Plato’s Closet coming to Oakbrook Square

New store to buy and sell ‘top-name brands of hip, trendy, clean clothing in good condition.’

FLINT TWP. — Hiring is underway for a Plato’s Closet opening in a few months at Oakbrook Square on Linden Road. Nick Leja, owner of the store with his parents, said they will hire 10 to 15 people for the resale store which caters to a youthful age group. “We buy and trade clothing and accessories for teens and twenty-something […]

Cavaliers battle hard in season opener

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth varsity baseball team proved it wasn’t going out without a fight this year in Tuesday’s season opener, forcing Linden into an extrainnings affair that ended after nine innings in a 7-4 defeat. In a contest that was back-andforth throughout, the Cavaliers had worked their way to a 2-1 lead through five innings of play […]

Genesee Valley Center welcomes two new retailers

FLINT TWP. — Harrold Home Gifts & Décor is one of two new retailers opening at Genesee Valley Center at Miller and Linden roads. The other is Lighthouse Fudge. Harrold Home Gifts & Décor, located in the Sears wing, specializes in elegant home décor and unique, funto have gifts. According to owner, Dorrin Harrold, “The Harrold Home buyers search coast-to-coast […]

Sports Shorts

Baker College runners come out on top DEARBORN — Five employees of Baker College won the Invasion of the Martians Marathon Relay on April 2, beating 19 other teams. The five legs varied in length from 4.5 to 5.6 miles. Baker won with a 3:21:20 for the 26.2-mile course. Bradford United was second behind Baker trailing by 17 minutes, 9 […]

Business Briefs

Owner of Genesee Ceramic Tile honored BURTON — James “JC” Cokley, President of Genesee Ceramic Tile, was honored for his outstanding leadership and lifelong contributions to the construction industry, the masonry trades and the greater community. The Detroit Ceramic Tile Contractors Association awarded Cokley with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” Feb. 11. He has been in the ceramic tile and terrazzo […]

Cavaliers open season with a loss


FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ soccer team opened the season against Lapeer East on Tuesday at home. The game did not go as planned for the Cavs, as they fell, 6-0. The early season rust was evident as the Eagles scored three goals in the first half and led, 3-0, at the half. They added three more goals in the […]

GRCC and the eTeam announce award recipients

FLINT — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce (www.thegrcc.org) in partnership with the eTeam has announced the recipients of two new awards — “Genesee 10 to Watch” and “Spark” — at the 4th Annual Jumpstart Business Conference. “Over the past three years, businesses located in Genesee County and across Michigan have been challenged by a tough economy. However, despite the […]

Fundraiser brings Lloyd Carr to Genesee County

GRAND BLANC — Since retiring from the University of Michigan football program in January 2008, former head coach Lloyd Carr and his wife Laurie have been helping raise funds for the brand-new 1.1 million square foot C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital scheduled to open in November on the U-of-M campus. While this journey has taken the pair across the country and […]

HAP ranked highest in member satisfaction among Michigan Health Plans

DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan members rated HAP “Highest in Member Satisfaction among Commercial Health Plans in Michigan for the fourth consecutive year,” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Member Health Insurance Plan StudySM. HAP’s 2011 performance increased, surpassing its 2010 score. HAP achieved a score of 769 on a 1,000-point scale—two points higher than last year—which […]

Big Nine to join Saginaw Valley 2012-13

FREELAND — Long regarded as one of the top athletic conferences in Mid-Michigan, the Big Nine Conference will disband, pending approval from the four remaining Big Nine athletic directors. The Saginaw Valley announced Tuesday that all four Big Nine schools—Davison, Carman-Ainsworth, Flushing and Flint Powers Catholic—were accepted into the Saginaw Valley Conference, effective the 2012-13 school year. The Saginaw Valley […]