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Flint & Genesee Chamber Welcomes New Members in September

New Chamber member Waza Flo annouced its move to Flint during a press conference on Sept. 29. Courtesy of Crichton Creations Photography.​
New Chamber member Waza Flo annouced its move to Flint during a press conference on Sept. 29. Courtesy of Crichton Creations Photography.​

(FLINT, Mich., October 15, 2015) –The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced continued growth in its membership. Twelve area businesses joined the organizations in September. These new members represent a wide range of industries and are actively contributing to the success and economic activity of this region.

“We’re pleased to welcome our new members to the Flint & Genesee Chamber,” said Tim Herman, CEO of the Chamber. “They have joined hundreds of business owners and managers working with the Chamber to move the economy forward and make Flint and Genesee County a better place to work, live and play. And we’re excited to have them join us.”

The businesses include:

  • Ads Plus Printing & Copy Center (767 E. Main St., Flushing): A printing and copy center that provides business and personal printing services, including layout & design and complete mailing services.
  • Joseph A. Fredericks II (Leonard): Fredericks serves as a District Sales Coordinator for AFLAC, an insurance company that offers everything from group and individual plans to enrollment services and technologies.
  • Ashlor Staffing Services (3710 Davison Road, Flint): A staffing company that provides a range of human resources and personnel management services.
  • Black Tie Productions (3726 Richfield Road, Flint): An entertainment provider that offers DJs, photo booth rentals, up-lighting and other event-related services.
  • Drew Shapiro (2127 University Park Drive, Okemos): An insurance agent for New York Life Insurance offering business and personal insurance, retirement and financial services.
  • Enterprise Leasing Company of Detroit (29301 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills): Specializes in providing customized vanpool programs and commuter services for individuals and companies.
  • Hartland Insurance Agency (6155 W. Pierson Road, Flushing): An insurance agency offering business, homeowners and auto insurance in Michigan.
  • Fresh Choice Market (1916 Davison Road, Flint): Located in the former Kroger store, this local supermarket that sells meat, produce, dairy and other grocery offerings.
  • Peter McFray (Flint): A DJ and music producer who serves as an on-air mixer for 102.5 WIOG, among other roles.
  • Purves Construction (11525 North Saginaw Road, Clio): A contracting company that provides fire, wind and water restoration; roof tarping; and construction services for residential and commercial buildings.
  • Sleep Number (4378 Miller Road, Flint): A retail store specializing in mattresses.
  • Waza Flo, formerly Detroit Waza Flo (Flint): Based out of the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, this is Flint’s newest and only professional men’s soccer team.

As members of Genesee County’s largest business advocacy organization, these businesses can take advantage of several benefits available through the Chamber, including money saving and insurance programs, business and talent services, networking opportunities, seminars and workshops, and assistance in securing government contracts.

“Our services can have a major impact on sustaining and growing businesses of all sizes, but particularly small businesses,” said Heather Kale, Director of Member Services for the Chamber. “In addition to providing networking services, we help companies enter new markets and connect them with talent and financial resources. Our goal is to help businesses make their goals become reality.”

For more information about member services, contact Heather Kale at or Amber Taylor at , or call (810) 600-1404.

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