Leadership NOW kicks Off with Inaugural Class of 12 Participants

Business Development, Flint, MI, Leadership Now logo - Flint & Genesee(FLINT, Mich., July 29, 2015) – Twelve high-potential Flint and Genesee professionals have been accepted into the inaugural class of Leadership NOW, an intensive, year-long leadership development program. The participants, who work and/or live in Genesee County, will attend their first group session July 30-31 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc. Read More »

Attendance Up Significantly for 2015 ‘Be a Tourist in Your Home Town’

Things to Do in Genesee County, MI - Flint & Genesee(FLINT, Mich., July 28, 2015) – The numbers are in and the results are clear. The 2015 “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” event was a rousing success. Read More »


FLINT, Mich.Efforts to help area children and teens succeed in — and beyond — the classroom have received an important boost, thanks to nearly $4 million in funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The grants to the Genesee Area Focus Fund include:

  •  $3.1 million for YouthQuest, a comprehensive afterschool program that provides educational and enrichment opportunities to more than 2,000 students enrolled in grades K-12, primarily in Flint Community Schools.
  •  $825,000 for the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI), which places young people in jobs with area businesses and nonprofit organizations, and TeenQuest, a youth leadership and pre-employment training program. Both SYI and TeenQuest are available to all Genesee County students ages 14 to 19. Read More »

Chamber Speakers Highlight Positive News, Initiatives in Flint & Genesee

Business Development, Flint, MI, Tim Herman Photo

Tim Herman, CEO

(FLINT, Mich., July 10, 2015) – Did you know that the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce has a Speakers Bureau available to area organizations?  The community outreach effort is one method Chamber employees use to share positive news about the region, while also raising awareness and understanding of the organization’s programs and services. Read More »

$1 Gets You a Passport to the City in 2015 ‘Be a Tourist’ Event

Things to do in Flint, Michigan - Be A Tourist Promotion Photo(FLINT, Mich., July 7, 2015) Looking to stretch your dollar? How about all the way around the city of Flint? The Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau has you covered.

The CVB’s third annual “Be a Tourist in Your Hometown” event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, will give Flint & Genesee residents and non-residents alike the opportunity to experience the best the community has to offer – all for only $1. Read More »

Flint & Genesee Chamber Welcomes New Members in June

(FLINT, Mich., July 6, 2015) –The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced continued growth in its membership. During June, 10 local businesses joined the organization. These new members represent a wide range of industries and are actively contributing to the success and economic activity of this region. Read More »

Huge Annual Girls’ Softball Tournament Swings into Flint & Genesee This Week

FireStix Softball Tournament(FLINT, Mich., July 6, 2015) Hundreds of girls fast-pitch softball players will get their shot in front of dozens of college coaches at the annual FireStix College Exposure Tournament on July 10-12 in Grand Blanc.

This is the fifth year for the tournament, which in addition to the three-day competition among nearly 100 teams, gives players the highly coveted opportunity to show their skills in front of college coaches. The Michigan Blue Chip Softball Camp, a one-day skills camp run by seasoned college coaches, will be held the day before the tournament, on Thursday, July 9.

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Celebrate Craft Beer Month in Flint & Genesee

Things to Do in Genesee County, MI - Flint & Genesee (FLINT, Mich., June 26, 2015) – Those looking to celebrate Michigan’s Craft Beer Month in July won’t have to travel far:  The brew is bubbling all over Flint & Genesee. Read More »

Innovation, Creativity, Reinvention: The Linkner Perspective

(FLINT, Mich. – June 9, 2015) Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce ‘s Young Professionals welcome four-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, New York Times bestselling author and venture capitalist Josh Linkner to Flint. Linkner will speak July 9 at the Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St. Read More »

Adventures Await Students in YouthQuest Summer on the Road Program

Spots Still Open for Middle, High School Students

(FLINT, Mich., June 10, 2015) – Flint middle and high school students still have time to enroll for six weeks of exploration and adventure – all at no cost — as YouthQuest gears up for its Summer on the Road program. Read More »