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Training in workplace readiness gives teens competitive edge




Ask any employer to describe their ideal employee, and they’ll probably give you a list of qualities including strong communication skills, good work ethic and the ability to problem solve. While it sounds like this kind of job candidate would be relatively common, soft skills remain elusive in today’s talent pool. In fact, in a 2016 survey from the Wall […]

A single guy’s thoughts on parenting



Parenting terms. They seem to be all the buzz in the news and on social media today. You’ve probably read articles or blog posts detailing the latest trends: Why x parenting style is superior to y parenting style, nature vs. nurture etc. Few topics generate more passion and controversy than parenting—or more specifically—arguments about the ideal way to raise children. […]

Want to become an entrepreneur? resources are available



Are you looking to start a business but not sure where or to whom to turn? If the answer is yes, this column may be helpful. In my role as the CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, I interact with the business community regularly – those that are well-established, entrepreneurs that may be looking to start a […]

Forgive me while I try to work through forgiving others



This is not a sermon; it’s just me trying to figure out something that’s been on my mind. I’ve been pondering forgiveness. It started when I decided I needed peace, and I thought forgiveness would be a good starting point. When I really thought about it, though, I realized I wasn’t sure exactly what forgiveness meant. Many people have hurt […]


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