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Experience Local Hockey with the Flint Firebirds
The Flint Firebirds 2019-2020 season is in full swing and there are plenty of opportunities to see your local hockey team play between now and next March. See when the OHL team is playing at their home base, the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center: Friday, December 13 against the Saginaw Spirit Saturday, December 28 against the Sarnia Sting Sunday,… Read More 

YouthQuest Highlights: November 2019
Around the World To extend learning beyond day school and provide an enriching experience, YouthQuest’s site at Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary recently focused on the theme, “Around the World.” Students in grades K-2 learned about the cultures of India, France and Mexico, while students in grades 3-6 focused on Africa. They played traditional games such as “Elephant Stampede,” a children’s game from… Read More 

On the Job: Jeffery Tiner
As a pizza server, Jeffery "JT" Tiner didn’t know he had a passion for the financial sector—that is until his strong work ethic and professional spirit prompted a Huntington Bank employee to encourage him to take a job working at the bank. “Huntington employees came in for lunch often,” says Tiner. “They mentioned that I was professional and had good… Read More 

Holiday Resource Guide
YouthQuest will be out of session during the holidays – however, there are plenty of activities to keep students busy during the break. “It is always a good idea to continue learning through holiday breaks,” says Nefertari Jones, Program Director for YouthQuest. “If parents keep students engaged, they have an easier time coming back after the new year.” To help… Read More 

Get Your Holiday Shopping Done at YQ Biz
New this year, YQ Biz has moved to Genesee Valley Center in Flint Township and will be held Saturday, Dec. 14. Families and community members are encouraged to shop the 33 student-run businesses that were selected from the YQ Biz Shark Tank-style competitions that took place during the fall. “Our students have been working hard to complete their products for… Read More 

#ShopSmall with Flint & Genesee Chamber Members
This year, the average consumer is expected to spend roughly $1,500 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 Small Business Saturday on… Read More