Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Gillespie Group’s encouraging vision for Lansing   Pat Gillespie is an eternal optimist. When the founder and president of Gillespie Group hears of a business closing, his focus turns to what the land and the building could be instead of what it was. He views the fact that Lansing isn’t like Detroit or Grand Rapids […]

Schor Sets Goals in His State of the City Address

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor outlined his administration’s goals for 2020 in his State of the City address, focusing on mental health, neighborhoods, roads and continued economic development. Schor spoke before a standing-room-only audience in The Abigail, a building that was part of the Michigan School for the Blind and stood vacant for years until it […]

Putting a Pinch on Porch Pirates

Doorbell cameras, security systems help homeowners and police identify suspects The first patent for a home security system was filed in 1966 by a nurse from Queens, New York. Marie Van Britton Brown’s system, developed with the help of her electronics technician husband, Albert, monitored the front door through a camera linked to a television. […]

Historic St. Johns Building Sees New Life

Merriam-Webster defines a waypoint as “an intermediate point on a route or line of travel.” Over a century old, the F.C. Mason building has had many waypoints over the years and is looking forward to a big one in 2020. The historic two-story, 45,744-square-foot F.C. Mason building in downtown St. Johns has been vacant for […]

Real Estate Forecasts and Foreshadowing in 2020

    Mortgage Rates on the Decline The government-controlled company Freddie Mac expects mortgage rates to remain low over the next two years, averaging 3.8% in 2020 and 2021. Its forecast indicates the housing market will continue to stand firm, with home sales increasing from 6 million in 2019 to 6.2 million and then to […]

American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.

With branch locations across the United States, American Portfolio Mortgage Corp. is an independent direct lender and mortgage broker aimed at providing customers with a smooth and stress-free loan process. Eloy Martinez, a senior loan officer, helped bring American Portfolio to the Lansing area in 2016. Martinez recently sat down with Greater Lansing Business Monthly […]

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Embodying the best elements of Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine and Greater Lansing Business Monthly, 517 Magazine is your guide to living and working in Lansing.

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