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2020 Girls: Empowering future leaders in science and math

The 2020 Girls program develops a passion for STEM studies and careers in young girls in the Lansing area, engaging girls in traditionally male fields of study. 

Slideshow: Hawk Island Snow Park

I'm sure we all agree this winter was, well (surprisingly dreadful), long. But a whole heap of fun is still tucked away in South Lansing at Hawk Island Snow Park. Check out some of the fun things you can do there. 

Choosing Lansing: Emily Dievendorf

Emily Dievendorf is an advocacy driven, social superhero, working to make Michigan a better place for the LGBT community. A lobbyist, and Executive Director of Equality Michigan, she thrives on Lansing and living in a community that shares her vision.

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. 

Putting fun in financial health awareness

While your finances may not be the most exciting topic, financial health and empowerment are vital to every community. Show Me the Money Day helps Greater Lansing - and other Michigan communities - achieve financial empowerment by making the experience fun and unique. 

Incubating food business in Lansing

What do a kitchen in Holt, a market in downtown Lansing and a neighborhood center on the Eastside have in common? More than you might think. These local food incubators all have the same goal in mind: cooking up a new generation of businesses that are setting down roots in the capital city and beyond.

Helping to shape the future of Google Glass

Local tech enthusiasts help shape the future of Google Glass through the exclusive Google Explorer Program. Their charge is to take the latest in wearable technology into real world situations and experiment with improvements and new, creative applications.

The growing filmmaking scene in Lansing

Hollywood, LA, New York … Lansing? While Lansing has yet to gain the filmmaking notability these cities have acquired, it may be well on its way to becoming a hotspot for film production.

Slideshow: Filmmakers in action

Lights, cameras and action. What else can you find on the many film sets sets in the Capital region? Come and see for yourself, thanks to Trumpie and his camera.

Making a new life in Lansing as a refugee

Living scattered across the Capital region are an amazing group of people who have struggled against enormous odds and shown incredible strength, hoping simply to live their lives in freedom. Meet some of the many resilient and thriving refugees who now call Greater Lansing home.

Writer groups create shared experiences for a solitary pursuit

Area writer groups help members stay focused, overcome avoidance behavior, and put words on paper through meetings, events and commitment to the art of professional and creative writing.

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.

New year, new faces

Meet the new editorial faces at Capital Gains, as we say adieu to two awesome members of our team. 

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.
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