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Karen Grannemann Named 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient

By Ashley Sandborn | January 14, 2020 |

Karen Grannemann, CEO and general manager, University Club of Michigan State University, will be recognized March 24 as the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award. Grannemann will be honored by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce at the annual ATHENA Awards luncheon, taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel…

Lansing Regional Chamber Announces Winners of Community Service, Outstanding Small Business and Legacy Awards

By Ashley Sandborn | January 9, 2020 |

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has announced the recipients of three major awards, which will be presented at the Chamber’s upcoming Annual Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27. The 2019 award recipients include: Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, Community Service Award Hayhoe Asphalt, Outstanding Small Business Award The Christman Company, Legacy Award Community Service: Kelli Ellsworth…

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Kelsey Teribery as Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

By Ashley Sandborn | January 7, 2020 |

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is proud to announce the addition of Kelsey Teribery as marketing and social media coordinator. “I am honored to join the team at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, which serves as a trusted voice for local businesses,” said Kelsey Teribery, marketing and social media coordinator at the…

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce to Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Local Small Businesses

By Ashley Sandborn | November 27, 2019 |

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is honored to support the small business community in the tri-county region for the tenth annual Small Business Saturday, taking place this Saturday, Nov. 30. Created by American Express, the annual observance occurs the Saturday after Thanksgiving and supports small businesses nationwide to create a local and positive…

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Receives Rare 5-Star Accreditation

By Ashley Sandborn | November 14, 2019 |

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) was recently awarded a 5-Star Accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce. This is the first time the LRCC has earned the 5-Star distinction, which is only carried by 0.03% or 128 out of 4,000 chambers nationwide. “I couldn’t be prouder of our incredible team,” said Tim…

14th Annual Celebration of Regional Growth

By Amanda Fischer | November 6, 2019 |

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,…

Six Regional Companies to be Honored at 14th Annual Celebration of Regional Growth Awards

By Ashley Sandborn | November 5, 2019 |

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

Ingham Ranks Among Top Counties in Michigan for Economic Growth

By Amanda Fischer | November 4, 2019 |

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…

Blue Cross Welcomes CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Tour

By Amanda Fischer | October 21, 2019 |

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…

The Importance of Aligning Regional Talent Initiatives

By Amanda Fischer | October 18, 2019 |

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…