Small businesses get support with the introduction of the BIG Series

Small businesses get support with the introduction of the BIG Series

Small and black-owned businesses are the lifeblood of many city neighborhoods and business districts.  In Flint, they have too often been among the last to arrive and the first to falter.  The COVID-19 pandemic has only served to heighten the challenges this fragile, yet increasingly important, business sector faces, according to representatives of the  Inter-Faith Small […]

Tire Project aims to get Flint residents on the road to success

Tire Project aims to get Flint residents on the road to success

Most everyone wants work to work. And with unemployment rising, it’s particularly important that those that seek work are well-qualified to fill open positions. That’s a part of the motivation behind Flint Innovative Solutions newly announced partnership with Delta Tire, which aims to help North Flint residents start a career in the automotive repair industry. […]

Returning citizens program gets critical infusion of support

Returning citizens program gets critical infusion of support

Returning home can be a bumpy process for many returning citizens. Too often times they come home to homelessness and face elevated employment, health and mental health challenges, according to M.A.D.E. Institute’s Executive Director Leon El-Alamin. Homes mean hope for many formerly incarcerated men and women “When basic needs like housing aren’t met, individuals are […]

Flint mobile food pantries continue during June

Flint mobile food pantries continue during June

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will continue to provide nutritious food by the truckload to Flint residents throughout June. MDHHS has provided the Flint mobile food pantries since February 2016 in partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Michigan, food pantry distributors […]

Consumers Energy Foundation donates $200,000 to help restart Flint & Genesee small businesses

Consumers Energy Foundation donates $200,000 to help restart Flint & Genesee small businesses

The Consumers Energy Foundation has provided $200,000 in grants to be used to assist small businesses in Genesee County that have suffered economic distress because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The contribution will help establish “Restart Flint & Genesee,” a special recovery program from which the Flint […]

Flint mobile food pantries continue during May with special precautions to prevent COVID-19 spread

Flint mobile food pantries continue during May with special precautions to prevent COVID-19 spread

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Service will continue to provide nutritious food by the truckload to Flint residents throughout May. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Michigan, food pantry distributors are taking extra precautions to keep customers and volunteers protected. Each site is requiring volunteers to wear gloves and masks, clean their hands […]

Many renters looking to leave Flint, some checking out Detroit

Many renters looking to leave Flint, some checking out Detroit

Many renters currently living in Flint are looking to move and more than a third of them are looking at Detroit. That’s the word from Apartment List’s 2020 Migration Report, which analyzes the metros people are looking to call their new home. The data shows that 68.6 percent of those currently living in Flint are […]

Flint mobile food pantries continue during April with special precautions to prevent COVID-19 spread

Flint mobile food pantries continue during April with special precautions to prevent COVID-19 spread

Nutritious food will be available for Flint residents through April with special precautions place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Michigan, food pantry distributors are taking extra precautions to keep customers and volunteers protected. Each site is requiring volunteers to wear gloves and masks, clean their hands with […]

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