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

First impressions…

Tim Herman, CEO November 30, 2015 We’ve all heard the saying “first impressions are often lasting impressions.” And if you live or work in the Flint area, you understand exactly what this means. Even if the impression was made 20 years ago. That’s why I’m very excited that our Convention & Visitors…

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Local Teens are Counting on Us

Tim Herman, CEO Last week, Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB) issued its summer 2015 job market forecast for Michigan teens. The teen unemployment rate is expected to decline by 2.8 percent from last summer. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the unemployment…

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Thanks for Celebrating With Us

Tim Herman, CEO I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming out to celebrate with us. It means a lot. It’s the Flint & Genesee Chamber’s time to share with all of you how we are working with our partners to improve the local economy and quality of citizen’s lives. Over 450 guests…

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In Your Corner: Join us at our Annual Meeting

Tim Herman, CEO We’re almost there… Spring is just around the corner and so is the Flint & Genesee Chamber’s Annual Meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you, our members and our partners on March 23 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre. The Annual Meeting provides the perfect opportunity for the…

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In Your Corner: Closing the Skills Gap

I’m sure many of you have read about or perhaps have experienced that there is a skills gap in Flint and Genesee County and throughout the state. Employers have open positions but cannot find employees with the necessary skills. And in fact, many job seekers recognize that they need more education…

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In Your Corner: It Takes a Village

Tim Herman, CEO Good day, FGCC members. I hope business is going well. In this week’s column, I want to talk about something that is weighing on my mind. It’s an ongoing issue that frustrates me to no end. It’s the negativity and misinformed viewpoints about Flint & Genesee. It is very important…

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In Your Corner: Key Fundamentals in Place for 2015

Tim Herman, CEO Greetings! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and you are looking forward to a prosperous 2015. Last year there was a great deal of positive momentum and clear signs of a rebound as the region took steps to reinvent Flint & Genesee. Business retention/expansion and…

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