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Online course to facilitate improved outcomes of opioid overdoses LANSING — In a direct response to the ongoing national opioid crisis, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, will provide two courses to educate both lay responders and all levels of clinical healthcare providers and emergency responders on delivering immediate […]

Enter GCBA Real Life, Real Love contest for chance to win $2,500 in GCBA Bucks

GRAND BLANC — Everyone has heard the quote “every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.” And now, the Genesee County Bridal Alliance (GCBA) wants to hear yours! The GCBA is looking for couples to enter their “Real Life, Real Love” contest in conjunction with the Wedding Marketplace set for Sunday, Jan. 27 at Captain’s Club at Woodfield. […]

Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce, Financial Plus Credit Union present check to Old Newsboys of Flint

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their 15th annual Whatchamacallit networking event on Dec. 7 to raise money and donations to benefit the Old Newsboys of Flint and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. As has become the tradition, Financial Plus provided the venue, opening their main office at G-3381 Van […]

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AAA: Michigan gas prices at 23-month lows STATEWIDE — The plunge at the pump continues this week, and now gas prices are poised to have their lowest start to the New Year since Jan. 1, 2016. Americans are finding gas prices below $2 a gallon at 31 percent of filling stations in the United States. Since mid-October, the national average […]

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 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 […]

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