Wedded bliss: Flint entrepreneur draws on real-life experience to help couples achieve their dream day

Wedded bliss:  Flint entrepreneur draws on real-life experience to help couples achieve their dream day

Alexandra’s Creative Planning and Marketplace. It’s a name Alexandra Moore felt suited her business to a T. Despite its length, the busy Flint-based entrepreneur wanted something that encapsulated all that she does. Working a day job and tending to a family of five gave her more responsibility than is found in most job descriptions. She […]

Midwest Lint t-shirt company works to change Flint’s narrative to comeback city

Midwest Lint t-shirt company works to change Flint’s narrative to comeback city

Matt Kipp wasn’t thrilled by a lot of imagery associated with his hometown. One memorable, but unflattering, t-shirt displayed the name “Flint” with a pistol used to symbolize the capital letter “l.” Reports of violence and other challenges in the city during the past decade had begun inspiring humor represented in bumper stickers and apparel, […]

Report shows optimistic outlook for entrepreneurs

Report shows optimistic outlook for entrepreneurs

Starting a business can bring life-changing prosperity, but research shows timing is key to success. Newly published research by Bank of America suggests this year is a good time to take the next step toward becoming an entrepreneur. A survey of 1,000 owners participating in the 2018 Bank of America Business Advantage Small Business Owner […]

Flint business takes fashionable approach to social cause

Flint business takes fashionable approach to social cause

Although Parker Nevicato has never been sexually exploited, it hasn’t stopped him from fighting for those who have. His weapon of choice isn’t a megaphone or protest march. Instead Nevicato uses a small shop at Dort Mall as his platform. Inside  Parfait Ink, a screen printing and embroidery company his mom operates, the young advocate […]

Paint and sip: Parties at Paints, Chalices & Hues combine artistic fun, drinks and socializing

Paint and sip: Parties at Paints, Chalices & Hues combine artistic fun, drinks and socializing

Tamika Hicks wanted to create a comfortable event space where visitors could relax and be themselves. What started as a plan for her own birthday became Hicks’ gift to the community. Paints, Chalices & Hues combines artistic fun with drinks and socializing. The simple concept was inspired by an ongoing national trend. “The business started […]

Books help build bonds at Hispanic cultural celebration

Books help build bonds at Hispanic cultural celebration

Literacy became a cause worth celebrating at a recent Totem Books event, complete with food, music, and dancing. As part of festivities in conjunction with National Independent Bookstore Day on April 28, the Hispanic Technology & Community Center hosted “Celebrando Dia del Niño y Dia del Libro” at the downtown Flint bookstore. Combining the Latino […]

Salads with Sass: Flint entrepreneur satisfies consumer preference to eat green and clean

Salads with Sass: Flint entrepreneur satisfies consumer preference to eat green and clean

Tamara Mathis knows more about the color green than the average person. From thick celery stalks and moist, leafy lettuce to fresh, farm-grown spinach, the owner of Tee’s Plentiful Salads & Catering has spread vegetables on plates throughout Flint for the past five years. A former culinary arts instructor for Flint Community Schools, she’s skilled […]