The first annual Downtown Flint Easter Egg Hunt debuts Saturday, April 3

The first annual Downtown Flint Easter Egg Hunt debuts Saturday, April 3

Encouraging signs of a return to normal have been popping up around Flint and surrounding areas over the last several months. One of the most encouraging is the return of traditional events and new event pop-ups. This week, it’s the announcement of the Downtown Flint Easter Egg Hunt, taking place at the Riverbank Park (Amphitheatre) in […]

Financing pro helps black-owned businesses succeed

Financing pro helps black-owned businesses succeed

It’s been well documented the number of small businesses which has shuttered over the last year due to COVID-19 has been significant.   The minority-owned businesses closure rate (41%) was approximately 2.4 times the general population’s (17%) closure rate.  Clearly, this has potentially impacted entrepreneur’s finances. As small business owners grapple with finances and strategic approaches […]

Area small businesses awarded more than $4 million in state grants; aid retains 1,138 jobs in Genesee County

Area small businesses awarded more than $4 million in state grants; aid retains 1,138 jobs in Genesee County

Michigan Small Business Survival grants totaling $4.12 million were awarded to 291 small businesses in the seven-county Region 6. Of those, 96 businesses are in Genesee County, according to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The grants helped businesses to retain 1,138 jobs in the county. Each business received up to $15,000 in much-needed […]

Prime Time: Interest in local restaurant is growing despite restrictions

Prime Time: Interest in local restaurant is growing despite restrictions

It’s all that….and more, according to a growing group of loyal Prime Eight Ten supporters, who appreciate what founder and restauranteur Raymond Tyler brings to Flint and Genesee County’s dining scene. Although the restaurant is only able to offer curbside pick-up services at this time, Prime plans to feature entertainment alongside its steak, lobster and […]

GM funding provides new round of grants for Flint small businesses

GM funding provides new round of grants for Flint small businesses

A second round of funding is available for Flint small businesses. Thanks to $210,000 in additional funding from General Motors, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program will award grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses in Flint that meet certain criteria. The grants, which will be […]

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