More Kids Than Ever to Benefit from YouthQuest Afterschool Program

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Expansion Makes Free Programming Available at All K-12 Flint Schools

(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 19, 2014) – YouthQuest, a comprehensive, free afterschool program of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, will be offered in all Flint Community Schools starting this fall. For the first time, the YouthQuest program will also be offered to high school students, at Flint’s Northwestern High School and Southwestern Classical Academy. Read More »

Seven Candidates Earn Flint & Genesee Chamber Endorsements

Chamber Also Encourages Support for Proposal 1, MTA Millage Renewal

(FLINT, MICH. – July 28) Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee (PPC) announced the  endorsement of seven candidates in the August 5 primary election for the Genesee County Board of Commissioners and the 34th District Michigan House of Representatives, as well as support for two ballot initiatives.

“The County Commission plays a critical role in the future growth and prosperity of our region,” said Steve Landaal, President of Landaal Packaging and Co-chair of the Chamber’s PPC.  “The candidates we are choosing to endorse showed a commitment to growing and strengthening the region’s business environment and improving the quality of life for residents.  We encourage support for these candidates, as well as support for two important ballot initiatives.” Read More »

Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce PTAC Hosts State Contracting Webinars

(FLINT, MICH. – July 25) 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. PTAC Read More »

Hundreds of Teens Prep for SYI Volunteer Service Day

SYI students volunteer(FLINT, Mich., July 24, 2014) – More than a dozen Flint schools and other local sites will get a spruce-up Aug. 7 as 450 TeenQuest students head out to volunteer during the annual Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) Volunteer Service Day.

For the first time, TeenQuest/SYI – a program of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce – is partnering with the City of Flint, Flint Community Schools, local block clubs, and Flint PAL Haskell Center/Bassett Park for the annual day of service.

Teens will conduct beautification projects at all 14 Flint Community Schools sites. Read More »

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 »