Faith in business: Pastor promotes entrepreneurship as pathway to economic independence

Faith in business: Pastor promotes entrepreneurship as pathway to economic independence

There’s continued momentum behind the ecosystem that is driving growth in Flint and Genesee County. Its downtown is booming, with dozens of developments from the Hilton Garden Inn, Mott Community College’s Culinary Art’s Institute and the newly renovated Perry Building, now home to tenant anchor ELGA Credit Union to The Marketplace, a mixed-use housing and […]

Flint Chef Sean Gartland aims to help food-based business rise with CO.STARTERS

Flint Chef Sean Gartland aims to help food-based business rise with CO.STARTERS

There’s no shortage of talented cooks in Flint and Genesee County. In the last five years, residents happily witnessed a steady stream of food-based businesses move from home-based kitchen counter operations to mobile food truck and bricks and mortar locations. That’s a good thing, according to area small business advocates like Sean Gartland. The certified […]

‘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. […]

Fenton Winery and Brewery taps into growth market

Fenton Winery and Brewery taps into growth market

Fenton Winery and Brewery will be among craft brewers participating in Explore Flint & Genesee’s Craft Beer Scene tour on June 15. Tickets are still available, but must be purchased in advance of the event. Tour stops include Redline Brewing Company, LLC , Fenton Winery & Brewery and Tenacity Brewing. Visit the event page to register or for additional information.  […]

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 […]

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