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Flint & Genesee small businesses urged to apply for Michigan Small Business Relief Program

GENESEE COUNTY – Small businesses in Flint and Genesee County impacted by the COVID-19 virus can now apply for grants and loans through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program. The program, established by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), will provide up to $20 million in grants and loans to provide economic assistance to Michigan’s small businesses that have been […]

Support businesses, employees during this unprecedented time


As I write this, there are 1,328 confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan and 33,404 in the United States. By the time this column goes to print, those numbers will be considerably higher. That’s how fast things are moving. Like many of you, the outbreak is unlike anything I have ever seen before. It’s changing the way people live their lives. […]

Community Foundation of Greater Flint announces urgent relief fund for non-profits

FLINT — Connecting generosity to the needs of our community is at the heart of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s (CFGF) mission. Genesee County nonprofit organizations, those working diligently on the ground keeping people sheltered, well-nourished and healthy, need our support. Today CFGF announced the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund has been established by a coalition of philanthropic, government, […]

In brief

Michiganders unemployed due to COVID-19 eligible for collections assistance LANSING — With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the state’s workforce, the Michigan Department of Treasury is offering collections assistance to newly unemployed Michiganders currently paying on pastdue state tax debts or other state debts. Effective immediately, individuals who have been laid off or had their place of employment closed due to […]

The latest coronavirus news from around Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — With federal, state and county officials all declaring a state of emergency last week in response to the COVID-19 viral outbreak, a lot has happened in Genesee County. Here is a listing of some of the closing, changes and developments in the past several days: • All K-12 schools in Genesee County and throughout the state are […]

Genesee County sheriff, prosecutor warn against price gouging



GENESEE COUNTY — Officials want potential price gougers to know if they increase the cost of an item to more than 20 percent of what they paid during the COVID-19 virus crisis they will be charged with a misdemeanor. Interim Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson and Prosecutor David Leyton held a press conference Monday where they warned the public against […]

GCMPC cancels public input session

FLINT — Due to Coronavirus concerns, the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission is cancelling the three public input sessions for the proposed “Genesee: Our County, Our Future” plan and corresponding Transportation Air Quality Conformity Determination that were scheduled for March 24, 26, and 27. The Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. will no longer be […]

In brief

Flint RV & Camping Show cancelled PORT HURON — Due to the unprecedented measures taken related to the COVID-19 virus, all remaining spring MARVAC RV & Camping Shows, including the 43rd Annual Flint RV & Camping Show, March 20-22, and the Northwest Michigan RV & Camping Show, March 27-29, have been suspended. Organizers thank the public for its support of […]

Area Technicians receive Awards of Excellence from Goyette Mechanical

FLINT — Goyette Mechanical has announced its 2019 Excellence in Service Award winners. Burton resident Jake Mudge has been awarded the Curt Maser Excellence Award, Birch Run resident Brandon Moore has been awarded the George Hier Excellence Award. The Greg Monzo Excellence Award was awarded to A.J. Jenrow from Flushing, and the Donna Glann award was presented to North Branch […]

MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories obtains additional coronavirus testing kits

LANSING — As cases of coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) increase in the United States and internationally, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Laboratories has increased its testing supplies to test more than 300 Michiganders for the virus, more than doubling its previous testing capacity. The MDHHS lab received additional test kits from the Centers for […]


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