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East Lansing goes to market with upgrades for Valley Court Park

A centrally-located park near the heart of East Lansing's downtown will undergo a facelift this spring, improving conditions for the popular grower's-only farmer's market and building on the city's increasing sense of place. 

The man behind Lansing's own professional soccer team

Jeremy Sampson brought his passion for sports to the Capital region in the early '90s. After nearly two decades spent reporting on Lansing-area sports news, Sampson and his Lansing United soccer team are ready to make some news of their own.

Chosen by Lansing: Mary Wacera

Although she's only 26, Mary Wacera is an internationally acclaimed professional athlete who's fueled by incredible drive, purpose and a heart of gold. And she's bringing it all to Lansing. 

Hatching the ideas of entrepreneurs

The Hatching isn't your average netoworking event. It's a fun, laid back, competition that gives entrepreneurs the chance to have their ideas heard, and some, the resources they need to be successful.

Lansing, a launching pad for franchise business

Franchisors have long recognized the combination of a supportive business culture, unique demographics and strong work ethic that makes Greater Lansing an ideal city to launch a franchise or find a home for an established concept.

Early birds and night owls rejoice: Michigan Flyer is spreading its wings

Ever wished you didn't have to beg a friend to drive you to the airport at midnight, or even worse, at four am? Let's not forget the cost of long-term parking, the stress of navigating highway traffic and the inconvenience of late night driving. As it turns out, there is a solution at hand.  And just in time for the holidays.

A sweet deal: Urban beekeeping on the rise

While the current tale of the honeybee is a tragic one, not all hope is lost. As more people seek out sustainable alternatives amidst the bustle of city life, there has been a growing interest in beekeeping, right here in the Capital region. 

Mompreneurs and child's play

Driven by similar visions for creative, energy-burning spaces for kids, four local moms built their own businesses geared toward giving parents in the Capital region welcoming places to take the kids and enjoy some grown-up time, too.

Building up the Michigan/Grand River Corridor

With two projects under their belt and one in the works, Wolf River Development is at the center of a goal to build up the Michigan/Grand River Corridor in Lansing and East Lansing. Their housing projects are bringing students back to campus and helping to contribute to the density and vibrancy of the area. 

Entrepreneurs who want to make a social impact

On June 18, Michigan’s first Social Entrepreneur Challenge wrapped up with the Social Entrepreneur Showcase, where dreamers and doers from across the state were given the opportunity to connect, network and share their ideas with the people who could help them bring those ideas to life.

Fostering a growing Generation E

We're all familiar with Generation X and Generation Y. Now get acquainted with Generation E. Beginning this academic year, middle and high school students in the Capital region will have the chance to put business ideas into action through an innovative curriculum that encourages entrepreneurial thinking.

Dog grooming, a booming industry

From clipping and bathing to cleaning ears and nails, dog groomers in the Capital region provide personal care services to your favorite pack member as part of a growing profession for our pet-indulgent culture.

Lansing Art Works, expanding perspectives

Edutainment. It’s not a word that's in the dictionary or even the urban dictionary, but it's a word that embodies the Lansing Art Works collective: education and entertainment, all building up to a celebration. Learn more about the group's community engagement efforts, from cycling in the moonlight to bringing the Sunday Soup concept to the region.

Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day

On Wednesday, May 22, bicyclists from across the state and farther gathered on the steps of the Capitol for the annual Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day, bringing awareness to important issues impacting Michigan cyclists. Read about their efforts to make the roads safer for cyclists.

Speaker Series Recap: Incubator spaces and the economy

This past Thursday, May 30, folks from the community gathered together to talk about incubator spaces and the impact they have on the local economy. The conversation was centered on the way these programs are designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services.
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