Raquel Thueme will lead Ruth Mott Foundation

Raquel Thueme will lead Ruth Mott Foundation

A key Flint community organization will soon change its leadership.   Following a national search for the Ruth Mott Foundation’s next president, Raquel Thueme has been announced as the board’s choice to fill the role. Thueme, formerly vice president of programs, will replace Handy L. Lindsey Jr., who retired from the president’s position Nov. 2. […]

New salt spa brings a new concept in wellness and healing to the Flint area

New salt spa  brings a new concept in wellness and healing to the Flint area

Nearly 100 friends, relatives and clients gathered on a sleet-soaked Friday for the ribbon-cutting at the new Corcova Salt Spa and Wellness Center where “stress relief” was the buzzword of the night. The calming decor of Himalayan salt filled the 4,100-square-foot facility where guests had the opportunity to experience the many natural treatments offered in […]

Million-dollar crime reduction plan shows early signs of promise in North Flint

Million-dollar crime reduction plan shows early signs of promise in North Flint

Hamilton Community Health Network is pursuing a $1 million vision for North Flint. On the heels of its grant in the same amount from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the community organization is receiving positive responses to “early action” initiatives designed to reduce crime. Recent events, including the “Love a Lot. […]

How to avoid holiday party pitfalls

How to avoid holiday party pitfalls

I’ve attended many company and client holiday events over the years and have firsthand experience in making and, later, avoiding common missteps capable of thwarting that ever-important opportunity to make a good first impression. Whether you look forward to or dread holiday parties, here are some do’s and don’ts that can help you put your best […]

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 […]