Michigan will have more skilled workers, less unemployment with passage of new legislation

Michigan will have more skilled workers, less unemployment with passage of new legislation

Michigan has plenty of jobs and job seekers. The problem is workers are not getting the skills and training needed to qualify for open posts, and that hurts our economy, according to Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Joined by a bipartisan group of legislators, business, education, and labor leaders to announce their support for House and Senate bills creating […]

On Board: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer taps Isaiah Oliver for CMU’s Board of Trustees

On Board: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer taps Isaiah Oliver for CMU’s Board of Trustees

Flint’s Isaiah M. Oliver has been appointed to the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The CMU alumnus and president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint will succeed Joseph B. Anderson. “It’s an honor for me to serve as a CMU Trustee. I hope to continue the university’s legacy of growth and excellence […]

Detroit mayor tells Chamber luncheon guests Flint should build on its assets

Detroit mayor tells Chamber luncheon guests Flint should build on its assets

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan recently told a sold-out crowd of 450 at the  Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s annual luncheon that cities should value their assets. Duggan told stakeholders who’ve seen their own share of disinvestment that Detroit’s three greatest assets have been its large parcels of land, housing stock and eager workforce. “When […]

Fashion 101: Kala Wilburn’s workshop will help new businesses avoid pitfalls

Fashion 101: Kala Wilburn’s workshop will help new businesses avoid pitfalls

There’s more to the fashion industry to than runways and glossy photos.  From noon to 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Ferris Wheel, 615 South Saginaw St., Flint designers and clothing retailers can attend a fashion business workshop. The event will be hosted by Kala Wilburn, founder of Fannie Lucille clothing and Vehicle City Fashion Week, who will share her insider knowledge […]

Why small businesses have a big impact in Flint

Why small businesses have a big impact in Flint

They are popping up everywhere as a growing part of Flint’s economic base. Just how much impact new businesses are making is a question that’s drawn increased attention. They seem to be ever-present, but in order to get a true sense of their numbers you have to get out into the community or online to […]

Flint’s Tapology Youth Ensemble will step on NYC’s Apollo stage April 5

Flint’s Tapology Youth Ensemble will step on NYC’s Apollo stage April 5

Yes, they are that good. Students from Flint’s Tapology Youth Ensemble, accustomed to generating a great deal of applause from appearances on local stages, are readying for their biggest gig yet. They’ve been invited to appear alongside Tapology’s native professional tap dancers at the famed Apollo Theater in New York City on April 5. “The trip holds […]

‘Un-shattered Dreams’ addresses violence and the hope that can follow

‘Un-shattered Dreams’ addresses violence and the hope that can follow

The stage play Un-shattered Dreams has a message for countless citizens, including those who act as community stewards, trouble-shooters and neighborhood advocates. Produced by N Spire U Productions, the production returns to Flint’s Institute of Music April 6 for an encore performance, following its 2018 debut. “What we did struck a nerve,” says Kelcy Williams, […]

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