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YouthQuest to Host Self-Care Workshop for Out-of-School Time Professionals
(FLINT, Mich. – Sept. 17, 2020) With school back in session, the YouthQuest afterschool program is hosting a free virtual workshop for out-of-school time professionals in Flint and Genesee County on Sept. 30. The three-hour event will focus on the importance of self-care in the time of COVID-19. “Today’s youth are dealing with an overwhelming amount of stress, and to… Read More 

TeenQuest Opens Enrollment for Fall Sessions, Begins Partnership with Genesee Career Institute
(FLINT, Mich., Sept. 14, 2020) TeenQuest – a pre-employment and leadership training program that prepares young people for success in the 21st-century workplace – has released its fall 2020 schedule. The program will host two virtual sessions open to all high school students ages 14-19 in Genesee County. The first session will run Sept. 21-Oct. 22, and the second will run… Read More 

Experience the delights of Flint & Genesee at The look. The feel. The tools. The experience. They’re all new for, the website for the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) that launched today. The new site delivers an improved visitor-focused web experience built on a platform specifically designed for tourism organizations. It offers better tools for… Read More 

Faces of Flint & Genesee Business: Karl Olmsted & Brian Sanderson, Olmsted Associates, Inc.
Back in 1986, Karl Olmsted chose to leave his career working as a communications director at the University of Michigan-Flint to make it on his own. Starting as a freelance graphic designer, his company Olmsted Associates, Inc., has grown to a full-service communications firm offering everything from strategic communications planning to fully integrated advertising campaigns and digital communications projects. “Our… Read More 

Experience Fall Colors in Flint & Genesee
September is in full swing and soon the leaves on the trees will change bringing about the colors of fall. According to the Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage map, Flint and Genesee County will be at peak color around mid-October. However, colors will begin popping up in the next few weeks. Here are four ways you can enjoy the fall foliage… Read More 

Census Toolkit for Employers: 2020 Census Submissions are Due Sept. 30
The official deadline to complete the 2020 Census is fast approaching on Sept. 30. And—as leaders in the business community—it’s important that we spend these final weeks amplifying our efforts to encourage employees and customers to complete the census. Whether you spread the word in upcoming meetings, internal emails or social media posts, here are some key facts to help… Read More