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 »



YouthQuest Expands Reach of ‘Summer on the Road’ to Re-Engage ‘Opportunity Youth’

Registration Open through June 21; Program Scheduled to Run through July 31

(FLINT, Mich., June 14, 2016) – Registration is underway for YouthQuest’s Summer on the Road, a free, six-week program that takes middle and high school students on fun and educational excursions throughout Michigan. This year, the program aims to re-engage “Opportunity Youth” by expanding enrollment to Flint teens, ages 16-19, who are neither employed nor enrolled in school.

The summer program will accept up to 150 participants through June 21, with 10 of those spots reserved for Opportunity Youth. Read More »



Flint & Genesee Chamber Welcomes New Members in April

(FLINT, Mich., May 17, 2016) –The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced continued growth in its membership, with 11 area businesses joining the organization in April. 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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Flint & Genesee Chamber, Literacy Network to Host Summer Learning Professionals Conference

Summer Learning Provider ConferenceCarol A. Goss, Eric Rowles to Deliver Morning and Afternoon Keynotes

(FLINT, Mich. – May 12, 2016) As summer fast approaches, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and Flint & Genesee Literacy Network are teaming up to provide summer program providers with best practices, proven strategies and local resources. The Summer Learning Professionals Conference — to be held June 10 at Baker College in Flint — will bring in dynamic speakers who will share their ideas, tips and strategies for engaging youth of all ages. Read More »



Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Hosts Mission Flint, Business Leaders and Faith-Based Community to Discuss Next Steps in Economic Recovery

(FLINT, Mich., May 11, 2016) – Flint business leaders and pastors met yesterday with city and state officials to share firsthand accounts from their on-the-ground experiences of the water crisis during a private meeting hosted by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The 12-member group included top officials from the Snyder Administration, including Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Mission Flint Chief of Staff Kevin Weise. Read More »



Leadership NOW Cohort Celebrates Cycling, Arts & Culture in Capstone Project

‘Journey of Hope’  Events include Bike Decorating on May 12, Rolling Art Exhibit on May 14

(FLINT – May 6, 2016) As the inaugural Leadership NOW cohort nears the end of the year-long leadership development program, its 10 participants have one final requirement to complete: to execute a sustainable, collaborative community project.

Using the name MorphACTion – which stands for “movement that rebuilds pride and hope through art and culture in the city of Flint” – the team members will host two events leading up to and during the HealthPlus Tour de Crim on May 14. Read More »



FGCC Hosts Orientation for Flint Small Business Grant Program

(FLINT, Mich. – May 5, 2016) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is hosting an informational meeting May 11 for Flint small businesses interested in applying for a Moving Flint Forward Fund grant. The session will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St. Read More »