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Children Are our Future! Learn how Whaley children’s Center helps severely abused and neglected children!

ImagePlease join us in welcoming Flint Club’s November 4th Friday’s Breakfast Series Speaker.  This month Kevin Roach, President and CEO of Whaley Children’s Center will be sharing the various programs that WCC provides to help relieve the affects of severe Child  abuse and neglect.  Whaley Children’s Center is a private, non profit residential child caring institution which serves children who have suffered chronic and profound abuse and neglect. The services provided to children and families include residential treatment, group homes,& family counseling and aftercare services. 

This is a great primer for attending WCC’s “World’s Greatest Office Party” held at the Holiday In Gateway Centre from 6:00 – 10:00 PM on December 5th.  So come and join your other loyal Flint Clubbers for some coffee and conversation as we learn more about this valued community resource.  HOFFMAN’S DECO DELI & CAFE is located at 503 S. Garland St., Flint, MI 48503. Arrival and fellowship is from 7:30 Am to 8:00 AM.  Coffee is provided.  Kevin will present from 8:00 to 8:45 AM.   See you all there!   


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.    Read the rest of this entry

Reminder: 4th Friday Breakfast is Tomorrow!


Quality of Life: Challenges, Opportunities, and Successes from a Public Safety Perspective with Guest Speaker Alvern Lock

Join us Friday August 23rd, at 7:30 am for Flint Club’s monthly 4th Friday breakfast. For those not familiar with 4th Fridays, this is a great chance to find out what’s new, cool, and innovative in the city, and hear from a guest speaker that runs a program or organization actively working to make Flint a better place to live, work, and/or play.This month’s guest speaker is the City of Flint Chief of Police Alvern Lock, who will discuss challenges, opportunities and recent successes achieved by the Flint Police in their effort to improve the quality of life in Flint.

Hoffman’s provides free coffee and a variety of breakfast sandwiches, most under $3. Our attendees can just listen, or they can discuss any community projects that they’d like to make others aware of during the roundtable that takes place right before the guest speaker presents. Flyers are welcome as well!

Sound interesting? Come join us! See you tomorrow morning!

Don’t Forget about 4th Friday Breakfast–This Friday!

Salem logoWow…it’s the end of the month already! That means it’s time for 4th Friday Breakfast! This month, we welcome William Hammond, Executive Director of Salem Housing Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization who serves a diverse population, utilizing and leveraging its planning, community building and development expertise for neighborhood revitalization, leadership development, sustainable quality housing and economic growth.

Salem Housing CDC concentrates on the following to serve their mission:

  • Developing partnerships and collaborations with organizations, businesses and the private/public sector to revitalize neighborhoods.
  • Providing safe, decent and affordable housing.
  • Educating families on homeownership.
  • Focusing on targeted neighborhoods to achieve the greatest impact.

Come at 7:30 for networking and grab a breakfast sandwich. Mr. Hammond will speak at 8, and the breakfast will conclude by 8:45 so that everyone can be at work by 9 am!

Imagine Flint

What types of places do you want to see in Flint? What areas should change? What areas need to stay the same? Come to a Land Use Workshop and tell us how you Imagine Flints Future