Davenport seeking help for 9-11 Day of Service Event

FLINT TWP. — A 9-11 Day of Service Care Package Drive being hosted by Davenport University, 4318 Miller Rd., is under way and will culminate with distribution to past and present military members and a special commemorative program. The purpose of the event is to show support and appreciation to deployed troops and military veterans from this region, according to […]

Major college upsets

Fat Guy’s Corner

The college football season kicked off over the weekend with two unbelievable upsets. The first one was Towson defeating U-Conn, 33-18, and the bigger upset was North Dakota State, 24-21, over Kansas State. How about the Bisons’ last drive took eight and a half minutes and consumed 80 yards? When they scored it left only 28 seconds on the clock. […]

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Cornerstone Baptist to host Hero Appreciation Day SWARTZ CREEK — Cornerstone Baptist Church, 6273 Miller Rd., will host a special service to honor First Responders in Genesee County, starting at 10:45 a.m., Sept. 8. “We want to say thank you for putting your life on the line to protect and serve the residents and patrons of Genesee County,” stated a […]

Outdoor Calendar

Sept. 1-10 Zone 1, Early Canada Goose hunting season. Sept. 1-15 Zone 2, 3, Early Canada Goose hunting season. Sept. 6-8 Woods N Water Outdoor Weekend, Eastern Michigan State Fair. Sept. 15 Over-the-counter antlerless deer hunting licenses on sale. Sept. 15-Nov. 14 Ruffed grouse hunting season. Sept. 21 Early antlerless deer hunting season, statewide. Sept. 21-22 Liberty Hunt, formerly special […]

Rediscovering the real nature of fishing

The VIEW from here

I haven’t gone fishing in years. I can’t remember the last time I owned a rod and reel, a tackle box or purchased a fishing license. As a kid I loved to fish. Whether it was fishing alone, with my dad, brother or uncle, I was always happy to have my line in the water waiting for that big catch. […]


Supported by 1,400 new employees, the new Ford Fusion rolled off the line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant Aug. 29, marking the first time the popular car has been built in the United States. Ford stated that the move expands Fusion availability by more than 30 percent – up to 350,000 units annually – as the midsize sedan is setting […]

Sopczynski, Rose join Yeo & Yeo Flint office

FLINT — Yeo & Yeo CPAs, a leading accounting and business consulting firm throughout Michigan, has announced Jacob R. Sopczynski, CPA, has been promoted to senior manager and has transferred from the firm’s Saginaw office to the Flint office located at 4468 Oak Bridge Dr. Sopczynski serves in the audit department and works with clients in a variety of industries. […]


Chevrolet’s small and compact car sales are up 229 percent year over year from the second quarter of 2010 to the same quarter this year. The jump is evidence of the brand’s continuing success in attracting buyers of all ages, including millennials, whose purchase priorities include advanced technology, fuel economy, functionality and affordability. Chevrolet’s share of buyers under 35 continues […]

TMI Climate Solutions expands facility

GRAND BLANC TWP. — TMI Climate Solutions has announced the expansion of its headquarters facility in Grand Blanc Township. The expansion represents a $6.2 million investment and will result in 30-50 new jobs over the next three years. “It’s great to see TMI growing and succeeding in Genesee County,” said Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “Our […]

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Disney Institute to present workshop on Sept. 25 FLINT — Are you ready to bring clarity to your business challenges? Are you ready to inspire new ways of thinking about organizational effectiveness? Then, you’re ready to D’Think. The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce welcomes Disney Institute and “Disney’s Approach to Creativity & Innovation,” a one-day workshop Sept. 25, from […]