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Fundraiser for FISH

GRAND BLANC – R & B Used Books is hosting its annual 25 Days of Christmas Children’s Books Sale through Wednesday, Nov. 23 (the day before Thanksgiving). Children’s books are $1 each when purchased in lots of 25. Part of the proceeds benefit their sponsorship of a FISH family for the holiday basket provided by the food pantry. – P.S.

Deer widows craft show

DAVISON TOWNSHIP — The Davison Farmers Market will hold their 3rd Annual Deer Widows Craft Show from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

More than 70 vendors will present their crafts for the home and upcoming holiday season with local farmers displaying the best and freshest of their harvested produce and bake goods, eggs, meats and cheeses.

The Davison Farmers Market is located off I-69 at the corner of Irish Road and East Court Street. For more information on the market and this special event visit: Davisonfarmersmarket.com. – L.R.

Locating business in Flint workshop

FLINT – “Discover Flint: Locating and Opening a Business in Flint” is a free workshop designed to help Flint-based businesses understand how the city’s new Master Plan and proposed zoning ordinance update will impact their business.

This is an important information session about the do’s and don’ts of picking a location for a business especially concerning zoning and approved uses that a prospective business property owner needs to understand before making a lease or buy decision.

This workshop will also include information about resources from the City, Genesee County Land Bank, Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce, and others that can help businesses locate and/or expand in Flint to leverage use of land, one of the county’s greatest assets.

In addition, a copy of a new community resource, a City of Flint Start Up Guide, will be available to attendees. It was prepared by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) in partnership with the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the City of Flint.

Sponsored by the MI-SBDC, this workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the Campus Center at Kettering University.

Registration is required separately for each individual attending (seating is limited) but the workshop is available at no cost due to additional assistance funds provided to Flint for 2016 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). To register go to: tinyurl.com/ zbf6m3g. – L.R.


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