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. […]

Stepping Up: Say it Ain’t Krispy Founder Vantrell Erving is setting new pathways for growth

Stepping Up: Say it Ain’t Krispy Founder Vantrell Erving is setting new pathways for growth

Since 2014, SIAK founder Vantrell Erving has been daring his customers to say “It ain’t krispy.” “The term “krispy” means very clean, fresh, stylish and just being on point from head to toe,” Erving explains. “Our name really sets the tone for our service and reputation. Because we never want clients to be able to […]

A Good Look: Crim’s licensed apparel contract with Flint’s GoodBoy Clothing opens market to 50,000 customers

A Good Look: Crim’s licensed apparel contract with Flint’s GoodBoy Clothing opens market to 50,000 customers

Oaklin Mixon believes everybody is chasing something. “It can be personal success, wholesome relationships, anything,” says the founder and creative director of GoodBoy Clothing. He also stresses that when you start to run after anything there will be challenges that have to be encountered, and ultimately endured, in order to get to the finish line. […]

Partnerships energize downtown Flint

Partnerships energize downtown Flint

A heartening number of start-up shops that line Flint’s business district are getting invaluable support from downtown anchor institutions. One upcoming pairing to watch is the partnership between Eight Ten Nail Bar, which opened its doors this spring, and Cork on Saginaw, Flint’s chic restaurant and wine bar, celebrating its eighth year of operation. The nail bar’s owners Natalie and […]