Two brands. One backstory…and a move forward plan for Flint

Two brands. One backstory…and a move forward plan for Flint

There’s a back story behind every entrepreneur, particularly in Flint, the birthplace of a new creative class that is showing that there is more underneath the hood of the city than its automotive culture. Two of its serial entrepreneurs — Beats X Beers Founder Brandon Corder and Eight One Zero Founder James Thigpen, Jr.— recently […]

Beats x Beers Festival Producer Offers Inspiration Through At Home Series

Beats x Beers Festival Producer Offers Inspiration Through At Home Series

Brandon Corder has some timely advice for his fellow Flint-based entrepreneurs facing uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stay passionate. Stay creative. Why anyone should listen to him is a no-brainer. As the CEO of the Beats x Beers music festival, the music and event producer has long been beloved and respected in the local community. […]

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 […]

Influencer Peter McFray makes a scene in Flint

Influencer Peter McFray makes a scene in Flint

He’s the guy everyone wants to arrive first to a party and be among the last to leave. That’s the kind of celebrity open-format DJ Peter McFray brings to Flint, whose “it” factor is rising. Heard week nights on Flint Club 93.7, McFray is a part of Flint’s growing circle of high value influencers whose mere […]

Kettering President discusses signs of Flint’s renaissance on eve of Centennial events

Kettering President discusses signs of Flint’s renaissance on eve of Centennial events

As Kettering University planned its Centennial events, organizers never lost sight of how the city of Flint, its residents and the community played a pivotal role in building an educational institution within its neighborhoods. That is why The Community Celebration, which takes place at historic Atwood Stadium on Saturday, became not only a celebration of […]

Wale kicks of nationwide musical series in Flint Feb. 2

Wale kicks of nationwide musical series in Flint Feb. 2

His name’s Wale and he “came to get it.” Chart-topping, go-go-inspired artist Wale, whose collaborations with the likes of Lady Gaga and Miguel have propelled him to popularity during 10 years on the music scene, is scheduled to take the stage in Flint. The live concert, set for 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Capitol […]