Moving Flint Foward Blog

The Moving Flint Forward blog features guest articles, photos and videos from grant recipients.

Moving Flint Forward with Sal's Gym

Earlier this year, General Motors and the Flint & Genesee Group awarded grants to 15 small businesses in Flint. Among those recipients was Sal’s Gym Flint, located at University Avenue and Bangs Street. Below, husband-and-wife duo Jacob and Ashleigh Saldaña share a bit about their business’ history and the impact of the Moving Flint Forward […]

Flintside: Moving Flint Forward grant helps local artist expand custom jewelry creations at Flint Trading Co.

By Patrick Hayes A big part of the experience customers get when they enter Flint Trading Co., owned by Walter McAdow, is simply McAdow himself. “I’m kind of like this tortured, conflicted artist in a lot of ways, and that’s part of what makes it special here,” McAdow said. Flint Trading Co., a gallery located […]

Video: Moving Flint Foward with Sherman's Lounge

Before Sherman’s Lounge closed in observation of the current executive orders, we caught up with Bruce Hardy about the Moving Flint Forward program. Here, he shares how he and his brother are improving the 50-year-old bar through the General Motors-supported initiative, their commitment to the city’s south side and more. To learn more about Sherman’s […]

Photos: Moving Flint Forward with Great Lakes Facilities Management

As part of the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program, each grantee must work with a local nonprofit organization, either through volunteering, coordinating a service project or providing a service pro bono. Given the current pandemic, Great Lakes Facilities Management opted to support two local institutions, both located in the city of Flint: Whaley […]

Guest Blog: Moving Flint Forward with Sisco's Catering

By Jaszmane Sisco Sisco’s Catering LLC is a family-based catering business that was launched in 2017 after my dad, Therman Sisco, completed the Flint Small Business Initiative Program through Laura Sigmon of Best Practices Consulting Services LLC. Being born and raised in Flint, we value serving the people in our community and the goal is […]

Photos: Moving Flint Forward with Glam Box Boutique

As part of the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program, each grantee must work with a local nonprofit organization, either through volunteering, coordinating a service project or providing a service pro bono. This weekend, for example, Deria Brown of Glam Box Boutique offered a free course through the Sparkle Pink Club, focused on building entrepreneurship and […]