Op-eds and Special Features

As the leading force representing the interests of Flint-area business, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce uses its voice to speak on business, civic and social priorities of the community. This includes issues such as business, economics, talent, education, employment, public policy and tourism. Here you can read some of our opinions, positions and ideas related to the nation’s and Genesee County’s most current issues.

Greater Opportunities to ‘Be a Tourist in Your Home Town’

Grand Blanc View: May 23, 2019
By Kristina Johnston

For the previous six years, the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted a daylong event to expose residents and non-residents to some of the wonderful attractions and venues we have in our community – and all for only $1.

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Join us in a community dialogue about creating an economic vision

Davison Index: May 9, 2019
By Tim Herman

Genesee County, the City of Flint and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce have partnered in an unprecedented, community-driven effort to establish a common economic vision that will drive our region forward through the years ahead.

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Providing youth with a sense of belonging, community

Burton View: April 25, 2019
By Kristina Johnston

In my last column, I highlighted some of the different ways that afterschool programs support our current and future workforce. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about the role youth programs play in creating a sense of community and belonging for participants.

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Everyone benefits from afterschool programs

Swartz Creek View: April 11, 2019
By Kristina Johnston

For the third consecutive year, President Trump has proposed eliminating 21st Century Community Learning Centers, or 21st CCLC, from the federal budget. And for the third consecutive year, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is pushing back.

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