Citizens Bank and HealthPlus square off in the Fitness Feud

FLINT — Name the two Flint-based companies taking part in the second annual “Commit to Get Fit” challenge? Survey says: HealthPlus and Citizens Bank. Citizens Bank President and CEO Cathy Nash and Citizens Bank employees faced off Monday against HealthPlus of Michigan President and CEO, Bruce Hill and HealthPlus employees for the second fitness challenge where employees for both companies […]


MID-MAY – BEFORE LABOR DAY Golf League for Senior Women is looking for more members. We are enjoyably competitive and love going out to lunch afterwards. We play at MULBERRY HILL GOLF COURSE in northern Oxford. Tee time is 9 a.m., Tuesday mornings. For more information call Linda at 810-796-3014. FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Lapeer Junior Golf League will play at […]


Building damaged by thieves FLINT TWP. — Thieves did an estimated $60,000 in damage to a vacant building in the 3100 block of Miller Road. Police responded on June 8 at about 4:25 p.m. to a call about a breaking and entering at the bank-owned property which is listed for sale. The complainant said the theft was discovered when arriving […]


JUNE 17 John Cherry/MUCC Sporting Clay Shoot. Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, Irish Rd. Details: gbhunts mans.com/events JUNE 18 Cowby Fun Shoot and Silhoutte, and Handgun Steel Fun Shoot. Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: www.lapeersportsmens.org JUNE 19 Father’s Day Breakfast. Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, Irish Rd. Details: gbhuntsmans.com/events JUNE 25 4th 2011 Rimfire Match. Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, […]

News Briefs

Ladies Night Out planned FLINT TWP. — A fashion show, food sampling and giveaways will be part of the fun at the 4th annual Ladies Night Out held in the Outdoor Village wing at Genesee Valley Center from 5-9 p.m. on June 23. The first 200 women will receive a free gift. Also featured will be a live DJ, a […]

Dethroning the King

Fat Guy’s Corner

The 2011 NBA Finals have been completed and the winner is the Dallas Mavericks. I know everyone wanted to crown the Miami Heat before this series started. I admit I thought they would win it, but it wouldn’t come easy. I am really happy that Dallas ended the Heat’s hoop season. I think numerous fans watched wanting to see the […]

Facilities management company thriving, hiring

FLINT TOWNSHIP — David Burr, owner of The DM Burr Group, recalled the day the bottom dropped out of his business. Built from scratch, his company had landed a systemwide industrial account with a Tier One automotive supplier based in Livonia that brought Burr about $3.5 million worth of business annually. Speaking last week as host of a Genesee Regional […]

Business Briefs

HealthPlus named account execs of the year FLINT TWP. — HealthPlus of Michigan has named account executives Cheryl Wagner and Pamela Johnson “2010 Sales Achievers of the Year” for achieving top production in new business sales and enrolled accounts for the company, respectively. Wagner lives in Saginaw and has been employed by HealthPlus for 23 years. Johnson, a resident of […]

Another graduation season, a few more words of advice

The VIEW from here

Every year at graduation time I try to impart a few words of the limited wisdom I have obtained over the years to those heading out into the world now that they are officially “grown-up.” Sure, I could say the same thing every year, the same things everyone else tells the graduating senior about following dreams and being successful, but […]

Booksale at McCarty a success

FLINT TWP. — Perhaps cooler weather and rain put a damper on early morning crowds at Friday’s Used Book Sale at the GDL McCarty branch but it did not stop Gavin Dolliver, 8. On his first day out of school at West Shore Elementary in Fenton, Gavin came to buy a bag of books for summer reading. There was an […]