Teeing Off: Flint pride movement catches fire

Teeing Off:  Flint pride movement catches fire

Marcus Bieth is a firm believer Flint is making a comeback. He’s seen it. The co-owner of Flint City T-Shirts was barely 16 when he started working at the shop screen printing garments. Back in 2003, few businesses were downtown and Saginaw Street was a lonely strip with that small shop, Paul’s Pipe Shop, the […]

EmpowerHER gives Flint women incentive to problem solve

EmpowerHER gives Flint women incentive to problem solve

Women are accustomed to solving problems, particularly in the workplace. Whether that problem solving occurs inside or outside the home, we are always prepared to listen, suggest, help friends, families, and the causes we care about. Ford Motor Company Fund and Michigan Women’s Foundation recognize women’s strengths and their value in and out of the […]

Legacy builders: Family construction team tackles water line

Legacy builders: Family construction team tackles water line

For Rhonda Grayer, building a better Flint  has been a family affair. The vice president of W.T. Stevens Construction leads a competitive contracting company, named for her father, at a pivotal moment in the community. While many local businesses call on construction experts to help remodel and literally re-create their images, the very infrastructure of […]

Urban Innovator: David Tarver is sparking new ideas about urban city employment and entrepreneurship

Urban Innovator: David Tarver is sparking new ideas about urban city employment and entrepreneurship

David Tarver has big ideas to revitalize urban cities like Flint and Detroit. He imagines cities where people can create businesses, make money and create jobs for others to fulfill their dreams. “You see a lot of activity and discussion around entrepreneurship in the past few years, but most of that entrepreneurship activity hasn’t been […]