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Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber, reflects on the impact the coronavirus has had on the business community, shares his perspective on the reopening of the economy and reminds us that there will be better days ahead. Read More 

Federal relief in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic has reopened for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The PPP has been refilled with $321 billion. The majority is expected to go quickly, especially with all the unprocessed PPP loan applications in queue at banks across the country. If you applied in the first… Read More 

Halo Burger, Starlite Coney Island to reopen May 1 Two mid-Michigan restaurant staples are set to fire their grills back up this week. Halo Burger and Starlite Coney Island have announced they will reopen Friday, May 1, but the doors to their dining rooms will remain closed to customers. Full story from Mlive/Flint Journal Halo Burger statement: After careful consideration, Halo… Read More 

Flint & Genesee Chamber provides remote professional development opportunities in May
Postponed business trainings rescheduled as webinars (FLINT, Mich., April 27, 2020) Last month, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce postponed its remaining spring business trainings as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Since then, the organization has been working with its facilitators to re-work the sessions for an online format. The resulting webinars will begin rolling out next week.… Read More 

Backgrounds to Spice Up Your Video Conference Call
These days, video conference calls are more important than ever. It’s a way to keep in touch with family, attend meetings with colleagues or catch up with friends. Video conferencing software like Zoom offers ways to upload your own backgrounds and now you can host your next meeting in Flint & Genesee. Featured backgrounds include Stepping Stone Falls, Longway Planetarium,… Read More 

Before Sherman's Lounge closed in observation of the current executive orders, we caught up with Bruce Hardy about the Moving Flint Forward program. Here, he shares how he and his brother are improving the 50-year-old bar through the General Motors-supported initiative, their commitment to the city's south side and more. To learn more about Sherman's Lounge, visit To learn… Read More