Flint Chef Sean Gartland aims to help food-based business rise with CO.STARTERS

Flint Chef Sean Gartland aims to help food-based business rise with CO.STARTERS

There’s no shortage of talented cooks in Flint and Genesee County. In the last five years, residents happily witnessed a steady stream of food-based businesses move from home-based kitchen counter operations to mobile food truck and bricks and mortar locations. That’s a good thing, according to area small business advocates like Sean Gartland. The certified […]

Good Things are Brewing at Flint City Hard Cider

Good Things are Brewing at Flint City Hard Cider

Twenty-nine-year-old Charlie Burt was previously the general manager at Porter’s Orchard in Goodrich, handling all the day-to-day operations and the business side of the company. The orchard was the only job he’d had, having worked there since he was 17-years-old. He began by picking apples and bagging them for sale. He also helped make cider. […]

New salt spa brings a new concept in wellness and healing to the Flint area

New salt spa  brings a new concept in wellness and healing to the Flint area

Nearly 100 friends, relatives and clients gathered on a sleet-soaked Friday for the ribbon-cutting at the new Corcova Salt Spa and Wellness Center where “stress relief” was the buzzword of the night. The calming decor of Himalayan salt filled the 4,100-square-foot facility where guests had the opportunity to experience the many natural treatments offered in […]

Paint and sip: Parties at Paints, Chalices & Hues combine artistic fun, drinks and socializing

Paint and sip: Parties at Paints, Chalices & Hues combine artistic fun, drinks and socializing

Tamika Hicks wanted to create a comfortable event space where visitors could relax and be themselves. What started as a plan for her own birthday became Hicks’ gift to the community. Paints, Chalices & Hues combines artistic fun with drinks and socializing. The simple concept was inspired by an ongoing national trend. “The business started […]