A family takes a photo near the rose garden at Applewood Estate in Flint, Michigan.

The Explore Flint & Genesee blog features local attractions, restaurants, and weekly things to do in and around the county. Here you'll be able to learn more about our area to help you plan your next trip or discover your next favorite attraction or restaurant in Flint & Genesee!

Bob Campbell

MEDC Community Development Launches New Online Home

MEDC Community Development (CD) has a new website "dedicated to community development and placemaking in Michigan." The CD team gathered content and related documents from our programs for communities, developers, and individuals interested in topics ranging from redevelopment to brownfield tools to…

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To Manage Stress, First Understand its Source

Stress affects everyone differently, but it usually falls into one of three categories: physical, emotional and behavioral. “Some people may experience stress as fatigue, chest pain or sickness,” said Cheri Schultz, a life coach who will be leading the Identifying Stressors workshop at the Flint…

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Achieve Project Management Success with These 3 Tips

Managing a project of any size can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. By leveraging different project management frameworks and tools, professionals can better ensure that their work is completed on time – and on target. Below, Glenn and Essence Wilson, co-founders of Communities First…

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Marketing Flint’s Strengths & Assets to New Audiences

One of the ways that our staff is working to change perception of Flint & Genesee, as well as bring in new business investment, is to invite “influencers” to the region. When I say “influencers,” I’m referring to top business decision-makers, opinion-shapers or individuals of a certain celebrity…

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Order Up! It's Flint Restaurant Week

Calling all foodies and anyone else who needs to eat this week. There's still plenty of time to “chow down in Flinttown” at the second-annual Flint Restaurant Week, going on now through May 20. Nineteen restaurants are on this year’s menu, offering an assortment of fare to whet your appetite. The…

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Tenth-Annual Jumpstart Entrepreneurs' Conference

Skypoint Ventures executive David Ollila will be the keynote speaker at the 10 th annual Jumpstart Entrepreneurs' Conference, presented by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce's eTEAM. The May 11 conference will also include a breakout session on Skypoint's Ferris Wheel project, which will be a…

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Got a Job Opening? Share It on the Chamber Website

Of the Americans who looked for work between 2013 and 2015, 79 percent utilized online resources in their job search, reports the Pew Research Center. What’s more, 34 percent considered these online resources to be the most important tool available to them. Thankfully, Chamber members have an added…

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