Julie PingstonJulie Pingston is a busy woman. Juggling family life with a demanding career, she still manages to serve the region's convention needs while taking an active role in the community. When it comes to her family, Julie is rooting on the sidelines at soccer events, taking the kids to the 4-H Children's Gardens on the MSU campus and enjoying the free Lansing area concerts and movies in the park. The Pingston family has experienced almost all of the area attractions, and has especially enjoyed discovering some distant family ties at the Michigan Historical Museum genealogy archives. As a family, they enjoy the delicious cuisine at Bravo! Cucina Italiana at Eastwood Towne Center, but as special dates come around, Julie and her husband relax and take in a lovely candlelight dinner at the romantic English Inn.

Must See: Michigan Historical Museum
Shopping Tip: Polka Dots in Old Town. Make a one-of-a-kind gift!
Favorite Festival: BWL Chili Cook-off in June
Don't Miss: 1st Sunday Gallery Walks and Abrams Planetarium