Master mixologist Sheena Harrison adds flavor to area events and bartending school

Master mixologist Sheena Harrison adds flavor to area events and bartending school

Women in Flint and Genesee County are propelling themselves to new heights. Their numbers are impressive: At 5,500 and growing, they are helping fuel Michigan’s ranking at the top of the nation for the growth of women-owned firms since 2014. The HUB Flint will highlight some of these achievers in the coming weeks. Meet Sheena […]

Small Shops series makes a big difference in Flint and Genesee County

Small Shops series makes a big difference in Flint and Genesee County

Metro Community Development understands small businesses are vital to and play an important role in our region. To further shine a light on the more than 32,000 neighborhood businesses that are the economic backbone of the region, Metro Community Development is proud to sponsor TheHUB Flint’s Small Shops stories. The series of vignettes look at local neighborhood […]

Students aim for culinary success in new facility

Students aim for culinary success in new facility

Genesee Intermediate School District is combining youth training with professional meal service in the community. The student-run Fifty81 Bistro will let high school juniors and seniors in the Genesee Career Institute’s Culinary Arts Program learn in a state-of-the-art facility, following its recent grand reopening. “Jobs in the culinary arts industry continue to be on the […]

Mean green immunity boosting machine

Mean green immunity boosting machine

Food has more than a few benefits besides satisfying cravings throughout the day. The right meal items can have the effect of boosting immunity and reducing the chance of sickness, especially during cold and flu season. Eating fruits and vegetables with antioxidants that boost the body’s ability to protect and defend cells against damage help […]

The Kitchen Cabinet: Giving is Good

The Kitchen Cabinet: Giving is Good

“The Kitchen Cabinet” offers tips for making a favorite place a healthier place such as putting healthy snacks in the front of the refrigerator or keeping fruits and vegetables in visible locations. This month, our focus is on giving. We all feel particularly generous during the holidays. By helping kids think of small ways to […]

Healthier holiday gatherings

Healthier holiday gatherings

The holiday season is almost upon us. Thanksgiving is only weeks away soon to be followed by multiple holiday feasts at home, work, school and throughout the community. All the good eats are tempting, but if you don’t want your “ho-ho” to become an “oh no” moderation is the key. Crim Fitness Foundation’s Sarah Schroeder says […]

Shaking off winter’s chill

Shaking off winter’s chill

Staying active is the best prescription to beat winter blahs. As tempting as it is to hole up, it’s lots more fun to throw on a coat and scarf, and get out and enjoy the season. It’s also fun to plan indoor activities like building a blanket forts or holding a dance-off when temperatures really drop […]

Tomorrow’s ‘Moving You Forward Expo’ organizers aim to include everyone in area’s economic recovery

Tomorrow’s ‘Moving You Forward Expo’ organizers aim to include everyone in area’s economic recovery

If you want to get ahead, you are not alone. Many families do. That’s a part of the motivation behind the ‘Moving You Forward Expo,’ which will steer local residents to resources they need to make a better tomorrow for themselves, Flint and Genesee County. Metro Community Development, along with partners Michigan State Housing Development […]

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