Nominations are now open for the 8th annual Art of Achievement Awards

FLINT, Michigan — The Flint & Genesee Group’s 8th annual Art of Achievement Awards is being held on Thursday, November 3 at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint, and the nominations are now open to the public. 

The award ceremony will give credit to local individuals, businesses, and organizations who are making a difference in their respective fields and in their communities within Genesee County. 

There are two categories for the awards: Business and Hospitality. Both categories have seven different awards with different qualifications. The Business category includes the 'Business Impact Award,' the 'Small Business Award,' the 'Minority-Owned Business Award,' the 'Non-profit Impact Award,' and the 'Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Award.'

Another category is the 'Claire M. White Award' which highlights a woman bringing betterment to the Flint area, as well as the 'Young Professional Leadership Award' that will go to a nominee 40 years old or younger. The Business category has a deadline of Wednesday, October 13. 

The awards under the Hospitality category include 'Hotel Ambassador of the Year,' 'Frontline Ambassador of the Year,' 'Attraction of the Year,' 'Restaurant of the Year,' and 'Hotel of the Year.'

There is also the 'Gloria Dehart Community Champion' award which recognizes an individual or organization that is bettering Flint through collaboration and advocacy. The 'CTA of the Year Award' will go to a Flint & Genesee Certified Tourism Ambassador who is doing a great job bringing people into the city.

The Hospitality category’s deadline is Monday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m. All nominations under the Hospitality category that were entered past 5:00 p.m will be saved for the 2023 awards. 

There is no limit on how many nominations one can make or a limit to nominating the same business or individual for multiple awards. Each nomination is to be done on separate forms that are found on the Flint & Genesee Group's website.  

“The awards are a great opportunity to recognize a variety of business and community leaders as well as up-and-coming professionals who are doing terrific, impactful things to move Flint & Genesee forward,” said Group CEO Tim Herman.

“Recognition for our hospitality professionals, from those employed at our lodging facilities to the attractions and venues, is equally important because they are integral to promoting our region as a great place to live, work, play and visit.”   

For more info on the Art and Achievement Awards, and to get your nominations in before the deadline, visit:

Tickets for the award ceremony are $10 per person and can be purchased here
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