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 […]

Small businesses make big impact in Flint, especially during the holiday season

Small businesses make big impact in Flint, especially during the holiday season

Shopping small has a big impact on local economies, particularly during the critical holiday shopping season. And, thankfully, this year there are more of them. Together with Metro Community Development, Flint SOUP, the Small Business Development Center of Michigan and others, TheHUB Flint has documented the start-up or expansion efforts of nearly 25 small businesses […]

5th Annual African American Film Series at Flint Institute of Arts begins this month  

5th Annual African American Film Series at Flint Institute of Arts begins this month  

A four-month Our African American Film Series that begins with Toni Morrison’s acclaimed “The Pieces that I Am” in November and ends with the emotional film “Mr. Church” on Feb. 13 will celebrate the artistry of African Americans in entertainment. The series, designed to “inspire, inform, empower and entertain” attendees, is hosted by Communities First […]

Small Shops series makes a big difference in Flint and Genesee County

Small Shops series makes a big difference in Flint and Genesee County

Metro Community Development understands small businesses are vital to and play an important role in our region. To further shine a light on the more than 32,000 neighborhood businesses that are the economic backbone of the region, Metro Community Development is proud to sponsor TheHUB Flint’s Small Shops stories. The series of vignettes look at local neighborhood […]