Area small businesses awarded more than $4 million in state grants; aid retains 1,138 jobs in Genesee County

Area small businesses awarded more than $4 million in state grants; aid retains 1,138 jobs in Genesee County

Michigan Small Business Survival grants totaling $4.12 million were awarded to 291 small businesses in the seven-county Region 6. Of those, 96 businesses are in Genesee County, according to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The grants helped businesses to retain 1,138 jobs in the county. Each business received up to $15,000 in much-needed […]

GM funding provides new round of grants for Flint small businesses

GM funding provides new round of grants for Flint small businesses

A second round of funding is available for Flint small businesses. Thanks to $210,000 in additional funding from General Motors, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program will award grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses in Flint that meet certain criteria. The grants, which will be […]

Whitmer joins group of bipartisan governors urging everyone to mask up, stay safe for the holidays

Whitmer joins group of bipartisan governors urging everyone to mask up, stay safe for the holidays

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to encourage everyone across the region to remain safe heading into the holiday season. “When it comes to fighting this virus, we are all on […]

Mott Foundation grants more than $120,000 to help repair Flint seniors’ homes

Mott Foundation grants more than $120,000 to help repair Flint seniors’ homes

Senior citizens in Flint’s neighborhoods are getting some extra love thanks to the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. It has awarded its first grant in response to how residents voted to spend $1 million to strengthen Flint neighborhoods. The community-led grantmaking is part of the Foundation’s Focus on Flint initiative. The Genesee County Habitat for Humanity […]

236 small businesses, nonprofits receive grants, keep 1,950 jobs

236 small businesses, nonprofits receive grants, keep 1,950 jobs

Grants totaling more than $2.34 million have been awarded to 236 small businesses and nonprofits in Flint and Genesee County through the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s (MEDC) Michigan Small Business Restart Program. In Genesee County, the grants, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, helped to retain 1,950 jobs at area businesses. The grantees represent a variety […]

New website helps residents, visitors have a fun time in Flint, Genesee County

New website helps residents, visitors have a fun time in Flint, Genesee County

Residents and visitors looking for something to do in Flint can find it all on the new Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) website exploreflintandgenesee.org. The new site has tools for planning a visit, a more comprehensive events calendar and a streamlined RFP process for meeting planners and sports organizers. It also allows […]

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