West Flint Business Association Meeting

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Our 50/50 raffle at each meeting and various other fundraisers provide for scholarships to high school students and adult learners.

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The purpose of the West Flint Business Association shall be to bring together business, professional, industrial, governmental and other civic leaders for the purpose of educating and informing them of the activities and interests of the West Flint area. In addition, the association shall promote a constant exchange of ideas, experiences and networking between members.

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2016 Scholarship Application

WEST FLINT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS Download Complete Application: WFBA Scholarships 2016 SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT – $2,500 (Non-Renewable by the same student) Each year, the West Flint Business Association awards three scholarships to Flint area students. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOT PRIMARILY BASED ON FINANCIAL NEED AND/OR GPA. Awards are based on service to school and community, two (2) letters of recommendation and a personal letter of introduction. Applications from members and non-members are being sought for : (1) The WFBA High School Community Service Scholarship is designed to assist high school seniors in achieving their goal of a college education. The purpose is to recognize individuals who can demonstrate exceptional achievement and leadership skills through involvement in their respective school and community. Recipients must have a high school diploma. Although a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on the 4.0 scale is required, it is only one factor in our determination of the winner. Written proof of acceptance as a full time student at a college or university must be presented before funds will be released. (2) The WFBA/Curbco/Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is designed to assist a high school senior who intends to continue their education in a related specialty vocational area at a post secondary institution. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. They must provide written proof of acceptance as a student at a college, university or trade school that is properly accredited before funds will be released. (3) The WFBA Adult Learner Student Scholarship is designed for individuals currently in the work force and/or college who are trying to improve themselves by furthering their education while showing... read more

KWA Pipeline – Jeff Wright

  Jeff Wright, Genesee County Drain Commissioner, presented a slide show of the pipe building process that begins at Lake Huron. Below, a hard hat bearing stickers from every company involved with building the pipeline. Construction of the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) pipeline will not only be a game changer for water costs and quality in Genesee County but also a boon for the state’s food processing industry, according to Jeff Wright, Genesee County Drain Commissioner and KWA CEO. Wright provided an update and long term vision for the new KWA water pipeline, in a presentation last week to the West Flint Business Association. Wright said the estimated $233 million project in on schedule and under budget and expected to be ready to deliver raw water to the city of Flint water treatment plant at Dort Highway and Stewart Avenue by June 2016. But it could take another six months or so for Genesee County to build its own Water Treatment Facility to serve the rest of county which will likely continue using water supplied by Detroit until early 2017. [http://flinttownshipview.mihomepaper.com/sites/flinttownshipview.mihomepaper.com/files/images/2015-03-26/1p2.preview.jpg]<http://flinttownshipview.mihomepaper.com/sites/flinttownshipview.mihomepaper.com/files/images/2015-03-26/1p2.jpg>When completed, the pipeline will deliver water pumped from Lake Huron to three counties including Lapeer and Sanilac. Besides supplying water to residential customers, the new pipeline also holds promise for industrial and agricultural business customers, Wright said. Untreated water is preferred by food processors because they don’t have to remove chlorine and other chemicals from it. The Michigan Agri-Business Association and Michigan Farm Bureau are among supporters who have endorsed the pipeline, Wright said. Being able to sell the raw water at an affordable rate makes the pipeline... read more

Scholarship Applications Accepted

Scholorships – The West Flint Business Association sponsors three Scholorships each year for area students. The Adult Learner Student Scholarship is designed for individuals in the work force and who are trying to improve themselves by furthering their education. The High School Community Service Scholarship is designed to assist a high school senior in achieving his/her goal of a college education. The WFBA/Curbco/Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is designed to assist a high school senior who intends to continue their education in a related specialty vocational area at a post secondary institution. Information on how to submit an application is located on the application form, which can be downloaded from this link.    ... read more