C3 Venture Announces Jobs, Investment in Flint

(Flint, Mich. – July 26, 2016)  C3 Venture Flint, LLC, a privately held company that manufactures interior plastic automotive components, will move into the Riverview Industrial Park in Flint and hire nearly 400 new employees.

C3 Venture will invest $9.68 million to acquire the 17.69-acre site in industrial park on James P. Cole Boulevard where it will manufacture plastic parts for Tesla Motors. The company will initially occupy the 16,000-square-foot office building and a 19,600-square-foot industrial building, where it will install injection molding machines and tooling to manufacture parts. Read More »

Flint & Genesee Chamber’s Public Policy Committee Endorses Two Countywide Millage Proposals

(FLINT, Mich. – July 21, 2016) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee (PPC) today announced the endorsement of two countywide millage proposals on the August 2 primary ballot in support of post-secondary education in Genesee County. Read More »

$4 million in grants will promote year-round learning for Flint area kids

Things to Do in Genesee County, MI, YouthQuest PhotoFunding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation supports vital summer and afterschool programs in Genesee County

(FLINT, Mich. – July 14, 2016) Area children and teens can take advantage of year-round access to an abundance of high quality educational opportunities, thanks to more than $4 million in funding announced today by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

The grants are supporting academic, enrichment and youth employment programs this summer, and they will help sustain local afterschool programs in the coming school year. Each program also will boost efforts to help link children and families with resources and services in the wake of Flint’s water crisis. Read More »

Flint & Genesee CVB Hosts the 4th Annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town”

(FLINT, Mich. – July 5, 2016) How far can you stretch a dollar these days? From downtown Flint to For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, and to numerous destinations in between, that is, if you hop aboard the “Be A Tourist in Your Home Town” shuttle. Read More »

Flint Airport Begins Nonstop United Airlines Flights to New York/Newark

(Flint, Michigan) Flint’s Bishop International Airport (FNT) is taking a bite out of the Big Apple, with today’s launch of United Airlines’ new nonstop service to New York/Newark Airport (EWR). Newark is one of three commercial airports serving the metropolitan New York area. FNT serves a region of almost 3 million passengers, and this new route gives them their most direct and convenient flight to the East Coast and beyond.

“United’s first-ever service between Flint and our hub at New York/Newark opens a world of opportunity for our business and leisure customers in Southeast Michigan,” said Cheryl Cannon, United’s Midwest Sales Manager. “This new route offers customers nonstop access from Flint to the New York area and opportunities to connect to 79 domestic and 56 flights to Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.”

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$438K Michigan DNR Grant to Help Connect 140 Flint Teens to Outdoor Career Opportunities

Youth Karate Ka(FLINT, Mich., June 29, 2016) – The Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced the receipt of $438,000 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to facilitate the summer hiring of 140 local teens.

Specifically, the teens – who live in Flint and have completed the TeenQuest pre-employment program – have been assigned work assignments involving horticulture, landscaping and other outdoor-related tasks. Read More »

TeenQuest Opens Registration for Summer Pre-Employment Program

(FLINT, Mich., June 21, 2016) – Registration is now open for TeenQuest’s summer session, which will be held from July 11 to Aug. 4 at Baker College of Flint. The free pre-employment and leadership program helps young people navigate today’s competitive job market by teaching them key skills needed to get – and to keep – a job.

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Flint & Genesee Chamber Welcomes New Members in May

(FLINT, Mich., June 20, 2016) –The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced continued growth in its membership, with 17 area businesses joining the organization in May. These new members represent a wide range of industries and are actively contributing to the success and economic activity of this region.

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FlintNOW, Huntington Bank and Flint & Genesee Chamber Announce First 30 Flint Small Businesses to Receive Grants from the Moving Flint Forward Fund

Economic Development Assistance, Flint, MI, Moving Flint Forward Fund grant recipient photo

(FLINT, Mich.– June 16, 2016) FlintNOW, Huntington Bank and The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced that 30 Flint businesses would receive grant money totaling $269,500 from the Moving Flint Forward (MFF) Fund. The grants mark the first round of disbursements from a $1 million contribution made by Huntington Bank to the MFF Fund as part of a $25 million economic development program launched in March by Huntington Bank and FlintNOW.

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Over 100 Top Executives Participate in Flint & Genesee Chamber’s Leadership Summit

(FLINT, Mich., June 14, 2016) – More than 100 top executives from across Michigan convened at the Flint & Genesee Chamber’s Leadership Summit – exceeding expectations – to discuss how the business community can help craft Flint’s vision for the future.  The meeting was held at the Flint Institute of Arts on Tuesday, June 14. Read More »