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Free ‘Writing a Business Plan’ Workshop in Flint FLINT – A free “Writing a Business Plan” Workshop will be held at Oak Business Center, 2712 Saginaw St, from 1– 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 1. Presented by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and hosted by Oak Business Center; this workshop covers the specifics of business planning including market research, […]

State Representative 49th District

Attempts were made to contact every candidate in each race. These are the responses we received. – G.G. Name: John Cherry Age: 33 Hometown: Flint, MI Family: Married to Teresa Villacorta, one young daughter, Diana Occupation: MI Department of Natural Resources Performance Manager Coordinator Political experience: Flint Charter Commission – Vice Chair. Education: Bachelor’s Degree Natural Resources, Master’s Degree Public […]

Michigan among top states for business, flint area also strengthening

CNBC recently announced the results of its 12th annual America’s Top States for Business ranking for 2018 and Michigan is among the top 10 states for technology and innovation, cost of living, workforce, and preferred location overall for business. Citing the state’s “fierce devotion to technology and innovation,” CNBC ranked Michigan third in that category, up from ninth place in […]

Grand Blanc teen to race in Junior Olympics

DES MOINES, IA — Grand Blanc East Middle School student, Skylar Lee, will compete in the AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics in Des Moines, IA beginning this Saturday. The eight-day event, which lasts July 28-August 4, will host over 10,000 athletes to compete in various events and age groups. Lee, 13, is the top qualifier from the state of […]

RACE: Are We So Different? opens August 4 at Flint’s Sloan Museum

FLINT – On Aug. 4, Sloan Museum will launch a community conversation about race and racism in the United States, when the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit opens at its Flint Cultural Center location. RACE will encourage visitors to explore the science, history, and everyday impact of race. The exhibit is presented in partnership with The University of Michigan-Flint […]

Robo-Con gathers mid-Michigan teams

LAPEER — The fifth annual Robo- Con proved to be the biggest and best yet, with well over 1,000 attendees throughout the course of the day. The free event, held at Lapeer Center for Innovation, featured hands-on activities including a virtual reality booth and the chance to drive actual robots from past competitions, as well as the first-ever robotics competition […]

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August events at the library FLINT TWP. — The McCarty Library, 2071 S Graham Rd, will present Melon Magic on at 2 p.m. on August 11. Come out to meet Patrick Harrison (a.k.a., “Lord of the Gourd”) who will astound you by carving melons and other summer fruits in the most amazing way. You won’t believe the terrifying characters hiding […]

Organ donors reach 5 million mark in Michigan

STATEWIDE — More than 5 million Michigan residents now have joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, making a commitment to give the gift of life, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today. “Every name is a beacon of hope for the more than 3,200 people in Michigan awaiting a life-changing transplant,” Johnson said. “I want to thank everyone who has […]

Walhburgers, more coming to Genesee Valley Center mall

FLINT TWP. — Last week’s surprise announcement that a Wahlburgers diner will be opening in late fall is not the only big news coming out of Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. Mall officials are very close to signing a new tenant to fill the anchor space vacated in June when the Burlington store moved to Miller Road. Marketing Manager Cindy […]

Nestor, Johnston win Week Five of FJGA

LINDEN — Flint Junior golfers in the Jack Nicklaus group were out in full swing during Week Five action at Spring Meadows Country Club in Linden Monday. Flushing’s Andrew Nestor and Davison’s Kamryn Johnston recorded the low scores for the boys’ and girls’ divisions, respectively. Nestor finished with a 75 on the day while Johnston carded a 76. In a […]