Flint’s Genusee Eyewear launches Kickstarter campaign to turn plastic bottles into glasses, create jobs

Flint’s Genusee Eyewear launches Kickstarter campaign to turn plastic bottles into glasses, create jobs

Flint is accustomed to giving outsiders new ways to view the city, but a social enterprise could help everyone see the community even more clearly. Genusee Eyewear takes recycled plastic bottles and converts them into glasses. Addressing vision needs in an environmentally beneficial way is at the heart of the project. A Kickstarter fundraising campaign […]

Community collaboration turns plastic bottles into clothing at Flint Fit, adds manufacturing opportunities

Community collaboration turns plastic bottles into clothing at Flint Fit, adds manufacturing opportunities

It was Thanksgiving 2016 and the spirit of gratitude filled many Flint homes, despite an ongoing health concern. News of the water emergency that contributed to lead poisoning, sickness, even some deaths, was at the forefront of families’ minds as they prepared holiday dinner. This year’s feast would take lots of added effort. In some […]

Looking for a job? National corporations and local agencies will recruit at Flint job fair April 13

Looking for a job? National corporations and local agencies will recruit at Flint job fair April 13

Flint’s employment landscape is continuing to gradually expand, recent economic data shows. While local entrepreneurship and small business opportunities appeal to many of Genesee County’s most ambitious residents, established companies and agencies are still looking for talented team members. About 30 such employers will scout to fill entry-level positions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

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