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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…

Lansing Regional Chamber Urges Governor Whitmer and State Lawmakers to Authorize Full Reopening of Meeting/Event Venues

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | February 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber Urges Governor Whitmer and State Lawmakers to Authorize Full Reopening of Meeting/Event Venues

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) urges Governor Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers to authorize a full reopening of event and meeting venues in Michigan. In letters to the Governor and State Senator Curtis Hertel, who chairs the Capitol Caucus, LRCC says the industry needs “immediate action to survive.” Currently, meeting/event venues are limited…

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Urges Congress to Pass Infrastructure Package by July 4

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | February 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Urges Congress to Pass Infrastructure Package by July 4

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has joined with more than 200 chambers and business associations around the country led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in urging Congress to adopt a comprehensive infrastructure package by July 4. In a letter to Congress, the bipartisan coalition says the country badly needs massive investment in…

Elaine Hardy Named 2020 ATHENA Award Recipient

By Ashley Sandborn | February 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Elaine Hardy Named 2020 ATHENA Award Recipient

City of East Lansing’s First Diversity Equity and Inclusion Administrator to Be Honored During Television ATHENA Awards Program Thursday, March 25 Elaine Hardy, the City of East Lansing’s first Diversity Equity Inclusion Administrator and Chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan, has been named the 2020 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient by…

LRCC Announces Voice of Small Business Campaign

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | February 9, 2021 | Comments Off on LRCC Announces Voice of Small Business Campaign

Marketing campaign to highlight the struggles and obstacles brought forth during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has launched an unprecedented marketing campaign to highlight how small business owners in the Lansing region have been impacted by COVID-19. The Voice of Small Business campaign will utilize multiple media platforms and include…