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FACES of Flint & Genesee Business: Madonna Bennett & David Bennett, THA Architects Engineers
THA Architects Engineers began in 1957 when two local architects, Cliff Gibbs and Jim Tomblinson, decided to go into business together. A few years later, Gerry Harburn joined the firm and together, they began to build a 63-year legacy. “I happen to be lucky enough to have worked for all three founders at one point,” says Madonna Bennett, President of… Read More 

Financial Plus Credit Union announced that Rachelle Kippe has joined the company as the vice president of mortgage lending. In this role, she is responsible for establishing, leading and executing the strategic initiatives for mortgage lending.

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YouthQuest Highlights: October 2020
Celebrating Afterschool All YouthQuest sites hosted events focused around Lights On Afterschool, a yearly celebration coordinated by the Afterschool Alliance to celebrate and advocate for afterschool hours. Events ranged from drive-thru trunk or treats to drive-in movies. Students, their families and staff were excited to be able to interact with one another, even at a social distance, and had fun… Read More 

On the Job: Shariona Smith
Mott Middle College graduate Shariona Smith is busy working toward her dreams of owning her own event planning service. In the meantime, however, Smith works for General Motors, where she sanitizes touchpoints in their factory – a job that was created after the coronavirus pandemic began. “Each morning, we start with a meeting where we are given the touchpoints we… Read More 

Behind the Scenes: YouthQuest Site Managers Work to Make YouthQuest Successful
At YouthQuest, students and families primarily interact with the site team leaders and learning guides assigned to their site. However, there are individuals behind the scenes that help make the program as successful as it can be. “Our site managers manage specific sites to ensure they are equipped with the tools they need to help our YouthQuest students,” says Nefertari… Read More 

Not Just a Summer Job: Summer Youth Initiative Helps Students Gain Full-Time Employment
Each year, TeenQuest graduates are given the opportunity to apply for Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) – a program that helps hundreds of teens find summer employment. However, for some students, it doesn’t end there. “Giving students the opportunity to gain work experience is one of our main goals,” says James Avery, director of Education & Training of the Flint &… Read More