Consumers Energy Foundation donates $200,000 to help restart Flint & Genesee small businesses

Consumers Energy Foundation donates $200,000 to help restart Flint & Genesee small businesses

The Consumers Energy Foundation has provided $200,000 in grants to be used to assist small businesses in Genesee County that have suffered economic distress because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The contribution will help establish “Restart Flint & Genesee,” a special recovery program from which the Flint […]

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. […]

Chloe’s Bowtique’s owner wraps her vision in a bow

Chloe’s Bowtique’s owner wraps her vision in a bow

Not all accidents happen by mistake. Santoya Lewis’ work-related injury has led her to answer a call of entrepreneurship she might never have recognized. Since spring Lewis has operated a one-woman business that fills a niche in the community and inspired her efforts to create opportunities for other entrepreneurs to network and increase their visibility. […]