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Free “Writing a Business Plan” Workshop in Flint

FLINT — A free “Writing a Business Plan” Workshop is being presented at Kettering University, June 8 from 1-4 p.m.

Presented by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and hosted by Kettering University; this workshop covers the specifics of business planning including market research, marketing, finance, legal, operations, and management. Tools, steps, and a workbook for creating a business plan draft are included.

For early stage or start-up businesses, the pre-requisite to this workshop is attending the “Starting a Business” workshop which puts you on a preparation path to be ready for “Writing a Business Plan”. These and other “Venture Start” workshops are offered at multiple locations and dates around the region and the state at

There is no fee for this workshop or any of the “Venture Start” workshops offered by MI-SBDC I-69 Trade Corridor regional office. However, advance, separate registration for each individual attending is required and can be made online at: aspx?ekey=60360030. — G.G.

Public invited to free pulmonary program

FLINT — McLaren’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is hosting its annual free community educational luncheon program on June 22 with the presentation at 11 a.m. to noon. The event goes to 2 p.m. Reservations are required by June 17.

It takes place at McLaren Pulmonary Rehabilitation, located in the McLaren Medical Education Building, G-3230 Beecher Rd., Flint (lower level).

This year’s guest speaker is Reda E. Girgis, MD. Dr. Girgis is the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation and Pulmonary Hypertension at the Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Program in Grand Rapids. He will present “Lung Transplantation: Who is a Candidate?”

Details: Call 810-342-5370. — G.G.

Kroger community Rewards for the Eastside Mission

FLINT — The Kroger Rewards Program is aiding the Flint Eastside Mission, 1829 Delaware Ave., in Flint. To sign up for Rewards, visit www.krogercommunity and click on “Michigan”, then “enroll”, then click “save changes.” On the next screen click “Find Organization” then type Flint Eastside Mission and select the organization. Then click “save your selection” and “save changes.” — G.G.

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