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Pink Palooza Pre-Party

GRAND BLANC – Hurley Medical Center & Financial Plus Credit Union will sponsor Pink Night Palooza Pre-Party, Aug. 11 from 5-9 p.m. at Brick Street Bar & Grill, 1223 E Grand Blanc Rd.

Tickets $25 (at the door or at Walk-ins welcome!

Funds raised benefit Hurley’s Breast Navigation program. The program helps to provide support and relieve financial burdens – so breast cancer patients can concentrate on treatment, wellness, and recovery.

The Main Event, Pink Night Palooza, will be held on Oct. 6 from 5-11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center, 5353 Gateway Center. Tickets can be purchased at – G.G.

“Starting a Business” — Flint North Side Location

FLINT – “Starting a Business” will be presented on Aug. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Flint, 6901 N. Saginaw Street. “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 classroom attendee will receive a copy of the 60+ page book, “Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business.” There is no fee for the “Starting a Business” workshop but advance and separate registration for each individual is required. To register, go to:

For those unable to access the online registration, please call the SBDC regional office for assistance at 810-762-9660. – G.G.

Time to Brainstorm Sybyl Award Nominees

GENESEE COUNTY – We all know amazing community volunteers! And we all want to see them recognized for their outstanding service. Gather your thoughts to write the most persuasive and eloquent nomination ever. Make your nomination worthy of that amazing volunteer! Go to our website and get writing. Because the Sybyl Award Committee is pleased to announce that nominations are once again being accepted for the 2016 Sybyl Award. The award was created in 2008 to honor the life of Sybyl M. Atwood. Sybyl served as Program Director for Volunteer and Information Services at Resource Genesee and its predecessor organizations for more than 40 years. At the closing of Resource Genesee, the members of the Sybyl Award Committee pledged to continue honoring exceptional community volunteers in Sybyl’s name. The Sybyl Award was designed to acknowledge someone in the Genesee County community who exemplifies Sybyl’s energy, outlook, and dedication to helping others. It continues to be presented annually. The award recipient will be announced at the Sybyl Award Celebration to be held on Dec. 8. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 20. They can be emailed to: the Sybyl Award email address at Those without Internet access may contact Lindsey Younger at 810- 767-4622 EXT 380. – G.G.

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