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The second tour of the “Be A Tourist in Your Home Town” series departs on Saturday, June 15. Participants will be treated to a sampling of some of the area’s locally produced brews when they explore Flint & Genesee’s Craft Beer Scene, hosted by the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau. [caption id="attachment_41087" align="alignright" width="358"] Explore Flint & Genesee’s… Read More 

(Photo credit: University of Michigan-Flint) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce wants to help developers and real estate investors get in the Zone. The Opportunity Zone, that is. The Chamber’s Economic Development team has prepared the 24-page Opportunity Zone Prospectus that highlights the county’s 16 zones and some of the shovel-ready land available within each. The booklet also touches… Read More 

FACES of Flint & Genesee: Ed Benning, MTA Flint
For nearly 40 years, Ed Benning has served as general manager of Mass Transportation Authority Flint. And a lot has changed since 1980. “When I first started, we had 12 fixed routes that ran in the city and five vehicles for what is now known as ‘Your Ride,’” says Benning. “Now, we operate 160 Your Ride vehicles, 30 regional routes,… Read More 

YouthQuest Highlights: May 2019
Time to Celebrate Each site hosted its own end-of-the-year celebration. Events included bounce houses, carnival games, DJs, photo booths and more. From dance parties to ice cream socials, the festivities gave students a fun way to celebrate with their friends and family. YouthQuest’s Got Talent The Talent Show Club at Eisenhower Elementary put on its first show. For weeks, students… Read More 

A Day in the Life of a YouthQuest Student: Summer Edition
Every summer, YouthQuest engages students in a variety of activities that incorporate hands-on and experiential learning. Not only does this help families combat summer learning loss, it also gives students a safe place to explore new interests and have fun. For a glimpse inside YouthQuest—which is currently accepting applications for this summer—here’s a look at the day in the life… Read More 

On the Job: BreyAn Witt
For BreyAn Witt, working at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum through Summer Youth Initiative changed the trajectory of her life. The Swartz Creek High School graduate was studying to become a medical technician at Madonna University when she realized she preferred working with plants, trees and animals. At that point, Witt transferred to the University of Michigan-Flint to study wildlife… Read More