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 […]

Dairy + School Meals = Success!

Dairy + School Meals = Success!

The school year has started and kids are into their new grove. New shoes have been scuffed up and new pencils have been broken. Now it’s time to look at how you can help make this the best school year ever for your child. One of the best things you can do as a parent […]

Skateboarding demo hopes to raise awareness and funds for skate park

Skateboarding demo hopes to raise awareness and funds for skate park

Calling all costumed characters, creatures and skateboard aficionados you’re invited to appear in the Brush Alley Skateshop’s costume contest and youth fundraiser. Organizers Nick Welch and the Brush Alley Skateshop hope to raise sufficient funds to support Flint Skatepark improvements and showcase how the sport adds vibrancy and young energy to Flint’s city culture. The event, […]

Partnerships energize downtown Flint

Partnerships energize downtown Flint

A heartening number of start-up shops that line Flint’s business district are getting invaluable support from downtown anchor institutions. One upcoming pairing to watch is the partnership between Eight Ten Nail Bar, which opened its doors this spring, and Cork on Saginaw, Flint’s chic restaurant and wine bar, celebrating its eighth year of operation. The nail bar’s owners Natalie and […]