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Speaker Series: Inside the STEM studio

Want to know how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are making the Capital region (and the world!) a better place? Join us this Thursday for our November speaker series to hear from innovative women working in STEM.

Winning the battle for a bike lane on a busy road in Lansing

How big of a deal is a bike lane? For the Westside Commercial Association, the recent changes to Saginaw shake out to a lot more than a line on the road. Learn how the long-fought volunteer effort to bring a bike lane to one of Lansing's busiest thoroughfares is also the kick-off to a new redevelopment effort on the Westside.

CG Fashion: Stylish work attire in Lansing

From the nonprofit environment to a global IT company, people from all backgrounds and industries are exercising their fashion freedom in the Capital region. So, put down your Vogue magazine and see what a few locals are wearing to work this season.

Grow. Cook. Learn. teaching kids about food from the ground up

Stephanie Reuter has melded her expertise and passion to create Grow. Cook. Learn., her exciting new Lansing business that uses a hands-on approach to teach kids about community, gardening, and cooking.

The Business of Halloween

There are many benefits to the holiday that is Halloween; you get to know your neighbors, supply happy children with treats for tricks, and maybe even save some Reese's goodness for yourself. But at the end of the day, what long-lasting or local impact does Halloween really have on our region? Enter if you dare ... mwahahahaha!

Welcome Veronica!

Please join us in welcoming our new Innovation Editor, Veronica Gracia-Wing! We hope you are as excited as we are to see what she brings to the mag, being a true Lansingite - and our first one in editorial staff to boot!

Keeping The Heart of a Spartan in Lansing

Business owner, Camron Gnass knows a good story, and a good opportunity, when he sees one. So he jumped at the chance to publish local author Jack Ebling’s tale of the Michigan State Spartan’s renaissance.

Lansing Beer Week: Where beer gets paired with chocolate and more!

Lansing loves beer. And now, Lansing is getting to know beer better, thanks to the inaugural year of Lansing Beer Week. Experience a bit of the first year’s events and get ramped up for next year through the eyes of Capital Gains’ resident Michigan beer enthusiast.

Speaker Series: The Importance of Housing in Placemaking

If you want to see the inside of a beautifully remodeled Ingham County Land Bank home in the Westside neighborhood, and talk about placemaking and how housing has an impact ... then join us on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.!

517 Shirts, mixing state pride with area code pride.

Lansing resident, Ty Forquer, loves Lansing so much he launched 517 Shirts, an online t-shirt company capturing Lansing landmarks with a unique edge and providing Lansing-lovers with a hip way to wear their pride.

The quest for Lansing's best pancakes

Freelance writer, Ken Kingery, takes to Lansing's restaurants and breakfast joints in search of the city's best pancakes! Find out where to go the next time you have a hankering for these delicious dollops of batter goodness.

Business evolution: From incubation to visibility

So what happens to startups and other small enterprises after they're fully baked in an entrepreneurial incubator? That's what we set out to find in this special report from three Michigan cities - Detroit, Lansing and Kalamazoo. 

Speaker Series: The impact of social media on small business growth

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 27, to learn how our local businesses are championing social media and using it to grow!

Making it anywhere: Crowdfunding fuels startup companies in surprising places

In this IMG-wide feature, we take a look at how corwdfunding sites like Kickstarter are supporting entrepreneurs sometimes overlooked by traditional investment sources, and helping them launch their startups. In addition to raising money, these sites are proving invaluable for testing new ideas, developing a customer base, gaining exposure and launching ideas into a larger marketplace.

A Deeper Shade of Green: Michigan Energy Options unveils renovated demonstration center

Just how green is the East Lansing-based nonprofit, Michigan Energy Options? While the local energy efficiency gurus await the announcement of their level of LEED certification this Friday, we'll learn how MEO members and staff have worked to make their Grove Street energy demonstration center a unique, working model of sustainability that is open and available to the community.
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