Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Office Warming Is Tomorrow

As you may know we recently moved our office. Now that we have settled in (mostly) we would love for you to come and check out our new space!

So this Wednesday June 1st starting at 5:30pm we are hosting an “office-warming”. Come over and see us, you will get a chance to tour the Flint Club space at the FACVB, enjoy some refreshments, and learn about Flint Club. Bring friends and colleagues too, we would love to meet them.

So here are the details:

WHEN: Wednesday June 1st from 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE: The new Flint Club offices at 502 Church St. Located inside the Flint Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

WHAT ELSE: We are asking for a tax deductible of donation of $10 if you are a Flint Club member, and if you are not, you can sign up to be a Flint Club member right on the spot (a year membership is only $25) You are the fuel that keeps Flint Club running and we cannot do this without you!

You can RSVP by calling 810-232-8900×160, by email info@flintclub.org, or on the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152539548148913

We look forward to seeing you!

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Our 4th Friday Breakfast Recap

Neil Sheridan speaking at our 4th Friday Breakfast about business start-ups.

In case you missed it, Flint Club’s 4th Friday Breakfast was this morning. Our guest this month was Neil Sheridan the Director of Kettering University’s TechWorks, and an adjunct professor of management. As part of Kettering University’s economic development contributions to Flint and Michigan, TechWorks assists innovators with developing advanced technology products and services and then bringing them to market.

This morning Neil stressed the importance of entrepreneurship here in Flint. The discussion lead off with Neil posing a question to everyone in attendance, which was “How many people’s parents were entrepreneurs?” And just a few hands were raised. He then posed another question to all of us which was “How many people have an idea for a business?” And many hands went into the air. Neil said that this was the trend here in our area, that in the past the model was that an individual would begin their working life for a large corporation and retire from that same corporation. But now in the present, and into the future “people in Flint are realizing that they need to create their own jobs.”

Carrying that over into the rest of the discussion, Neil discussed ways in which individuals could begin to bring their vision of a business to reality. There are many resources available right here in the Flint area to aid potential entrepreneurs. As mentioned earlier Neil is the director of TechWorks at Kettering University, and the information can be found at the website at  http://www.ku-tw.com/.

Flint Club would like to thank Neil for speaking at our breakfast this morning, and inspiring many burgeoning entrepreneurs to take the next step in their dream of starting a business. Thank you to Hoffman’s Deco Deli & Cafe for providing our meeting place and the wonderful food. And thank you to all that attended for a great breakfast.

Have a great holiday weekend!

It’s An Office Warming!

As you may know we recently moved our office. Now that we have settled in (mostly) we would love for you to come and check out our new space!

So next Wednesday June 1st starting at 5:30pm we are hosting an “office-warming”. Come over and see us, you will get a chance to tour the Flint Club space at the FACVB, enjoy some refreshments, and learn about Flint Club. Bring friends and colleagues too, we would love to meet them.

So here are the details:

WHEN: Wednesday June 1st from 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE: The new Flint Club offices at 502 Church St. Located inside the Flint Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

WHAT ELSE: We are asking for a tax deductible of donation of $10 if you are a Flint Club member, and if you are not, you can sign up to be a Flint Club member right on the spot (a year membership is only $25) You are the fuel that keeps Flint Club running and we cannot do this without you!

You can RSVP by calling 810-232-8900×160, by email info@flintclub.org, or on the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152539548148913

We look forward to seeing you!

Our 4th Friday Breakfast Is This Friday

Our Monthly 4th Friday Breakfast is fast approaching! In fact it is this Friday May 27th.

This month Flint Club will be discussing Flint as a business town. Our guest speaker is Neil Sheridan, Director of Kettering University’s TechWorks. Mr. Sheridan will lead our discussion Inventing A New Flint: Technology Startups In Our Region. 

Neil Sheridan serves as the Director of Kettering University’s TechWorks Program and is an Adjunct Professor of Management. As part of Kettering’s economic development contributions to Flint and Michigan, TechWorks assists innovators with developing advanced technology products and services and then bringing them to market.

In Flint, Mr Sheridan has worked with Mayor Walling and the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce to secure a “smartzone” designation for Flint (the same program that launched Detroit’s TechTown, and Ann Arbor’s SPARK).

He was also recently named to help Genesee County’s “Green Technology Committee” which is seeking to create jobs and economic opportunity while making our area more environmentally sustainable.

Our 4th Friday Breakfast is this Friday, May 27th at 7:30am at Hoffman’s Deco Deli and Cafe. And as always the breakfast is free, yes, you read that right. The breakfast is free. So bring a friend, or a colleague, or bring all your friends and colleagues. The breakfasts are always informative on how all of us can make Flint a more desirable place to live, work and play.

You can RSVP over at the event page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125714007508393

We look forward to seeing you there!

It’s Friday! Time For A Contest.

There is a lot of things happening in this picture. Trees, a river, a bridge, a building in the background. But we want to know where is that bridge located? If you know the answer and are the first to leave the correct guess in the comment section for this post, then you will be our winner! The correct location, and our winner will be revealed on Monday.

Good Luck, and have a great weekend!