Flint & Genesee Group recognized as a finalist in Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Awards 

(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 10, 2023) The Flint & Genesee Group is a finalist for Ragan’s 2023 CSR & Diversity Awards. This recognition celebrates the efforts of organizations that have demonstrated exemplary commitment to corporate social responsibility and fostering diversity and inclusion within their communities and workplaces. 

Specifically, the Group is one of 12 finalists in the category of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment for its work in promoting, supporting, and fostering diversity as part of its corporate culture. The Group is being considered for its work to ensure racial equity and reduce disparities through efforts of the organization and its divisions including – but not limited to – the launch of the Flint & Genesee Business Bridge, the re-launch of the African American Advisory Committee, and the execution of the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program 

“Being recognized as a finalist in the CSR & Diversity Awards is a testament to our commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable Flint & Genesee,” said Sandra Etherly-Johnson, executive director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Community Relations. “From a business perspective, it’s imperative that everyone have a seat at the table. Ensuring that all businesses have the same access to resources and opportunities is a driving force behind many of our initiatives.” 

Other finalists in the DEI Commitment category include Mastercard, Vera Bradley, and Mars Food. 

The winners of Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Awards will be announced during a special industry Awards Luncheon on Sept. 28, 2023, held at the Yale Club in New York City.  

To learn more about the Flint & Genesee Group and its divisions, visit FlintandGenesee.org. 

About the Flint & Genesee Group 
The Flint & Genesee Group supports the region through its commitment to developing business, talent, and place. The organization works to strengthen the Flint and Genesee County economy, and create a place where people thrive, and businesses invest and grow. Its programs and services are marketed through four divisions—Explore Flint & Genesee, the Flint & Genesee Chamber, the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance, and Flint & Genesee Education & Talent. For more information, visit FlintandGenesee.org, and check us out on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 

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Pictured above: A small business panel during the Flint & Genesee Business Bridge kick-off event in October 2022.