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Holiday Events to Get You in the Jolly Spirit
With Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season, most people are looking for ways to get into the holiday spirit. Make yourself a little merrier this season by attending these holiday events in Flint & Genesee. A Tree-Mendous Evening – November 29 Witness the annual tree lighting downtown Flint. The event includes pictures with Santa and visits with live reindeer. During… Read More 

Art of Achievement Awards Honor Business & Hospitality Industry
This evening, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau honored local businesses and hospitality providers for their contributions to the well-being and success of the region in 2018.   A sold-out crowd of nearly 350 people gathered at the Flint Institute of Arts where Master of Ceremonies Steve Landaal presented 18 awards to outstanding… Read More 

Celebrate Senior Pet Adoption Month at These Local Shelters
November is National Senior Pet Adoption Month. A month dedicated to spreading awareness of older pets in need of a home. According to the ASPCA website, there are some great advantages to adopting an older pet versus a puppy or kitten such as not needing the same amount of monitoring, being already housetrained and having an established personality. However, most… Read More 

[caption id="attachment_38682" align="alignright" width="150"] Justin A. Rhein[/caption] ROWE Professional Services Co. promoted Justin A. Rhein, PS, from project surveyor to project manager. Rhein works in ROWE’s Lapeer office where he oversees survey projects, conducts quality assurance/quality control reviews and performs a wide variety of survey-related tasks. He has a B.S. in surveying engineering from Michigan Technological University and joined ROWE… Read More 

This year, the average consumer is expected to spend roughly $1,536 during the holiday shopping season, according to a new survey from Deloitte. While the bulk of that spending will cover gifts, it also includes things like holiday travel, entertaining at home and holiday furnishings. To motivate local spending, retailers across the country are participating in the ninth-annual Small Business… Read More 

When I Grow Up: YouthQuest Students Explore Career Possibilities
Building toward the future, YouthQuest students are learning about the different opportunities they will have when they grow up. With activities that follow the theme of “When I Grow Up,” students will learn math, language arts, science and social studies while exploring career opportunities and discovering what their future path might be. “The question we are asking this month is,… Read More