Recent Stories

Gina DeShong was recently promoted to The Disability Network’s leadership team as the Community and Information Specialist. In this role, DeShong is the key contact for Flint and Genesee County on resource referrals and navigating community systems for TDN.

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Flint & Genesee Chamber prioritizes professional development with virtual offering  
(FLINT, Mich., Sept. 1, 2020) This fall, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will host nearly 20 workshops covering everything from making and breaking habits to navigating generational differences in the office. The sessions, which begin next week, will be held in a virtual format. “As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we remain committed to offering quality professional development opportunities… Read More 

YouthQuest Highlights: August 2020
Just Journaling At Eisenhower Elementary, students worked on mindfulness skills as well as English language arts through the use of journaling. Students were given a topic to write on during a specific timeframe. This helped students learn how to express their thoughts and gave them an opportunity to practice literacy and spelling. Students were also given new vocabulary words each… Read More 

On the Job: Javion Miller
TeenQuest graduate and Flint Promise Scholar Javion Miller is working toward obtaining a degree in criminal justice at Mott Community College with the goal of going into law enforcement. In the meantime, he is gaining experience working as a residential advisor for New Paths – a program designed to transition people who have served time, generally related to substance abuse,… Read More 

Community Encouraged to Celebrate Greatness in ‘20
Do you know someone who has made a real difference during these unprecedented times?  Consider nominating them for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s Twenty in ’20 — a recognition program that will celebrate 20 individuals who have made a unique and positive impact in Flint & Genesee in 2020. “We are excited to hear the great stories that… Read More 

YouthQuest and TeenQuest/SYI promoting #MaskUpFlint
YouthQuest and TeenQuest/SYI are joining the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce in a social media campaign encouraging community members to wear a face-covering in public settings to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. “We want out students, teachers, parents and partners to stay safe and healthy,” says Dr. Kimberly Leverette, executive director at the Flint & Genesee Chamber. “This… Read More