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Michigan’s business community to leaders: Use stimulus funds to transform our state, create sustainable growth

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | April 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Michigan’s business community to leaders: Use stimulus funds to transform our state, create sustainable growth

Associations urge strategic, deliberate investments with one-time funding to make Michigan more competitive for jobs and income Michigan’s leading business associations representing thousands of employers have issued a call to government leaders: use federal stimulus dollars to transform our state. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) signed by Pres. Biden allows leeway for how…

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Support for Holt Bond Issue on May 4 Ballot

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | April 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Support for Holt Bond Issue on May 4 Ballot

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has announced its support for a $148 million bond issue in the Holt Public School District. The May 4 ballot proposal would include improvements in four key areas of critical infrastructure, safety and security, learning environments, and innovation over the next eight years. Taxpayers will be asked to…

Prominent and Trusted Regional Leaders Provide Credible Information to Instill Confidence, Encourage Vaccinations

By Ashley Sandborn | March 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Prominent and Trusted Regional Leaders Provide Credible Information to Instill Confidence, Encourage Vaccinations

The RELAUNCH Greater Lansing: Economic Rehabilitation Task Force launched the “Trusted Voices” video campaign today that features prominent, trusted regional leaders in business, government, education, and healthcare. Leaders featured include Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., president of Michigan State University; Mike Zamiara, president of Niowave; Dr. Karen Kent VanGorder, chief medical officer at Sparrow Health…

RELAUNCH Greater Lansing Task Force Initiates Comprehensive Covid Vaccination Communication Campaign

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | March 15, 2021 | Comments Off on RELAUNCH Greater Lansing Task Force Initiates Comprehensive Covid Vaccination Communication Campaign

Employer Toolkit and Trusted Voices Video Series to Encourage Vaccinations to Reopen Regional Economy Safely The RELAUNCH Greater Lansing: Economic Rehabilitation Task Force has launched a comprehensive communications campaign designed to help employers communicate with employees and encourage them to receive a COVID vaccine to move the region’s economy closer to reopening safely. The campaign…

Lansing Regional Chamber Joins in Call for U.S. Senate to Extend Paycheck Protection Program Application Deadline

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | March 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber Joins in Call for U.S. Senate to Extend Paycheck Protection Program Application Deadline

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has joined with a coalition led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling on the U.S. Senate to extend the deadline for the small business assistance applications program known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senators Ben…

Lansing Regional Chamber Urges Governor, State Legislature to Work Together and Allocate Full $5.6B Funding to Help Small Businesses, Workers, Municipalities, and the Classroom

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | March 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber Urges Governor, State Legislature to Work Together and Allocate Full $5.6B Funding to Help Small Businesses, Workers, Municipalities, and the Classroom

This week, the Michigan State Legislature approved the use of $4.2 billion of the federal COVID-19 relief bill. The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is urging the Governor and State Legislature to work on funding the full $5.6 billion that Congress has passed through the most recent bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill. “We urge the…

LRCC Letter to Gov. Whitmer, Quadrant Leaders and Capitol Caucus Members to Approve COVID-19 Relief Legislation

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | March 3, 2021 | Comments Off on LRCC Letter to Gov. Whitmer, Quadrant Leaders and Capitol Caucus Members to Approve COVID-19 Relief Legislation

March 2, 2021 Dear: Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth, House Minority Leader Donna Lasinski, Capitol Caucus Thank you for your continued work on providing much-needed relief to Michigan workers, businesses, and residents. We urge you to work collaboratively with your colleagues…

Business Groups to Gov. Whitmer re. Restaurant Reopening

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | March 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Business Groups to Gov. Whitmer re. Restaurant Reopening

March 1, 2021 The Honorable Gretchen Whitmer State of MichiganP.O. Box 30013Lansing, MI 48909 Re: Restaurant Reopening Dear Governor Whitmer: Our organizations are encouraged by the data that continues to be shared across Michigan. Positivity rates are trending in the right direction and vaccines are reaching more Michiganders every day. It is no secret that…

Business Groups to Gov. Whitmer re. Restaurant Reopening

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | March 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Business Groups to Gov. Whitmer re. Restaurant Reopening

February 19, 2021 The Honorable Gretchen Whitmer State of MichiganP.O. Box 30013Lansing, MI 48909 Re: Returning to the Office Dear Governor Whitmer: As COVID-19 cases and positivity rates trend in the right direction, and as vaccines reach more Michiganders every day, we write in hopes that employees will soon be able to return to the…

Lansing Regional Chamber Joins with Business Coalition Calling for Graduated Reopening of Michigan Restaurants

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | March 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber Joins with Business Coalition Calling for Graduated Reopening of Michigan Restaurants

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has joined with 13 other business organizations in Michigan in calling for a graduated reopening of the state’s restaurants. In a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Coalition says it supports a science-based and data-drivenreopening. “There is no question that some industries have been hit harder than others…