2017-11-16

In brief



Flint & Genesee Chamber Receives Top Awards Recognizing Excellence, Innovation FLINT – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce recently received two distinctive awards, including the 2017 Outstanding Chamber of Commerce Award from the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals, (MACP), and the 2017 Chamber Innovation Award from GrowthZone. Each year, the Outstanding Chamber of Commerce Award is presented by the […]

LIMITED EDITION WITH UNLIMITED COOL Ram Unveils Special-edition 2018 Hydro Blue Sport



Ram recently pulled the wraps off a new, special-edition 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport. “The custom look and high-impact colors have been well received in the marketplace and this new Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport will surely stand out on dealers’ lots and in customers’ driveways,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep & Ram Brands. “Enthusiasts demand that their […]

Hurley Receives $50,000 to assist elderly



FLINT— The Hurley Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint from its following funds: Frances Willson Healthcare Fund, Coleman J. Ross and Lois R. Ross Memorial Fund for Health, and the Healthy Youth/ Healthy Seniors Fund. The purpose of the grant, “Transitions of Care for the Elderly,” is to reduce hospital readmissions by vulnerable […]

2017-11-16 E-Edition

Making the scene – Whaley Edition



Like many others who have spent years in the retail service industry, the first few Christmas songs of the season fill me with a sense of dreadful foreboding; indeed, my steadfast wife can still be driven mad with a well-placed chorus of “Have a Meijer Christmas,” decades after leaving their employ. However, I still get excited for a music tradition […]

How being an early bird can benefit holiday shoppers



Come the end of the often hectic holiday shopping season, many people resolve to begin shopping earlier in the following year. While such resolutions can be hard to keep, shoppers would be wise to consider the myriad ways they can benefit by starting their holiday shopping earlier than they’re typically accustomed to doing. DEALS The more time shoppers give themselves […]

MEA/AFT mall march highlights unsettled lawsuit




FLINT TWP. — On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments in AFT Michigan et al vs. State of Michigan — the long-running 3 percent case is brought by the American Federation of Teachers of Michigan and the Michigan Education Association on behalf of education employees who had money wrongfully withheld from their paychecks in 2010-2012, according […]

Gifts for holiday hosts



The season of entertaining is in full swing, with family, friends and coworkers gathering at various locales to enjoy some holiday spirit together. When celebrating the holidays, it is customary to offer hosts a token of appreciation. During the season of giving, it may be challenging to find a gift that stands out in the crowd. However, some of the […]

McLaren Health Care named as sponsor for Ally Challenge golf tournament



GRAND BLANC – During a press conference on Monday morning at McLaren Health Care’s new headquarters in Grand Blanc, officials announced a number of developments in the inaugural Ally Challenge, a PGA Tour Champions event coming to Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Sept. of 2018. It was announced that a three-year deal will position McLaren as the presenting […]

DNR to offer deer check stations around state

Wakefield and Watersmeet check stations help aid efforts to ‘Keep the U.P. CWD free’

Heading north to hunt during the firearm hunting season? As part of its stepped-up chronic wasting disease monitoring efforts along the Michigan- Wisconsin border, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be operating new deer check stations in Wakefield and Watersmeet during the upcoming firearm deer hunting season. “As our education and disease testing efforts continue, we want to increase […]