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Cleaning out files from 2012

I know the end of the year is still weeks away, but I decided now was a good time to liquidate my remaining vanity plates for 2012. As I’ve written here before, I collect these throughout the year — either from vanity license plates I see on the road or those other people see and pass along. Every time I […]

Diplomat celebrates with students who helped create mural

FLINT — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation’s largest privately held specialty pharmacy company servicing the needs of patients and physicians nationwide, is celebrating a new collaborative art display hanging at its corporate office in Flint. The 17 ft. x 9 ft. tiled wall mural was created by hundreds of students with special needs from the Genesee Intermediate School District. The […]

Regional Chamber celebrates 2012

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the 2012 ATHENA Awards during a banquet at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint. More than 300 people were on hand as the 2012 ATHENA Award was presented to Lucy Ham and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award was presented to Angie Fields. In addition, recipients […]

In brief

Roosters Men’s Grooming Centers raise money for Movember DAVISON — Guests, friends and fans of Roosters Men’s Grooming Center in Davison, during the month of November, are encouraged to visit Rooster’s Facebook page. Roosters is donating $1 to “Movember” for every new Facebook fan during November. Roosters is a modern barbershop that focuses on delivering the best in men’s grooming […]

New owners buy Swartz Creek tanning business

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce and the new owners of Elektric Beach Tanning held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Swartz Creek tanning business on Nov. 9. Shannon Krueger and Michael Nino moved to Swartz Creek in February and purchased Elektric Beach Tanning from Swartz Creek residents Mark, Kathy, Eric and Katie Baker in October […]

Genesys welcomes new staff members

GENESEE COUNTY — Kenneth Steibel, MD, president of the Genesys Regional Medical Center medical staff, introduces two new physicians who have joined the physician staff: Edward Holden, MD, family practitioner and Brian Woodruff, MD, pediatric neurologist. Holden obtained his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2007. He completed a family medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical […]

Fashion boutique now open at Genesee Valley Center

FLINT TWP. — Just in time to capture the Black Friday shopping crowds, AIJ Fashions, a women’s clothing boutique, has opened at Genesee Valley Center mall. The store got its name from the first initials of her three children, said Misreen Abu Farha, owner, of Flint. She first opened the family-owned and operated store in downtown Clio but after about […]