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Yoga instructor class

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP — Are you passionate about yoga? Ever thought of teaching this transformative practice? Jennifer Whipple, BA, ERYT of Prana Yoga in Grand Blanc will be starting a teachers’ class beginning January 8. Payment plans are available.

For more information contact Whipple at 810-965-0184 or visit prana-yoga for more information. — P.S.

Ford to create Manufacturing Innovation Center

LANSING — Michigan’s national leadership in advanced manufacturing continues with the announcement that Ford Motor Co. will create a Manufacturing Innovation Center at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

The newly expanded plant will manufacture electric and autonomous vehicles. The expansion will create 700 new jobs at Flat Rock in addition to the company’s 47,000 jobs already in Michigan. The project is expected to generate more than $700 million in total investment and be completed in 2020.

“We are seeing the drive toward the next chapter of the state’s legendary automotive history shift into a higher gear with Ford’s announcement,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “In the next decade, Michigan will lead the world in re-imagining transportation with the acceleration of next generation advanced technologies. We are excited that Ford has chosen Michigan as its innovative home for their fully electric and autonomous hybrid vehicles. Thank you, Ford, for your continued confidence in our state and our people.” — L.R.

SCORE Business Counseling on Jan. 11

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc- McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., will hold SCORE Business Counseling on Jan. 11 from 5 – 7 p.m. SCORE is a national organization that offers free business counseling to current and prospective business owners. — P.S.

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