 810-238-7672 ext. 215, to take part in this 45 minute free CPR educational training. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates 250,000 people nationwide die from cardiac arrest outside of hospitals each year, and that only 5 percent of such victims survive. The FREE CPR training will take place from noon-2 p.m. — G.G.

United Way holds Corvette giveaway

GENESEE COUNTY — Win a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe in a raffle drawing for United Way of Genesee County. An anonymous donor has provided a Crystal Red Metallic/Cashmere Corvette demo car with approximately 3,800 miles on it. It has a Leather interior, 6.2 Liter 430 HP Engine, Automatic transmission,2LTpackage,ForgedChrome Aluminum Wheels. The donor will pay the sales tax. The winner need not be present to win but will be responsible for all other applicable fees and taxes pursuant to State of Michigan Law. For a complete list of rules visit The cost of a ticket is $50 and only 1,500 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn Nov. 1. Proceeds benefit United Way of Genesee County. Tickets: Call 810-762-5827 or 810-232-8121 — G.G.

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