Governor Whitmer recognizes Juneteenth Day

Governor Whitmer recognizes Juneteenth Day

Amidst the many celebrations going on throughout the state, comes a proclamation from Governor Gretchen Whitmer declaring June 19th as Juneteenth Celebration Day in Michigan. Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when slavery was abolished in the United States. “Juneteenth is an important day throughout our nation and Michigan is proud to take part in recognizing the bravery […]

XLerateHealth launches healthcare accelerator in Flint, seeks to innovate from within

XLerateHealth launches healthcare accelerator in Flint, seeks to innovate from within

Improving the lives of others takes commitment and time, but XLerateHealth (XLH) believes that with the right use of technology and an eye toward positive change, a faster outcome might be achieved. XLH, a Louisville-based healthcare technology “accelerator,” recently announced the opening of XLH’s new location in the Ferris Wheel Building in Flint. XLH Flint […]

‘Recasting’ the seminar: Community Training Sessions’ provides education for aspiring – and current – entrepreneurs

‘Recasting’ the seminar: Community Training Sessions’ provides education for aspiring – and current – entrepreneurs

The seminar model is a familiar one: Signup. Attend the event. Go home with some valuable info. But what if a seminar on topics you really cared about were expanded over the course of three months with two options per week? That’s the premise behind Flint ReCAST’s “Community Training Sessions,” which will run from June 25 to August […]

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

There’s a link between jewelry and storytelling, just ask Flint Trading Co. founder and artist Walter Robert McAdow, who alongside his wife, Meghan, are celebrating a year of art in the Flint community. But it’s not your typical art gallery or space – think of it as a repository of story, where life interprets art. […]

Climate change is essential – a cultural climate change that is

Climate change is essential – a cultural climate change that is

Make no mistake. We need climate change.  We need global warming. Before you stop reading let me tell you the climate change we need is cultural. We need to back off on the rage and anger and bring more kindness, more understanding and more positivity into this world. That kind of global warming will make […]

Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University has launched a $150 million fundraising campaign entitled “Boldly Forward” and unveiled plans for a new Learning Commons — a major academic hub to be built on its campus. With the addition of the new Learning Commons, Kettering University continues its ongoing investment in the City of Flint. The university says an estimated 118 new construction jobs […]

Dads play a key role in Flint’s future, local leaders say

Dads play a key role in Flint’s future, local leaders say

A lot has been said about fathers in cities like Flint throughout the years, and not all of it positive. The stereotype of absent dads in many communities can often overshadow the everyday contributions that loving, dedicated men and mentors provide without fanfare or publicity. Flint has no shortage of exemplary fathers and male leaders, […]

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