Flint & Genesee Chamber Urges YES Vote on Proposal 1

(FLINT, MICH. – July 17, 2014) Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee announced the endorsement of Proposal 1 on the August 5 statewide ballot.  The proposal is designed to stabilize funding for local government services and help local small businesses without raising taxes, which is a priority for the Chamber.    Read More »

Flint & Genesee Chamber PTAC, MDOT Host Certification Training for Minority Owned Businesses

(FLINT, MICHIGAN – July 14) Are you a minority business owner looking to gain Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification?  Do you have DBE Certification and need assistance with completion of the Michigan Unified Certification Application? Then plan to join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the Michigan Department of Transportation as they host a day-long DBE certification informational meeting and training.  The training takes place on Wednesday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Flint Mass Transit Authority in Flint. PTAC_Final_Logo_horizontal
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Flint Farmer’s Market Opening Draws over 17,000

(Flint, MICH. – June 25, 2014) The entrepreneurial spirit was on full display as the Farmers’ Market opened its doors to the public on Saturday. The historic day drew close to 18,000 people for the day-long festivities. Read More »

Flint & Genesee Chamber PTAC Reveals Road Map to Local Contracting

(FLINT, MICHIGAN – June 20) Are you ready to provide goods or services to the City of Flint or Genesee County?  Then plan to join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as they host a Local Contracting Opportunities 5.0 workshop.  The seminar takes place on Thursday, June 26, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Chamber offices in Downtown Flint. Read More »

YouthQuest Students Spend Summer on the Road

YouthQuest students participate in summer activities(FLINT, Mich. – June 18, 2014) Hundreds of YouthQuest students will soon strap on their back packs and take their imagination and adventurous spirit on the road.   The summer session of the YouthQuest afterschool program, “Summer on the Road”, kicks off on June 30. Students from YouthQuest schools in Flint and Carman-Ainsworth districts and the International Academy of Flint will participate in the program at no charge. Read More »

TMI Climate Solutions Cuts the Ribbon on New $6.2 Million Facility

TMI Grand Opening(Grand Blanc Twp., MICH. – June 17, 2014) Today TMI Climate Solutions and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce celebrated the official grand opening of TMI’s expanded facility in Grand Blanc Township. More than 200 employees and guests attended the event, which included a tour and culminated in a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The 50,000 square foot expansion represents a $6.2 million investment and will result in 30-50 new jobs over the next three years. Read More »

Be a Tourist without Leaving Home

Be a Tourist in Your Home Town(FLINT, Mich., June 16, 2014) – Grab your loud shirt, camera and sunscreen; it’s time to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown again! The Flint & Genesee Convention &Visitors Bureau will host the second annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” Saturday, July 19. This one-day event offers residents, and non-residents, an opportunity to see Flint & Genesee with new eyes. Read More »

Survey Results Point to Increased Hiring in 7-County Region Including Genesee

I-69 International Trade Corridor and MI Green Thumb Release Wage and Benefit Survey Results

(FLINT, MICH. – June 2, 2014) Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce along with economic development partners in the I-69 International Trade Corridor and the MI Green Thumb released the results of a first-of-its-kind Regional Wage and Benefit Survey, which was conducted in collaboration with the University of Michigan-Flint.  The survey, which includes aggregate data from a 7-county region, projected increased hiring and minimal layoffs for the coming year.  Data from Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Tuscola, Sanilac and Huron counties are included in the results. (Download Infographic | Download FAQ sheet)

Aggregated survey findings show that more than 86 percent of companies surveyed say they expect to add new jobs in 2014.  Eighty-eight percent of Genesee County respondents anticipate hiring this year.  In addition, more than 93 percent of firms participating in the survey said they did not expect layoffs.

“The survey results are more good news for Genesee County and the 7-county region,” said Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber.  “Job growth is critical for our region to continue to rebound. In addition, the report is a valuable tool that will help us, support existing businesses as well as attract new businesses to Flint & Genesee by providing the data needed to inform hiring and benefit decisions.”

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City of Flint Included in Southeastern Michigan as One of Twelve Regions Nationwide to be Chosen for U.S. Department of Commerce’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Initiative

Flint, Michigan – May 28, 2014  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that Advance Michigan, a partnership representing a 13-county Michigan region anchored by the cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Lansing and Pontiac, has been designated to receive major federal investments aimed at revitalizing manufacturing through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Program (IMCP).

The Advance Michigan region was one of a dozen communities that were designated nationally; all IMCP communities will be eligible to compete for a combined $1.3 billion in federal funding from 16 federal departments and agencies including Commerce, Defense, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Safety Pays For Participating Flint & Genesee Chamber Businesses

(FLINT, MICH. – May 22, 2014) Ensuring safe work practices and participation in a workers compensation dividend program available through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce truly paid off for participating member businesses, as they are now sharing an 8 percent workers’ compensation premium dividend. Read More »