Entrepreneurship

Feature Story Jonathan Quarles holding his first place $10,000 win from November 2019's Pitch for $K event.
In The News Linda Bell embraces her longtime friend Nancy Jago (a deaf and blind community member) after her $10,000 win.
Feature Story Diener was formally introduced to Flint’s downtown scene as a teen when he and his brother played a gig at the Flint Local 432. In later years, as Diener toured the world playing in various bands, Flint still captured his imagination.
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In The News The GCI building is host to several facilities designed to imitate real-world work environments. The GCI conference center sits next to the restaurant where visitors and staff can purchase food cooked by students.

Students get a taste of what Genesee Career Institute has to offer


Feature Story The #waterislife mural on the side of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York.

The sisterhood behind Flint’s bottled fence


Feature Story Vantrell Erving poses with models for his SIAK clothing brand. SIAK The Brand has been featured in fashion shows and collaborations since 2018.
In The News Costa Papista holds up the Bucks' hard-earned USL League Two Championship trophy as Bucks team members celebrate the victory last year.
In The News Dan Duggan (left) and Costa Papista (right) pose with the Bucks’ 2019 MVP, Team Captain Charlie Booth (center).
Feature Story Park Place Hair Studio, LLC is a vehicle for the brand How the Clippers Saved My Life, which inspires and encourages young people in the Flint area.

Clippers help Flint youth navigate life lessons


Feature Story The Creative Hair School of Cosmetology, created in 1999, celebrates 20 years of Black business success, with a dynamic creed and location on Miller Road in Flint.
Feature Story  Mott coach Steve Schmidt and assistant Kevin Tiggs watch a scrimmage during a Mott basketball practice in December.
In The News Charles H. Winfrey is having an open call Wednesday, Dec. 18 to bring to life all 21 characters of his play. Slated for public viewing in February, "The Saints" is a life-inspired retelling of the St. John Street neighborhood.
Feature Story Louie Ray grew up on Flint’s north side, near Martin Luther King Avenue Boulevard and went to Flint Central High School. A few years later he started rapping at age 22.
In The News  By offering low-cost  and innovative designs, Divide Design is able to cater to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and non-profit spaces like the Ferris Wheel downtown and the Lean Rocket Lab in Jackson, MI.
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