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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…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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 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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