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 […]

Bank of America’s $1 billion investment will impact Flint, Pontiac, Detroit and West Michigan markets

Bank of America’s $1 billion investment will impact Flint, Pontiac, Detroit and West Michigan markets

The news spread rapidly in June when Bank of America announced it was making a $1 billion, four-year commitment to help local communities address key issues such as economic and racial inequality that have been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. This landmark program is focused on helping people and communities of color who have experienced […]

Governor Whitmer declares racism a public health crisis, creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to focus on issues

Governor Whitmer declares racism a public health crisis, creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to focus on issues

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has elevated black voices in state government by creating the Black Leadership Advisory Council, recognizing racism as a public health crisis and requiring implicit bias training for all state employees. “We must confront systemic racism head on so we can create a more equitable and just Michigan,” says Whitmer. “This is not […]

Empowered by Prayer: Unity Coalition of pastors align behind a four-part plan to address community issues

Empowered by Prayer: Unity Coalition of pastors align behind a four-part plan to address community issues

A multi-denominational group of pastors plan to make a big difference in Flint, according to Christ Church Tabernacle COGIC Pastor Chris Martin, who announced the Unity Coalition’s four-part plan at a press conference yesterday. Initiated to respond to the violence and racial disparities in the Flint-area, the group will collectively address what the pastorial community feels […]

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