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Effective leaders are always learning


Earlier this month, I attended a luncheon recognizing nine professionals in Flint and Genesee County. The cause for celebration was their recent completion of Leadership NOW, an introspective leadership development program offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Genesee County. At first glance, the cohort members seemed to have little in common. Some worked […]

Hurley Children’s Hospital WINS $70,000 in Vote for Miracles Contest

FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital has taken first place in the Vote for Miracles Contest, winning $50,000. Plus, the Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein, advisor and a pediatric dentist on staff at Hurley, donated an additional $20,000 because Hurley won. Voters could vote every day at voteformiracles.org. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. […]

Old Newsboys Night at the Flint Firebirds, Dec. 29

FLINT — The Old Newsboys of Flint will team up with the Flint Firebirds, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. for the Firebirds game at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction to benefit Old Newsboys. Try your puck luck and purchase 50/50 tickets while watching the Flint Firebirds battle with the […]

State’s website wins national award

LANSING — Michigan’s improved MI Bridges portal– the self-service website where residents apply for public assistance benefits, manage their cases and explore community resources – has been named a recipient of the International Data Group’s 2019 Digital Edge 50 Awards. “Between the technological innovations, collaboration between organizations and focus on customer needs, the significance of MI Bridges’ effective use of […]

State Farm donates to Whaley Children’s Center

Whaley Children’s Center (WCC) received a $25,000 grant for educational improvements from State Farm Neighborhood Assist last week. This grant will add several improvements to the on-ground school, the LaFontaine Learning Academy, including air conditioning in the gymnasium, improvements to the art room, creating an inviting and functional meeting space and the addition of sensory spaces. This grant was awarded […]

McLaren Flint executive appointed to state board

FLINT — Governor Rick Snyder’s office has announced the appointment of Sharyl Smith to the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC). Smith will serve a four-year term, expiring July 22, 2022. ECIC is an independent, public owned nonprofit that helps Michigan build its economy by delivering better education, health and economic outcomes through effective early childhood development. Created in 2005, the […]

Accelerator Group 100K Ventures created to invest in Flint companies

FLINT — Flint’s unique, innovative entrepreneurial community has helped attract a new for-profit business accelerator to the city. A new group called 100K Ventures has formed with the sole focus of investing in early-stage companies in Flint. Robert Wolf, founder of 32 Ventures, partnered with Phil Hagerman, the founder of Flintbased Skypoint Ventures, to launch the group, which is comprised […]

Flint Carpet Co. celebrates 70 years

FLINT — The team at Flint Carpet Company has a philosophy: No gimmicks, just great savings every day. This year, as the business enters its 70th year serving the Flint area, that philosophy is as present and prominent as ever. And, along with their 70th anniversary, Flint Carpet has a number of other new and exciting changes to report, including […]

Partnering to achieve economic vitality in Flint & Genesee


Earlier this year, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce completed its 2018-2020 Strategic Plan, which is built on the economic drivers of business, talent and place. The three-year plan serves as a roadmap that allows the Chamber and our partners to align with a shared vision and a set of goals and strategies that will improve the economic stability […]

Skaff Save and Share event helps less fortunate people for third year

FLINT — In what has become a local tradition following the Thanksgiving holiday, local charities are once again expressing their gratitude to Skaff Furniture Carpet One and hundreds of their customers. “We are just thrilled to have been included in this amazing Save and Share event,” said Mindy Prusa of Whaley Children’s Center. “Thanks to Skaff and the overwhelming community […]


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