Chamber billboards get attention and promote incentives
No longer Mid-Michigan’s best kept secret, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is making sure the community knows what they have to offer— one towering billboard at a time.
“People may not realize the many different ways the Regional Chamber serves businesses and the community. We offer after school programs, incentive packages for businesses and training for employees—most of our services are at no cost,” says Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “It’s exciting to see our new billboards throughout Genesee County. The boards are a great way to get our messages out to potential new members and the community.”
Residents and visitors can see the billboards highlighting the Regional Chamber’s many services, incentives and programs throughout Genesee County. The billboards will rotate over a yearlong period, and focus on the initiatives of the three business units of the Regional Chamber: Membership Services, Economic Development and Education & Training.
Here are a few of the Regional Chamber’s featured billboards and the story behind their messages:
A LIFETIME OF REWARDS. Free After School Program
YouthQuest is a free after school enrichment program available in Carman-Ainsworth, Flint, Mt. Morris and Montrose school districts. YouthQuest keeps kids safe, engaged and learning after the school day is done.
BRIGHT FUTURES START HERE. Pre-Employment Leadership Training
TeenQuest is a free after school pre-employment and leadership training program that gives teens the skills to ace an interview, land a summer job and achieve their long-term career goals.
BRIGHT MINDS. 50% OFF. Hire Our Teens and We’ll Pay Half
HELPING 4,000 TEENS FIND AN AWESOME SUMMER JOB.
Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) helps more than 450 qualified teens find employment each year by providing funding to area nonprofit businesses to hire SYI graduates.
YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER ROLEDEX. Networking & FREE Lunch
The Member Services business unit of the Regional Chamber is aimed at connecting individuals and businesses in Genesee County to forge mutually beneficial relationships. Member Services also provides savings and benefits to members, from insurance to office supplies. “Lunch Is On Us” is a Member Service’s event where members enjoy a free lunch at a local business, listen to dynamic speakers and network with fellow business professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.
GREEN GROWS HERE. Powering Alternative Energy
Genesee County is transforming into an alternative energy hub and leading the way in the development and research of fuel cells and biogas. With the help of the Regional Chamber’s Energy Committee, local businesses are learning to create a supply of green products, processes and services.
CASH. CONTACTS. CONTRACTS. Connecting Businesses To Resources
The Regional Chamber’s Economic Development Team is growing the business community by attracting new businesses to the area with some of the best land prices and competitive incentive packages in the country. The Regional Chamber helps established and new businesses obtain available funding, win government contracts and offers a long list of business services, many at no cost.
TAKING BUSINESS FROM POINT A TO POINT B. Crossroads of Opportunity
Genesee County is a thriving transportation hub. The Regional Chamber has a variety of incentives available to companies active in the transportation, distribution and logistics sector for strengthening and diversifying their business.