Flint’s restaurants and culinary centers feed city’s resurgence

Flint’s restaurants and culinary centers feed city’s resurgence

By Karen Dybis and Jackie Berg Flint’s restaurants, like the city itself, have their own unique flavor and vibe. Some have a saucy staff and menu options to match, while others are known for their sophisticated charm and cuisine. All are on display during Flint’s Restaurant Week, which puts Flint’s growing culinary scene on hyperdrive […]

Forward Together: Flint & Genesee County residents invited to create a shared roadmap to prosperity

Forward Together: Flint & Genesee County residents invited to create a shared roadmap to prosperity

Thinking and acting regionally is at the center of economic resurgence efforts throughout the country and, now, it’s a part of the mission of Flint and Genesee County Forward Together Steering Committee, who will be working in tandem to create a roadmap for regional prosperity. The 24-member group, which represents a unique partnership between the […]

On the Grind: Young entrepreneurs invest in Flint

On the Grind: Young entrepreneurs invest in Flint

It seems that a new business is being formed in Flint almost every day. The opening of these businesses doesn’t typically come with TV coverage or special announcements. These days, an entrepreneur can start building his or own brand with as little as a mobile phone or social media page and a product to push. […]

Growing numbers of Flint’s young people are chasing their business dreams

Growing numbers of Flint’s young people are chasing their business dreams

Deijana Rhodes is a straight-A student at Mott Community College and a manager at McDonald’s, but her mom calls her by another title. “‘You’re a go-getter.’ That’s her favorite line around the house,” says Rhodes, 19. One in a growing number of Flint-area entrepreneurs younger than 30, Rhodes doesn’t disagree. Like the ambitious woman who […]

One vision, many voices and a single aim: Include everyone

One vision, many voices and a single aim: Include everyone

Fostering shared interest in economic development, growth and prosperity is a good idea and a model that TheHUB Flint stands squarely behind. In order for Flint and Genesee County communities to grow, development must be inclusionary of everyone. That’s the premise of the new Forward Together initiative, which aims to create alignment and momentum between […]

Real estate agent and developer advocates for and invests in Flint

Real estate agent and developer advocates for and invests in Flint

This feature is the first in our series about new investments in Flint and the people behind neighborhood redevelopment efforts, which are helping longtime residents reap dividends from their dedication to our community and enticing newcomers to take hold. – TheHUB Flint Nykole Pfaff’s vision for Flint involves lots of ownership. She believes in the […]

Flint Community Education Initiative to host mentoring kick-off celebration

Flint Community Education Initiative to host mentoring kick-off celebration

A special gathering for leadership and learning will take place at Mott Community College’s Regional Technology Center Sept. 26. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., parents, mentors and students will attend the Flint Community Education Initiative’s 2018-2019 “Success Mentoring Kick-off Celebration.” The purpose of the event will be to inform community members about the value […]

MarcMaking’s art transforms Flint figures into images on canvas

MarcMaking’s art transforms Flint figures into images on canvas

Power from the strokes of a paintbrush was DeMarcus Smith’s emotional therapy. Following a loved one’s tragic death, art gave him a sanctuary. “I’ve been drawing forever, but in 2010 my sister was killed and it took a toll on me,” Smith says. “I was in a dark place for a while.” Sheena Smith, 22, […]

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