2010-07-01 / Business

Business Briefs

Genesys presents final offer to Teamsters Local 332

GRAND BLANC — For the past seven months, Genesys Regional Medical Center (GRMC) and Teamsters Local 332 have been in active negotiations regarding the technical bargaining unit contract, which expired (after an extension) on March 17, 2010. The technical bargaining unit includes nearly 300 employees who work at GRMC.

GRMC presented the Teamsters a last, best and final offer (LBFO) last week. The contract, as revised by the LBFO, include the following highlights: wages; maintaining current wage levels and providing across the board 2 percent per year wage increases for technical employees over the next four years; double time pay for employees working on a holiday shift; longevity bonus pay through 2012; and discontinuation of the retirement bonus. Other highlights include pensions, retiree healthcare, benefits and employment.

No word yet on whether the union will accept the contract as presented. — G.G.

Chambers of commerce speed networking is Aug. 10

GRAND BLANC — The next chamber speed networking event will be held Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brick Street Bar & Grill, 1223 E. Grand Blanc Road, in Grand Blanc

Speed Networking is fun, fast and connects you with other members of the business community.

The events are held the second Tuesday of every other month. Chambers throughout Genesee County are partnering to bring you customers from all over.

The cost is $5 and includes appetizers, cash bar and casual networking. The event is open to everyone — don’t forget to bring your business cards.

Future events will be held Oct. 12 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre and Dec. 7 at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. — G.G.

How to become a government contractor

FLINT — A seminar about government contracting will be held July 2 and Aug. 4 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at UM-Flint Launch, Northbank Center, Room 207, 432 N. Saginaw St., Flint

Are you looking to diversify your company through government contracting? Did you know the federal government purchases more than $350 billion of goods and services a year, and that the state of Michigan has a diverse portfolio valued at more than $11.6 billion?

Come find out about the services and support the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) staff at the Regional Chamber can provide your company. The cost is free, but you must register in advance. Contact Chelsea Fisher at 810-600-1437 or e-mail cfisher@thegrcc.org. — G.G.

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