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[caption id="attachment_43771" align="alignright" width="151"] Jo Sinha[/caption] Peckham, Inc.’s Board of Directors has named Jo Sinha as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1, 2020. Sinha, who is currently Peckham’s chief operating officer, will replace longtime CEO Mitch Tomlinson after he retires in January. Sinha has been with Peckham for more than two decades serving in a variety of leadership roles… Read More 

GM and Flint & Genesee Chamber announce Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grants recipients
General Motors and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced 15 recipients of the Moving Flint Forward Small Business grants, totaling $150,000. The GM-funded initiative supports revitalization efforts across the city’s neighborhoods by strengthening local businesses. The grantees were drawn from of a range of businesses – including auto body repair, childcare, retail, food and entertainment, and professional… Read More 

FACES of Flint & Genesee Business: David Gaines, Gaines Jewelry
When David Gaines was young, he didn’t envision taking over the family business, Gaines Jewelry. “I wanted nothing to do with the jewelry business,” says Gaines. “Because to me, working at my father’s business as a teenager, it was just cleaning counters and getting everyone lunch.” But after he graduated from high school, Gaines gained a new perspective on the… Read More 

Lead Now's Fifth Cohort Graduates Following Capstone Project Supporting Local Nonprofit
(FLINT, Mich., Dec. 18, 2019) – On Thursday, Dec. 12, 14 area professionals celebrated their completion of Lead Now Flint & Genesee, formerly known as Leadership NOW. They represent the fifth cohort to graduate from the intensive leadership development program offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “It’s been just over a year since these professionals first made… Read More 

FACES of Flint & Genesee: Alicia Gibbons, Donna’s Donuts
Alicia Gibbons, the third-generation owner of Donna’s Donuts, has always been a part of the local business. “Donna’s was the first place I went before they took me home from the hospital,” says Gibbons. “My parents and grandparents had to show me off.” The shop was originally under ownership outside Gibbon’s family, but a few years after it opened her… Read More 

Genesee Valley Center to Host 33 Student-Run Pop-Up Shops
YouthQuest brings back YQ Biz just in time for the holidays On Saturday, Dec. 14, Genesee Valley Center will expand its retail offering to include 33 pop-up shops featuring the wares and goods of some of Flint’s youngest entrepreneurs. The small businesses, created and run by K-12 students in YouthQuest’s afterschool program, will be in the mall’s J.C. Penney wing… Read More