New boutique will add glam to downtown in spring expansion

New boutique will add glam to downtown in spring expansion

It took years of work and dedication by the owner of Glam Box Boutique to fulfill her latest goal: The shop will soon open to the hustle and bustle of downtown Flint. The opportunity is not something Deria Brown takes lightly. She knows customer satisfaction and research are essential to her success, and she has […]

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’s fashion designers will light up the night at Flint’s Alley Fest

Flint’s fashion designers will light up the night at Flint’s Alley Fest

Flint will be elevated as a center of urban streetwear this Saturday, July 14, as the FASHIONHUB collective showcases pieces from some of Flint’s  top designers in an outdoor street fashion show at Flint’s Alley Fest. The FASHIONHUB collective show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on the Ferris Wheel’s Fashion Stage. It will exemplify the strength of […]

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. […]