Flint & Genesee is filled with local businesses from restaurants to retail, event venues to professional services. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, a small business is defined as a business with less than 500 employees.
In Flint & Genesee, local businesses reflect the culture of the area with hardworking spirit and perseverance. Challenged by an unprecedented year in 2020, local businesses have shown resilience and continue to serve the community.
For this reason, the Flint & Genesee Chamber partnered with Consumers Energy and the Michigan Municipal League Foundation to give back to local businesses through the “Our Town Gift Card Match Program.” The program provided funds to local businesses to allow those businesses to double gift card purchases up to $50. For example, if a patron buys a $25 gift card at a participating business, they will receive $50 worth of gift cards for that purchase.
With this program, community members are able to extend their dollars when shopping at local businesses, which benefits both the community and Flint & Genesee businesses.
Although some businesses have sold out of their match funds, many businesses can still match patrons’ purchases.
Participating businesses with funds available include:
- B-Dogs at the Flint Farmers’ Market
- B’s Bowling in Flint Township
- Cork on Saginaw in downtown Flint
- Edible Arrangements in Grand Blanc
- Fenton Winery & Brewery in Fenton
- Flint Children’s Museum in Flint
- Flint City Bucks, which play at Atwood Stadium in Flint
- Flint Crepe Company in Flint
- Flint Handmade
- Hoffman’s Deco Deli & Café in Flint
- Italia Garden in multiple locations in Genesee County
- LaVilla Family Dining & Pizzeria in Mt. Morris
- Luigi’s & El Toro Sports Bar in Flint
- Red Wing Shoes in Flint
- Richfield Bowl in Flint
- The Sandbox Virtual Reality Arcade in Flint Township
- Semi-Sweet LLC in Flushing and at the Flint Farmers’ Market
- Sauce Italian American Kitchen in downtown Flint
- Soriano’s Mexican Kitchen in downtown Flint
- Southfield Gold & Diamonds, Inc. in Flint
- Sweets by Suzanne Marie in Fenton
- US 23 Drive-In Theater in Flint
- Vogt’s Flowers in Flint
- The Whiting and The Capitol Theatre in Flint
For more information and to stay up to date on businesses with available gift cards, visit FlintandGenesee.org/OurTown.