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Author: Brendan Dwyer, CTA

Brendan is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Journalism and has been with the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau since 2005. As the Manager of Marketing Communications for the GLCVB and the Greater Lansing Sports Authority, Brendan handles numerous design, writing and media coordination responsibilities. As a life-long Greater Lansing resident, Brendan has a firm understanding of the many strengths of the Capital region as a sports, conference and leisure destination.

Contact | bdwyer@lansing.org | (517) 377-1418

Proof that the Greater Lansing hospitality community is responding to growing visitation trends is showing all over town as the area welcomes five new hotels into the region. Two are currently under construction, three have been green-lighted for development. The new lodging properties, two in East Lansing, one in Delta Township, one in Okemos and another in Lansing Township near Eastwood Towne Center, will bring over 600 new guest rooms to the community.

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce Beth Hoschner, CTA, has been named Customer Relationship Management & Technology Systems Manager. She will direct the day to day management of the organization’s CRM system, provide CRM training to our members and partners and serve as liaison to the organization’s IT and technology providers.

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to acknowledge local individuals who assist the GLCVB in securing meetings, conventions or other events for the Greater Lansing region. The name and theme of the special program is: Greater Lansing Community Champions; Hometown Meetings Make Good Cents!

Greater Lansing offers a host of event space but the largest and most centralized of them all is the downtown Lansing Center. The 125,000 square foot facility is on Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing, set along the Grand River and connected to the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol by a covered pedway. The facility hosts hundreds of events of all shapes and sizes every year, but is it the venue right for your next event? Here are the top five reasons to host your next event at the Lansing Center:

2017 Event Planning Trends

Something people tend to do at the beginning of a new year is stop and take a good look forward. Everything is ahead; New trends, new challenges, new goals. The meetings and events industry is no different so here are the top five trends and things to watch in the Meetings and Events Industry for 2017.

When you're planning an event, just as important as who is speaking is the question - What is everyone eating? In today's complicated world more and more people have special diets due to the growing number of food allergies. A savvy event professional knows what most people tend to be allergic to and are ready to accommodate common special diets. Want a quick look at the must-knows of feeding the masses in 2016?