Meet Adrian Montague: A formidable force behind the growth of women-owned businesses

Meet Adrian Montague:  A formidable force behind the growth of women-owned businesses

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 Adrian Montague. […]

Women-owned businesses are driving Flint’s small business boom

Women-owned businesses are driving Flint’s small business boom

You can make it. That was a central theme of Flint’s recent GoGetHER Conference, which showcased the success stories of women like Naturalicious Hair Care Products Founder & CEO Gwen Jimmere. As an unemployed, single mother, Jimmere launched her national business with only $32 in assets and a desperate mandate to support her young son. […]

Savor the Flavor of Flint showcases city’s growing food culture

Savor the Flavor of Flint showcases city’s growing food culture

It was Latoya Kelso’s kind of get-together. Kelso was among the 1,200 visitors who munched, mingled and mulled their options for incorporating nutrition into their daily lives, while attending Savor the Flavor of Flint at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center Jan. 27. Many enjoyed snacks and samples from 20 Flint restaurants, chefs and home […]

Flint-based Charma’s Green Chips rides wave of consumers love of “everything kale”

Flint-based Charma’s Green Chips rides wave of consumers love of “everything kale”

It all started with a morning news report about three years ago on a topic that, up until then, Charma Dompreh had not considered much The anchor warned viewers that the segment that was about to air contained graphic material: there was an obesity epidemic among the nation’s children. Somehow hearing this report struck a […]