Chamber News

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
Picture of Ashley Sandborn

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…

Lansing Regional Chamber Launched New Website

By Amanda Fischer | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

As your Chamber of Commerce, we work relentlessly to help Lansing area businesses connect, grow and thrive. Back in 2017, we went through a rigorous strategic planning process where we identified four pillars that help drive our actions toward reaching that mission. Those pillars are Regional Leadership, Policy Influence, Business Value and Excellent Operations. In…

Defeat the Breach: Fighting the Battle Against Cyber Crime

By Amanda Fischer | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The numbers are staggering. It is predicted that in the next few years, cybercrime will cost the global economy trillions of dollars. When we think of cyberattacks, it is natural to consider the recent high-profile breaches that hit mega corporations – Citigroup, Sony, Epsilon, Equifax, JP Morgan, Target, Visa and Mastercard among others. Often overlooked…

Make Your List, Check it Twice: Next Week’s the Best Time to Start Booking Holiday Flights

By Amanda Fischer | October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Best time to book flights for the holidays

AAA reveals the ideal time to purchase flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas starts Sept. 25 The much-anticipated Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays may still be months away, but the best time to book flights for these busy travel weeks is quickly approaching. In fact, a recent analysis of AAA Travel’s flight booking data from the last…

Anthony Scaramucci to Keynote October Economic Club

By Amanda Fischer | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

LANSING, Mich. – Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as White House director of communications, will keynote the Lansing Economic Club luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 17. His presentation will take place as follows: Lansing Economic Club Luncheon Thursday, Oct. 17 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.          Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Scaramucci is the founder and…