Where we shop matters: Shop ‘small’ this holiday season

Where we shop matters: Shop ‘small’ this holiday season

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our neighborhoods, if not our saving grace. Step inside and you’ll discover a passionate group of truly unique individuals who not only contribute to our local economy, but keep Flint from becoming a city of look-alike, cookie-cutter establishments. Local business owners add character to our street corners, strengthen our […]

Boosting local, holiday shopping is Flint Small Business Saturday’s goal Nov. 24

Boosting local, holiday shopping is Flint Small Business Saturday’s goal Nov. 24

Right here in Flint, Ebonie Gipson is offering something holiday-season shoppers won’t find at brand-name, corporate retail outlets anywhere else in the country: It’s not just the chance for bargains, but the added bonus of unique, local merchandise and greetings from friendly faces that represent the community year-round. Through I’m Building Something, LLC, Gipson organized […]

A Candy Land in Flint? Sweet!

A Candy Land in Flint? Sweet!

Church isn’t a place typically associated with the fun and thrills that take place on Halloween night. In fact, some religions object to the traditions of a holiday often associated with ghosts, ghouls, fear and playful mischief. But few families or children object to the idea of safe, fun activities on Oct. 31. Word of […]