Melanie Pratt owns the HQ fun Bunker in Vernon Township. Inside, you’ll find a full service restaurant, a bowling alley, archery, ax throwing, an arcade and much more. Think of it as a 16,000 square foot adult playground. Like many businesses during the pandemic, Pratt is hurting. But she is in a rather unique predicament because of COVID-19.
GM's announcement that it plans to invest $150 million in the Flint Assembly plant to build more heavy duty pickup trucks is going over well with at least one local car dealership and a loyal customer.
What began as an effort to increase business at Flint restaurants at the height of the water crisis has turned into a culinary event in its own right.
This year's Flint Restaurant week is set against the background of a revitalized downtown.
Tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods jumped to 25% on Friday. The increases will impact a lot of items U.S. consumers buy including furniture, luggage, and handbags. Another industry expected to take a hit? Local bicycle shops. As manufacturing has shifted to China, many bicycles and bicycle components are now made in China. Tariffs are taxes, paid by consumers and businesses in the U.S. We talked with biking enthusiasts and a bike shop owner about the expected increase in prices as a result of the tariff hikes.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation declaring April 2, 2019
'Equal Pay Day' in Michigan. Women in the state earn 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, the gap is widest for women of color. UM Flint hosted an 'Equal Pay Day' event where women shared powerful stories about the impact of gender bias.
The Chairman of the Finance Committee, Eric Mays, tells ABC 12 News he plans to introduce additional amendments to the Mayor's proposed budget during their final special finance committee meeting on Friday.
Tuesday night we spoke with Saginaw Starbucks customers who weren't upset after learning the store was closed in order to conduct anti-bias training. But SVSU Professor Rosina Hassoun cautions in order to be effective, the training cannot be a one-off.
A local steel company and an economics professor agree on one thing; President Donald Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is an effort to try and reign in countries like China and level the playing field.