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Halo Burger is helping warm up this cold Michigan winter

GENESEE COUNTY — Halo Burger is giving Mid-Michigan residents a reason to applaud this winter’s chilling temperatures by offering a cup of fresh, hot coffee priced according to the daily high temperature. From now until the end of January, coffee prices will fluctuate Monday through Friday according to that day’s high temperature for Flint, as listed on For example, if the daily high is 33 degrees Fahrenheit, a cup of regular sized coffee will be 33 cents. The idea originated with the Thomas family (original owners) many years ago. Customers can check the prices on Halo Burger’s Facebook page or at their local restaurant. — R.S.

MCC & Lear Corporation co-host Hiring Fair on Jan 17

GENESEE COUNTY – Workforce Development at Mott Community College (MCC) will co-host a Hiring Fair with the Lear Corporation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Regional Technology Center on MCC’s main campus in Flint. This event is free and open to the public. Lear, automotive seating supplier to General Motors, broke ground in early October 2017 on a 156,000 square-foot facility located on 33 acres of land off East Hamilton Avenue, at the former Buick City site. The company anticipates hiring more than 430 people and is offering entry level pay of $13.85 per hour, with second shift incentives of an additional $0.30 per hour, annual pay increases and low cost benefits on the first calendar day of the month after 90 days of employment. For more information about the job fair contact Kathleen LaVallier at 810-232-4672 or at — R.S.

Free small business workshops in Flint

FLINT — Two upcoming free workshops will be presented at Oak Business Center, 2712 N. Saginaw Street.

“Starting a Business” from 1-3:30 p.m.: Jan. 17 is designed for those considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This workshop covers the process of starting and operating, evaluating market potential for products/services, costs and financing options, plus business planning. To register, go to:

“Writing a Business Plan” from 1-3:30 pm. On Jan. 31 is designed for those at the startup or early stages of their business. A pre-requisite to this class is “Starting a Business.” To register, go to: workshop.aspx?ekey=60380002 — R.S.

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