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Community Leaders, Business & Hospitality Professionals honored at the 6th Annual Art of Achievement Awards
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau today presented Art of Achievement Awards to 17 exemplary businesses, community leaders and hospitality professionals for their significant contributions to the region’s success in 2019. A sold-out crowd of nearly 375 people packed the Flint Institute of Arts where Master of Ceremonies Steve Landaal presented… Read More 

Celebrate Senior Pet Adoption Month at These Local Shelters
November is National Senior Pet Adoption Month. A month dedicated to spreading awareness of older pets in need of a home. According to the ASPCA website, there are some great advantages to adopting an older pet versus a puppy or kitten such as not needing the same amount of monitoring, being already housetrained and having an established personality. However, most… Read More 

Member News - Nov. 6, 2019
[caption id="attachment_43412" align="alignright" width="150"] Moteez Wilson[/caption] The State Bank welcomes Moteez Wilson as the company’s assistant vice president, CRA relationship officer. Wilson will be responsible for managing and expanding the bank’s CRA commitment to Genesee, Livingston, Oakland and Saginaw counties. She has worked in consumer lending, business banking, branch management and relationship-building. Most recently, Wilson has been working with the… Read More 

YouthQuest Highlights: October 2019
Keeping the Lights On Afterschool As part of the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool, YouthQuest hosted 12 community events aiming to showcase the impact that afterschool programs have on students, families and their communities. For example, Potter Elementary hosted a Halloween-themed event that had a turnout of 320 students and family members. Staff from YouthQuest and the Flint Community Education… Read More 

Around the World: Students Learn About Holidays in Different Cultures
In the United States, there are a variety of holiday traditions from Thanksgiving to Christmas. To learn about traditions in the U.S. and other countries, YouthQuest students will dive into different cultures in November. “Enrichment is one of the core components of YouthQuest. In November, students are studying holiday traditions around the world,” says Nefertari Jones, program director of YouthQuest.… Read More