In Your Corner: Moving Forward

The summer has been great in Flint & Genesee as once again our community enjoyed thousands of visitors here for our many events and activities; for example, the monthly art and jazz walks, the grand opening of the new Flint Farmers’ Market, the Warrior Dash and Be a Tourist events, and of course our flagship events Back to the Bricks and the CRIM Festival of Races.

As we now transition from summer to fall, the Flint & Genesee Chamber will continue to highlight attractions and the unique amenities that our region offers, and promote positive news.

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ZingTrain Seminar Will Help Create Vision of Greatness

Got greatness? Lacking vision? ZingTrain can help.

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will host the “Creating a Vision of Greatness” seminar by Zingerman’s Training (“ZingTrain”) on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 8:00 a.m.-noon. The seminar takes place in the Mott Dining Room at the Flint & Genesee Chamber in downtown Flint. The seminar is the third in a series.

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Lunch with Us on the Woodhaven Senior Community

Join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce for Lunch is On Us at the Woodhaven Senior Community.    Enjoy lunch as you network with colleagues and make new connections on Wednesday, September 10 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.  Woodhaven Senior Community is located at G-5201 Woodhaven Court in Flint.

Register online or call (810) 600-1404.

Lunch & Learn: How to Create a Marketing Plan

The Flint & Genesee Chamber and the MLive Media Group are joining forces to present a Lunch & Learn seminar designed to teach businesses how to Create a Comprehensive Digital Marketing Strategy. The seminar takes place on Wednesday, September 17 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. To register or for more information click here.

Made in Flint & Genesee Profile: Porter’s Orchard

Fresh picked Paula Reds at Porter’s Orchard in Goodrich. Photo courtesy of Porter’s Orchard.

Fall is the season of changing colors, back to school and apples. Porter’s Orchard offers a wide array of Made in Flint & Genesee products grown at their orchard in Goodrich. The third generation family business has offered fresh produce and baked goods for decades.

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Chamber Welcomes New Staff

The Flint & Genesee Chamber has added several new staff members in recent months. Each new member of the team plays a vital role in helping the Chamber ‘See what’s possible’ in the region.

Meet the new members of our team:

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YouthQuest Seeks to Add Team Members

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce YouthQuest afterschool program is looking to add to its team of staff members. If you know someone who likes working with children and teens, and would be interested in sharing their expertise with Flint youth, the YouthQuest team is hiring.

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For-Profit Employers Sought for TeenQuest Graduates

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce TeenQuest program is seeking for-profit employers interested in hiring program alums ages 18-20. Potential employers are eligible to have costs subsidized through a TeenQuest grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation.

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I-69 Thumb Region Hosts Regional Summit; Presents Exporter of Year Awards

The I-69 Thumb Region will host its third annual Regional Summit on Thursday, September 18 at the Holiday Inn Gateway. Opportunities related to talent, regional projects and industry trends are the focus of the event, which is slated to run from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Exporter of the Year Awards will also be presented during the summit.

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1,000 Expected at 2nd Annual Hero Round Table Workshop in Flint

They don’t wear capes. They’re in homes, at work, in the community — maybe right beside you. They’re heroes, and a two-day workshop in Flint looks to teach you how to be one, too.

The second-annual Hero Round Table on Sept. 19-20 will bring 1,000 people to Flint from around the world and teach them to be heroes. The Round Table is the world’s largest conference dedicated to cultivating heroism.

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