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Business incubators look to cultivate entrepreneurial spirit

Business incubators are on the rise in the Lansing area, spurring local business growth.

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For four years, dozens of entrepreneurs in such fields as information technology and biotechnology have cycled through what’s known as the Technology Innovation Center — 6,500 square feet near the corner of Grand River Avenue and Charles Street — in search of low rent and help to turn their dreams into startup companies.

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Meridian Township ranked as a top place for entrepreneurs

Meridian Township was named one of eight top communities for entrepreneurial growth and economic development in Michigan by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research.

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"I’m thrilled by the fact that the township received an Outstanding Community Award in 2012, and that we received a five star rating for the third consecutive year," said Rick Brown, Meridian Township’s associate planner.
 
The eCities research surveyed 114 communities from 40 counties in Michigan that are home to 34 percent of Michigan residents and nearly half of its college graduates.

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Red Haven Farm to Table Grand Opening

The Purple Carrot's Red Haven Farm to Table restaurant is now open.

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Wednesday, October 17th marks the grand opening. Chef Tony Maiale and Nina Santucci bring their focus on local Michigan foods and products to the world of fine dining with their tapas-style restaurant, located at 4480 S. Hagadorn Road within The Hamptons mixed-use apartment complex near Mount Hope.

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Lansing-area food trucks expand business with permanent restaurants

The forthcoming restaurant, Red Haven is the next venture to spring from an area food truck.

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Red Haven, The Purple Carrot’s sophisticated younger relative, will offer upscale small plates made with mostly Michigan ingredients to what is expected at first to be mainly a dinner crowd. The restaurant could open within weeks in The Hamptons of Meridian, a mixed-use development near Mt. Hope and Hagadorn roads in Meridian Township.

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Lansing's NEO Center to host Startup Weekend, event aimed at launching new businesses

This year's Startup Weekend in Lansing will be hosted by the NEO Center.

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The event begins Friday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the NEO Center, located at 934 Clark St. in Lansing.
 
Entrepreneurs pitch their ideas Friday evening. Attendees vote for the best ideas, then form teams to further develop the business ideas before pitching their plans to investors and "thought leaders" Sunday evening.

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New mobile food truck debuts at Saturday's game

Michigan State's first food truck debuted this month during an MSU football game.

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The Eat At State On-The-Go truck is MSU’s first mobile food vendor and hopefully will appeal to MSU community members whose needs were not being met with stationary cafeterias and Sparty’s convenience stores, said Bruce Haskell, associate director of Residential Dining.

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Home brewing store opens in Frandor

A new home-brewing supply store called opened in early August called That’s How We Brew near Frandor.

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“Our whole idea is to expand people’s education on crafting beer and to create a user-friendly, casual environment,” store owner Patrick Brazil said. “We will have a lot of products for the very experienced brewer to the intermediate brewer to the beginners.”
 
The store specializes in outfitting buyers with everything they would need to make their own individual brew.

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Ground broken in Delta for new senior complex

On Aug. 15,  the new Delta River Senior Village celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony.

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Delta River Senior Village will be a three-story, 38-unit apartment building for low and moderate income seniors 62 and older.
 
Made possible by a $3.67 million HUD grant, it is the first new apartment building in the township in five years, according to township community development director Mark Graham.

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Lansing-area eateries made to order: Restaurants need to fill niche

Like the Kellogg family, who just opened Penn Station East Coast Subs in Lansing, restaurantuers are finding success with niche markets. 

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Restaurateurs such as the Kelloggs are part of a breed of entrepreneur trying to push into a field that some experts call the toughest around.
 
The hospitality industry in Michigan is expected to generate some $12.6 billion in sales revenue and employ 374,800 people this year, based on figures from the National Restaurant Association.

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Olive oil business fills a niche

Great Lakes Olive Oil at Eastwood Towne Center is a family business looking to fill the local niche market for olive oil and balsalmic vinegars.

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Elyse Lee, her sister, Elexis Meloy, and their mother, Terri Lee, opened their first Great Lakes Olive Oil Co. store in 2010 in Frankenmuth, selling a variety of olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Two years later, they’ve opened a second store at Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing Township.

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DeWitt welcomes new chiropractor

A new chiropractor has opened for business in DeWitt.

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“I just kept missing Michigan and I’m glad to be back,” said the DeWitt High School grad whose new clinic, Chambers Chiropractic at 12775 Escanaba, has been open three months.

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Old Town businesses mark move, opening

An Old Town business celebrated its openings and another marked its new location last week.

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Redhead Design Studio, which recently moved to the Walker Building at 1135 N. Washington Ave., and new restaurant Meat Southern B.B.Q. & Carnivore Cuisine, 1224 Turner St., were part of a ribbon-cutting event that spotlighted their new locations in Lansing’s Old Town business district.

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Lansing companies focus on global communication

Fathy Shetiah, owner of 7C Lingo, has witnessed a rise in the need for business interpreters in Lansing, as well as those interested in becoming them. 
 
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As the economy globalizes, the need for people who can translate written documents or interpret during business meetings is increasing. Locally, companies such as 7C Lingo want to capitalize on the demand by expanding their services into cultural sensitivity training and digital translation using a webcam and an Internet connection.

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Delivery service comes to MSU

A new business allows East Lansing residents and students to order delivery from restaurants that typically do not offer those services.

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Straight2YourDoor, an online delivery service operated out of an office at 2875 Northwind Drive, opened last Monday, bridging the gap between customers and local restaurants that don’t have an option for delivery.

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New Eastwood pizzeria to open on May 21

An expanded section of Eastwood Towne Center that will soon host four new restaurants saw its first open on Monday.

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Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza will occupy 4,500 square feet in The Heights at Eastwood, a new, roughly $45 million mixed-use development north of the shopping center along U.S. 127 and Lake Lansing Road. The pizzeria will open at 11 a.m. Monday. Other restaurants are expected to open in the coming months, including Bar 30, a 7,900-square-foot restaurant and nightclub; Carlos and Jorge’s, a 5,000-square-foot Latin eatery; and Eleven Prime, an 8,000-square-foot steak and wine bar.

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