Storefronts move into former drugstore site as part of $1.4 million downtown effort

Storefronts move into former drugstore site as part of $1.4 million downtown effort

A $1.4 million building development is expected to generate new retail activity downtown. The former Perry drugstore site at South Saginaw and Second streets will house four new businesses, following renovations to the 9,000-square-foot structure, due for completion in March. Additional shops, totaling six and generating about 15 full-time jobs, are part of the vision […]

Flint Trading Co. forges stories of the community through custom designs

Flint Trading Co. forges stories of the community through custom designs

Aaron Bigler was searching for the perfect groomsmens’ gifts before his wedding to Ashley Kassuba, but he wanted the gifts to reflect his roots in the community. “I wanted something that was, at least, made locally, that would maybe have some amount of local materials,” says Bigler. “I wanted something that represented my upbringing and […]

Tech advocates can learn, teach and exchange at Factory Two Nov. 13

Tech advocates can learn, teach and exchange at Factory Two Nov. 13

Technology entrepreneurs and other members of the business community will have another opportunity to network and exchange ideas Nov. 13. The next Tech Meetup will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Factory Two, 129 North Grand Traverse in Flint. Guest speakers will include Athena McKay, of Flint Eats, Lie Njie, of Technology […]

Kettering University teams with neighborhoods, city to reimagine Flint

Kettering University teams with neighborhoods, city to reimagine Flint

A walk through the University Avenue Corridor (UAC) today looks much different than it did five years ago. With Kettering University leading the way, the neighborhood residents and businesses are making a positive change and taking pride in their communities. Kettering has been an integral part of the Flint community for nearly a century and […]

Techies can meet, mingle at Factory Two Aug. 14

Techies can meet, mingle at Factory Two Aug. 14

While not typically known as extroverts, techies can enjoy an occasional get-together as much as the next person. Flint-area tech aficionados, entrepreneurs and even those looking to explore their inner-techie can step out to mingle and network at the launch of Factory Two’s New Tech Collaborative Meetup at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at 129 North […]

Flint Smart City Initiative wants gigabit solutions to safety issues. Share yours at ideation event April 27

Flint Smart City Initiative wants gigabit solutions to safety issues. Share yours at ideation event April 27

Got a gigabit idea to improve safety in Flint? Want to pitch it and maybe earn dollars? Here’s your chance to brainstorm those ideas and develop solutions for safety problems facing Flint and win prizes for your plan. It all starts with the Flint Smart City Initiative’s Ideation Event for public safety solutions this Friday, […]