Cross Training Sports apparel lets wearers share the power of faith

Cross Training Sports apparel lets wearers share the power of faith

Countless championships across the sports world end with a player thanking God for the win.  It’s almost bizarre if it doesn’t happen, but outright testimonials of faith are often few and far between. Randall Wilburn, whose two passions are sports and spirituality, saw the discrepancy – and an opportunity. To bridge the gap he started […]

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 […]

Gospel star’s Nov. 16 concert signifies greater hope for Flint

Gospel star’s Nov. 16 concert signifies greater hope for Flint

Flint deserves something greater, organizers of an upcoming community event and musical performance say. At 6 p.m. Friday Nov. 16 “Greater is Coming,” a concert by award-winning gospel singer Jekalyn Carr, will be held at Northbank Center, 432 North Saginaw St. in Flint. Gospel recording artist Jekalyn Carr will perform Nov. 16 at Northbank Center […]

Boosting local, holiday shopping is Flint Small Business Saturday’s goal Nov. 24

Boosting local, holiday shopping is Flint Small Business Saturday’s goal Nov. 24

Right here in Flint, Ebonie Gipson is offering something holiday-season shoppers won’t find at brand-name, corporate retail outlets anywhere else in the country: It’s not just the chance for bargains, but the added bonus of unique, local merchandise and greetings from friendly faces that represent the community year-round. Through I’m Building Something, LLC, Gipson organized […]

Tech advocates can learn, teach and exchange at Factory Two Nov. 13

Tech advocates can learn, teach and exchange at Factory Two Nov. 13

Technology entrepreneurs and other members of the business community will have another opportunity to network and exchange ideas Nov. 13. The next Tech Meetup will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Factory Two, 129 North Grand Traverse in Flint. Guest speakers will include Athena McKay, of Flint Eats, Lie Njie, of Technology […]

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 […]

Brookings Institution: Leaders must create inclusive economy to re-build old cities for everyone

Brookings Institution: Leaders must create inclusive economy to re-build old cities for everyone

Older industrial cities are promising regions for strategic investment and critical centers for promoting inclusive economic growth. “(Older cities) anchor regions of the country that have not fully participated in the latest waves of economic growth,” says a report by the Brookings Institution called Renewing America’s Economic Promise Through Older Industrial Cities. “Yet they remain […]

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