Meet Damontai Richard, a guiding light, leader and influencer of Flint’s youth

Meet Damontai Richard, a guiding light, leader and influencer of Flint’s youth

Ask Flint’s Damontai Richard how he would describe himself and there is no hesitation. “I’m a leader,” he says boldly. It doesn’t take long to realize that indeed the 23-year-old’s response doesn’t stem from cockiness, but a healthy sense of self-awareness. Or, that his proclamation is shared by many of his peers across the city. […]

Cocino Mio restaurant owner is bullish on Metro’s Show Me the Money event

Cocino Mio restaurant owner is bullish on Metro’s Show Me the Money event

In July 2016, Victoria Coronado’s dream came true. The Flint resident opened up Cocino Mio, a  charming restaurant that serves up fresh, authentic Mexican food. “There are a few Mexican restaurants in Flint and the surrounding areas, but not one that offers the Mexican food that I grew up eating. Homemade tortillas, breakfast tacos, barbacoa, […]

Stepping Up: Say it Ain’t Krispy Founder Vantrell Erving is setting new pathways for growth

Stepping Up: Say it Ain’t Krispy Founder Vantrell Erving is setting new pathways for growth

Since 2014, SIAK founder Vantrell Erving has been daring his customers to say “It ain’t krispy.” “The term “krispy” means very clean, fresh, stylish and just being on point from head to toe,” Erving explains. “Our name really sets the tone for our service and reputation. Because we never want clients to be able to […]

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