In brief

YMCA seeking volunteers

FENTON — The YMCA of Greater Flint is calling all volunteers! We are looking for volunteers to help get camp ready for our busy summer season. On May 7, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., 100 volunteers are needed to help us rake, weed, and paint fences and buildings on the grounds of Camp Copneconic. Families and adults are welcome to participate although youth must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Details: Call 810-232-9622. — G.G.

FGS to go to Ft. Wayne

BURTON — The Flint Genealogical Society is sponsoring a two day genealogy research trip to the Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN on May 10-11. Space is still available. Bus fare is $45 for non-members of the society and $40 for members of the society. Details: Call 810- 655-4957. — G.G.

“Marketing Your Business” Workshop in Flint

FLINT — A “Marketing Your Business” workshop is being offered by The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) at Kettering University Campus Center on May 9 from 1-4 p.m.

This workshop presents practical applications of marketing concepts designed to grow small businesses. It covers basic marketing tools including market analysis and research, target marketing, assessing competitors, and key marketing implementation tools.

There is no fee for “Marketing Your Business” but advance registration for each individual attending is required. Registration can be made online at: aspx?ekey=60360029

Details: Call 810-762-9660. — G.G.

HAP pledges support for Crim Festival of Races

FLINT — Health Alliance Plan has announced it will serve as title sponsor of the 2017 HAP Crim Festival of Races and 2017 HAP Tour De Crim. HAP will succeed HealthPlus as title sponsor following the merger of the two companies last February.

Tom Spring, director of wellness and outreach at HAP, made the announcement at a Crim Fitness Foundation news conference. Today’s conference serves as the official launch of annual Crim race activities. It was held at One Riverfront Plaza in downtown Flint.

“One of the many benefits of joining HealthPlus and HAP is the opportunity to leverage strong partnerships that continue to foster the health and wellness of the communities we serve,” said Spring.

The HAP title sponsorship is a continuation of a 35-year-old relationship that got its start when HealthPlus employees began staffing the famed Bradley Hills water station and erecting the company’s signature red-and- white balloon arch. — G.G.

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