Eight Ten Nail Bar adds to growing number of businesses downtown

Eight Ten Nail Bar adds to growing number of  businesses downtown

Alex and Natalie Kadie believe in helping hands – the husband-wife duo is celebrating their first commercial venture, Eight Ten Nail Bar. Represented by decades of its team’s combined nail grooming experience, the shop fills a service niche in the increasingly busy blocks of South Saginaw Street downtown. As the only business of its kind […]

39 businesses move into Flint’s Ferris Wheel, sparking the city’s growth

39 businesses move into Flint’s Ferris Wheel, sparking the city’s growth

Nearly 40 local entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses and students moved into their new co-working digs at the Ferris Wheel building, the latest indicator of Flint’s attractive small business culture. The new entrants join an entrepreneurial class of downtown business ventures that now tops 100, according to a recent TheHUB Flint audit. Published earlier this month the […]

Bolstering Flint’s small businesses

Bolstering Flint’s small businesses

What can one economic development expert do in 365 days? For the City of Flint’s Economic Development Director Roderick Miller, the question represents an exciting opportunity. For Miller, who developed a reputation as a turnaround expert with a passion for helping distressed communities, leading Flint’s redevelopment is a dream challenge. His plan for restoring economic […]

Flint’s economic development director readies for new investments

Flint’s economic development director readies for new investments

Investors wanted. That’s Roderick Miller’s mantra. The City of Flint’s incoming economic development director is assembling proof that Flint is more nimble, responsive and ready for development than many might think. The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce has, for example, supported more than $296 million in new investment and government contracts in 2017, according […]

Plushed Out: Flint boutique capitalizes on growing demand for “curvier” clothing

Plushed Out: Flint boutique capitalizes on growing demand for “curvier” clothing

Working four jobs while pursuing an associate degree from the University of Michigan-Flint left Ronita Ramsey with little spare time. She split shifts between two restaurant positions, while clocking hours at an elder care facility and a doctor’s office as a medical assistant. Class work and studying required additional commitment. Her bills were paid and […]