There’s no candy coating it: It’s time to ban the sale of flavored vaping products 

There’s no candy coating it: It’s time to ban the sale of flavored vaping products 

Cotton candy, cappuccino and Gummiberry flavors are favorites among young vapers, many of whom hardly hit middle school before they become addicted to the popular juices available in vaping devices. Flavored e-cigarettes and vapes come in bright packaging, which often look eerily similar to kid-friendly snack packages. Flavors mask the harshness of tobacco, making it […]

Faith in business: Pastor promotes entrepreneurship as pathway to economic independence

Faith in business: Pastor promotes entrepreneurship as pathway to economic independence

There’s continued momentum behind the ecosystem that is driving growth in Flint and Genesee County. Its downtown is booming, with dozens of developments from the Hilton Garden Inn, Mott Community College’s Culinary Art’s Institute and the newly renovated Perry Building, now home to tenant anchor ELGA Credit Union to The Marketplace, a mixed-use housing and […]

Fall’s harvest items and more available at mobile pantry

Fall’s harvest items and more available at mobile pantry

It’s fall harvest time and some of season’s tastiest crops will be among the nutrious food available during mobile pantry hours set for October at locations throughout the city. Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure, which are  rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron. Food available in October will include […]

Michigan hopes to become land of OZ with launch of its Opportunity Zone website 

Michigan hopes to become land of OZ with launch of its Opportunity Zone website 

While many Michigan’s urban cities’ economic recovery programs have gained momentum, there is concern those efforts may not be moving fast enough or are far enough along. Visibility is often a problem. Investors, entrepreneurs, community leaders, developers, builders and other critical stakeholders need to “see” incentives, in order to “seize” them, according to development experts […]

Kids love of devices is center at Kettering’s robotics demo 

Kids love of devices is center at Kettering’s robotics demo 

Getting kids inspired about the so-called ‘hard skills’ of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) isn’t as difficult as many think. Watch any kid engage with a gaming or other device and you get the picture. That’s the idea behind Kettering University’s Robotics demonstration scheduled to take place at the Moving You Forward Opportunity Expo, […]

Flint Chef Sean Gartland aims to help food-based business rise with CO.STARTERS

Flint Chef Sean Gartland aims to help food-based business rise with CO.STARTERS

There’s no shortage of talented cooks in Flint and Genesee County. In the last five years, residents happily witnessed a steady stream of food-based businesses move from home-based kitchen counter operations to mobile food truck and bricks and mortar locations. That’s a good thing, according to area small business advocates like Sean Gartland. The certified […]

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