Gospel star’s Nov. 16 concert signifies greater hope for Flint

Gospel star’s Nov. 16 concert signifies greater hope for Flint

Flint deserves something greater, organizers of an upcoming community event and musical performance say. At 6 p.m. Friday Nov. 16 “Greater is Coming,” a concert by award-winning gospel singer Jekalyn Carr, will be held at Northbank Center, 432 North Saginaw St. in Flint. Gospel recording artist Jekalyn Carr will perform Nov. 16 at Northbank Center […]

Boosting local, holiday shopping is Flint Small Business Saturday’s goal Nov. 24

Boosting local, holiday shopping is Flint Small Business Saturday’s goal Nov. 24

Right here in Flint, Ebonie Gipson is offering something holiday-season shoppers won’t find at brand-name, corporate retail outlets anywhere else in the country: It’s not just the chance for bargains, but the added bonus of unique, local merchandise and greetings from friendly faces that represent the community year-round. Through I’m Building Something, LLC, Gipson organized […]

Tech advocates can learn, teach and exchange at Factory Two Nov. 13

Tech advocates can learn, teach and exchange at Factory Two Nov. 13

Technology entrepreneurs and other members of the business community will have another opportunity to network and exchange ideas Nov. 13. The next Tech Meetup will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Factory Two, 129 North Grand Traverse in Flint. Guest speakers will include Athena McKay, of Flint Eats, Lie Njie, of Technology […]

Brookings Institution: Leaders must create inclusive economy to re-build old cities for everyone

Brookings Institution: Leaders must create inclusive economy to re-build old cities for everyone

Older industrial cities are promising regions for strategic investment and critical centers for promoting inclusive economic growth. “(Older cities) anchor regions of the country that have not fully participated in the latest waves of economic growth,” says a report by the Brookings Institution called Renewing America’s Economic Promise Through Older Industrial Cities. “Yet they remain […]

A Cut Above: Flint entrepreneur turned seasonal pop-up into year-round business

A Cut Above: Flint entrepreneur turned seasonal pop-up into year-round business

An ancient, earthly element inspires a local entrepreneur’s personal and professional passions. Nick Gardner recently opened Ebony Gemstone Co. at Flint Farmers’ Market, showcasing a vast inventory of naturally formed rocks for their beauty and other benefits. Specializing in jewelry, metal work, and materials including leather and exotic woods that he gives custom adornment, Gardner’s […]

Six Farm Tours to Do This Fall

Six Farm Tours to Do This Fall

There’s more to a glass of milk than meets the eye. Taking a gulp one of the few healthy beverages that can be enjoyed warm or cold is the final step in distribution that begins at locations throughout Michigan. A fun, family activity this fall can give milk-lovers an up-close look at life on  the […]

Family-friendly fun abounds in Flint!

Family-friendly fun abounds in Flint!

Kids and costumes go together like cookies and milk— it’s a natural combination. If you have a pretty princess, smart scientist, super hero or a fun-loving kid at home, then there is a wide array of events they’ll certainly want to check out. Many of these fun, family-friendly events are free. Whether you get out […]

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