Flint Trading Co. forges stories of the community through custom designs

Flint Trading Co. forges stories of the community through custom designs

Aaron Bigler was searching for the perfect groomsmens’ gifts before his wedding to Ashley Kassuba, but he wanted the gifts to reflect his roots in the community. “I wanted something that was, at least, made locally, that would maybe have some amount of local materials,” says Bigler. “I wanted something that represented my upbringing and […]

Fitness can happen anywhere and its happening here in Flint

Fitness can happen anywhere and its happening here in Flint

It isn’t always easy to make healthy changes and stick with them. So Marquita Adams started her company, Harambee Wellness, in 2016 to provide what she thinks can make all the difference: a support system for healthy lifestyles. Born and raised in Flint, Adams earned the nickname “Zumba Diva” when she discovered the dance-based aerobics […]

Flint millennials cut bills, build community

Flint millennials cut bills, build community

This feature is the second in our series about new investments in Flint and the people behind neighborhood redevelopment efforts, which are helping longtime residents reap dividends from their dedication to our community and enticing newcomers to take hold. – TheHUB Flint  In a city with a low cost of living, and buzzing with urban […]

Kettering University teams with neighborhoods, city to reimagine Flint

Kettering University teams with neighborhoods, city to reimagine Flint

A walk through the University Avenue Corridor (UAC) today looks much different than it did five years ago. With Kettering University leading the way, the neighborhood residents and businesses are making a positive change and taking pride in their communities. Kettering has been an integral part of the Flint community for nearly a century and […]

Genesee County Parks & Recreation expands Iron Belle Trail

Genesee County Parks & Recreation expands Iron Belle Trail

Iron Belle Trail, the longest state trail in the nation, touches hundreds of municipalities and crosses 48 Michigan counties. Now more expansions are on the way. The new section of barrier-free, non-motorized trail opened September 27 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Genesee County Parks & Recreation Administrative Offices. The section extends the existing Iron […]

Husband, wife team picked a place and started to move Flint forward

Husband, wife team picked a place and started to move Flint forward

When husband-and-wife team, Pastor Le V. Bailey II and Tonya C. Bailey, who operate Hand of God Ministries in Flint, could have been overwhelmed by the myriad of concerns in the community, they chose instead to simply pick a place and start. In 2011 they started P.A.P.A.S. (Pick A Place And Start), a non-profit organization […]

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