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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.

We need more women in Michigan's halls of power

Gender equality in Michigan's halls of power may be a statewide issue, but as those halls are here in Lansing, the shrinking number of women in state government is particularly visible locally. We're sending off 2013 with a look at why Michigan has its lowest number of fewer female state representatives in 20 years, and what women in the Capital region are doing to change it. 

The change behind Williamston's growing downtown

If there's one thing we keep a good tabs on here at Capital Gains, it's where small businesses are growing in the Capital region. With an overabundance of new retail, dining and investment coming out of Downtown Williamston for a few years running, we decided to find out what has been spurring such big growth in one of the region's favorite small towns.

Old Town retailers use curation, personal touch to thrive against web competitors

In a world of dizzying consumer choice on the Web, a growing corps of small retailers in Lansing’s Old Town is helping patrons find just the right item for their homes or friends. Love Betti, Lambs’ Gate Antiques and Leopold Bloom & Co. are turning the small touches into big business – and burnishing Old Town’s reputation as a destination shopping experience in mid-Michigan.
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