TeenQuest Pre-Employment Training Program Starts Monday, Nov. 3

TeenQuest teens begin business etiquette training(FLINT, Mich., Oct. 24, 2014) – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is offering teens no-cost training in business etiquette as the TeenQuest pre-employment and leadership program is set to begin a new session at five locations on Monday, Nov. 3. Read More »



I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation Receives IEDC Cross-Border Regional Cooperation Honor

(FLINT, MICH. – October 21) The I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation (NMDC) recently received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for Regionalism and Cross-Border Cooperation from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).   The honor was awarded at a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday. Read More »



Flint & Genesee Chamber Urges Support for City of Flint Proposals

(FLINT, MICH. – October 15, 2014) Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee announced a recommendation for support of the City of Flint proposals on the November 4 ballot.  The six proposals are designed to facilitate an update to the city’s 40-year-old charter. Read More »



TeenQuest Pre-Employment Training Program to Host Graduation Oct. 16

Nearly 160 Work Force-Ready Students to Celebrate Accomplishments at Ceremony

(FLINT, Mich., Oct. 15, 2014) – Nearly 160 teens will celebrate their hard work and the potential jobs that await them as the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce hosts its TeenQuest program graduation on Thursday, Oct. 16.

 Hundreds of proud parents and other family members will gather with the students who have successfully completed the fall session of TeenQuest during a ceremony at 6 p.m. at Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 W. Riverfront Center, in downtown Flint.

Managed by the Flint & Genesee Chamber, TeenQuest is a five-week training program designed to help Flint & Genesee high school students ages 14-18 prepare for business success in the future. Students learn the basics of teamwork, business etiquette, work ethics, communication, goal setting and conflict resolution.

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Candidates Earn Flint & Genesee Chamber Endorsements

Chamber Also Encourages Support for Genesee County Parks, MTA Millages 

(FLINT, MICH. – October 14) Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee (PPC) announced the  endorsement of three Flint Community Schools Board of Education candidates, four Genesee County Board of Commissioners candidates, as well as support for two key ballot initiatives.

“The Flint Community Schools and the Genesee County Commission are important to the future of this region,” said Steve Landaal, President of Landaal Packaging and Co-chair of the Chamber’s PPC.  “The candidates we are endorsing show a commitment to the growth and prosperity of Flint & Genesee and care about improving the quality of life for residents.  We encourage support for these candidates, as well as support for two key ballot initiatives.”

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GM Flint Engine Holds National Manufacturing Day Open House Oct. 3

General Motors’ Flint Engine Operations was the host for Flint high school students Oct. 3 as part of the nationwide Manufacturing Day celebration. Read More »



Businesses Can Learn How to Lead with Zing in Oct. 15 Zing Train Session

(FLINT, Mich., Oct. 3, 2014) – Businesspeople throughout Flint & Genesee are invited to learn an out-of-the-box approach to leadership during Zingerman’s business seminar Wednesday, Oct. 15, as ZingTrain, in association with the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (FGCC), presents “Leading with Zing: How Serving the Front Lines Can Serve Your Bottom Lines.” Read More »



I-69 International Trade Corridor and MI Green Thumb Join Forces to Accelerate Region; Launch New I-69 Thumb Region Website

(FLINT, MICHIGAN – October 1, 2014) The I-69 Thumb Region is launching a new website to tout the benefits of the region, which includes Shiawassee, Lapeer, Genesee and St. Clair, Tuscola, Huron and Sanilac counties.  The website will highlight features of the region and ultimately provide a roadmap to growth and prosperity in the region. Read More »



Learn the 4 Steps to Government Contracting Success in Marlette

(FLINT, MICHIGAN – September 30, 2014) On Thursday, October 2 the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will present 4 Steps to Government Contracting Success.  The seminar takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the the Thumb Area Michigan Works in Marlette in Sanilac County. Read More »



Flint & Genesee Chamber Celebrates Chamber of Commerce Month

Flint & Genesee Chamber Celebrates Chamber of Commerce Month
Hosts Celebration, Highlights Benefits

(FLINT, MICHIGAN – September 26, 2014) October is Chamber Month and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is celebrating with a 2014 New Member Meet & Greet Coffee.  The event will take place on Thursday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Chamber offices at 519 S. Saginaw in downtown Flint.  Throughout October the Chamber will highlight the benefits of Chamber membership for its more than 1,000 members. Read More »