Lead Now’s Fifth Cohort graduates following Capstone project supporting local nonprofit

FLINT — On Dec. 12, 14 area professionals celebrated their completion of Lead Now Flint & Genesee, formerly known as Leadership NOW. They represent the fifth cohort to graduate from the intensive leadership development program offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “It’s been just over a year since these professionals first made the commitment to become more […]

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MotorCities National Heritage Area awards more than $66,000 FLINT — The MotorCities National Heritage Area, a non-profit organization dedicated to the historic preservation of the automotive industry, has approved grant funding to a dozen organizations through its 2020 Challenge Grant and Mini Grant programs, awarding more than $66,000 to 14 projects. Grant recipients include a diverse assortment of projects from […]

MDHHS seeking feedback during series of local town halls on opioids

LANSING — The Michigan Opioids Task Force and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are hosting a series of town halls throughout 2020. During the events, state officials will seek to learn more about how the opioid epidemic has impacted diverse communities across Michigan and discuss the state’s efforts to address the crisis. In 2018, Michigan recorded more […]

Drunk friend won’t give up the keys? ‘Call 911’ says police chief

GENESEE COUNTY — Family parties, work parties and normal hangouts are plentiful during the holiday season and tend to include alcohol. Maybe you’re hosting a party or just attending, but there’s a chance that someone might have imbibed too much and might need to call a ride. Alcohol-involved collisions total about 10,000 each year according to trafficfactscrash.org. Consistently, alcohol-involved fatalities […]

Genesee County hospitals partner with Flint Schools for annual “Shoes That Fit”

GENESEE COUNTY — The employees of Ascension Genesys, Hurley and McLaren came together for the nineteenth year to sponsor the Flint Community Schools “Shoes That Fit Connie’s Kidz” program. Coordinated by Flint Community Schools and the three hospitals, school staff identifies students in need of shoes, and employees at the three hospitals purchase them. The 2019 “Shoes That Fit” campaign […]

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Family Day with the Flint Symphony Orchestra FLINT — The Flint Symphony Orchestra and Flint Institute of Music host the excitement of live classical music at Family Day with the Flint Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. and Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. at The Whiting, 1241 East Kearsley Street. Pre-concert Activities at 1 p.m., Matinee Concert at […]

Neighborhood revitalization is key to Flint’s recovery

At the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, we believe that Flint’s strong city center plays a significant role in the city and county’s overall progress. However, we recognize that revitalization efforts cannot and should not occur in downtown alone. To see long-term, sustainable change, Flint’s rebound must extend into the city’s neighborhoods as well. It’s with this in mind […]

Fenton Polar Plunge

FENTON — The Fenton Moose Lodge, 2245 Sonora Drive, once again hosts an area-wide Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics Michigan on Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This super fun event features fearless and brave fundraisers who brave the icy waters of Lake Fenton for a great cause! Registration 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with the Plunge immediately following. […]

Bikes on the Bricks checks presented

Bikes on the Bricks presented $10,000 to two area nonprofits last Friday, with $5,000 going to Old Newsboys (top) and $5,000 to MI-C.O.P.S. Bikes on the Bricks is an annual threeday motorcycle event in Flint, presented by Security Credit Union (SCU). (Above left) From left, Bill Bailey from 103.9 The Fox, Old Newsboys Executive Director Chris Hamilton, SCU President and […]

State appeals court strikes down county ban on tobacco sales

Private retailers make their own rules

GENESEE COUNTY — On Monday, Dec. 2, the Michigan Court of Appeals struck down a Genesee County ban on tobacco sales and related products to people under the age of 21. The county can’t adopt a regulation that is stricter than state law, which allows tobacco sales to anyone who is at least 18, the age of majority, according to […]