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Leadership NOW: second cohort graduates, plans gathering space

FLINT — Twelve business and nonprofit professionals graduated today from Leadership NOW, an intensive, year-long leadership development program offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Genesee County.

The participants have completed 100+ hours of training and 10 hours of oneon one coaching, focused on honing their personal leadership styles and developing effective partnerships.

“Leadership NOW helps take current and emerging leaders in Flint and Genesee County to the next level,” said Michelle Hill, Director of Shared Services at the Flint & Genesee Chamber. “We’re proud to help facilitate the continued growth of the region’s leadership capacity.”

During the celebration ceremony, the cohort shared plans for a sustainable, collaborative community project – a requirement for completing the program. Specifically, the cohort aims to increase safety and mobility in Flint’s Brownell- Holmes neighborhoods by applying Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies. — G.G.

Baker Cyber Defense Club to offer free Computer Fix-It Event Dec. 29-30

FLINT TWP. — Baker College’s Flint campus will offer the chance for area residents to resolve a range of pesky computer issues, thanks to more than 30 members of the student Cyber Defense Club, including many on the team that won the 2016 state championship, and several information technology faculty members.

The free Computer Fix-It Event is Thursday-Friday, Dec. 29-30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., in the Technology Building, room S107, 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint. Donations are welcome and will be used to provide food and snacks for club members as they practice for competitions in the spring.

The club will fix and update all makes and models of laptop and desktop personal computers (PCs) using Microsoft Windows, UNIX or Linux operating systems, including providing the following services:

Install new hardware (i.e., graphics cards, hard drives, etc.).

Install freeware and user-provided software.

Remove viruses, repair infected machines and install/update virus protection. — G.G.

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