Servpro celebrates business growth, urges disaster preparedness

FLINT TWP. — By coincidence, Servpro — a damage and disaster response restoration company — signed up for Sept. 11 as the date to host a Lunch Is On Us business networking event for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. But when realization of the significance of the date set in, they ran with the patriotic theme from the […]

Tee Time

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Chamber to celebrate local business success

FLINT — Do you know of a business that is committed to making a difference in the community, provides exemplary customer service or has experienced strong growth? Then consider nominating the business for a Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Business Award. The 2013 Business Awards are accepting nominations. Awards will be presented at a gala event on Nov. 7 […]


The Cherokee name returns to the Jeep vehicle lineup in volume at dealerships for the 2014 model year this month. Chrysler announced the move last week, saying that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee “completely redefines the mid-size SUV segment, delivering legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent (versus the outgoing Liberty […]

In brief

Disney Institute is back with ‘Disney’s Approach to Creativity & Innovation’ FLINT — There is still time to register for Disney Institute’s “Disney’s Approach to Creativity & Innovation,” a one-day workshop hosted by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, 5353 Gateway Centre, Flint. Cost is $300 for […]


Drivers thinking of buying a 2014 Silverado or Sierra from GM don’t have to worry about the engines lacking power. GM says, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500, available this fall, are powered by a 6.2L V8 that produces an SAE-certified 420 horsepower (at 5600 rpm) and 460 lb.-ft. of […]

Signs you can’t ignore that say ‘fall is coming’

I t used to be you could tell autumn was nearing when the leaves in the trees began to change from green to orange, red and yellow. When they fell, winter was right around the corner. But the signs of the coming of cold weather aren’t that easy to spot. There are many other signs to look for which herald […]

HealthPlus to host free ‘National Seat Check Saturday’ car seat checks

FLINT TWP. — HealthPlus will host a free car seat check in partnership with SafeKids of Greater Flint on National Seat Check, Sept. 21.  Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand at the HealthPlus Flint office from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to check car seats for for proper use and installation, and provide education on how to ensure the safest […]

FYT Drama School to hold classes Sept. 24

FLINT — Students can build on their passion for theatre with Fall Acting Classes at Flint Youth Theatre. Fall Acting Classes meet for eight sessions beginning Sept. 24 and are offered for students age two through grade 12. Class fees range from $70 to $95. Registration and information are available by calling 810-237-1530. Registrations are also accepted in person at […]

A day to remember those who died, served

FLINT TWP. — As the nation observed the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, students, staff and volunteers at Davenport University spent the day in a special recognition to honor service men and women and the victims of Sept. 11. George Botello of Lapeer, a Davenport student in Health Claims Management, was among military veterans participating in the […]