FLINT, Mich., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and its partners will host Flint Homecoming on August 16-17, recruiting Flint expatriates from across the country to the invitation-only, one-and-a-half-day event. Flint Homecoming will provide opportunities to reconnect, rediscover and invest in the future of the Flint area. Distinguished keynote speakers, panel discussions, networking opportunities, site tours and more will be offered, providing attendees with a front-row seat to Flint's revitalization and opportunities for expats to be a part of the forward momentum.
"We are thrilled to open our doors to returning expatriates, as well as those who have been here all along, to celebrate the next chapter of Flint and the surrounding region," said Phil Hagerman, CEO and Chairman of Diplomat and Flint Homecoming Co-Chair. "Flint Homecoming aims to capture the city's burgeoning energy and empower attendees to share in our momentum."
Keynote speakers that have been announced include Brian Calley, Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan; Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain for General Motors Company; and Mary L. Kramer, Group Publisher for Crain's Detroit Business.
Flint Homecoming aims to acquaint expatriates with "Flint today" – the city's progress, its challenges and what's needed to continue to change the narrative about Flint. The event will offer ample opportunity for the exchange of ideas to help shape the vision for the recovery and revitalization of Flint and the surrounding region.
"In hosting Flint Homecoming, we seek to inspire our expats to get engaged in the city's resurgence, and play a role in continuing to make Flint a great place to conduct business, live, work and play for years to come," said Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and Flint Homecoming Co-Chair.
Themes of panel discussions and keynote speeches will include:
- Flint As I Knew It;
- Flint Water Crisis – Current State;
- Flint Works For Me. It Can Work For You.;
- Philanthropy's Changing Role in Flint's Revitalization;
- Educations' Role in Moving Flint Forward;
- Economic Development Strategic Initiatives;
- Entrepreneurism in Flint; and
- Flint's Top 10 Project Wish List.
For more information about Flint Homecoming 2017, including notable expatriates, please visit FlintHomecoming.com.
Elaine Redd, Flint & Genesee Chamber
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SOURCE Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce