Flint & Genesee YouthQuest Program to be in National Spotlight at Texas Conference

Afterschool Program Gets Attention for ‘Making’ Curriculum, Community Partnerships

(FLINT, Mich., Jan. 22, 2015) – A few years ago, YouthQuest Director Sharri Newman came away from a national afterschool conference having just learned about an emerging concept in education: “Making.” Next week, the student becomes the teacher. Read More »



Employers Sought for TeenQuest’s Summer Youth Initiative

Informational Session will be Held Feb. 4

(FLINT, Mich., Jan. 20, 2015) – The invitations are in the mail for teens to attend an exclusive summer job fair. Now all that’s needed are the employers to give them jobs. Read More »



Scholarship Applications Available for Female High School Seniors, Women

Funds Support Education, Training for Women Pursuing Entrepreneurial Endeavors

(FLINT, Mich., Jan. 16, 2015) – Both young and older women looking to further their education can apply for some financial help thanks to a scholarship and education fund that honor late businesswoman Katharine Roat Stevens. Read More »



CVB Partners with Pure Michigan, Others to Promote Flint & Genesee

(FLINT, Mich., Jan. 15, 2015) – With indicators pointing to a growing tourism industry in 2014, the Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is hitting the ground running in the new year with continued partnerships and new campaigns to take promotion of Flint & Genesee to the next level. Read More »



2014 SEE Photo Contest Winners Named

SEE Photo Contest Winners(FLINT, Mich., Jan. 14, 2015) – When Aaron Burden of Flint accepted the challenge to photograph his view of Flint & Genesee, he hit the ground – literally – and it paid off.

Burden’s photo “Autumn Leaves” is the first-place winner of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce 2014 SEE Photography Contest. The photo was taken from ground level at Sunset Hills in Flint and features splendid fall colors.

“We challenged photographers to give us their perspective of what makes Flint & Genesee a great place to be, and Aaron’s photo does that wonderfully,” said Sherry Tompkins, Director of Marketing, Flint & Genesee Chamber. “This area is magnificent in the fall, and ‘Autumn Leaves’ does an exceptional job of capturing that beauty.”

Dennis Gilmore of Grand Blanc won second place with his photo “Flint Sunset” taken near the Mott Foundation Building in downtown Flint. Third place went to Bill Harris of Grand Blanc for his photo “A Foggy Morning Place” taken at the Goodrich Youth Soccer Field in Goodrich.

Burden will receive the top prize of $300, and Gilmore and Harris will both receive $150.



‘Meet the Buyer’ Event Empowers Local Vendors

(FLINT, Mich. – January 14) The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the I-69 Thumb Region is inviting the Flint and Genesee County business community to the annual Meet the Buyer event. It will be held on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. Read More »



TeenQuest Pre-Employment Training Program Starts Monday, Jan. 12

(FLINT, Mich., Jan. 5, 2015) – For teens putting “gain new business skills” on top of their resolutions list for 2015, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce can help. The TeenQuest pre-employment and leadership program will offer its no-cost training in business etiquette when a new session begins Monday, Jan. 12, at five Genesee County locations.IB121614_TeenQuest Read More »



I-69 Thumb Region Poised for Logistics/Distribution Growth

Internationally respected data sources reveal opportunities and competitive advantages

I-69 Thumb Region logo(FLINT, Mich. December 17, 2014) – The I-69 Thumb Region’s logistics and distribution market is growing rapidly according to a recent study by The Corradino Group (Click here for full report). The Kentucky project management company researches areas of potential growth in public and private sectors. The results of a study conducted this year in partnership with the economic organization IHS Global Insight revealed that the  I-69 Thumb Region’s commodities traffic will see a 35 percent increase in tonnage and a 63 percent increase in the value of inbound and outbound freight by 2030. This indicates an increase in business transportation traffic valued at $48.2 billion. Read More »



Chamber’s YouthQuest Program Receives $10,300 for STEM Curriculum

Technology Company Laird Challenges Suppliers, Doubling Donation

(FLINT, Mich., Dec. 11, 2014) – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce YouthQuest program received a $10,300 donation to support its STEM curriculum during an event Wednesday at Holmes STEM Academy in Flint. Read More »



IMS USA, Inc. Invests in Perani, Iceland Arena

Perani Center Remodel

Looks to take Hockey and Entertainment to Next Level

 (Flint, MICH. – December 9) IMS USA, Inc. of Cape Coral, Florida announced today their plans for a $2 million – $3 million investment in Flint’s Perani Arena & Event Center and Clayton Township Iceland arena. The company also announced their efforts to court the United States Hockey League (USHL) to bring a Tier 1 junior hockey team to Flint to revive hockey in Genesee County. Read More »