Local Employers Seek to Fill Job Openings at Flint & Genesee Chamber Job Fair

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Job Seekers Encouraged to Attend Free ‘Career Edge’ Training Before Event

(FLINT, Mich. – Aug. 23, 2016) Local employers looking to fill full- and part-time positions will meet with job seekers during the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Job Fair on Sept. 23 at Baker College of Flint.

Individuals planning to attend the FGCC Job Fair, which is free and open to the public, are also encouraged to complete the Career Edge pre-employment training program. The free, four-day workshop series will next take place on Sept. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary, at 1518 University Ave., Flint. Read More »



‘Mr. B’s Joybox Express’ Rallies Supporters for Musical Bike Ride from Flint to Mackinac Island

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Yearlong ‘Sprint 4 Flint’ Fundraising Campaign to Benefit YouthQuest Afterschool Program

(FLINT, Mich. – Aug. 19, 2016) An Ann Arbor-based nonprofit is launching a yearlong fundraising campaign that will benefit the YouthQuest After School Initiative and culminate with an especially unique journey – one that involves transporting a 385-pound piano on a tricycle built for three from Flint to Mackinac Island. Read More »



Fall Enrollment Kicks Off for YouthQuest Afterschool Initiative

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(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 12, 2015) – Registration for YouthQuest – a free, afterschool program administered by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce – will kick off this month at 14 schools across multiple school districts in Flint and Genesee County.

Now in its seventh year, the program offers high-quality activities and services that encourage academic achievement; physical fitness; the exploration of science, technology, engineering, arts and math; the development important life skills; and more. Read More »



Flint & Genesee Chamber Welcomes New Members in July

(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 2, 2016) –The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced continued growth in its membership, with 11 area businesses joining the organization in July. These new members represent a wide range of industries and are actively contributing to the success and economic activity of this region. Read More »



2016 Wage and Benefit Survey Reveals Sustained Optimism in the Region

I-69 Thumb Region Release Wage and Benefit Biennial Survey Results

(Flint, Mich. – July 29, 2016) The 2016 I-69 Thumb Region’s Wage and Benefit Survey has found that employers in the region remain bullish on hiring for the current year. The biennial report also shows the threat of layoffs remain low among companies that responded to the survey.

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce along with economic development partners in the I-69 Thumb Region today released the results of its biennial survey, which is conducted in collaboration with the University of Michigan-Flint. Read More »



Hundreds of Teens Beautify Flint Neighborhoods for SYI Volunteer Service Day

SYI Volunteer DAy (FLINT, Mich., July 28, 2016) – More than 400 local teens took a break from their summer jobs today to lead various beautification projects in several Flint-area neighborhoods and parks.

The young people, ages 14-19, are part of Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) – a program that helps fund and coordinate the summer employment of Genesee County teens. The program is open to students who have completed TeenQuest, a pre-employment and leadership training program that teaches participants how to “stand up and stand out” in the 21st century workplace. Read More »



Flint & Genesee Chamber Endorses Seven Candidates for County Commission

(FLINT, Mich. – July 28, 2016) Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee (PPC) announced the endorsement of seven candidates in the August 2 primary election for the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. Read More »



C3 Venture Announces Jobs, Investment in Flint

(Flint, Mich. – July 26, 2016)  C3 Venture Flint, LLC, a privately held company that manufactures interior plastic automotive components, will move into the Riverview Industrial Park in Flint and hire nearly 400 new employees.

C3 Venture will invest $9.68 million to acquire the 17.69-acre site in industrial park on James P. Cole Boulevard where it will manufacture plastic parts for Tesla Motors. The company will initially occupy the 16,000-square-foot office building and a 19,600-square-foot industrial building, where it will install injection molding machines and tooling to manufacture parts. Read More »



Flint & Genesee Chamber’s Public Policy Committee Endorses Two Countywide Millage Proposals

(FLINT, Mich. – July 21, 2016) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee (PPC) today announced the endorsement of two countywide millage proposals on the August 2 primary ballot in support of post-secondary education in Genesee County. Read More »



Flint & Genesee Chamber Welcomes New Members in June

(FLINT, Mich., July 18, 2016) –The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced continued growth in its membership, with 10 area businesses joining the organization in June. 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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