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Six organizations will be honored for their commitment to the Lansing region at the 14th annual Celebration of Regional Growth (CORG) Awards, which takes place Nov. 21 at the Michigan State University Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s CORG honorees include General Motors (GM), Glanbia Nutritionals, Meijer Distribution Center, Michigan State University (MSU) Foundation,…

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The following statement can be attributed to Tim Daman, CEO at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. Over the past decade, the Lansing region has diversified its economy — from government, education and manufacturing to health care, insurance and entrepreneurial ventures. This expansion has transformed the area into a hub for world-class talent, which has…

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New overtime rule would guarantee overtime pay to nearly 200,000 Michigan workers.  Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer directed the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to submit a request for rulemaking to expand the right to overtime pay to more Michigan workers. Changes in federal law are set to extend overtime pay rights to workers making…

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The South Lansing Business Association (SLBA) is hosting a fall Southeast Lansing “Team Up 2 Clean Up” Event on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will beautify one-half square mile of Southeast Lansing – I-96, Cedar, Jolly, & Pennsylvania. Anyone interested in making a difference in the Southeast Lansing Community…

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What is CEO action? It’s the largest business-driven commitment to workplace diversity in the U.S. This growing collaboration between businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions encourages inclusion by combating bias. In September 2018, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp became one of 700- plus executives to sign the CEO Action…

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WHAT: Great Lakes Christian College celebrates 70 years as a Christian institution of higher learning.  From its humble beginning of twelve students in a log cabin over a generation ago, GLCC has grown to more than 160 students dedicated to preparing themselves for a life of Christian service.  Through the years, the College has kept…

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I was privileged to be part of a team of Chamber staff and board members that took a day trip to Indianapolis to meet with representatives of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. Our trip included Chamber Board President Wendy Hamilton of TechSmith and was organized by board member and former Indianapolis Chamber board member David…

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Grant will support the launch of the nation’s first micro-scholarship student success initiative LANSING, Mich. — A select group of first-year students at Wayne State University will receive additional support and incentives thanks to a $25,000 Innovative Program Grant over two years from the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN).    The award helps launch the…

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Hundreds of schools work to increase the number of students applying for college throughout October Michigan College Month kicked off Oct. 1 with 339 high schools participating in events statewide. Michigan College Month is part of a larger, national initiative that encourages every graduating senior to submit at least one college application and complete the…

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