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 […]

Master mixologist Sheena Harrison adds flavor to area events and bartending school

Master mixologist Sheena Harrison adds flavor to area events and bartending school

Women in Flint and Genesee County are propelling themselves to new heights. Their numbers are impressive: At 5,500 and growing, they are helping fuel Michigan’s ranking at the top of the nation for the growth of women-owned firms since 2014. The HUB Flint will highlight some of these achievers in the coming weeks. Meet Sheena […]

Influencer Peter McFray makes a scene in Flint

Influencer Peter McFray makes a scene in Flint

He’s the guy everyone wants to arrive first to a party and be among the last to leave. That’s the kind of celebrity open-format DJ Peter McFray brings to Flint, whose “it” factor is rising. Heard week nights on Flint Club 93.7, McFray is a part of Flint’s growing circle of high value influencers whose mere […]

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. […]

Fenton Winery and Brewery taps into growth market

Fenton Winery and Brewery taps into growth market

Fenton Winery and Brewery will be among craft brewers participating in Explore Flint & Genesee’s Craft Beer Scene tour on June 15. Tickets are still available, but must be purchased in advance of the event. Tour stops include Redline Brewing Company, LLC , Fenton Winery & Brewery and Tenacity Brewing. Visit the event page to register or for additional information.  […]

Raising a successful start-up community

Raising a successful start-up community

Small businesses are America’s growth agent. And in Flint and Genesee County they are a particularly pivotal contributor to efforts to create an authentic and more inclusionary environment that makes visitors and residents alike feel like this is a community that welcomes entrepreneurs and innovators. Our region’s small business owners are big bosses and a […]

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 […]

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