Why It’s Important to Recognize Excellence

October 12, 2016

On Nov. 15, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will host the 2016 Art of Achievement Awards at the Flint Institute of Arts.

There’s still time to make a nomination as the window is open through Oct. 21. I hope that everyone who reads this blog post will consider writing a submission. This is an opportunity to nominate an individual or business for great work, great leadership or great community service; and here are four reasons why I believe this is important. Read More »

Flint & Genesee Chamber Awarded EDA Grant

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The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Genesee Area Focus Fund, in partnership with the City of Flint, has received an $197,416 Economic Adjustment Assistance grant to conduct a feasibility study for a business accelerator at the former Buick City site, Flint’s largest brownfield.

The grant is part of a $2.5 million investment by U.S. Department of Commerce in Kettering University, the University of Michigan-Flint and the Flint & Genesee Chamber to support brownfield redevelopment projects. Read More »

Plan Now for Changes to Overtime Rules

October 12, 2016

By: John DiLorenzo, Chief Entertainment Officer (CEO), Michigan Planners

On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a rule that would change overtime wage payment for American workers. The new rule allows more employees to qualify for overtime payment by doubling the salary threshold that employees must meet in order to qualify for an overtime wage payment exemption.

With the Dec. 1 compliance date quickly approaching, businesses have little time to evaluate employees’ exempt status, update overtime policies and make the appropriate payroll adjustments. Read More »

Leadership Reads – Talent Acquisition

October 12, 2016

Check out these articles that may prove helpful as you run your business, provide leadership tips and strategies or spur creativity in your organization. The articles were selected from a variety of publications and websites such as FortuneInc.Fast CompanyNew York Times and Wall Street Journal.

The ‘See Entertaining’ Weekly Bureau Bulletin

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“Art on Tap” at the Flint Institute of Arts headlines this week’s happenings in and around Flint & Genesee.

Presented by Applebee’s, the 9th annual Beer Tasting event features more than 100 craft beers, delicious cuisine from Redwood Steakhouse and live music. There will also be VIP Tasting from 4-5 p.m. of exclusive beers led by a team of local experts. The event, which runs 5-9 p.m., is held outdoors. Read More »

Mini Meet the Buyer Series Resumes

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Please join the Region 6 PTAC on Oct. 19 for its Mini Meet the Buyer Series, featuring the Genesee County Purchasing Department. This event will provide more insight on how to connect with the Genesee County Purchasing Department.

“The format features a single buyer who will have 20 minutes to share information about their organization and what they buy,” said Stacy Betts, PTAC Regional Director. “The supply will have then have an opportunity to briefly present their company’s capabilities. The event is being repeated at several different locations this year and next.” Read More »

$98K in Grants to Support Youth Enrichment, Teen Employment Programs

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The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the local and regional organizations, foundations and businesses that contributed a total of $98,500 to support local youth programming during the third quarter of 2016.

“We are very grateful for the financial support of these organizations,” said Rhetta Hunyady, the Chamber’s Vice President of Education & Training. “With their help, we can continue to provide quality afterschool programming through YouthQuest, leadership training through TeenQuest, real-world job experiences through Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) and exposure to manufacturing careers through Manufacturing Day.” Read More »

New Members: September 2016

To become a member, contact Heather Kale at hkale@flintandgenesee.org or (810) 600-1427, or Steven Elkins at selkins@flintandgenesee.org or (810) 600-1419.

AC Financial Group
10683 S. Saginaw St.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
(810) 922-8382
Contact: Erica Lloyd

Bellevue University
1401 E. Court St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 762-0431
Contact: Ari McCaskill

Flint River Watershed Coalition
400 North Saginaw Street
Suite 233
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 767-6490
Contact: Rebecca Fedewa

ServiceMaster of Flint, Inc.
4110 Commerce Drive
Flushing, MI 48433
(810) 659-4013
Contact: Duane Lumm

The Pines of Burton
5310 Davison Road
Burton, MI 48509
(810) 743-8520
Contact: Rebecca Johns

The Pines of Clarkston
7550 Dixie Hwy
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 922-7000
Contact: Rebecca Johns

The Pines of Goodrich
8111 South State Road
Goodrich, MI 48438
(810) 636-7070
Contact: Rebecca Johns

The Pines of Lapeer
1442 Suncrest Drive
Lapeer, MI 48446
(810) 245-9302
Contact: Rebecca Johns

Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club
9057 South Saginaw Street
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
(810) 694-4103
Contact: Carole Schultz

Flint & Genesee Welcomes Best Western

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The newly named and renovated Best Western Flint Airport Inn & Suites on Hill Road yesterday celebrated its grand opening.

The Mundy Township hotel, which recently completed a $1.5 million renovation and rebranding, opened its doors to the community with refreshments and tours provided. With 50 luxurious standard rooms and 19 elegant suites, including kitchenettes, the Best Western Flint Airport Inn & Suites has a room type to suit every type of traveler from business to leisure. Read More »

Flu Season 2016-17: What You Need to Know

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The timing of flu season varies based on a number of factors, but can begin as early as October and continue as late as May. Read More »