More Than 1,100 Flint-Area Teens Seek Summer Jobs at SYI Job Fair

SYI Job Participants(FLINT, MICH. – April 22, 2014) TeenQuest graduates will employ the “TeenQuest Advantage” on Saturday, April 26, at the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) Job Fair. Despite 74 percent unemployment among teens in today’s economy, TeenQuest graduates have an advantage over their peers. TeenQuest prepares them for the workplace. They understand the expectations of employers, they have learned how to set goals, manage conflict and write a resume. They are ready to work. Read More »

Applications Being Accepted for the YouthQuest Job Fair May 7 & 8

(FLINT, Mich. April 21, 2014) — YouthQuest will hold a Job Fair Wednesday and Thursday, May 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Word of Life Christian Church, 460 West Atherton Road, Flint, to fill positions for site team leaders, site administrative assistants and learning guides for its 2014 summer program and the upcoming school year after school program. Read More »

The Zing Train is Coming to Flint

ZingTrain(FLINT, Mich., April 15, 2014) — All aboard the ZingTrain! The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (FGCC) has expanded its 2014 business training opportunities to include Zingerman’s Training, or ‘ZingTrain,’ a series of nationally recognized employee development workshops. Read More »

The World is Coming to Flint

Sloan Museum(FLINT, Mich., April 9, 2014) — International journalists, tour operators and travel agents will visit Flint during a Familiarization Tour (Fam Tour) April 12 that includes Detroit, Flint and Frankenmuth. The tour is part of the U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow (IPW), the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. Read More »

The Run or Dye Colorstorm is Coming to Downtown Flint

Run Or Dye logo(FLINT, Mich., April 8, 2014) — The Colorstorm is coming! The Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau (FGCVB) is bringing a “Run or Dye 5K” event to downtown Flint Sunday, June 8. Early registration has already started with over 1,500 registered in the first week. To register visit: Read More »

2013 Economic Impact Hits $442 Million

Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

(FLINT, MICH. – April 2, 2014) Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce announced that the Economic Development group collaborated with community partners on retention/expansion and attraction projects that totaled $442 million in investment and contract value for Genesee County.  The 2013 investment amount is a 455 percent increase over the year before.  The 25 investment projects also generated an estimated $246.3 in annual payroll. The announcement was made at the Chamber’s 2014 Annual Meeting. Read More »

$123 Million in Tourism Economic Impact in 2013

Back to the Bricks in Downtown Flint, Michigan(FLINT, Mich., April 2, 2014) — Tourism in Flint & Genesee generated $123 million in economic impact due to overnight hotel room rentals in Genesee County in 2013, according to the Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau (FGCVB), an action group of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. Read More »

2013 Results Highlighted at FGCC Annual Meeting

Gerald Johnson, GM North America Manufacturing Manager

Gerald Johnson, GM North America Manufacturing Manager, was the keynote speaker at the Chamber’s 2014 Annual Meeting.

(FLINT, MICH. – April 2, 2014) Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce held its 2014 Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre.  The meeting focused on the impact the Chamber is having on the region in 2013 and success stories.

According to Tim Herman, Chamber CEO 2013 was a great year for the Chamber and the region.  He says the positive trajectory will continue in 2014.

“The Flint & Genesee region sustained positive momentum in 2013, and we were proud to have played a leadership role,” said Herman.  “We influenced millions of dollars in investment, worked with local businesses to create and retain jobs, and attracted tourists to the region. All of these things are having a positive impact on economic growth and prosperity in Flint & Genesee.”

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Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau Targeting Motorcoach Tourism

(FLINT, Mich., April 1, 2014) — The Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau (FGCVB) partnered with more than 200 representatives from museums, attractions, hotels, and visitors’ bureaus from 14 states and Canada to market the region to the motor coach tourism industry at Heartland Travel Showcase in Toledo, Ohio, March 7-9. Read More »

What Does STEM + Art Equal? ArtQuest 2014!

Student artwork shown at ArtQuest(FLINT, Mich., March 26, 2014) — “Full STEAM Ahead” is the theme of this year’s ArtQuest exhibition, incorporating the multi-media art created by YouthQuest students with an opportunity for students and visitors to participate in hands-on STEM projects. Read More »