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Government lending seminar for lenders

FLINT — “Government Lending Seminar: Structuring Your Loan to Close the Deal” designed for commercial loan officers, credit officers, loan administrators and any others associated with business lending. It will be offered in Flint, April 26, 9-11:30 a.m. at Kettering University. The seminar is co-sponsored by the I-69 Trade Corridor regional office of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC).

The seminar will feature representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA).

The direct link to registration is: aspx?ekey=60370066

Details: Visit or call the I-69 Trade Corridor regional office in Flint: 810-762-9660. — G.G.

Flint families can get food at mobile pantry in April

LANSING — Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for April at locations throughout Flint.

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the upcoming schedule for mobile food pantry stops to distribute foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron.

Each family will receive nutritional food such as tuna, baked beans, potatoes, cereal and carrots.The program is funded through the more than $249 million in state taxpayer funds that have been provided to help the residents of Flint. Flint families have received approximately 3 million pounds of food through the project. Food distribution sites remain open while supplies last.

Upcoming dates are:

Friday, April 7, at 9:30 a.m. – Flint Muslim Food Pantry, 4400 S. Saginaw St.

Wednesday, April 12, at 1 p.m. – Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave.

Friday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m. – Flint Muslim Food Pantry, 4400 S. Saginaw St.

Tuesday, April 18, at noon – St. Michael Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth Ave.

Wednesday, April 19, at 10 a.m. – Hispanic Tech Center, 2101 Lewis St.

Friday, April 21, at noon – St. Luke’s New Life Center, 3115 Lawndale St.

Tuesday, April 25, at 1 p.m. – New Birth Church, 3918 Blackington Ave.

Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. – Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave.

Thursday, April 27, at 10 a.m. – Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle, 930 E. Myrtle Ave.

Thursday, April 27, at noon – United Methodist Community Center, 4601 Clio Rd.

Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. My Brother’s Keeper, 101 N. Grand Traverse.

For more information, visit the Food Bank website at or call 810-239-4441. — G.G.

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