Moving You Forward Opportunity Expo explores ways to support financial health for the whole family

Moving You Forward Opportunity Expo explores ways to support financial health for the whole family

On Oct. 9, there are few places that Malinda Baker would rather be than the “Moving You Forward Opportunity Expo” taking place at Kettering University. She says she’s planning on attending the large-scale resource fair, “because it’s an opportunity to efficiently learn about so many different local programs. So often services go unused, because people simply […]

The “Opportunity Expo” is set to connect residents with resources to take part in Flint and Genesee County’s resurgence

The “Opportunity Expo” is set to connect residents with resources to take part in Flint and Genesee County’s resurgence

When the going gets tough, Grace Taylor has never been one to sit out on the sidelines and she knows that, like her, Flint and Genesee County residents are the same. They’ve seen plenty challenges. But, more recently, residents are beginning to see ever larger, and more positive, signs of recovery. Proof lies in the opening […]

Good Things are Brewing at Flint City Hard Cider

Good Things are Brewing at Flint City Hard Cider

Twenty-nine-year-old Charlie Burt was previously the general manager at Porter’s Orchard in Goodrich, handling all the day-to-day operations and the business side of the company. The orchard was the only job he’d had, having worked there since he was 17-years-old. He began by picking apples and bagging them for sale. He also helped make cider. […]

From Boots to Business: VetBizCentral’s support of entrepreneurial veterans translates to success stories

From Boots to Business: VetBizCentral’s support of entrepreneurial veterans translates to success stories

Allan Griggs wants to see more veteran-owned businesses in Flint. Because, there are two things he knows firsthand: People who have served in the military know how to serve their communities and their military training makes them good company leaders. The 74-year-old Flint resident served in the United States Army from 1967-1969 and runs Knob […]

A look at how the Metro Flint YouthBuild program is creating hope and opportunity for local youth

A look at how the Metro Flint YouthBuild program is creating hope and opportunity for local youth

For more than a decade now, Metro Flint YouthBuild, has been a stepping stone to sustainable careers and meaningful employment for hundreds of Flint’s most needful youth between the ages of 16 -24. The YouthBuild movement began in Harlem, New York in 1978. The program was created to revamp decaying housing stock while providing education […]

Monday’s Illuminating Community Change Forum Promises to Shed Light on Economic Development for North Flint

Monday’s Illuminating Community Change Forum Promises to Shed Light on Economic Development for North Flint

This coming Monday, July 22, Sandra Johnson is going to be at the North Flint Food Market from 5-8:30 p.m., and she’s inviting everyone in her community to join her for a special meeting. As manager of Hamilton Community Health Network’s Illuminating Community Change (IC2) project, Johnson has been at the forefront of organizing the […]

A Good Look: Crim’s licensed apparel contract with Flint’s GoodBoy Clothing opens market to 50,000 customers

A Good Look: Crim’s licensed apparel contract with Flint’s GoodBoy Clothing opens market to 50,000 customers

Oaklin Mixon believes everybody is chasing something. “It can be personal success, wholesome relationships, anything,” says the founder and creative director of GoodBoy Clothing. He also stresses that when you start to run after anything there will be challenges that have to be encountered, and ultimately endured, in order to get to the finish line. […]