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LEAP Committed to Inclusive Economic Development in Lansing Region

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | June 4, 2020 |

The heart of LEAP’s mission is to create vibrant, inclusive and strong communities that more competitively support the attraction and growth of businesses, people and entrepreneurs in the three-county Lansing region. When we bring our board of directors together, at the start of each year, to sign our annual diversity, equity and inclusion statement and…

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LCC students benefit from CARES Act funding

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | June 3, 2020 |

Lansing Community College has distributed more than $1 million of CARES Act funding to its students. The college was the recipient of $2.9 million from the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency grants to students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced in…

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LEAP Receives 20,000 Face Masks for Lansing and Michigan Health Care Workers Thanks to Lansing-Hohhot Sister City Bond

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 28, 2020 |

Health care workers in the Lansing region and other areas in the state of Michigan with the greatest need will have better protection against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) thanks to a critical sister city relationship fostered by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) in collaboration with a local attorney, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and Hohhot…

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Clark Construction Steps Up To Feed Hungry Michiganders During Crisis

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 13, 2020 |

For nearly 75 years, Clark Construction has built a reputation that centers on community, teamwork and safety. Those values spurred a recent donation to feed hungry Michiganders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company, headquartered in Lansing, created a GoFundMe initiative to raise funds for food banks, healthcare workers and community-based organizations. Clark Construction matched employee…

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LCC to hold virtual commencement

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 13, 2020 |

Lansing Community College will hold a virtual commencement ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, to celebrate its 2020 graduates. The planned in-person commencement ceremony, scheduled for the Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing, was canceled due to the coronavirus health crisis. “To gather for a traditional ceremony could not be accomplished safely at this…

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Publicom, Lansing Chamber, LEAP Announce Marketing Grant

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 8, 2020 |

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…

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LEAP Launches Half-Million Dollar Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program for Lansing Region with Support from MEDC and Consumers Energy Foundation

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 6, 2020 |

The beginning of the business lifecycle is known to be the riskiest time for entrepreneurs and small-business owners, and a time when funds, knowledge and networks uniquely influence the likelihood of business success. The Kauffman Foundation affirms this, citing that 81 percent of funding for new business ventures comes through net worth, family wealth or network connections.…

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MSUFCU Employees Donate More Than $44,600 to Charity Partners in First Quarter of 2020

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 6, 2020 |

Employees at MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) raised $44,627 for local charitable organizations during the first three months of 2020, in keeping with the Credit Union’s mission of giving back to the community. Each year, Credit Union employees select four local charities to support through a yearlong fundraising initiative. This year’s charities in Greater Lansing…

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Dean Transportation Drivers Deliver Thousands of Meals to Students Statewide

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | May 6, 2020 |

Dean Transportation bus drivers haven’t been sitting idly during the COVID-19 crisis and school shutdown. Instead, the company announced today its drivers have been and will continue to play a frontline role delivering meals to students across the state. “Many families in the communities we service rely on school meals to help feed their children.…

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Local Sylvan Learning centers offer free resources and e-learning sessions

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | April 30, 2020 |

Parents looking for support while schools are using distance learning, can keep the learning going and sharpen students’ skills with locally-owned Sylvan Learning centers. Sylvan of Lansing, Sylvan of Brighton, Sylvan of Jackson and Sylvan of Grand Blanc have revamped their face-to-face tutoring and center-based services to offer digital services for students and parents to…

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