Recently, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce held an event in Lansing, at the Lansing Center, that was initiated to promote the Detroit region and networking business to business (and politically) within our state. They utilize this practice in other cities around the state. The Detroit Chamber is also the entity behind the annual Mackinac […]
Drive by any suburban soccer field on nearly any Saturday afternoon and you should not be astonished to observe the sea of minivans and SUVs that belong to the host of families participating in youth sports. This phenomenon culminates in a multitude of tournaments, leagues and games that have economic impact from within the region. […]
It’s been 40 years since the Capital Area Transportation Authority was founded in 1972. Sandy Draggoo, CEO/Executive Director of the Authority, along with a few long-time administrators, bus operators and mechanics, have seen a lot of change since CATA’s early years. “It’s been a wonderful ride,” Draggoo said. “We’ve worked hard and come a […]
Reuse, recycle, remodel, re-commission and retro—all are buzzwords describing the booming (and profitable!) strategy of merging now with then. We have accepted it in our personal lives —a movie remake gone blockbuster, chart-topping cover songs reinvented, a “new” classic car reborn—and now through entrepreneurial spirit, integrate this same rebirth into our own businesses.
The Greater Lansing area’s events and convention business tends to be a quiet economic giant—silently and methodically generating millions of dollars in economic activity and impact within many business sectors.
The amazing transformation of our downtown riverfront, including the historic renovation of the Ottawa Power Station into the new national headquarters of the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, a vibrant new Lansing City Market, dozens of new businesses on Washington Square, marquee events like Silver Bells in the City, Taste of Downtown, Frost Fest […]