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Flint & Genesee Chamber Receives Top Awards Recognizing Excellence, Innovation

FLINT – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce recently received two distinctive awards, including the 2017 Outstanding Chamber of Commerce Award from the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals, (MACP), and the 2017 Chamber Innovation Award from GrowthZone. Each year, the Outstanding Chamber of Commerce Award is presented by the MACP – the industry association for chambers of commerce in Michigan – in three categories including Small, Mid-size and Large Chamber. The Flint & Genesee Chamber was recognized with this year’s award in the Large Chamber category for its Moving Flint Forward initiative, which launched in 2016 to address the business development needs arising out of, or magnified by, the Flint water crisis. The award was presented during the MACP Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting, held in Grand Rapids, Oct. 26. –R.S.

Veteran’s Expo offering wide range of services and discounts

HOLLY – Holly Area Veterans’ Resource Center is hosting a veteran friendly expo and job fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 at Karl Richter community center 300 East St. in Holly. Professionals that will be on hand range from real estate agents, to financial institutions, health care providers, career advisors, legal representatives, government agencies, non-profit veteran organizations, employment agencies and colleges and universities. Over 50 exhibits will be set up to introduce products and services. Heroes Museum from Frankenmuth will showcase artifacts from its collection. A very rare WWII military vehicle will be on display. A veteran-owned and operated Food Tuck called HQ Vigilante will offer a unique menu including the “Rusty Dog”; “Sgt Major Burrito”: “Flying High”’ “Semper Fi”; “Lean and Mean”; and “Little Heroes”. Service and retail businesses will offer special discounts Holly Veteran Friendly Expo and Job Fair only available to those who attend the Expo. For more information call Pam Krantz 248-634-7135 or see Facebook events page at 20Veteran%20Friendly%20Expo%20and%20 Job%20Fair –R.S.

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