Chamber’s Art of Achievement Awards Honor Business & Hospitality Industry

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce celebrated local businesses and service superstars last night during the 2014 Art of Achievement Awards event. Nearly 400 people were on hand as U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee presented awards to outstanding businesses, community supporters and and hospitality industry stars in 12 categories at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. During the event honors were presented posthumously to Claire White, who received the Woman of Achievement Award and Bill Everett, who was recognized as the 2014 Community Champion.

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In Your Corner: Being Thankful

November is the time when many organizations start planning for the next year. And it’s also a time when many of us reflect — personally and professionally — on the many things for which we are thankful.

Here in Flint & Genesee, we have so many things to be grateful for this year. We have created a competitive business climate in which companies are succeeding and growing, putting us on the right path for an economic recovery.

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C.S. Mott Foundation Awards YouthQuest $2.8 Million Grant

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce YouthQuest program has been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

“Because of the continued generosity of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, thousands of Flint & Genesee children are safe, healthy and learning during the critical afterschool hours,” said Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber. “A grant of this size makes it possible for YouthQuest to benefit students in so many ways. This program changes lives, and we are thankful for the C.S. Mott Foundation’s support in ensuring its success.”

YouthQuest is a comprehensive, free afterschool program that serves more than 2,000 K-12 students at 18 area sites. It is administered by the Flint & Genesee Chamber.

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Enihcam to Host Ribbon Cutting, Open House

On Wednesday, November 12 Enihcam will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate their new location and facility expansion. The building features a new SMTCL showroom and training facility. Local dignitaries will be on hand to help cut the ribbon.

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Chamber Seeks Employees for Open Positions

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is seeking candidates for the following open positions:

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First-Ever Dream Job Fair to Connect TeenQuest Grads with Employers

About 175 graduates of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce TeenQuest program will seek employment during the first-ever Dream Job Fair on Nov. 14.

While graduates of the TeenQuest program traditionally qualify for the Summer Youth Initiative summer job program, the Dream Job Fair will connect business-trained 18- to 25-year-olds with more permanent opportunities.

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Vendors Sought for Chamber’s YouthQuest Program

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce YouthQuest program is looking for businesses and individuals interested in providing services to the afterschool enrichment program as a vendor.

YouthQuest is a comprehensive, free afterschool program that serves more than 2,000 K-12 students in 18 area schools.

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Chamber’s YouthQuest Program Awarded $2,000 to Expand Reading Curriculum

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce YouthQuest program has been awarded a $2,000 grant to support its early childhood reading curriculum.

The grant from Target Corp. will support expansion of the YouthQuest Reader’s Theater curriculum, which utilizes a method of reading a story aloud like a play, without memorization, props or a stage to improve reading skills.

YouthQuest is a comprehensive, free afterschool program that serves more than 2,000 K-12 students in 18 area schools.

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Chamber and MLive Unveil Misconceptions of Digital Marketing

The Flint & Genesee Chamber and the MLive Media Group are joining forces to present a Lunch & Learn seminar designed to Unveil Misconceptions of Digital Marketing. The seminar takes place on Wednesday, November 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the MLive offices at 540 S. Saginaw in downtown Flint.

The seminar is one in a series offered by the Chamber & MLive. There is no cost to attend, however registration is required. Click here to register or for more information.



Have Lunch on Us With Old Newsboys and Financial Plus

Join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Old Newsboys for Lunch is On Us at the Financial Plus Credit Union. Enjoy lunch as you network with colleagues and make new connections on Wednesday, November 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Come enjoy the camaraderie and have a good time on us! Remember to bring plenty of business cards. Financial Plus Credit Union is located at 3381 Van Slyke Road in Flint.

Register online or call (810) 600-1404.