Consumers Energy Foundation donates $200,000 to help restart Flint & Genesee small businesses

Consumers Energy Foundation donates $200,000 to help restart Flint & Genesee small businesses

The Consumers Energy Foundation has provided $200,000 in grants to be used to assist small businesses in Genesee County that have suffered economic distress because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The contribution will help establish “Restart Flint & Genesee,” a special recovery program from which the Flint […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber, Michigan offer help for businesses impacted by coronavirus

Flint & Genesee Chamber, Michigan offer help for businesses impacted by coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has everyone on edge.  The breaks from workplaces that we used to dream about have become nerve-racking days of social distancing. Flint, along with the rest of the country, faces uncertain times, and for those who spent their lives building a small business all that work is in jeopardy. Fortunately for Flint’s […]

Leveling up: Trendsetters Productions’ Tracy Palmer is now offering life coaching sessions

Leveling up: Trendsetters Productions’ Tracy Palmer is now offering life coaching sessions

Tracy Palmer is a recognized change agent. Although she is best known as the  owner of Trendsetters Productions, a local modelling and etiquette school, she’s also produced a series of well-attended empowerment events over the years. Her flagship events have included efforts like This is Me, an event which offers special needs youth and their […]

Meet Damontai Richard, a guiding light, leader and influencer of Flint’s youth

Meet Damontai Richard, a guiding light, leader and influencer of Flint’s youth

Ask Flint’s Damontai Richard how he would describe himself and there is no hesitation. “I’m a leader,” he says boldly. It doesn’t take long to realize that indeed the 23-year-old’s response doesn’t stem from cockiness, but a healthy sense of self-awareness. Or, that his proclamation is shared by many of his peers across the city. […]

Cocino Mio restaurant owner is bullish on Metro’s Show Me the Money event

Cocino Mio restaurant owner is bullish on Metro’s Show Me the Money event

In July 2016, Victoria Coronado’s dream came true. The Flint resident opened up Cocino Mio, a  charming restaurant that serves up fresh, authentic Mexican food. “There are a few Mexican restaurants in Flint and the surrounding areas, but not one that offers the Mexican food that I grew up eating. Homemade tortillas, breakfast tacos, barbacoa, […]

Passion fuels Flint entrepreneur Brandon Corder’s entertainment efforts

Passion fuels Flint entrepreneur Brandon Corder’s entertainment efforts

Brandon Corder is enjoying a breakout year. While he is a veteran, national promoter, event organizer, and music producer, or “influencer,” as he prefers, 2019 has been particularly significant for his work in his hometown Flint. Ranging from a high-profile partnership planning entertainment for Kettering University’s 100th anniversary celebration to his biggest local event to […]

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