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Remembering Kourtney Jones
Last month, YouthQuest lost one of its own: Kourtney Jones. During his eight years with the organization, Jones made a huge impact on students, parents, school faculty and his fellow employees. “Kourtney made a big splash in a small pond during his time on earth,” says Cheryl Adkins, program director for YouthQuest. “He made a big impact on his students… Read More 

TeenQuest, SYI Alum Receives Prestigious Scholarship
TeenQuest graduate and Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) participant DeEsmond Lewis was one of 300 students around the nation to receive the Gates Scholarship. The award is a highly selective scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors and covers the full cost of college attendance. “We are very proud of Mr. Lewis’s accomplishments,” says James Avery, director of Education and… Read More 

FGCC Speakers Bureau a resource for local organizations
There is plenty of activity underway in Genesee County and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is right in the thick of things. From nurturing talent to welcoming visitors to luring new business investment, Chamber executives and staff are available to speak on a variety of subjects at no cost. The Chamber’s Speakers Bureau is ideal for nonprofit, professional… Read More 

S. Bobby Mukkamala, MD, was voted president-elect of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) during the 154th annual meeting of the MSMS House of Delegates annual meeting May 4-5 in Kalamazoo. [caption id="attachment_40866" align="alignright" width="160"] Dr. Bobby Mukkamala[/caption] Mukkamala, a board-certified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon who earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, is past chair of the… Read More 

Find government contracting opportunities at ‘Meet the Buyer 2019’
The Region 6 Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) on June 19 will host the 5th Annual “Meet the Buyer” at the Food Bank of East Michigan, 1939 Howard St. in Flint. Meet the Buyer, a free, half-day event from 8 a.m. to noon, brings together procurement officials from various local, regional, state and federal agencies and businesses with goods and… Read More 

Over 200 community members participated in the recent Forward Together Visioning Summit. It was a dynamic two-hour exchange that I was very proud to be a part of. The May 14 Summit was hosted by the Forward Together partners that are collaborating to develop a countywide vision and Economic Vitality Action Agenda. This includes the City of Flint, Genesee County… Read More