Flint natives to bring Poke Bowl restaurant to University Avenue Corridor

Flint natives to bring Poke Bowl restaurant to University Avenue Corridor

There is a pretty obvious way to become a neighborhood institution – be around when it starts to develop and grow. That’s the plan for siblings and co-owners Justin Bush and Jeron Dotson and their future restaurant Poke (pronounced Pahkee) Bowl. Poke is a combination of Japanese (usually sushi) and Hawaiian food served in a […]

Michigan will have more skilled workers, less unemployment with passage of new legislation

Michigan will have more skilled workers, less unemployment with passage of new legislation

Michigan has plenty of jobs and job seekers. The problem is workers are not getting the skills and training needed to qualify for open posts, and that hurts our economy, according to Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Joined by a bipartisan group of legislators, business, education, and labor leaders to announce their support for House and Senate bills creating […]

On Board: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer taps Isaiah Oliver for CMU’s Board of Trustees

On Board: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer taps Isaiah Oliver for CMU’s Board of Trustees

Flint’s Isaiah M. Oliver has been appointed to the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The CMU alumnus and president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint will succeed Joseph B. Anderson. “It’s an honor for me to serve as a CMU Trustee. I hope to continue the university’s legacy of growth and excellence […]

Dinner under the Lights

Dinner under the Lights

Flint will be aglow May 17 as diners gather in Buckham Alley for a locally sourced, four-course dinner prepared by Tony Vu, founder of MaMang Restaurant, and Therman Sisco, founder of Sisco’s Catering.The 6:30 p.m. dinner will include some chef favorites, including wings two ways (caramel brined in keffir lime leaves and spicy buffalo), cornbread […]

Detroit mayor tells Chamber luncheon guests Flint should build on its assets

Detroit mayor tells Chamber luncheon guests Flint should build on its assets

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan recently told a sold-out crowd of 450 at the  Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s annual luncheon that cities should value their assets. Duggan told stakeholders who’ve seen their own share of disinvestment that Detroit’s three greatest assets have been its large parcels of land, housing stock and eager workforce. “When […]

T-Pain will take the stage at Kettering’s Centennial Fest

T-Pain will take the stage at Kettering’s Centennial Fest

One of the most influential recording artists in urban music since the new millennium will bring his sounds to Flint this summer. Fresh off his win in the popular 2019 Fox TV performance competition, “The Masked Singer,” T-Pain will headline the Kettering Centennial Fest July 20 at Atwood Stadium. The Kettering Centennial Fest, which is […]

Flint’s stock is rising

Flint’s stock is rising

Flint’s made a lot of lists over the last decade. Not many were desirable, says Mayor Karen Weaver, who frequently laments that a mention in rankings like “America’s Most Dangerous Cities” guarantee the city national headlines — while improvements in public safety rarely get notice. The tide is changing, according to Mayor Weaver, who proudly […]

Fashion 101: Kala Wilburn’s workshop will help new businesses avoid pitfalls

Fashion 101: Kala Wilburn’s workshop will help new businesses avoid pitfalls

There’s more to the fashion industry to than runways and glossy photos.  From noon to 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Ferris Wheel, 615 South Saginaw St., Flint designers and clothing retailers can attend a fashion business workshop. The event will be hosted by Kala Wilburn, founder of Fannie Lucille clothing and Vehicle City Fashion Week, who will share her insider knowledge […]

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