2019-06-13

Non-profits receive internationally acclaimed grant funding

FLINT — Quota International, a female-founded non-profit organization, has been empowering women, children, the deaf and hardof hearing, and people with speech difficulties since 1919. The Flint School of Performing Arts, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint, and Voices for our Children Advocacy Center were all awarded grant money from the internationally acclaimed organization this month. The Flint School […]

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Employment rate increased for individuals with serious mental illness in 2018 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) 2018 Individual Placement & Support (IPS) report shows a 30 percent competitive, integrated employment rate was achieved by individuals with serious mental illness who were supported by evidence-based IPS services, an increase from 26 percent in 2017. IPS […]

Why it’s important to invest in people


Private investment in Flint and Genesee County has been on the upswing over the past five years, supporting new developments, business expansions and revitalized communities. We have the strategies and partnerships in place to continue the momentum, but we can’t talk about business investment without also talking about investment in people, or talent. Developing a talented workforce is essential for […]

McLaren welcomes internal medicine specialist to staff

FLINT — Mohamad Al-Jabban, MD, board certified in internal medicine and fellowship trained in rheumatology, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Al-Jabban is seeing patients at his office, located at G-5232 Richfield Road in Flint. Dr. Al-Jabban completed a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed his residency […]

McLaren welcomes internist to medical staff

FLINT — Shabier Raffee, MD, a board-certified internist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Raffee is seeing patients at Abdullah Raffee, MD, PC, 5051 Villa Linde Parkway, Suite 23, Flint. Dr. Raffee completed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti. He earned his medical degree from University of Toledo School of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. […]

Sloan holds groundbreaking for expansion, renovation project

FLINT — Sloan Museum held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday afternoon in celebration of its expansion and renovation project, which will transform the destination into what will officially be known as the Sloan Museum of Discovery, set to open in 2021. Major donors and supporters shared details about new and reimagined exhibits and expanded community programming. “This project is something that […]

Warwick, McLaren host Pink Par-Tee to honor breast cancer survivors

GRAND BLANC — Breast Cancer survivors and their families were recently honored by McLaren and the Warwick Hills Women’s Association who hosted its annual signature event for charity, called the Pink Par-Tee, featuring a golf tournament, tennis tournament and silent auction at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. This year, the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint is the beneficiary […]

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Crafters giving back FLINT — Would you like to join other crafters using your skills to give back to your community? Flint Handmade Gives Back: Crafting for Charity, hosted by The Local Grocer, 601 Martin L. King Ave. A quarterly event supporting local charities: June 19 at 5:30 p.m. (Painting Kindness Rocks), Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. (event to be […]

New task force arrests 22 in child sex trafficking ring



GENESEE COUNTY — A new Genesee County Sheriff’s Department task force called the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST) recently arrested 21 people in connection with an alleged child sex trafficking ring. The suspects, ranging in walks of life from an unemployed man to an executive with Comerica Bank, were all arrested during a sting operation by GHOST between April […]

Bucks register back to back wins in West Virginia

The Flint City Bucks finished off their most difficult stretch of the USL League Two regular season with two more shutout victories on the road. The two matches against WV Alliance FC were anything but similar, as the Bucks needed a last second goal from Alliance killer, Yuri Farkus on Friday for a 1-0 win and cruised to a 7-0 […]


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