Doug Glazier named vice president of the McLaren Flint Foundation

Doug Glazier named vice president of the McLaren Flint Foundation

McLaren Flint will welcome Doug Glazier to the helm as its new vice president of the McLaren Flint Foundation in December. Glazier, who is known for his ability to drive growth in corporate, individual and volunteer contributions, is expected to elevate similar efforts at McLaren. The executive has served as the executive director of the […]

Live Flint: Is it time for a strategic housing incentive?

Live Flint: Is it time for a strategic housing incentive?

TheHUB Flint witnessed a steady stream of positive attention around emerging housing trends in 2018 following the introduction of its housing series introduced in September. Although there have been modest signs of elevated interest and investment in pocketed neighborhoods, a more robust plan and incentives are needed to further propel development efforts. The economic upside […]

Vision and determination keep Flint clothing designer on the Grind

Vision and determination keep Flint clothing designer on the Grind

A life-changing sports injury felt like the end to Destin Julian. A high school athlete, he envisioned a future for himself that involved a competitive college playing career. But a severe concussion he suffered on the football field left his hopes dashed. As if the disappointment wasn’t enough, he had no real direction for channeling […]

Community dialogue concludes that building a city for everyone must begin with inclusion

Community dialogue concludes that building a city for everyone must begin with inclusion

Making sure that everyone is included in opportunities might be the biggest challenge created by capital investments in Flint. And that was the primary topic of discussion last weeks “Aspire to Transform: The Power of Older Industrial Cities” event. The forum was sponsored by C.S. Mott Foundation and the University of Michigan-Flint’s EDA University Center […]

Where we shop matters: Shop ‘small’ this holiday season

Where we shop matters: Shop ‘small’ this holiday season

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our neighborhoods, if not our saving grace. Step inside and you’ll discover a passionate group of truly unique individuals who not only contribute to our local economy, but keep Flint from becoming a city of look-alike, cookie-cutter establishments. Local business owners add character to our street corners, strengthen our […]