The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care recently signed an agreement creating the largest cancer research and provider network in Michigan. The network will expand access to advanced cancer care throughout the state.
Both entities will retain their current names, however Karmanos will join the nonprofit McLaren Health Care network and McLaren will invest in facilities and research for Karmanos. Through the new agreement the McLaren Cancer Institute will become the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
To learn more about the McLaren and Karmanos agreement, visit www.mclaren.org.
Tim Herman, CEO
Next week, many Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving Day by spending time with loved ones and giving thanks for all the blessings in our lives. So, during this season of gratitude I want to dedicate my column to expressions of thanks.
I am thankful for our investors — the leaders who invest in the work that we do and sit at the table with us to help reinvent Flint and Genesee County. I really appreciate these leaders providing their expertise and resources for the betterment of the area.
I am thankful for our valued members. They are strong organizations – large and small – that are delivering great customer service, offering great products and are giving back to their communities. We are grateful for the privilege of being your advocate in business and providing you with tools and resources to help you develop and grow.
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The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce wants to help your business succeed, but to do that we need your input. The Chamber Member Survey provides an opportunity for you to give us your perspective and helps us provide value for our membership. Take time today to let us know how we can serve you better in 2014!
There are 13 questions to answer, and that’s it! So click here to take the survey online.
Photo courtesy of Genesee County Parks & Recreation
Gather your family for a festive celebration to mark the opening of the Christmas season at Crossroads Village on November 29, 2013. There will be caroling, train rides, crafts for kids, and the ceremonial lighting of the Village trees.
Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad are a magical place, and never more so than during the holidays. The authentic Great Lakes town from the turn of the last century has more than 34 historic structures that allow visitors to experience first-hand what life was like in a small village in Michigan in the late 1800s.
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve the Village is decorated with thousands of lights and costumed villagers are on hand to demonstrate and explain 1800s holiday traditions. The Colwell Opera House presents live entertainment and Santa Claus visits with children.
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Every group, large or small that comes to Flint & Genesee County boosts the local economy. The Community Champion Program of the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is designed to increase the economic impact of tourism and generate more local overnight hotel stays.
To encourage Flint and Genesee County residents to invite organizations they are involved with to hold meetings in the area, the CVB is producing videos of local people sharing their three favorite places to visit, or things to do, in the county.
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The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce along with the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce, Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, the Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce and the Burton Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday kickoff Cosmic Glow Bowling event on Wednesday, November 20 at B’s Bowling from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Chamber members, families and friends are invited to participate in the after hours networking event.
For more information contact the Chamber at (810) 600-1404.
The Oliver LaGore VanValin Investment Group will host an Open House and Ribbon Cutting at their new location in the Durant Building in downtown Flint. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, December 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and Heather Kale, Director of Member Services for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce and Financial Plus Federal Credit Union present the holiday networking event, WhatChaMaCallit!. The event takes place on Friday, December 6 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Financial Plus. Business participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and monetary donations to support the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan.
Financial Plus is located at G-3381 Van Slyke Road in Flint. For more information contact Olga Long at (810) 244-2323.
Whaley Children’s Center will host the 29th Annual World’s Greatest Office Party on Thursday, December 5 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The “Laissez le Bon temps rouler” party features New Orleans French Quarter-themed fun and festivities to benefit the Whaley Children’s Center.
For more information about tickets or sponsorship, contact DeAndra McCain at (810) 600-0100 or email@example.com.