Officials with Thronateeska and the Flint Riverquarium have just announced they will consolidate resources to save operating dollars.
The two will help stretch their budgets, by merging three areas: facilities management, accounting, and education.
This is such a good idea for many important reasons.
We think other local attractions like: Chehaw, The Arts Council and the Civil Rights Museum, could benefit from this same type merging of resources.
At their press conference, the two directors said: "It's about providing the best product and services for the community." But equally important, is the fact that we just cannot afford to duplicate their expenses.
We certainly hope this is just a start, and that much more consolidation in operations will save precious contributions made to our non-profits.