Michigan Corp’s Executive Director Elizabeth Garlow

Michigan Corp’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Garlow to join Flint Club during this months 4th Friday on September 27, 2013.

In support of Flint Club’s on-going mission to “promote programs…. that attract and retain talented individuals who want to make Flint a flourishing place to live work and play” Flint Club as a part of a consortium of local collaborators introduced KIVA Flint to our city.  Kiva Flint “empowers citizens to nominate and lend to small businesses $25 at a time.

Elizabeth Garlow

In so doing, Kiva Flint extends a unique opportunity for current and former Flint area residents everywhere to connect to one another and to small businesses in the state.”    Since we introduced this to Flint in April KIVA Flint has helped 5 entrepreneurs in the local area achieve their entrepreneurial dreams by providing $5000.00 micro loans to help them begin or expand their businesses.

This month our 4th Friday’s Breakfast Speaker will be Elizabeth Garlow, Executive Director of Michigan Corp who introduced Kiva Michigan to our state.  After creating KIVA Michigan Elizabeth introduced the KIVA Program to Detroit.  Since then she has taken this entrepreneur building program on the road and expanded into Flint and other communities.   So if you or someone you know has a business idea and needs funding to help you get the idea off the ground then this is for you!  Come and learn what KIVA Flint is all about and how you can achieve that most difficult step of funding your dream.   

Elizabeth joined Michigan Corps in May 2012 as Director of Strategic Initiatives and rose to the position of Executive Director in January 2013. She oversees all aspects of the organization’s efforts to launch and lead social change efforts that bring Michiganders together in imaginative ways – and grow its community of “Corps Members.”

Prior to joining Michigan Corps, Elizabeth spent four years working to advance domestic microfinance with ACCION USA, where she focused on strategic partnership development and program implementation to grow the country’s leading microloan portfolio. While with ACCION, Elizabeth led key projects such as Michigan Corps’ “Kiva Detroit” and helped transform the organization’s financial education program and the “Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream” partnership into thriving, nationwide initiatives.

Elizabeth started her career researching The Economy of Communion Initiative’s efforts in business social responsibility and cooperative movements in Brazil, Argentina and Italy.

She holds a B.A. in Political Science, Spanish and International Economics from Kalamazoo College. A native Detroiter, Elizabeth finds herself excited about an emerging culture of social innovation and entrepreneurship in Detroit and Michigan, and can frequently be found making road trips around the state.


The Location:
Hoffman’s Deco Deli
503 Garland St, Flint, MI 48503

The Time:
Starts @ 8:45am

The monthly breakfast is free to attend, with coffee provided by Hoffman’s Deco Deli. Hot breakfast sandwiches and wraps are available for purchase.  The guest speaker begins at 8am. The program is concluded by 8:45 am, so that people can get to work by 9 am. Learn More

Please direct your questions vie e-mail to Miya at flintclub10@gmail.com


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