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 […]

Boosting local, holiday shopping is Flint Small Business Saturday’s goal Nov. 24

Boosting local, holiday shopping is Flint Small Business Saturday’s goal Nov. 24

Right here in Flint, Ebonie Gipson is offering something holiday-season shoppers won’t find at brand-name, corporate retail outlets anywhere else in the country: It’s not just the chance for bargains, but the added bonus of unique, local merchandise and greetings from friendly faces that represent the community year-round. Through I’m Building Something, LLC, Gipson organized […]

A Cut Above: Flint entrepreneur turned seasonal pop-up into year-round business

A Cut Above: Flint entrepreneur turned seasonal pop-up into year-round business

An ancient, earthly element inspires a local entrepreneur’s personal and professional passions. Nick Gardner recently opened Ebony Gemstone Co. at Flint Farmers’ Market, showcasing a vast inventory of naturally formed rocks for their beauty and other benefits. Specializing in jewelry, metal work, and materials including leather and exotic woods that he gives custom adornment, Gardner’s […]

Chloe’s Bowtique’s owner wraps her vision in a bow

Chloe’s Bowtique’s owner wraps her vision in a bow

Not all accidents happen by mistake. Santoya Lewis’ work-related injury has led her to answer a call of entrepreneurship she might never have recognized. Since spring Lewis has operated a one-woman business that fills a niche in the community and inspired her efforts to create opportunities for other entrepreneurs to network and increase their visibility. […]

Wears Like New consignment shop lets owner express her creativity as part of Flint’s growing fashion business

Wears Like New consignment shop lets owner express her creativity as part of Flint’s growing fashion business

Being creative is important to Amanda Szumowicz. It’s a necessity in her position as the owner of a retail store where clothing, jewelry and shoes often need coordination for customer appeal. While been home-schooled, Szumowicz worked at the Wears Like New consignment boutique, 4362 Miller Road, for some time. After 13 years, she became owner […]

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