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‘Our Town’ Matches Gift Cards Purchased at 23 Genesee County Food-Based Businesses
(FLINT, Mich. – Feb. 8, 2021) Planning to order carryout or dine in at one of your favorite Genesee County restaurants? Get more for your money with the “Our Town Gift Card Match Program.” Thanks to a $25,000 donation from Consumers Energy, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with 20+ area businesses to double the value… Read More 

TeenQuest Offers Final Chance to Earn Invite to 2021 Summer Youth Initiative Job Fair
Registration is now open for Feb. 18-March 25 session (FLINT, Mich. – Feb. 5, 2021) Tim Szary is a systems engineer at Raytheon Technologies. Jelani Taylor is a business analyst at McKinsey Seattle. And Quanhyia Wade is now in her first year as a nursing student at Mott Community College. Despite their different career paths, these Genesee County natives all… Read More 

Consumers Energy announced on Jan. 15  that Kyle McCree, a regional public affairs manager for Consumers Energy and former director of core initiatives for the Flint & Genesee Chamber, has been named director of state governmental affairs and strategy.

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3 Reasons to hire teens through Summer Youth Initiative
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is seeking proposals from Genesee County employers interested in hiring graduates of the TeenQuest pre-employment training program this summer. As part of the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI), local employers who participate in the SYI Job Fair in April can hire teens, ages 14-19, for three to 15 weeks over the summer. Why is… Read More 

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic delivered a major shock to the business community. However, no sector of the economy has been disproportionately hurt more than Black-owned businesses. According to Bloomberg, the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic triggered a 41 percent decline in black-owned businesses nationally in 2020. That impact and the fragile financial state of many local Black-owned businesses has… Read More 

Graci Harkema, owner of Graci LLC, will lead a two-hour interactive virtual workshop focused on the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion. In preparation for the Feb. 24 event, Inside Business spoke with Harkema for a discussion about what participants can expect and why this topic is good for business.

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