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Lansing Couples on a Smart Budget Establish Dessert Trend

Okemos-based Gellocake brings an inexpensive dessert option to Lansing-area events. 

According to excerpts from the article:

Local TV station Production Manager Rob and his newlywed wife Jesse decided to hire Gellocake LLC to cater their wedding after hearing a recommendation from Jesse's father. Gellocake is a growing licensed home-based bakery run by Dessert Designer Lilian Chavira. Jesse mentioned that she loved how Lilian worked with them. She really made it easy to bring our ideas to life on a specific budget.

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The World's Best Wine Cellars: For Billionaires And Maybe For You Too

East Lansing-based Revel Cellars has been getting national attention, including some celebrity cients.

According to excerpts from the article:

What do billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, former Amway CEO Dick DeVos, and celebrity adopters Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have in common?

At first glance, not a whole lot. To see the connection, you would have to look at their wine cellars, designed and painstakingly built by Revel Custom Wine Cellars, which someone familiar with the company described to me as “the Bentley of wine cellars.”

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Food trucks could move into E.L. with council approval

The East Lansing city council will consider a policy to allow food trucks to operate downtown.
 
According to excerpts from the article:

The policy revision builds on guidelines approved last year allowing food cart vendors to operate at three different locations in the city.
 
The revision would set aside space at two metered parking spaces near the Albert Avenue and Division Street intersection for two food trucks.

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St. John's liquid fertilizer business growing

The St. Johns business, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers is growing into a new, 50,000 square foot facility.

According to excerpts from the story:

But the company soon plans to have ample room and then some for its growing staff. The company currently has 26 employees — seven added last month — and will add more as needed.

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Mason's Dart Container buying Solo Cup in $1B deal

Mason's Dart Container Corp. has announced the purchase of Solo Cup Co. in a $1 billion deal.

According to excerpts from the story:
 
Dart, based in Mason, said in a statement the deal to take over rival cup maker Solo is expected to close during the third quarter that ends in September.

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Fugly McGillicuddy part of growing Lansing-area fashion sector

A Webberville designer is getting national attention for his t-shirt designs.

According to excerpts from the article:

The meticulously detailed, carefully crafted caricature-like drawings that find a home on the bright T-shirts and sweatshirts in a clothing rack in Montalvo’s Webberville office make up the world of Fugly McGillicuddy, the clothing veteran’s local line he launched about a year ago.
 
Now, his work is grabbing the attention of some emerging musical artists and could end up with national TV exposure. He joins several other designer-entepreneurs who are helping build a fashion base in the Lansing area.

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LCC grads start new tie-dye business

Two St. John's entrepreneurs are finding success with their new business, Tie Dye Inc.

According to excerpts from the article:

Fox and Lenneman, both graphic design majors at Lansing Community College, have been working on their tie-dye business for about five months. Starting out small, Fox and Lenneman work out of their homes; specifically the dining room.

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Business grows for Lansing-Jackson freight line operator

A new railroad company, Jackson & Lansing Railroad Line, took over the lines in Mason more than a year ago, and has been showing signs of growth.


According to excerpts from the article:

The railroad company has grown since taking over. It started with 28 employees and has grown to 52. It also had four locomotives when it started and recently finished the purchase of its sixth. Dobronksi said he is running 50 percent more freight now than what Norfolk Southern did back in 2010.

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Tria Marketing & Design is seeing growth

Old Town-based Tria Marketing & Design is growing, both in staff and revenue. 

According to excerpts from the article:

Tria Marketing & Design added two new hires in late 2011 to double the size of the firm. In addition, the firms revenues were up 57% year over year from 2010. After undergoing a structural change in late 2010, where two long time partners left for other opportunities, President and CEO Ann Siegle embarked on a growth plan for the 9-year old female-owned marketing, web design & graphic design firm.

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Purple Carrot featured in the 20 Best Food Trucks in the United States

Local food truck The Purple Carrot was named one of the best of its kind in the nation by Smithsonian magazine.

According to excerpts from the article:

According to Mobile Cuisine magazine, you won’t find America’s favorite vegetarian food truck in hippie-Meccas Portland or San Francisco, but in…Lansing, Michigan. The Purple Carrot is Michigan’s first “farm to truck” food stand and takes this mission seriously.

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Six Lounge Hookah & Smoke Shop celebrates official grand opening

A new smoke shop and lounge has opened in Downtown East Lansing.

According to excerpts from the article:

The lounge, located at 400 Albert Ave., opened for business Jan. 23, but held its grand opening this weekend, which featured a disc jockey with dance music and a light show.

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Mich. garment leaders off to Turkey to talk trade

East Lansing non-profit Prima Civitas is leading a trade mission to Istanbul with the Michigan Garment Industry Council.

According to excerpts from the article:

Members of the Michigan Garment Industry Council and economic development officials from around the state plan to attend Istanbul Fashion Week and meet with Turkish businesses and investors during their visit.

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Jewelry Feast: 3 Frandor shops open within blocks of each other

Frandor shoppers now have multiple options for purchasing jewelry. 


According to excerpts from the article:

Three jewelry stores operating within blocks of each other in the area north of Frandor Shopping Center has some customers confused.

Medawar Jewelers, Azzi Jewelers and Promise Jewelers have either moved or opened anew.

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Coffee shop outlets blanket area to satisfy caffeine, doughnut fans

Coffee and doughnut enthusiasts in the Lansing area now have several new options for dining.

According to excerpts from the article:

At least seven new coffee and bake shops have opened in the area in just the past couple months as popular chains expand their local presence.

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Home and Garden opens in Old Town

A new Old Town business, Home and Garden, has opened on East Grand River. 

According to excerpts from the article:

The business, located inside Absolute Gallery at 307 E. Grand River, offers home furnishings, accessories, lighting, reclaimed items, services and seasonal garden items. There will be an open house 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday.

Read the entire article here.
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