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 […]

Coffee Culture: Café Rhema stands on its grounds

Coffee Culture: Café Rhema stands on its grounds

With a nod to its past and an eye on its future, Cafe’ Rhema is grounded in Flint’s recovery efforts. Although it adorns itself in 1920s motif, the place has a modern mindset and mission to move Flint forward. Recently celebrating a three-year anniversary, the popular spot for beverages, meals and cultural gatherings exemplifies the […]

A Smooth Approach: Meet Healthy Dollar Store Owner Kathy Jackson

A Smooth Approach: Meet Healthy Dollar Store Owner Kathy Jackson

It’s a community hub and an oasis for many Flint residents, who appreciate its owner’s refreshing commitment to create a friendly, welcoming environment for all. While the Healthy Dollar store offers the typical range of dollar store merchandise, it also embodies the warm, open spirit that has characterized Flint for decades. You may enter its […]