Round II of the ‘Our Town’ Gift Card Match Program kicks off today
Consumers Energy donates $55,000 to jumpstart small businesses affected by COVID-19 through gift card program The ‘Our Town’ Gift Match program is ready to roll again. Thanks to the success and popularity of the first Our Town program in February, Consumers Energy is getting back together with the Flint & Genesee Chamber, a division of […]
Be Our Guest: Genesee County Hotels Seek to Fill Open Positions at Virtual Job Fair
‘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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.