The recall of workers on layoff due a strike in the automotive sector contributed to a reduction in the number of unemployed in Michigan in November 2019. The impact was particularly strong locally where Genesee County’s unemployment rate declined by a full percentage point to 3.8 percent from October to November, according to Michigan’s Bureau […]

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Backs to the Bricks, Inc. on Jan. 2 hired Amber Taylor as it first executive director. Board chairman Steve Hobson said the organization’s growth over the past 15 years made it necessary to hire a director to manage operations while continuing to expand its activities. Taylor previously handled marketing and communications for E&L Construction Group. She has also been involved with other local nonprofits, including the Flint Women’s Forum, Whaley Children’s Center and the Hurley Foundation.

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As Lead Now Flint & Genesee gears up for the launch of its sixth cohort, the yearlong leadership development program is seeking proposals for the cohort’s community impact project. The Request for Proposal (RFP) is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies and should fulfill a specific community need in Genesee County. Projects should: Be able to […]

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Peckham, Inc.’s Board of Directors has named Jo Sinha as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1, 2020. Sinha, who is currently Peckham’s chief operating officer, will replace longtime CEO Mitch Tomlinson after he retires in January. Sinha has been with Peckham for more than two decades serving in a variety of leadership roles within […]

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General Motors and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced 15 recipients of the Moving Flint Forward Small Business grants, totaling $150,000. The GM-funded initiative supports revitalization efforts across the city’s neighborhoods by strengthening local businesses. The grantees were drawn from of a range of businesses – including auto body repair, childcare, retail, […]

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