(FLINT, Mich. Dec. 5, 2013) — In the ultimate job shadowing opportunity, 25 high school seniors from Flint and Genesee County schools will spend a day on the job at Genesys Regional Medical Center Dec. 5. Students will all rotate between five health care-related sessions in groups of five, including Lean Processes, Nursing, Occupational/Physical Therapy, Lab and Pharmacy.
(FLINT, MICHIGAN – November 26) Are you interested in providing 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 City of Flint and Genesee County Contracting Opportunities 5.0 workshop. The seminar takes place on Wednesday, December 4, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Chamber offices in Downtown Flint.
According to Dustin Frigy, Director of PTAC at the Chamber businesses should consider learning how government contracting can increase growth and diversification. The Flint & Genesee County workshop is the last step in a five-part certification series and the final 2013 workshop. He says the seminar will provide all of the information needed to pursue local and county government contracts, along with navigating the bid process and developing proposals.
(FLINT, Mich. – Nov. 25, 213) Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) announced today that the demolition of Genesee Towers, Flint’s tallest building, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 22 at 10:00 a.m. The 19-story building will be blasted using an implosion process designed to allow the building to collapse within its own footprint.
Announces Plan to Build Manufacturing Facility on Former Buick City Site
(Flint, MICH. – November 13) Today AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce announced a major investment in the City of Flint that will jumpstart the long awaited rebirth of the iconic Buick City site. The Birmingham, Ala.-based company unveiled plans to build a new facility at the site during a press conference at the offices of the Flint & Genesee Chamber. The plant is expected to bring up to 60 new jobs to the region.
(FLINT, MICH. – November 12) Are you interested in learning how to work with the State of Michigan? Then consider participating in the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) webinars designed to help local businesses learn how to contract with the state. State Contracting Opportunities 3.0 takes place on Wednesday, November 13 and Elements of a State Proposal on Wednesday, November 20, both from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The two webinars combine to provide the steps necessary to pursue contracting with the State of Michigan.
Dustin Frigy, Director of the Chamber’s PTAC says the webinars are part of the 5-part certification series being offered for the final time this year to help businesses take advantage of the growth opportunities available through government contracting. He says the series provides all the nuts and bolts needed to diversify through government contracting.
“Working with the State of Michigan can open doors,” said Dustin Frigy, Director of PTAC for the Chamber. “These webinars provide the tools needed to pursue contracting with the State of Michigan. Any business looking for a way to grow should consider government contracting.”
Attendees also will learn about the services and support the Chamber PTAC has available to help with the contracting process. The series will benefit management and employees who currently support or have an interest in facilitating government contracting within their companies.
The next certification seminar takes place on December 4 and will focus of Flint & Genesee Contract opportunities.
There is no cost to participate in the webinars, but registration is required. To register or for more information contact Chelsea Schutz at (810) 600-1437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(FLINT, MICH. – November 7) Growing a small business can be a daunting task and the value of mentors has been well documented. Lorrie Sage, Owner of Special Occasions was able to grow her business with help from a group of professionals who provided the expertise she needed to take her business to the next level. Her mentors were part of the ATHENA PowerLink program. Tonight Sage was honored for completion of the program during the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business Awards banquet. Nearly 300 people were on hand as Sage accepted the completion award.
(FLINT, MICH. – November 7) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce celebrated local businesses and business leaders this evening during the 2013 Business Awards banquet. Nearly 300 people were on hand as Bill Harris, veteran television anchor for NBC25 presented awards to outstanding businesses in nine categories at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. During the event, the C.S. Mott Citizen of the Year was presented to Bob Fuller, CFO of Hubbard Supply Company and the Robert P. Gerholz Award was presented to Joe Serra, President of Serra Automotive Group.
(FLINT, Mich. Nov. 5, 2013) Winners for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce SEE Photography Contest for October were Brian O’Leary, of Grand Blanc, earning first place for his photo of sailors on Mott Lake taken from Crossroads VIllage, and Larry Bieling, of Mt. Morris, for his photo of a Halloween pirate in a hay-bale maze at Crossroads Village. In its second month the SEE Photography Contest brought in wonderful images highlighting community activities and nature’s wonders in Flint and Genesee County. Winners receive gift cards.
The next deadline is November 30. Show us what you are thankful for, be it family, friends, or Mother Nature getting ready for a long winter’s nap. Don’t be afraid to head indoors – there is a lot going on inside and out in Flint & Genesee – and we want to see it all!
All photographers– amateur and professional– are encouraged to enter the SEE Photography Contest monthly. See complete contest rules.
Winners will also be posted in a gallery on the Flint Journal online edition. All October entries will be posted on facebook at SEE What’s Possible.
Chamber Also Encourages Support for MSU Extension, Mott CC and Burton Police Initiatives
(FLINT, MICH. – October 25) Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee (PPC) announced the endorsement of eight candidates in the November 5 general election for the Flint City Council, as well as support for three ballot initiatives.
“The City Council plays an important role in shaping the future of Flint,” said Steve Landaal, President of Landaal Packaging and Co-chair of the Chamber’s PPC. “We believe the endorsed candidates are committed to promoting legislation and public policy that will help strengthen Flint’s business environment and improve the quality of life for residents. We are pleased to recommend these candidates, as well as encourage support for three important ballot initiatives.”
(FLINT, Mich. – October 24, 2013) Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) announced today that contracts for the demolition of Flint’s tallest building Genesee Towers have been awarded and pre-work for demolition is progressing. Read More »