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#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 

Once again, it is the time of the year where we gather around the table with family members to reflect on the things for which we are thankful. I’m personally thankful for a great family and friends, good health and a great place to work. In addition, I am thankful to and for the members of the Chamber boards and… Read More 

Flint School of Performing Arts Director Davin Pierson Torre has received the esteemed Milestone Award from the National Guild for Community Arts Education. She is the only arts educator in Michigan – and one of only seven in the United States – to receive the award. Torre accepted the award during the Guild’s Conference for Community Arts Education in Austin, Texas, on… Read More 

Where to #ShopSmall on Nov. 30
Planning to #ShopSmall this holiday season? Get a head start by participating in this year’s Small Business Saturday, which falls on Nov. 30. There are several local events and promotions that will be taking place throughout the day. You might, for instance, check out Flint Handmade’s 13th Annual Holiday Craft Market. Held at the Flint Masonic Temple (755 S. Saginaw St., Flint), the event will… Read More 

FACES of Flint & Genesee Business: Grace Peabody
In 2013, Grace Peabody graduated from Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. It was then that she and her father Jim decided to go into business together. “I never thought I’d be in insurance,” says Peabody. “It’s something you kind of fall into and then you love it.” Six years later,… Read More 

Community Leaders, Business & Hospitality Professionals honored at the 6th Annual Art of Achievement Awards
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau today presented Art of Achievement Awards to 17 exemplary businesses, community leaders and hospitality professionals for their significant contributions to the region’s success in 2019. A sold-out crowd of nearly 375 people packed the Flint Institute of Arts where Master of Ceremonies Steve Landaal presented… Read More