I was talking to two of my colleagues the other day and once again we were amazed at how quickly the days of summer are passing. I was looking for an event on my calendar and suddenly it hit me that August is here… not soon, but now! We have a number of activities scheduled […]

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When I’m out talking to groups I‘m often asked the question, “Does the Regional Chamber assist small businesses?”  The answer is a resounding yes! Our organization is in business to advocate for and assist businesses of all sizes in Flint-Genesee County. We help our members with business retention and expansion, workforce training, diversification, business planning […]

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Last week, we announced that the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce now leads tourism efforts for Flint and Genesee County. We have created a new action group called the Flint-Genesee Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. We have a dedicated staff and budget, and we have hit the ground running with an aggressive marketing plan. We […]

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Last week, more than 300 members of the Flint-Genesee County community gathered at the Regional Chamber Annual Meeting. It was a great celebration! I enjoy our Annual Meetings because it is the perfect forum to publicly express our gratitude to our partners for their roles in helping to move the region forward.

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Although it is early in the year, I’m feeling pretty optimistic that our region is moving in the right direction.  I’ve talked to several business owners who are more confident about their ability to hire new employees. The market has been positive and therefore investors are also feeling more confident. And our region is working collaboratively […]

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We’re three weeks into the New Year and the Regional Chamber has hit the ground running. But before we put 2011 too far into our rear view mirror, I want to highlight a few successes and commend our staff on a job well done. Here are some of the “stand-outs”:

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