Chamber News

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Receives Rare 5-Star Accreditation

By Ashley Sandborn | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments
CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion bus

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 | 0 Comments

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…

Child and Family Charities Receives Resch Strategies Lansing Leadership Scholarship

By Amanda Fischer | October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
Matt Resch handing Leadership Lansing check to Lansing-based nonprofit Child and Family Charities

Lansing-based nonprofit Child and Family Charities will attend the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce’s leadership initiative, Leadership Lansing, at no cost this year thanks to a contribution from Resch Strategies. Matt Resch, who heads the Lansing-based public relations and public affairs firm, said the scholarship is being offered for the fifth consecutive year. “The Leadership…

Lansing Regional Chamber Strengthens Public Affairs Department

By Amanda Fischer | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Chamber announces new director of marketing and communications The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) today announced the addition of Ashley Sandborn to its growing team. Sandborn will serve as the director of marketing and communications. “Ashley rounds out our amazing team,” said Steve Japinga, vice president of public affairs, LRCC. “Her unique skillset, outside-the-box…

State Budget Update

By Amanda Fischer | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Lansing Regional Chamber’s policy team has been closely involved with the fiscal year 2020 budget process. Our main goal has been to provide a voice for our region on key policy priorities to ensure our region has the tools needed to continue to connect, grow and thrive! The state legislature passed a $59.9 billion…

Mode Health: Empowering Change Around Health Care

By Amanda Fischer | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Navigating the world of health insurance isn’t always easy, especially for small business leaders. Mode Health was born to provide agile employee benefits to the modern-day small business. It empowers people to think and behave differently about their health and health care. “At Mode Health, we are focused and committed to helping small employers take…