Creative industries help drive Revitalization

Next weekend on July 15, the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will present the 5th Annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town.” It’s a one-day affair that allows area residents and non-residents alike to tour more than two dozen venues in Flint & Genesee for just $1. As CVB Director DeAndra McCain has said, this is […]

Crim receives donation from Randy Wise Automotive Team

FLINT — The Randy Wise Automotive Team is proud to announce the donation of a Chevrolet Express cargo van to the Crim Fitness Foundation last week. “The Crim Fitness Foundation is thrilled to receive this donation. We will be using the van to support our special events, education programs, training groups and other efforts to make Flint and Genesee County […]

What’s in a name change?

By now I assume that everyone in Genesee County knows that Flint Township is proposing a name change. But what should be an uncomplicated decision has become a tempest in a teapot. A volunteer committee met for nine months to debate the pros and cons of the name change. Attendance was open to everyone. A public hearing was held to […]

Flint Homecoming recruits region’s expatriates to help move Flint forward

For the first time ever, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and its partners will host Flint Homecoming on Aug. 16-17, recruiting Flint expatriates from across the country to the invitation only, one-and-a-half-day event. Loosely modeled after the Crain’s Detroit Business event, Flint Homecoming is designed to provide opportunities to reconnect, rediscover and invest in the future of the […]

In brief

Flint non-profit leader becomes youngest board chair of organization FLINT — Glenn Wilson, President/ CEO of Communities First, Inc. was recently elected to the role of board chair for the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). Prior to becoming board chair, he served as a board member and secretary for the statewide organization. Glenn’s experience in real estate development, […]

Open House showcases robotics as year-round sport

FLINT TWP. — School’s out for the summer but there is no off-season for Big Mo — the robotics team at Carman-Ainsworth High School. Most recently, the crew showed off their skills and accomplishments at an open house last week at Atlantis Alternative High School. The weekend before that they appeared at the Sloan Auto Fair. Next up is participation […]