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LEAP, TCRPC, LRCC, CAPCOG Shape Collective, Lansing Regional EDA CARES, Positioning Lansing To Receive Fair Share Of Funding Through NOFO Program

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 14, 2020 | Comments Off on LEAP, TCRPC, LRCC, CAPCOG Shape Collective, Lansing Regional EDA CARES, Positioning Lansing To Receive Fair Share Of Funding Through NOFO Program

Dear Local Partner: In light of the FY 2020 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announced last week by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC), Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) and Capital Council of Governments (CAPCOG) have shaped a…

Congressional Letter Sent to DOT opposing Delta Request

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Congressional Letter Sent to DOT opposing Delta Request

The following is a letter sent to the Department of Transportation by Senator Stabenow along with Senator Peters, Congresswoman Slotkin, and Congressmen Kildee and Upton.  Dear Assistant Secretary Szabat: On April 27, 2020, Delta Airlines filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) a request for exemption from service requirements for nine airports across the…

Lansing Regional Chamber Provides Update on Events and Programming

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber Provides Update on Events and Programming

For nearly 120 years, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has proudly convened the Lansing region through events, networking, and educational opportunities, while facilitating the connectivity of business, government, education and community leaders. During an unprecedented time of mandated social distancing and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ executive order, the LRCC has…

RELAUNCH Greater Lansing Task Force Developing Strategies to Support Successful Relaunch of Regional Economy

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on RELAUNCH Greater Lansing Task Force Developing Strategies to Support Successful Relaunch of Regional Economy

A task force consisting of trusted and prominent leaders in business, government, healthcare and education is working to develop strategies and guidelines for a successful relaunch of the regional economy following the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The RELAUNCH Greater Lansing: Economic Rehabilitation Task Force is focused on developing a comprehensive strategy for industries…

Publicom, Lansing Chamber, LEAP Announce Marketing Grant

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Publicom, Lansing Chamber, LEAP Announce Marketing Grant

Publicom Inc. is planning to give back in a big way as it enters its 41st year. The full-service marketing communications firm has created the Publicom 40+1 Grant. It offers 40 free hours of marketing communication services plus one year of mentoring to help a business or organization – for profit or not-for-profit – thrive…

Lansing Regional Chamber Enhanced Website Resource Page Offers Businesses A Guide Through Challenging Times

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber Enhanced Website Resource Page Offers Businesses A Guide Through Challenging Times

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is providing a comprehensive database of resources on its website to assist Lansing area businesses in adjusting and adapting to challenging circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource page is located on the LRCC website, www.lansingchamber.org. “Our team has made a diligent effort to gather and…

Lansing Regional Chamber Sends Letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber Sends Letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation

On Thursday, April 30, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation urging to Joel, Szabat Assistant Secretary of Aviation and Internal Affairs, to express concern over Delta Airlines request seeking exemption from minimum service obligations for Capital Region International Airport (LAN). Below is the letter: Assistant Secretary…

Lansing Regional Chamber Asks Gov. Whitmer and State Lawmakers to Develop Phased-In Plan to Restart Michigan’s Economy Beginning May 1

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | April 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber Asks Gov. Whitmer and State Lawmakers to Develop Phased-In Plan to Restart Michigan’s Economy Beginning May 1

In a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers, The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has asked for a phased-in plan to restart the Michigan economy, beginning May 1. LRCC’s letter to state officials came as a result of a survey of Chamber members, which showed that the business community expects to continue…

Lansing Regional Chamber Urges Additional Federal Support for Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | April 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Lansing Regional Chamber Urges Additional Federal Support for Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is urging the Michigan Congressional Delegation to push for additional funds to be added to a federal program designed to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) has exhausted the $350 billion, from the $2 trillion CARES Act, to support small business during the…

LRCC Signs onto Letter Urging Congressional Delegation to Provide Additional PPP Funding

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | April 20, 2020 | Comments Off on LRCC Signs onto Letter Urging Congressional Delegation to Provide Additional PPP Funding

The PPP funding, as part of the federal CARES Act, has been exhausted. Both Congressional Republicans and Democrats are working on how to replenish the fund since there is still incredible need. There is an agreement between Congressional leadership on an additional $250 billion for PPP. However, there are points of difference in other requirements…