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In This Issue Summer Property Tax Updates Social Districts Criminal Justice Reform Legislation All Politics is Local Summer Property Tax UpdatesDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that several businesses have had to shut down and are not earning revenue. Additionally, businesses have continued to tell us the most important issue of re-opening besides proper…

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The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today announced a commitment of more than $1 billion to help end systemic racism and support economic empowerment of African Americans and low- and moderate-income communities. “We are living in one of the most important civil rights movements of our time. Each of us has a role to play in…

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Two Lansing-based credit unions have joined forces to help meet the soaring need of feeding the hungry throughout Greater Lansing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. LAFCU and CASE Credit Union pooled their donations of $2,500 each to the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing and obtained a matching grant from Michigan Credit Union Foundation. The…

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McLaren Greater Lansing was awarded for its safe care environment by Healthgrades, which recognized the hospital by including it on their list of Patient Safety Excellence Award 2020 recipients. Released annually, Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award recognizes hospitals that have the lowest occurrences of 14 preventable patient safety events.  Inclusion on the list places McLaren…

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Peak Performance Physical Therapy, specialists in orthopedic manual physical therapy, wrapped up their April PPE donation drive and are now working to distribute the supplies to healthcare workers in the Greater Lansing area. “We are so happy with the number of donations that were collected, and we thank our community for coming together during this…

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The staff of CASE Credit Union have successfully raised $3,436.66 in funds for its first quarter charity partner, The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness. A check was presented during the credit union’s virtual May Staff Meeting. Each quarter, CASE Credit Union employees individually contribute to a fund that supports an entity whose mission is to support…

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Conquer Accelerator announces its fifth season and summer 2020 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomes five selected teams to its East Lansing program: ARUtility, LUCYPOP, MenuBubble, PhenoLogic, and StarForged Studios. “It’s hard to believe that we’re already moving into our fifth year for Conquer Accelerator, but when I take a look back at our last four cohorts you can see…

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Founded in 2018 by Lansing natives Joe Eastman and Alando Chappell,who met as coworkers at the Lansing Board of Water and Light, ARUtility  is an augmented reality utility location application that allows users to visualize above and below ground utilities in real time. The application seeks to reduce damage, make excavation more cost effective, assist users with…

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Twelve Lansing area small businesses are leaping to higher ground thanks to relief loans from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Michigan Small Business Relief Program (MSBRP), established by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer following the onset of the novel coronavirus crisis (COVID-19). Facilitated by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) on behalf of the Lansing region,…

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