In brief

SCORE Business Counseling

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Road, will hold SCORE Business Counseling on December 12 from 3 to 6 p.m., by appointment only. SCORE is a national organization offering free business counseling to current and prospective business owners. Keith Kremer, GDL’s SCORE mentor, is available for onehour sessions between 3 and 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Call 810- 694-5190 for an appointment. Please bring any documents related to your business. — P.S.

United Ways to work together

GENESEE/SHIAWASSEE COUNTIES — On. Nov. 27, the United Way of Genesee County announced that it will assume all daily operation of Heart of Shiawassee United Way effective January 1, 2018. This will ensure uninterrupted 211 services and the continuation of local United Way investment and campaign in 2018. In Michigan over the past decade the United Way movement has experienced consolidation efforts in more than ten counties. This consolidation of services creates significant efficiencies in operations and increases the amount of funding that can be allocated to programs and services within the same footprint of United Ways. Jamie Gaskin, United Way of Genesee County CEO will be working with Mike Dewey, Heart of Shiawassee Executive Director to manage this transition process. Genesee County will develop an operational plan and budget that will be shared with community. The plan and budget are to be completed and approved by the United Way of Genesee County Board of Directors in early 2018. — R.S.

Hurley Children’s Hospital could win a $50,000 donation in national online contest!

GENESEEE COUNTY — Votes are needed by December 19 to help Hurley Children’s Hospital win a $50,000 donation on behalf of America’s credit unions. Go to to vote for Hurley every day. The hospital with the most votes will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. Spread the the word with the hashtag #VoteForMiracles to raise support for Hurley. If Hurley wins, this gift would be used to continue the life-saving and life-improving care and services Hurley Children’s Hospital is known for like its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Oncology, Genesee County’s highest level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level III), the region’s only Pediatric Level II Trauma Center (Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties), and a separate dedicated Pediatric Emergency Room, along with a multitude of pediatric sub-specialties. This contest is made possible by the Credit Unions for Kids program. — R.S.

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